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Why do we need teeth?

June 8th, 2009 No comments

We can ask ourselves a question whether we could really we manage without teeth and why we need them.

The answer seems to be pretty obvious – yes, we do. Most of us enjoy eating, but would we enjoy it as much if our teeth were loose, painful or missing? You will find it uncomfortable to eat. A healthy diet contains many foods which must be broken up into small pieces before they can be swallowed. And now just imagine how many foods you could still eat easily even if you had no teeth. Not so many, right?

When we speak, the tongue touches the teeth to help make some sounds. With no teeth you will definitely find it difficult to speak properly. Just make a list of words which are pronounced with the tongue against the teeth.

Let alone the esthetic aspect. Beautiful and healthy teeth are always appealing. You may find yourself embarrassed while smiling. You may also be ashamed to open your mouth to laugh.

Your teeth should last as long as you do, if you take care of them. If you do not look after them, you may suffer from painful toothache and gum disease.

According to statistics only eleven in every hundred teenagers have no filled or decayed teeth.
Also one third of all people over the age of 16 had lost all of their natural teeth.

Therefore, everyone should know how to take care of his teeth. We should know how teeth grow and what they are made of, what can go wrong with them and how to prevent dental problems.