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Fun Facts About Your Oral Health

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Your smile is one of the most powerful assets that you own. Since your teeth and gums are what make up that smile, it is important to do all you can to care for them. Just like many other things in life, the more we know and understand about our oral health, the better we can care for it. Learning about your teeth isn’t always boring. To help you appreciate your smile more, here are some fun (and very intriguing) facts about your dental health.

#1 Your teeth are as unique as fingerprints.
No one has teeth like you! Just like your fingerprint, your teeth (and your tongue print) are unique to you and can even be used to identify you.

#2 Your enamel is the strongest substance in your entire body.
Enamel is the outer protective layer of your teeth. While this substance is not invincible, it is stronger than anything else in your body – including your bones. Don’t be fooled, however, bacteria from sugary foods and acids can cause this strong enamel to wear down or erode.

#3 You are likely to make over 10,000 gallons of spit in your lifetime.
Never underestimate the power of your spit. Not only does the average person produce a quart of saliva each day, this liquid solution inside your mouth serves vital roles towards your oral health. Your saliva aids in digestion, rinses away bacteria and food debris, makes it easier to speak and swallow and helps neutralize acids in your mouth.

#4 Compared to animals, you have a low number of teeth.
Most adults have 32 teeth (including the 4 wisdom teeth). But did you know that dogs have 42 and snails can have over 20,000 teeth? Therefore, it is important to appreciate every tooth in your mouth, as they each serve an important purpose.

#5 Your teeth started forming in your mother’s womb.
While it is not impossible, most babies are born without visible teeth. However, that doesn’t mean they aren’t there. Baby teeth develop under the gum line during fetal development, or while you were still in the womb!

Did you learn something new about your pearly whites? At the office of Mitzi Morris, DMD, we love making dental care fun! For more facts on your personal dental health, schedule an appointment with us in Roswell.

Posted on behalf of Mitzi D. Morris

1295 Hembree Rd, Suite B202
Roswell, GA 30076

Phone: 678-459-2990

Monday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Mitzi D. Morris, DMD, PC

4.8/ 5.0

Based on 44 reviews

  • Dr. Morris is an excellent dentist. Her ability to relate to her patients makes her a stand-out amongst those in her profession. She practices dentistry with superior technique and care. Her staff is friendly, helpful, and accommodating. I feel she hires only the best! One special mention: I suffer from panic attacks at times- along with claustrophobia. Dr. Morris is the first dentist I have ever had who helped calm my fears. Thus, my experience exceeded expectations! Great service!

    Cathy Q
  • Definitely would recommend Dr. Morris to anyone. She has been my dentist for over 8 years! Dr. Morris is extremely personable and is serious about the completing the best care possible. Great established dental team! Very accommodating to your schedule.

    Kelly T
  • Great and very educational experience. Compared to my last two dentists this experience blows them both out of the water. The staff is very friendly, and very helpful. I had to go in for a total of four visits a few weeks apart from each other. They made me feel very comfortable the entire time and kept making sure I was pleased. Getting a deep cleaning went very smoothly. It was also brought to my attention that the way I was flossing was incorrect. And have since changed methods. I worked specifically with Dr. Morris. She was very nice, and took the time to explain things. Which is a huge plus for me. Dr. Morris and the staff members worked effortlessly together. I was comfortable enough to sit back and relax, strangely enough, while having cavities drilled and fillings put in. Billing and scheduling appointments, as well as follow up for confirmation of upcoming appointments was very easy. I will say my favorite part of the experience was how friendly of an environment the staff has created. That alone is deserving of a 5 star review, and the rest is honestly icing on the cake. I highly recommend this practice on all fronts and will continue using them!

    Eric F
  • I transferred from a long-term and very good relationship with my former dentist because of a move, and I was a little apprehensive about a new dentist. Dr. Morris has been great. She is friendly, patient-concerned and the office is new, comfortable and clean. Everyone seems to enjoy working there. I feel like I'm in good hands!

    Christopher P
  • Dr. Morris and her staff are very professional. Additionally, she as well as her staff have an excellent "bedside manner." The office is new and well equipped. If one has an appointment and an earlier one opens up, Dr. Morris offers it to her patients as she did with my last appointment.

    David G
  • I have never met a staff so nice and charming. This staff will make you feel comfortable and relaxed in Dr. Morris's Spa like office and everyone is professional and approachable too. Andrea R. explained the process of my appointment and procedures and is definitely a highly-educated and thorough dental hygenist -- SHE IS A ROCKSTAR. I'm so glad that Dr. Morris and her dental team have been my "go-to" for the last 5 years, and I wont be going anywhere else! Overall - A++ Dr. Morris...highly recommended to my family and friends!!!

    Adam O
  • I've been a patient of Dr. Mitzi Morris for many years, and recommend her without reservation. The office is modern. clean and spacious. The staff has always been welcoming and very helpful. And the women who work for her as dental technicians are fantastic; they do a professional and effective deep cleaning, but with a careful, gentle touch. It is clear to me that Dr. Morris reads her professional journals and upgrades her practice to stay very current with the latest best practices in dentistry. (I have had some dentists who stopped updating their practices after leaving dental school!) With Dr. Morris you can count on receiving the very latest dental technology. Her prices are very fair, and I have never been surprised by an unexpected cost or had problems with insurance not covering services rendered.

    Bruce C
  • I have never experienced an office so down to earth, so outgoing and so willing to satisfy. If you've grown to dread the dentist then lay down your sword and give this office a shot.

    Marc Mamane

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