This Thanksgiving, We’re Thankful for Teeth at Athens Oral Surgery Center

November 15, 2017
Teeth

The Athens Oral Surgery Center team helps hundreds of patients every year with issues ranging from wisdom teeth to dental implants. Many of our procedures deal with teeth, an incredible part of our body that has many different functions. Check out a few fun facts:

Humans Have Two Sets of Teeth in Their Lifetime

The two types of teeth everyone has in their lifetime are baby and permanent. By age 13, all baby teeth are usually gone (molars are the last to fall out), and have been replaced by a permanent set. It’s very important to take care of both sets  – especially the latter because these you will have for the rest of your life.

However, it’s not uncommon for adults to lose several permanent teeth over the years. Thankfully, we have dental implants that can help! Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth, and they look (and feel) natural.

Certain Diseases & Oral Health Have Direct Correlation

There are certain diseases, such as osteoporosis and heart disease, which are linked to your oral health. This is why it’s imperative to maintain good oral hygiene and consult a dentist and oral surgeon regularly for your oral health needs. (Speaking of good oral hygiene, did you know that the average person spends roughly 38 days of their life brushing their teeth?)

Dr. Tomlinson and his team are extremely knowledgeable about oral pathology. If you see any abnormalities, call us at 706-549-5033 to set up an appointment immediately.

Enamel is the Hardest Part of Your Body

The enamel that is located on the surface of your tooth is the hardest part of your body. Not your knuckles, elbows, or funny bone. It’s your enamel! Even though it’s extremely hard, a tooth can get knocked out if you experience facial trauma. Thankfully, we can help!

If you need oral surgery or a consultation with an oral surgeon, call us at 706-549-5033 to make an appointment.