Dental Update

10 interesting and funny things about teeth!

Things your dentist knows but probably hasn’t told you!

dental lab work at Elation Dental Croydon South
This is what happens behind the scenes at Elation Dental! Dr Tim Wenas polishing a newly made retainer.
  1. The enamel on the top surface of your tooth is the hardest part of your entire body.
  2. Milk teeth start to form before you are born but only come through once the child is between 6-12 months old
  3. Humans use 4 different types of teeth to cut chew and grind their food. These teeth are incisors, canine, premolars and molars.
  4. Your teeth are hard on the outside and soft on the inside. The hard, white part that you can see is called ‘enamel.’ Your enamel means that you can chew food without hurting the soft part underneath.
  5. Teeth are even harder than bones! But bones can heal when broken, and teeth can’t!
  6. Although teeth and bones look the same colour and are hard, teeth aren’t bones.
  7. Saliva has many uses, including assisting you with your digestion and protects your teeth from bacteria in your mouth
  8. An average person spends 38.5 days brushing their teeth over their lifetime!
  9. Diseases like heart disease, osteoporosis, and diabetes are linked to your oral health. Healthy teeth means a healthy body!
  10. One third of your tooth is underneath your gums.

If you want to learn more, click here to make a booking at Elation Dental, 111 Bayswater Road, Croydon South Vic 3136!