The more you know about your teeth and gums, the better you will take care of them. Our periodontist in Miami, FL, believes that your smile is extraordinary and after reading the following list of fun facts, you will, too.

Your mouth produces over 25,000 quarts of saliva throughout your entire life. Saliva plays a key role in protecting your oral health as it rinses away debris and plaque, preventing decay and infection. When the production of saliva is inhibited by medications that cause dry mouth, a person is at a far greater risk of developing periodontal disease which is the leading cause of tooth loss.

If you calculated all of the time that you spend brushing your teeth over your lifetime, you will have spent roughly 38.5 days on oral care. That’s more than a month and it does not include flossing! Your smile is worth it.

Your teeth are formed before you are even born. These are your baby teeth, which will emerge between the ages of 6 and 12 months. Until then, they will lie beneath the surface.

The hardest part of your body is the enamel on your teeth.

When a tooth is knocked out, you may be able to save it. Call your dentist or periodontist right away. Your dental team may be able to help you to avoid tooth loss.

To learn more about your smile, call our office for a consultation with an experienced periodontist in Miami, FL. Drs. Scott and Bradley Ross place high importance on patient education and would be happy to help you improve your oral health and enhance the beauty of your smile.