Jaw muscles can contract with a force as great as 55 pounds of pressure on anterior incisors, and 200 pounds of pressure on back molars.
May 11, 2017
Babies Lack Bacteria
Newborn babies have the cleanest mouths of all humans as they are completely free of oral bacteria. Research suggests that oral bacteria is usually first transferred to children when their parents kiss them or blow on their hot food/drinks.
May 8, 2017
Your Biggest Yawn Doesn't Come Close to This (We hope!)
Random fact: The Statue of Liberty's mouth is 3 ft. wide!
May 4, 2017
The Perks of Having a "Backpack Brush"
Want your smile to stay bright and sparkly all day long? Want your breath smelling nice? If so, keep a toothbrush in your backpack so that you can keep your teeth clean all day!
May 1, 2017
Of Contact Sports and Brackets…
It’s no secret: Contact sports can put your mouth in harm’s way even if you don’t wear braces. Be sure to ask your dentist or orthodontist for a custom mouth guard so that your teeth stay protected.
Apr 27, 2017
Jeffrey Hillman, professor emeritus of oral biology at the University of Florida, is genetically engineering a version of oral bacteria that overrides the bacteria already living in the mouth and produces less acid. This could be the next big development in dentistry, as it would lead to better conditions for enamel.
Apr 24, 2017
Is there bacteria in your mouth right now?
Yep, there definitely is, which is why it's best to brush after each meal, or AT LEAST twice a day.