Strange Dental Facts

Going to the dentist isn’t always everybody’s favorite thing to do. Here are some fun dental facts to make your next visit more enjoyable. In the meantime, check out our website for more information about the deluxe services offered at West Village Dental Care.

The Main Cause of Fluorosis Is Swallowing Toothpaste

The beginning stages of fluorosis are most commonly seen in 2 to 3-year-olds. Fluorosis symptoms can range from mild to severe, but most fluorosis is manifested in small, opaque white spots or streaks along the teeth. Only 2% of cases are considered severe, and most of the time, fluorosis doesn’t cause damage to the enamel.

Patients who have fluorosis also have a variety of treatment options. At West Village Dental, we help patients with stained teeth with services such as teeth whitening, dental crowns, veneers, and implants. Dr. Mei provides Michigan residents with friendly, affordable dental care, and he is an active member of the Michigan Dental Association.

Tooth Enamel Is the Hardest Substance in the Human Body

Although tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body, you should still refrain from opening bottle caps with your teeth! Once enamel is gone, it doesn’t come back. Preserving and protecting enamel is one of the most important daily efforts we can take to sustain our overall health. Daily brushing, flossing, and regularly visiting the dentist is the best way to protect your enamel.

Enamel may be the hardest substance in your body, but not brushing and flossing can quickly wear it down. Plaque created by food and drink carries bacteria that releases enamel-corroding acid if left on the tooth for too long. For those with braces, brushing and flossing are crucial to maintaining the pearly white surface of their front teeth. Braces give bacteria many more small places to hide. Protect the hardest substance in your body by visiting West Village Dental Care for a routine cleaning.

75% of the US Population Has Some Form of Periodontal Disease

Proper plaque control not only protects enamel, it can even reverse the progression of periodontal disease. By receiving a professional cleaning twice a year, and brushing and flossing daily, you can decrease the risk, severity and speed of gum disease.

Stop by West Village Dental Care

To protect your teeth and clean your smile, call 313-563-4466. For years, Dr. Mei and his team have been serving Michigan families by providing them with quality dental care. Stop by today for a cleaning!

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