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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Teeth

teeth health smile dentistThe 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.

Read the full story here

http://www.healthline.com/health/dental-and-oral-health/things-you-didnt-know-about-your-teeth#1

Dr. Sam Etemadi DDS Lund University – Sweden July 1998

Dr Sam Etemadi DDS graduated from Lund University in Sweden with a degree in dental surgery (DDS) in 1998. His career has encompassed both national health and private practice with a particular interest in cosmetic dentistry. Dr Etemadi also has a special interest in endodontics (root canal treatment) and holds a certificate in endodontology gained from University of Chester.