Interesting & Informative Facts about Dental Care & Oral Health

Our teeth work hard every day, helping us chew and speak effectively, but how much do we really know about them? Here are some fascinating dental facts and fun oral health trivia you might find interesting.

Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body.
Source - Canadian Dental Association

Seven out of 10 Canadians will develop gum disease at some time in their lives.
Source - Canadian Dental Association

Fluoride is a mineral found in soil, water (both fresh and salt) and various foods.
Source - Canadian Dental Association

34% of Canadians 6 – 79 years of age (who have teeth) had some sort of treatment need identified by a dentist.
Source - Health Canada

Sealants are plastic coverings placed on the chewing surfaces of back teeth to help keep teeth free from decay.
Source - Health Canada

Although cavities are largely preventable, 96% of adults have a history of cavities.
Source - Health Canada

How does fluoride prevent tooth decay?

Fluoride has a positive effect on oral health by making teeth more resistant to decay. Fluoride can also prevent or even reverse tooth decay that has started.
Source - Canadian Dental Association

How does gum disease get started?
Gum disease begins when plaque adheres at and below the visible edge of your gums. If plaque is not removed every day by brushing and flossing, it hardens into tartar (also called calculus). Tartar promotes a bacterial infection at the point of attachment. In these early stages, gum disease is called gingivitis.
Source - Canadian Dental Association

The Surgeon General's report highlights a bi-directional interaction between oral and systemic health. Systemic conditions that have been noted to occur in conjunction with oral manifestations include diabetes, cutaneous diseases, hereditary disease, joint disease, immunocompromised states, and osteoporosis.
Source - Canadian Dental Association

The Canadian Dental Association encourages the assessment of infants by a dentist within 6 months of the eruption of the first tooth or by 12 months of age in order to determine the presence of any special risk, as well as the appropriate type of interventions and/or the periodicity of future dental assessments.
Source - Canadian Dental Association

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