Mon – Thu: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Fri: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sat: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Coquitlam Center

2929 Barnet Hwy #2310, Coqutilam BC, V3B 5R5

2929 Barnet Hwy #2310,
Coquitlam BC, V3B 5R5

(604) 554-0244

Mon - Thu: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Fri: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sat: 10:00am - 6:00pm

10 Interesting Oral Health Facts

July 3rd, 2022

1. Tooth Enamel is the hardest substance in your body!

Tooth enamel is harder than your bone which may surprise you! Don’t be fooled; you can still damage and erode your enamel.

2. Your tooth and tongue orientation are unique to you only!

No two sets of teeth or tongue “prints” are the same, just like you fingerprint!

3. Plaque is constantly growing.

Be sure to combat it by brushing and flossing regularly.

4. The surfaces between your teeth account for a third of your tooth’s surface area!

If you don’t floss, you miss more than a third of your tooth’s surface area! Let that sink in. It’s a good reason as to why you should regularly floss 

5. There are more than 300 different types of bacteria species that live in your mouth.

300 different species may sound like a lot, but it’s good to note that some of these bacteria are good and some are bad. However, plaque contains millions of bacteria itself, and it’s made up of 300 different iterations of bacteria.

5. There are more than 300 different types of bacteria species that live in your mouth.

300 different species may sound like a lot, but it’s good to note that some of these bacteria are good and some are bad. However, plaque contains millions of bacteria itself, and it’s made up of 300 different iterations of bacteria.

6. Placing a cover on your toothbrush promotes bacteria growth!

Placing a cover on your toothbrush may prevent other unwanted airborne particles that may arise from the toilet and land on your brush. However, it’s important to note that your toothbrush needs to dry out sufficiently and not be placed inside a tube that would rather prolong it’s moisture. Do not place a cover on your toothbrush! 

7. In ancient times, tooth problems were not a thing!

This is because there was no processed sugar or harmful ingredients in anything humans ate! They also chewed on hard substances, which naturally cleaned the tooth.

8. Your dentist can tell if you vape or smoke!

Come on, you think a professional dentist can’t scope if you smoke? Well, they sure can!

9. The hand you dominantly write with commonly determines which side of your mouth chew your food!

This is out of natural habit; you will likely unconsciously chew your food on the same side that you write with!

10. Regular dental cleanings can reduce your chances of other health complications!

Your dentist can scope out the root cause for your specific dental complication and potentially relate it to external factors. This is because there is a correlation between the bacteria that can cause gum disease and inflammation that can trigger a different illness. It’s also important to note that your dentist has complete knowledge of the human anatomy, not just teeth!

https://www.healthline.com/health/dental-and-oral-health/things-you-didnt-know-about-your-teeth#the-mouth-is-filled-with-bacteria

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At AARK Dental Centre, our staff is dedicated to offering patients a comprehensive list of general, restorative and cosmetic dental services designed to meet the needs of the whole family. Our goal is to assist each patient in achieving and maintaining long-term dental health and a beautiful smile with the highest quality service we know possible.

Please call us at (604) 554-0244 to schedule a new patient appointment.

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Located at Coquitlam Centre

Hours

Mon: 10:00am-6:00pm
Tue: 10:00am-6:00pm
Wed: 10:00am-6:00pm
Thu: 10:00am-6:00pm
Fri: 9:00am-6:00pm
Sat: 10:00am-6:00pm
Sun: closed

Dear Patients,

We are pleased to announce that we are now open. Please call or email us if you require an appointment.


With that in mind, we wanted to let you know that we have put proper protocols in place and have access to personal protective equipment for all our staff to serve you in a safe and healthy environment. Due to Covid 19 protocols, our washrooms are closed.


As healthcare professionals, dental offices are some of the most prepared to keep patients safe as we re-open – as we already follow strict infection control procedures in our regular practice.


Sincerely,
Your AARK Dental Team