Your shoulder bone’s connected to your neck bone.
Your neck bone’s connected to your head bone…
And your head bone’s connected to your teeth. And your teeth are connected to everything in your body!
Of course, your teeth aren’t bones. They’re white and heavy with calcium, but that’s where the similarity ends.
Bone is mostly protein collagen, which makes them flexible. Teeth are a calcified structure of dentin and enamel, which makes them the strongest structure in your body.
Bone can also regenerate. If it gets fractured, new cells rush into the crack to repair the break. Not so with teeth, unfortunately. Enamel can’t grow back, and fractures can’t mend.
Now, when you actually break a tooth, that’s something you need to get fixed right away. But clenching, grinding and even normal use can eventually lead to what are known as craze lines.
These hairline cracks don’t cause any pain, but they do become good harbors for bacteria. Those microbes can penetrate further into the tooth and infect the dentin and pulp – the “guts” of a tooth, full of blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue.
To keep this from happening, you need to clean your teeth regularly and thoroughly. And to really clean those craze lines, you want an ultrasonic toothbrush.
How does it work? The ultrasonic impulses created by the chip in the brush cause anywhere from 10,000 to 30,000 brush strokes a minute. The motion also creates thousands of nano-bubbles that can work themselves underneath the gums, as well as into the craze lines. This not only breaks up any biofilm (plaque) on your teeth. It also causes the cell membranes of harmful bacteria to implode.
Imploding bacteria. Kind of cool, right? Well, here’s something even cooler: This June, every new patient who schedules an exam and cleaning will get a FREE sonic toothbrush – our thank you for choosing Annapolis Green Dental and a token of our commitment to helping you achieve optimal oral health.
Ready to schedule? The first 10 new patient appointments in June get a free sonic Toothbrush. Just schedule an appointment and mention Sonic Toothbrush in the comments.