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Your teeth are the most prominent feature of your smile, and they help you project yourself out to the world. What do you know about this part of your body? Let’s look at some facts about your teeth to help you appreciate them more.

Did you know?

–The enamel on your teeth is the hardest material in your body and is stronger than even your bones! It is made of mostly mineral, which makes it highly durable.

— Your teeth are capable of exerting 200 pounds of pressure when you bite? That’s strong! Still, you don’t want to use your teeth as tools.

— Your teeth can last for hundreds of years, which is why studying dental remains offers information about our ancestors.

— While your teeth are strong, they still require care. They can’t repair themselves, unlike other parts of our bodies. This means that if your teeth sustain damage, they will need to be fixed with the help of crowns/caps, dental fillings, or dental veneers. If you lose your teeth, you will need either dentures or dental implants to replace them in form and function.

— When properly cared for, your teeth can resist decay. And because there are over 300 types of bacteria that can harm your teeth, this means diligent, daily care on your part. When you brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes, and floss once a day, you are protecting your teeth and keeping them in tip-top condition, especially if you have regular checkups to spot issues early and to remove hardened plaque. Unchecked plaque can over time weaken your teeth and invite decay.

Show your teeth some love by caring for them and they will serve you well for a lifetime of smiles. If you want to schedule a visit with our dentist, please call our office in Frederick, Maryland, at 301.663.9484. At Family Smile Center LLC, Dr. Peter Cha & Danny H. Dinh and our team are here to help you maintain your healthy smile for a lifetime!