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29 December 2016

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Teeth

The use of toothpaste dates back to 500 BC with the ancient Greeks who used iron rust and coral powder to clean their teeth. They would chew on twigs and use them as toothbrushes.

Key takeaways:

  • Take great care of your dental health as it’s related to your overall health.
  • A third of the tooth is found beneath the gums. The gums should be thoroughly cleaned to avoid dental problems.
  • Tooth decay may be responsible for the yellow color of tooth enamel. The yellow shade is not only caused by coffee and other foods.

Plaque contains millions of bacteria, made up of 200 to 300 different species. The main culprit for poor tooth health is Streptococcus mutans, which converts sugar and other carbohydrates into the acids which eat away at your teeth.

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