Thursday, January 04, 2018

The Tartar

Marsden Hartley
Found out some facts about tartar today at my dental appointment that I'd like to share with both of you.

  • Most people, including me, get tartar buildup right behind their front teeth.  
  • We have a salivary gland near the bottom of our tongue so saliva pools there.
  • If you have a goodly amount of saliva, you get more tartar build up.
  • If you don't have goodly amounts of saliva, you tend to have more tooth decay. 
  • Most medications today have the negative side effect of drying people's mouths out, so that has resulted in problems with increased tooth decay for many people.  
  • We fight this problem with fluoride, but it's still an issue for many. 


mm said...

Thanks for sharing... I think...

Anonymous said...

Dang! Too many appointments for a break my friend!

LevineLiteracy said... I know.

Molly Hogan said...

Love your accompanying Marsden Hartley painting! Thanks for the info! lol

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