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Did You Know: Dental Facts

At ABC Smiles in Independence, Missouri, we believe it is important to provide high quality dental care and education about oral health. That is why we created this blog that is chalk full of fun dental facts and did you knows!

Did you know that saliva washes away decaying food during the day, lowering the chance of having bad breath? When we sleep our saliva starts to dry up causing bad breath! You can try to prevent bad breath by drinking a glass of water before bed.

family dentist IndependenceSoft bristled toothbrushes are better for beginners because they don’t cause your gums to recede.

Overtime your toothbrush will start to get microbial build-up on and between the bristles.  Replacing your toothbrush after you have been sick or every 3-4 months.

Over brushing your teeth, or brushing too hard, can cause your tooth enamel to erode and gum irritation. Try to brush softer at a slower pace to avoid brushing too hard.

Did you know sugar free gum can help wash away plaque acid, giving you a healthier smile?

Your teeth are stronger than you think, but they can’t repair themselves! With proper care and protection your teeth can last a lifetime!

Did you know that people who drink 3 or more glasses of soda and other sugary drinks on a daily basis have 60% more tooth decay, filings, and tooth loss than the people who don’t?

Your jaw muscles provide around 200 pounds of force when you bring your teeth together to chew!

Flossing your teeth before you brush them can provide better results. If you floss before you brush your toothpaste can get in-between more efficiently and kill more germs.

If you are in need of a check-up, preventative care, are suffering from a tooth ache, or want more information on oral hygiene contact the dentists at ABC Dental in Independence! Our professional staff has in-depth knowledge when it comes to dental hygiene and can assist you with all of your dental needs!

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