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Tooth loss caused by athletic trauma, fights or accidents
Most tooth loss in people under 35 years of age is caused by athletic trauma, fights or accidents.
New born babies don’t have tooth decay bacteria
New born babies do not have tooth decay bacteria. Often, the bacteria are transmitted from mother to baby when she kisses the child or blows on hot food/drink before feeding the baby.
Replace your toothbrush after flu, cold or infections
You are supposed to replace your toothbrush after you have an episode of flu, cold or other viral infections. Notorious microbes can implant themselves on the toothbrush bristles leading to re-infection.
Fluoridated toothpastes when ingested habitually by kids can lead to fluoride toxicity.
First toothbrush was manufactured in China in 1498
The first toothbrush with bristles was manufactured in China in 1498. Bristles from hogs, horses and badgers were used. The first commercial toothbrush was made in 1938.
People who tend to drink 3 or more glasses of soda/pop daily have 62% more tooth decay, fillings and tooth loss than others.
Periodontal gum disease
75% of the United States population suffers from some stage of periodontal gum disease.
Brush within 6 feet of a toilet
You are not supposed to brush within 6 feet of a toilet. The airborne particles from the flush can travel up to a distance of 6 feet.
Cover on toothbrush is more detrimental
The commonly used practice of putting a cover on toothbrush is actually more detrimental. The moisture entrapped in the cap favors bacterial growth.