Candy, Chocolate, The First Female Dentist And A Hodgepodge Of Useful Dental Info
On social media this week, we didn’t stick to just one topic. In fact, we covered a range of things – or at least mentioned them. Maybe it’s too strong to say we “covered” any topic on social media. Here are a few things followers of our feeds learned:
· In Iowa in 1866, after being denied the chance to go to dental school and finally being taught privately, Lucy Beaman Hobbs became the first female American dentist.
· Tongue prints are as unique as fingerprints – but a little less likely to be left behind at a crime scene, we imagine.
· Two-thirds of the candy produced in the United States is consumed by adults – many of which, we believe, don’t brush and floss immediately after.
· Dark chocolate contains antioxidants including flavonoids and polyphenols that are good for your teeth.
And we could go on. Did you know that you may use enough dental floss in a year to circle a baseball diamond – if you use it twice a day as recommended?
And here’s some news you and your family can actually use: In just 2 minutes twice a day, you can perform an oral health routine thorough enough to keep your teeth healthy and happy between dental visits. If you can’t spare 2 minutes for your oral health, maybe it’s time to reevaluate your priorities.
Even if you already have dental disease, your San Diego dentist can recommend a plan for keeping what you have healthy and fixing what’s already a problem – with minimal pain, as few visits as possible and no hassles. When you work diligently on your oral health care and give a dentist a chance to help you, you can establish and maintain oral health so good it would make Lucy Hobbs – and Dr. Woods – proud.
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