03 Apr Knowing and smiling: 10 things you might not know about your teeth
Knowing and smiling: 10 things you might not know about your teeth
1) Smile: you are special
No two people are alike, no two smiles either. Our teeth are like our fingerprints, unique and completely personal. And if you do any of Geniova’s treatments, much more beautiful still. Because our treatments are also unique and special.
2) We only have two dentures
In fact, throughout our lives we will only have two sets of teeth: the ones we have when we are small and the ones that don’t come out afterwards. The latter are for life, so we must take care of them as much as possible.
3) Why are we drooling?
Each of us produces between 1 and 2 litres of saliva per day. Come on, we could fill a couple of pools with all we will produce throughout our lives, especially when we see a food that attracts us or one of our sprouts acting in the theatrical representation of school. Saliva has multiple functions, such as intensifying the sense of taste, preventing choking or protecting ourselves from bacteria that are generated in our mouth.
4) The pharaohs also had cavities
In Ancient Egypt it was the rich who had the worst teeth. This was because they were the only ones who could eat sweet foods such as honey, while the common people fed mainly onions, and it is well known that onions are a natural antibiotic that protects the mouth from bacteria.
5) The British aristocrats always went to dinner parties.
In the 19th century English nobles with false teeth used to eat alone in one room each time they had a social sarao. In this way they avoided the possibility that in the middle of a meal the false teeth would fall out and they would make the most humiliating of the ridiculous. Can you imagine? “Excuse me, Lady Oxford, but I’m afraid that what has fallen out of the plate is your teeth…”. By the way, remember that one of the advantages of Geniova, The Fast Aligner, is that it is removable, which allows you to take it off every time you eat.
6) One billion Chinese smile on September 20
Because that day is celebrated the “Love your teeth Day”, a day dedicated to the care of the teeth. This date began to be celebrated in 1989, as a way of making the Chinese aware of the importance of taking care of their teeth and maintaining a healthy mouth.
7) What does a smile and a table look like?
In that both can be measured. Yes, even if you don’t believe it, there is a device that uses special software to measure the curvature of the lips or the contour of the eyes. Some companies have used this “smile meter” to analyze the smile of their employees and determine if the smile they used to treat customers was the right one.
8) Smiling was frowned upon if you had a portrait painted.
For Renaissance and Baroque artists, smiling was a matter of madmen, drunks, prostitutes and people who lived badly. Therefore, if you visit the Prado Museum or the Louvre you won’t find portraits of kings, nobles, court ladies or smiling generals. The painters considered that laughter was something typical of people of low class and preferred to portray their clients in a serene attitude, with hardly any emotion on their faces. Imagine the scene: “Mr. Marquis, please don’t smile, I’m going to make you a portrait”.
9) We can identify when a smile is false or sincere
A study by Bangor University, UK, published in “Psychological Science” has shown that we identify sincere smiles more quickly than those of commitment or courtesy. Sensors detected that certain facial muscles react to a real smile, but do not when it is false. According to the authors of the study, this is because the smile is a social reward that favours human interactions, so we learn to anticipate its appearance as soon as we perceive the first gestures on the face of our interlocutor.
10) If you smile, they will remember you better
In an experiment at Duke University’s Center for Cognitive Neuroscience in the United States, scientists asked a group of volunteers to look at photos of smiling people and serious people. The images of the volunteers’ brains showed more activity as they remembered the smiling faces and names of people. The conclusion the scientists reached is that our “mirror neurons” want to remember the people who smile at us if we relate to them in the future.
And as always we remind you that with Geniova treatments you can get that perfect smile in a very short time and at a really fantastic price. Ask your dentist and start smiling now.