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Your teeth are a powerhouse when it comes to your oral health; they help you speak, bite and chew and put your best foot forward when it comes to your appearance. Your smile is one of the first things people see, and we have a saying in the dental world: you don’t have to brush all your teeth, just the ones you want to keep.

Let’s look at why you should appreciate them and give them the care and attention they deserve!

-They are the strongest material in your body. Most people assume it’s your bones, but tooth enamel is the clear winner. Your teeth are made of 96% minerals, more than any other part of your body.

-Your teeth can exert up to 200 pounds of pressure when biting down. Pretty impressive, right? But remember to use this on your food, not to help you replace your tools with your teeth. Please don’t use them to crack open nuts, seafood shells, or as scissors to open packaging or to cut string.

-Your teeth can last hundreds of years. Thanks to dental remains, we’ve learned most of what we know about our ancestors thanks to teeth.

-Your teeth can’t repair themselves, unlike other parts of your body. So, while they are strong, they aren’t invulnerable. The good news is, they can be restored to full form and function through professional dental care. With the help of dental fillings, crowns/caps, and dental veneers, damaged teeth can be fixed, and with the help of dentures and dental implants, lost teeth can be restored.

To make sure your teeth serve you well, you will need to treat them well. Brush and floss every single day to remove plaque and see your dentist for regular cleanings and checkups. Your dentist has the tools to remove tartar and can spot and treat problems early while they are easy, economically, and least invasive to treat.

So treat your teeth like the rock stars they are, and they will serve you well for a lifetime. If you would like to book a visit with our dentist, please call our office in New Albany, Ohio, at 614-656-4379 today. At New Albany Family Dentistry, we are here to help you protect your healthy smile!