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Tartar is a dangerous living thing

Tartar sticks to teeth of even healthy people who conscientiously brush their teeth after every meal. In technical lingo, this is called a calculus deposit, caused by the interaction of saliva and food debris on the surface of teeth. The surface of tartar is porous, similar to a pumice stone, which permits the growth and…

Why do humans use toothbrushes ?

Mountain gorillas eat wild plants and wild Japanese monkeys eat plants, leaves, stems, flowers, nuts and roots found in the mountains. They suffer from neither cavities nor periodontitis. We humans used to eat lots of vegetables. But, as our culture advanced, so did foods with a lot of sugar as well. This required from us…

Orthodontics

Just about everybody has at least one misaligned tooth. But when it is a front tooth, it affects one’s appearance. Many factors affect tooth alignment such as hereditary, tooth position, habits like thumb sucking and early loss of baby teeth. Modern dentistry can improve your appearance by moving the roots of your teeth and surrounding…

Keeping teeth clean

Removing plaque completely from teeth is not easy, even with the improvements made in the shape and performance of today’s toothbrushes, dental floss, toothpicks and inter-dental brushes. Water picks, which squirt intermittent sprays of water, can also wash food debris from between teeth. If brushing after a meal is not possible, one should use a…

The origin of teeth

From where do teeth originate? The most important term in a human life are the first three months as an embryo, During this time, it can be affected by various factors, such as medicines, toxins and food ingredients entering the mother’s body. A baby’s mouth is formed during the first three weeks of pregnancy. Teeth…

The human jaw is a precision instrument

The jaw consists of the upper jaw and the lower jaw. It is operated mainly by six different muscles. It allows hard foods like apples to be chewed and cracker to be crushed. The precision of the alignment is such that 97% of all people’s top and bottom teeth are within 0.5mm of each other…

Intelligent consumption of natural foods

Good nutrition is imperative for healthy teeth. In specific terms, during the growth stage, this means proper amounts of inorganic salts such as calcium and phosphate together with organic elements such as proteins and fats, with minute amounts of fluoride and magnesium. Add to this vitamins, which help ameloblasts (young cells of the enamel) and…

Teeth as machines

Teeth are like machines. They are durable and very precise. Look at the animal world. A lion’s teeth, like most carnivores, are designed to slice meat like scissors. Horse and sheep molars work like mortars to mill fibrous hard grasses. Mice and beavers have teeth that act as chisels to carve wood and concrete. The…

My weapon , a toothbrush

What a dangerous sounding title! However, when you think that our potential enemy is bacteria, which are the soldiers of the kingdom of plaque and are constantly striving to take over our mouth, our first line of defense is a toothbrush. Bacteria of various varieties constantly try to attack the jaw bone which surrounds teeth…

Mouth odor hygiene

There are times in which we are forced into extremely crowded situations, such as rush hour trains, elevators etc. In these tight environments, it is almost a crime to be forced to smell other people’s bad breath. What causes bad breath? There are two major categories of reasons. On the one hand, there is what…