Brush your teeth, floss, stay away from sweets – we’ve heard it a hundred times. Maybe even a thousand!

We thought we’d switch it up with some fun dental facts you’ve probably never heard before.

Did you know:

  • During the Middle Ages, to cure a toothache people would suggest you kiss a donkey. In 2023, we suggest you kiss a donkey and see a dentist then compare the results.
  • People with periodontal disease are twice as likely to get a heart disease. Luckily, we have one of the best Periodontists right at our offices!
  • In the colonial era, people would use wooden or ivory dentures when they lost all of their teeth. The dentures at Metro are made of the good stuff, don’t worry!
  • Your tongue is as unique as your fingerprints; as cool as tongueprints sound, it also sounds a bit disgusting. 
  • During the 1800s, blacksmiths and barbers also worked as dentists. We promise we don’t employ any blacksmiths and barbers at Metro Dental Health.
  • In your mouth there are more bacteria than there are people on Earth. And none of them pay rent!
  • Thousands of years ago, if they wanted to straighten their teeth, the Egyptians, Etruscans and Romans would use gold and animal intestines to fasten old fashioned braces. We highly recommend Invisalign nowadays.
  • Your teeth are the only part of your body that can’t heal itself. That’s what we’re here for.

There’s so much anxiety around the topic of dentistry, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make it fun. If you’re in need of a check-up, book an appointment with us now and we’ll do a much better job than a blacksmith or barber!

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