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Some Pretty Crazy Facts About Teeth, Mouths, and The World of Dentistry

Teeth, mouths, and the world of dentistry, or as we like to call it, our life. This industry is quite a fascinating one, for sure. Today, as Bath dentists, we’re going to run you through some interesting tidbits about the industry, because — well because, why not? Perhaps you can use one of these a conversation starter next time you’re out and about!

The Human Tongue Is As Unique As The Human Fingertip

That’s right. Perhaps in a future not-so-far-away, there’ll be doors that are unlocked by tongue, which would either an obvious germ disaster — and a little disgusting — and quite impractical — actually, that’s a horrible idea. We hope it never comes to fruition. Still a very cool fact, though.

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Basic Taste Zones

There Are Five Taste Groups

Most only know of four basic tastes: sweetness, sourness, bitterness, and saltiness. But that’s perfectly understandable, these tastes are extremes and you certainly can have too much of them, which resultantly means people often use them as adjectives. ‘This soup is too salty’, ‘This cake is too sweet’ – you know the sort. However, did you know there’s a fifth? The lesser-known basic taste, Umami.

Umami is the savoury taste we often find in broths or stews. Perhaps commonly referenced to as ‘hearty’.

Implants Go 1400 Years Back

Back in 600 AD pieces of shell were hammered into Mayan women’s mouths and make to look like teeth. We considered adding this process to our services – you know, to pay tribute – but after a while it was decided against…

61% of Adults Are Attracted to Somebody by Their Smile Alone

This is a point we’ve explored in our previous articles, Bath Teeth Whitening at Christmas. Smiles, quite simply, make everyone happier. It uses fewer muscles too. Smiles are a no-brainer. You want more people to be attracted to (who wouldn’t)? Come and see this Bath dentist.

Coconuts Are Naturally Antibacterial

Coconut not only tastes great, but they also helps the body in a whole range of ways. It’s good for your skin, your hair, and your mouth too! Consuming coconut reduces the risk of developing gum disease and cavities. Not bad, huh? We suggest you start feasting on them.

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An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away, But The Dentists Come Running

Apples offer nutrition, of course, but how much is that nutrition worth? They actually make your three times more likely to get dental decay. So nice time to go to scare off the Doctor, beware one problem solved may lead to another Bath dentist.

The Star of American Gothic Wasn’t a Farmer, He Was a Dentist

Undeniably one of the most famous paintings out there, American Gothic was always condoned for its honesty, but in reality, it was awfully dishonest. The farmer who stars in the painting was, as said, a dentist!

The Hardest Part of Humans?

And no, we don’t mean the hardest point of being a human-like, say, getting up on Monday mornings or resisting another slither of that delicious birthday cake. We mean the hardest substance on the human body, which is tooth enamel. It has been said that tooth enamel is actually harder than steel, but it can break down easier.

Interesting, right? | Bath dentist

The world of teeth, mouths, and dentistry sure is an interesting one; there are hundreds more fascinating facts out there, we simply chose to talk about these ones. If you’d like to get in touch with us book an appointment, either give us a call or use our online booking form.

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