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    • Humans will evolve past wisdom teeth.

      Posted Nov 26th, 2013 By in the Sanding Dental Blog | Comments

      A third set of molars helped our larger-jawed ancestors grind up roots, nuts, and leaves. But nowadays, 35% of people are born without wisdom teeth. Most of the rest of us are encouraged to get ours removed—our mouths are too small; our dentistry to pricey to screw up. When our bodies no longer need an organ or part, it becomes vestigial and eventually disappears. According to scientists, future generations will lack appendices, wisdom teeth, and maybe even little toes.

    • Not Everyone Loses Their Baby Teeth

      Posted Nov 21st, 2013 By in the Sanding Dental Blog | Comments

      Losing baby teeth is a rite of passage, not to mention a small source of income for most kids. By age 3, the average child has a full set of 20 temporary teeth. These little chiclets loosen and eventually fall out as the permanent teeth below start to erupt. Children typically start losing teeth around 5 or 6 and finish in their early teens. But if a person doesn’t have a replacement permanent tooth, that baby tooth will stay put.

    • Fun Fact!

      Posted Nov 20th, 2013 By in the Sanding Dental Blog | Comments

      We have 4 different types of teeth with four different functions: biting, tearing, crushing, grinding.

    • Proper Nutrition and Dental Health

      Posted Nov 16th, 2013 By in the Sanding Dental Blog | Comments

      The sugars from soft drinks and non-nutritional foods combine with the bacteria in our mouths which produces acids that attack tooth enamel. This can lead to cavities and gum disease. Limiting the amount of beverages and foods that are high in sugar can greatly help to maintain good dental health.

    • Word of the Day

      Posted Nov 15th, 2013 By in the Sanding Dental Blog | Comments

      PLAQUE — a thin, sticky layer containing bacteria that grow on your teeth

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