Have you ever wondered about your teeth? They must be awfully hard and powerful to be able to chew every day, eat tough foods, stand up to pressure and friction, and still look lovely and solid at the end of the day. You will find that they really are impressive little powerhouses that allow you to move through daily life with ease. Allow us to offer you a couple interesting dental facts about your smile, so you may marvel just a bit more (and possibly receive answers to questions).
You Might Have Craze Lines
Have you been wondering why your teeth look cracked in certain lights but – in other lighting – they look completely normal? This might be the result of a cosmetic issue called craze lines. If you were worried that this was going to be a disappointing dental fact, think again. What look like cracks may actually not be detrimental to your teeth or your oral health at all. If they appear stained, we can address the discoloration with teeth whitening. Or, we can camouflage the issue with bonding or the use of porcelain veneers.
Enamel Is Incredibly Hard
Did you know that there’s a scale known as the Mohs Scale that measures the hardness of different minerals? Your tooth’s outermost layer, called enamel, is composed of a mineral substance. As a result, it has been tested along with multiple other materials. The result? Enamel is exceptionally strong. So strong, in fact, that it beat out nickel, steel, and copper. How about that? While this is a very exciting dental fact, remember: Your teeth are not superheroes or immune to damage. They sill require you to practice a bit of caution (as well as daily care).
Call Active Dental in Irving and Grand Prairie Today!
Dr. Kalpesh Patel, Dr. Jason Strickland, and the talented staff at Active Dental believe when you live healthy, you smile healthy, and we make every patient feel as though they are family. We want you to look forward to visiting our office. In addition to the highly-personalized treatment we provide, our office is also packed with amenities (like Netflix during your treatment!) and is designed with a strong focus on patient comfort. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel or Dr. Strickland, call Active Dental in Irving, TX today at 972-556-0600, or in Grand Prairie, TX at 972-606-2999. We also proudly welcome patients who come from Coppell, Valley Ranch, Las Colinas, Irving, and all surrounding communities.