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Random Dental Health Facts

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

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Babies are not born with caries-forming bacteria.  They only get it directly if someone blows on food before feeding it to the baby, or if someone kisses the baby and germs get in the mouth.

One of the main sweetening agents in toothpaste, Saccharine Sodium, is actually 500 times sweeter than sugar!  This is not in TheraBreath’s toothpaste.

If you have a cold, sore throat, or some type of infection, make sure to replace your toothbrush.  Bacteria can live on them and proliferate, possibly leading to reinfection.

Try to keep your toothbrush at least 6 feet away from where you brush.  Airborne bacteria from a flush can travel up to 6 feet. 

The year the most popular carbonated drink was launched, there was a massive surge of patients with tooth decay.

Children below 5 years of age should be given non-fluoridated toothpastes, because it can be harmful to swallow too much fluoride. 

Replacing the cap on a toothpaste tube after brushing your teeth allegedly helps bacteria proliferate.

Brushing your teeth too fast or hard can contribute to the problem of enamel erosion, which causes teeth sensitivity, tooth decay, and other oral health problems.

Source: dentalhealthsite.com

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Tooth Pain Relief / Remedies

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Many people have experienced tooth pain from oral surgery or other reasons.  It is important to know various forms of relief and natural remedies in case this ever happens. 

To begin, teeth are made up of an outer layer, the exposed enamel, and cementum which is embedded in the gums.  The dentin is the middle layer in teeth, which is comprised of tiny tubules (small openings).  There are nerve branches that come from the teeth’s pulp located inside each of the tubules.  The pulp of the teeth, located in the center, is made up of blood vessels and nerves supplying to the tooth. 

Tooth sensitivities cause pain in the teeth for various reasons.  Dental sensitivity is caused when the dentin is exposed, so nerve endings are exposed to hot and cold temperatures, thus causing much pain and sensitivity.  This often happens after gum surgeries, poor oral hygiene, gum disease, eating acidic food and beverages, etc.  The central pulp of the tooth can be exposed due to decay, filling, or a break in the tooth, thus causing pain and sensitivity.

Healing Your Painful Teeth

1. Brush your teeth softer, thus preventing the enamel being worn down.
2. Avoid acidic foods/beverages as much as you can in order to avoid oral health problems.
3. Natural remedies like garlic cloves and ginger root being placed on the painful teeth.

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