The Importance of Full Mouth Charting By Your Dentist

When you visit your dentist for a six-month checkup and cleaning , you’ve probably noticed that the dental hygienist does a series of measurements before cleaning your teeth. What is going on and what is the value to your oral health? The process is part of what is called dental charting (also called a periodontal [...]

The Evolution of Dental Braces

Before George Washington’s Wooden Teeth, Dentists Thought About Correcting Bad Bites Even ancient people wanted straight teeth! According to the AAO (American Association of Orthodontists), archaeologists have discovered mummified ancients with crude metal bands wrapped around individual teeth. Later, in 400-500 BC, Hippocrates and Aristotle both ruminated about ways to straighten teeth and fix various [...]

Beyond Aesthetics: The Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental Implants Can Enhance the Quality of Your Life It is proven that people who have nice teeth smile more, while individuals with missing teeth or a lot of decay do not smile very often. Just the mere act of smiling, even if others are not present to witness it improves attitude. The loss of [...]

The History of Gum Gives You a Lot to Chew On

Need help whitening your teeth? Want to quit smoking? Trying to lose weight? There's a chewing gum for all of that and more. New types of chewing gum are introduced all the time, but did you ever wonder how it managed to gain such a grip on consumers? Believe it or not, people have had [...]

Dental Discoloration: Causes and Best Solutions

Making a Few Lifestyle Changes May Prevent Tooth Discoloration There are plenty of factors that can cause temporary or permanent tooth discolorations. First, there is the extrinsic discoloration, which means that your teeth get discolored because of external factors. For example, if you consume caffeinated beverages, red wine, cola or you are smoking - these [...]

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