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May 5, 2011

5 Dental Facts to Fight Rainy Day Blues


If you are trapped indoors and need relief from the tedium share some fun facts with your friends and family. Here are five cool dental factoids:

  • Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body
  • Most people have 32 teeth as adults (includes 4 wisdom 8 incisors 4 canines 12 molars and 8 premolars)
  • 1/4 of Americans over age 60 have lost all of their natural teeth
  • The average adult exerts about 20-40 pounds of pressure when biting.  However millions of us can bite with up to 250 pounds of force!
  • Besides colas and citrus overly chlorinated pools can also erode your enamel!

I’m Dr. Peter Pate of Dentistry in Buckhead and I encourage my patients to choose a healthy diet and maintain proper oral hygiene habits of brushing twice daily flossing once a day rinsing after meals and keeping your regular dental visits. Call my Atlanta dental office at (404)266-9424 to schedule an appointment.  Enjoy the beautiful spring weather!