Random Dental Health Facts
Posted: February 9, 2010
Babies are not born with caries-forming bacteria. They only get it directly if someone blows on food before feeding it to the baby, or if someone kisses the baby and germs get in the mouth.
One of the main sweetening agents in toothpaste, Saccharine Sodium, is actually 500 times sweeter than sugar! This is not in TheraBreath's toothpaste.
If you have a cold, sore throat, or some type of infection, make sure to replace your toothbrush. Bacteria can live on them and proliferate, possibly leading to reinfection.
Try to keep your toothbrush at least 6 feet away from where you brush. Airborne bacteria from a flush can travel up to 6 feet.
The year the most popular carbonated drink was launched, there was a massive surge of patients with tooth decay.
Children below 5 years of age should be given non-fluoridated toothpastes, because it can be harmful to swallow too much fluoride.
Replacing the cap on a toothpaste tube after brushing your teeth allegedly helps bacteria proliferate.
Brushing your teeth too fast or hard can contribute to the problem of enamel erosion, which causes teeth sensitivity, tooth decay, and other oral health problems. Source: dentalhealthsite.com