Have you ever wondered what secrets the teeth in your mouth have been hiding? Maybe about their function, or perhaps about all the different ways people are trying to use them! Well many things are still unknown, like why do our teeth vibrate when we speak? Here’s a short list of interesting facts to ponder with this post. Read on to find out more!
- There is only one single tooth in the human mouth that can be seen by any doctors-and that’s the wisdom tooth located at the back of our mouths!
- It is estimated that the average person loses over 500 teeth per year.
- There are more than 400 different tooth types in the human body. These are found within different bones and tissues throughout our bodies, such as within the jaw, spine or back of the ear.
- The smallest tooth ever found was just 3 millimeters long.
- Did you know? There are no teeth in the upper front part of your mouth! This is because we use our front lips for eating, drinking and speaking.
- The shape of your teeth has a lot to do with your DNA-and is a great example of how our genes influence our appearance-and your mother’s genes influence that appearance as well!
- To prepare for childbirth, a woman will loose premolars during pregnancy prior to giving birth-because these particular teeth could interfere with the pressure during delivery.
- A baby’s dentition (the formation of teeth) takes place between the 45th and 50th days of pregnancy-and this is when the teeth are complete.
- Some people keep their teeth hidden behind a false set of teeth (like dentures) during various events, to not ruin chances with attractive people!
- There are some people who chew on their tooth enamel-this is because they believe it gives them energy.
- A study done in 1944 at Columbia University in New York showed that women with small foreheads had narrower jaws than women with larger foreheads-and this was despite being born exactly the same way!
You might have heard that there are some small vibrations inside your teeth, running through the pulp in each tooth. They’re called apico-lingual vibrations and they’re not really felt like vibrations at all; they more closely resemble a little ping or a faint clicking noise that sounds like white noise without the static. This noise is made by rapidly growing cells in your gums and enamel — collagen is what causes these cells to expand, which causes them to rub against one another with enough force to produce sound waves.
The sound isn’t noticeable for most people, but if you’re suffering from misaligned teeth or dentures, then you’ll be able to hear this vibration better than anyone else.
Although teeth are covered by enamel, the enamel is not one smooth sheet — it’s more like a bunch of overlapping plates, which means that there are valleys and peaks between the layers. These clefts and ridges aren’t usually noticeable to you if you have healthy gums, but when gum recession is present along with receding tooth structures and misaligned teeth, these valleys no longer form a smooth surface. So when your gum recession starts growing back, it triggers this vibration inside your teeth because of how unevenly the enamel is resting on your gums.
This sound isn’t just detectable through the ear — it’s also detectable with your tongue. It’s kind of a cool trick, because if you’re not used to it, you may never even notice that it is there.
The noise is generated in the middle of your mouth as your teeth rub against each other. In this case, about two-thirds of the way down from your nose and about two-thirds of the way back from your front teeth. But since you can’t feel any vibration at all, what temporarily misaligns your teeth will probably not produce any noticeable sound inside or outside the mouth. That’s why this condition is sometimes referred to as “silent misalignment.”
So if your teeth are vibrating, then it must be a problem, right? Actually, it’s not. You have nothing to worry about because these vibrations don’t cause any harm at all. In fact, some people say that these vibrations can even prevent cavities from forming by strengthening the teeth from the inside. Just one more reason why you shouldn’t be too quick to brush away that sensation!
The best way to stop your teeth from vibrating will be by preventing further gum recession from occurring. Good dental hygiene is essential in preventing gum recession — you should floss every day and brush twice a day for about two minutes each time.
Simple Ways To Make Vibrating Teeth Work For You
Vibrating toothbrushes have revolutionized dental care, but not every method of curing a dry mouth will be effective. Though this may seem counterintuitive, it’s possible that your best bet for curing your dry mouth would be to stop using a vibrating toothbrush and switch to a regular one.
There are plenty of other simple ways to make vibrating teeth work for you. In the end, it all comes down to figuring out what works for you the best.
Below are some of the most popular options for treating your dry mouth:
1) Take a fluoride supplement. By taking in extra fluoride, you can start to reconstitute and rebuild the hard tissues that make up teeth. What’s more, fluoride has been found to be effective at fighting cavities and tooth decay.
2) Make sure you’re getting enough Vitamin D. Vitamin D is known as the sunshine vitamin because our bodies naturally produce it when exposed to sunlight, but many people are deficient in it and they need to take in supplements or foods containing much higher levels of it. Vitamin D is important because it helps maintain healthy teeth and gums.
3) Try sipping on water throughout the day. Even if your mouth is as dry as a desert, you can have some water and you can have some benefits right away. Water will help to clear off any plaque that may have built up in your mouth over time, reducing the likelihood of cavities or tooth decay.
4) Hold off on using the vibrating toothbrush for a while. The vibrations tend to damage tissues and open up pathways for bacteria to get into your teeth more easily, multiplying the problems with dry mouth even further. Stop using it for a week and see if you notice any improvement.
5) Try flossing your teeth more often. It’s difficult to do this when your mouth is dry because your gums will be too sensitive, but even still flossing can help to clear off the plaque that could lead to tooth decay over time. Make sure you’ve got a good handle on dental hygiene before you try to treat your dry mouth with a vibrating toothbrush, though.
6) Drink mouthwash after brushing your teeth with regular toothpaste.