Did you know

Regular Dental Cleanings

Regular dental cleanings can help prevent heart attacks. Breastfeeding promotes good jaw development and reduces the risk of orthodontic problems and many other illnesses. Health Canada recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months and continued breastfeeding for up to two years and beyond.

www.healthcanada.ca/nutrition Revised Recommendations for Breastfed Infants, Health Canada 2004

Systemic diseases

90% of systemic diseases have oral manifestations.

Ancient cultures chewed on twigs or roots

Ancient cultures chewed on twigs or roots to clean their teeth. Boar, badger and horse hair were used for toothbrush bristles but were later found to be abrasive and harsh.

Teeth are hard

Teeth are the hardest substance in the human body.

Less than 10% of adults over age 65 have lost teeth

Today less than 10% of adults over age 65 have lost teeth.

Toothless

100 years ago 50% of adults in North America were toothless.

A knocked out tooth starts to die within 15 minutes

A tooth that has been knocked out starts to die within 15 minutes, but if you put it in milk or hold it in your mouth it will survive longer. See a dentist ASAP!

Flossing

If you don’t floss, you miss cleaning 35% of your tooth surfaces.

Primary teeth childeren

Children begin to develop their primary teeth 6 weeks after conception while in their mothers womb.

Tooth loss from Periodontal Disease

Most tooth loss in people over age 35 is from Periodontal Disease.

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