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    10 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Teeth

    teeth health smile dentistThe use of toothpaste dates back to 500 BC with the ancient Greeks who used iron rust and coral powder to clean their teeth. They would chew on twigs and use them as toothbrushes.

    Key takeaways:

    –  Take great care of your dental health as it’s related to your overall health.

    – A third of the tooth is found beneath the gums. The gums should be thoroughly cleaned to avoid dental problems.

    – Tooth decay may be responsible for the yellow color of tooth enamel. The yellow shade is not only caused by coffee and other foods.

    Plaque contains millions of bacteria, made up of 200 to 300 different species. The main culprit for poor tooth health is Streptococcus mutans, which converts sugar and other carbohydrates into the acids which eat away at your teeth.

    Read the full story here

    http://www.healthline.com/health/dental-and-oral-health/things-you-didnt-know-about-your-teeth#1

    Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012

    Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.

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