Unveiling the Intricacies of Oral Health

Dental health goes beyond just having a bright, appealing smile; it impacts your overall health and well-being. Today, we are taking a close look at several facts about oral health in light of a fascinating article by Healthline and enhancing your knowledge with expert insights from Torbram Dental. (Source: Healthline, 10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Your Teeth, medically reviewed by Christine Frank, DDS, by Anna Schaefer, June 7, 2018, ).


Your Teeth Are Uniquely Yours

The article begins by asserting that just as fingerprints, everyone’s teeth are unique. Whether it’s the arrangement, size, or shape, no two individuals have identical teeth – not even identical twins.

As per Torbram Dental, “This uniqueness extends to dental health and care needs as well. Personalized dental checkups and treatments are crucial because what works for one individual may not work for another. Regular dental checkups allow us to monitor these unique features and conditions.”

They’re Like Icebergs

Healthline compares teeth to icebergs. While only a part of your teeth is visible, a significant portion lies hidden beneath the gum line.

Torbram Dental comments, “This ‘hidden’ part is why dental hygiene extends beyond what’s visible. Proper dental cleaning ensures that the areas above and below the gum line are clean, preventing conditions such as gum disease that can lead to tooth extraction if unchecked.”

And You Have 32 of Them

Humans typically have 32 teeth, but some might have fewer due to reasons like congenital absence or tooth extraction.

Torbram Dental elaborates, “The number of teeth alone doesn’t determine dental health, but how well they are maintained does. Regular dental checkups can identify any issues early before they require significant interventions like tooth extraction.”

Your Enamel Is the Hardest Part of Your Body

The Healthline article informs that tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body, even harder than bones.

Torbram Dental adds, “However, the hardness doesn’t imply invulnerability. Consuming a lot of sugary or acidic food and drink can erode enamel over time, making regular dental cleaning crucial.”

Yellow Means Decay

According to the article, yellow teeth often signify decay.

“In some cases, yellow teeth may not signify decay but could indicate staining or aging,” Torbram Dental points out. “However, an unexpected change in colour should be checked in a dental checkup to rule out potential problems.”

Dentin Grows, Enamel Doesn’t

The article states that dentin, the layer beneath the enamel, can regenerate, but enamel can’t.

Torbram Dental comments, “This fact underlines the importance of preserving your enamel. Good dental hygiene practices can help maintain the health of your enamel.”

Your Mouth Is Home to 300 Types of Bacteria

Typically the oral cavity houses around 300 types of bacteria, most of which are harmless.

According to Torbram Dental, “While most of these bacteria are harmless, some can lead to dental problems if left unchecked. Regular dental cleaning can help manage bacterial growth and prevent oral health issues.”

Plaque Is the Enemy

The article refers to plaque as the enemy, a harmful film of bacteria that can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.

Torbram Dental states, “Indeed, plaque is the enemy of good oral health. Brushing, flossing, and professional dental cleaning can effectively combat plaque.”

You Make 10,000 Gallons of Spit

The human body produces about 10,000 gallons of saliva in a lifetime, which is crucial for maintaining oral health.

“Saliva performs an essential function in neutralizing harmful acids in the mouth. Furthermore, it aids in rinsing away food residues and particles. However, it can’t do the job alone. Dental hygiene practices like brushing and regular dental checkups are essential for optimal oral health,” says Torbram Dental.


Oral health is not just about aesthetics; it’s an essential aspect of overall well-being. You can maintain oral health for a lifetime with personalized care, regular dental checkups, and good dental hygiene. For more information, connect with Torbram Dental to help you easily navigate this journey.


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Carrie has been working at Torbram Dental since 2001. She graduated from George Brown College in 1998 with a Dental Assistant Diploma and continued to further her education by completing a Dental Hygiene Diploma in 2001 at Durham College. Carrie is a highly trained and experienced Registered Dental Hygienist who continues to learn and grow by updating her knowledge to provide her clients with the best Oral Health Care techniques and information. Carrie is passionate about Dentistry and is known for her gentle and compassionate manner. She feels strongly about building lasting relationships and trust with her clients to help them understand that good Oral Health leads to good Overall Health. Carrie enjoys travelling, dabbling in decorating and a good Netflix series in her time off. Carrie resides in Halton Hills with her husband and two children.

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Daniela's interest in Dentistry began in Gr.6 when she wrote a speech entitled "My Life as a Toothbrush".
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Supreet was born and raised in Punjab, India and came to Canada in 2016. She graduated from Sheridan College as an Environmental Lab Technician but later decided to change her career to dentistry. She completed her Level I and II Intra-Oral Dental Assisting course from George Brown College and graduated in 2023. In July 2023, Supreet joined the team at Torbram Dental where she enjoys working. In her free time, she loves to read books.

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