Dental One Associates at Beltway
7650 Belair Road, Baltimore, MD 21236

It’s Time for Tooth Trivia

Dental Health and Basic Dental Care

Want to dazzle your friends with your dental care knowledge? Then check out these fantastic facts about the wild world of teeth. Some are silly, others strange, but all of them should make you smile.

What is the hardest substance in the human body? Nothing is tougher than tooth enamel, which is the visible part of the tooth covering the crown. Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the body because it contains the highest percentage of minerals. But while this high mineral content makes tooth enamel strong, it also makes it fragile and vulnerable to destruction through demineralization caused by decay. So while tooth enamel is very hard, it’s still very easy to lose.

How often should you replace your toothbrush? You should buy a new brush at least every three months. And be sure to always toss your toothbrush after having a cold, the flu, or any other kind of viral infection. Why? Because that bacteria can remain on the brush’s bristles and lead to re-infection. Now that’s reason enough to swap out your brush.

Is soda really that bad for your teeth?  People who consume three or more glasses of soda each day have 62 percent more tooth decay, fillings, and tooth loss than others. And if you think that diet soda is any better since it doesn’t contain any sugar, think again. While it may be free of the sugar that led to decay, it still contains the acids that wear away at tooth enamel. Better think before you drink and choose something better than soda.

How common is gum disease? More than three-quarters of Americans suffer from some form of gum disease. In fact, it’s the leading cause of tooth loss in people over age 35. Fortunately, most cases of gum diseases can be controlled, corrected, or completely prevented by practicing good dental care habits.

How often do you really need to visit to the dentist? While we often hear that we should see the dentist twice a year, that recommendation is not based on medical wisdom but was actually just an ad slogan for Pepsodent toothpaste in 1929! The concept was embraced and encouraged by dental care experts and today we’re told to go twice a year. While it may have started as a catchy tagline, the notion of visiting the dentist twice a year reflects the idea of prevention. If you practice a little prevention and see an affordable dentist twice a year, you can spot and stop dental problems before they become severe.

What’s the wackiest way that floss has been used? While it may seem skinny and scrawny, dental floss is much stronger than it looks. In 1994, a prison inmate in West Virginia braided dental floss into a rope and then used it to scale the prison wall and escape without a trace. And you thought floss was only used to escape the problems of plaque!

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Baltimore, call Dental One Associates at Beltway today at (410) 775-5536 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Baltimore. With 11 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates at Beltway, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates at Beltway. 

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  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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