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In 1866, Lucy Beaman Hobbs became the ﬁrst licensed female dentist.
Giraﬀes only have bottom teeth.
Unconventional toothpaste use: Polish your silver or brass! Using a soft-bristle toothbrush, scrub lightly with just a dab of toothpaste. Rinse thoroughly and polish with a dry, soft cloth. A word to the wise: NEVER apply toothpaste to pearls as the grit will remove their shiny ﬁnish.
Making bread from scratch? Try using dental ﬂoss to cut uncooked bread dough into perfect portions. Just be sure to use unﬂavored ﬂoss or your rolls may come out minty fresh!
Try chewing on a handful of these seeds to freshen your breath between brushing: fennel, cardamom, sunﬂower, or anise. Their antiseptic qualities all help ﬁght bad-breath-causing bacteria.
If you can’t get to a toothbrush, try an apple! Eating a raw apple after a meal scrubs the teeth.
Want to make an all-natural sage mouth rinse? Boil two teaspoons of sage in two cups water, then cool for 15 minutes. Swish in your mouth for several minutes, then rinse. Sage has an antibacterial property that may reduce decay.
Happy Fourth of July! Revolutionary War hero, Paul Revere also dabbled in dentistry. Before Paul Revere’s career as a blacksmith, English dental surgeon John Baker taught him how to make and insert false teeth. Paul Revere is also credited with being the ﬁrst forensic dentist. Using dental remains Revere correctly identiﬁed Massachusetts Major General Joseph Warren, who happened to also famously send Revere on his midnight ride in 1775.
Nuts that are low in carbohydrates like pecans, peanuts, and almonds, provide protein and also stimulate saliva flow which can reduce your risk of tooth decay.
Q: What do we call a bear without teeth? A: A gummy bear
That’s a lot of toothpaste! $1.8 Billion of toothpaste is sold annually.
Skip the soda, save the flowers! A spoonful of sugar (or lemon-lime soda) added to a vase will prolong the life of freshly cut flowers.
Did you know? Dinosaurs were capable of growing new teeth when one was lost or broken.
June 16th is Father’s Day! Don’t forget to give dad or a beloved father figure a call to say thank you for being there!
Happy Friday everyone! Hope everyone has a great weekend! Be sure to check out the article Dr. Patel contributed to in this month’s Your Health magazine! * * * * #healthymind #healthybody #wellness #summer #fun #dentist #sterling #ashburn #reston
Did you know that the U.S. Flag Day (June 14th) was invented in 1885 by 19-year-old teacher-turned-dentist, Bernard Cigrand? It didn’t become an official holiday until 1916, 17 years after his death. * * * #gratitude #flag #patriot #dentist #sterling