When we discuss dental fillings with our patients, most automatically assume that we’re talking about cavities. Actually, fillings serve many purposes. In addition to treating cavities, composite resin fillings also provide support for teeth that have been worn down or chipped. Unlike metal, composite resin creates a subtle, natural tooth structure and is safe for patients who have metal allergies. If anyone in your family requires dental fillings in Garland TX, Dr. Vi Mai can help. In the meantime, chew on these astounding entries from the Guinness Book of World Records.
Don’t Try This at Home, Kids
- In 2007, American Frank Simon set the record for most weight balanced on teeth. Simon balanced a 140-pound refrigerator on his teeth for a full ten seconds.
- Most infants are born toothless, with first teeth forming five to eight months after birth. In 1990, baby Sean Keaney of the UK cinched the record for most teeth present at birth. Doctors removed all 12 teeth shortly after Sean’s birth, citing concerns about interference with feeding.
- At a 2005 special event in San Salvador hosted by Colgate Palmolive, the concerted efforts of 13,380 attendees secured the world record for most people brushing their teeth simultaneously in a single location.
- With help from the Indian Dental Association, Colgate Palmolive orchestrated yet another unprecedented event, securing the record for most people brushing their teeth simultaneously. In 2007, the number of participants spanned 380 separate locations with a total of 177,003 people.
- As part of a 2012 fundraiser to promote doggie dental care, Link Management Limited set the record for greatest number of people brushing dogs’ teeth simultaneously. 268 people participated, earning generous donations for Hong Kong Dog Rescue.
- Toothbrush enthusiast Grigori Fleicher of Russia boasts the largest collection of toothbrushes. As of 2008, he owned 1,320 toothbrushes. We can’t help but wonder whether Grigori has every had a cavity.
Protect Your Family From Cavities
Although most cavities form as a result of poor oral hygiene, dry mouth, diet, and genetic factors also increase some patients’ risk of forming cavities. We recommend minimizing your consumption of starchy, sugary foods, which are linked to plaque formation. Saliva plays a major role in preventing cavities, so use special products to treat dry mouth, or chew sugarless gum.
Do you need dental fillings in Garland TX? Dr. Vi Mai and her team provide restorative and preventive dentistry for your entire family. To schedule an appointment or request additional information, please call our office at 972-530-0552. We gladly serve patients living in Plano, Richardson, Wylie, Allen, and the Dallas area.