What Do Hippopotamus Bone, Silver Coin Shavings, and Seashells Have in Common?

Oral health has been a topic of interest to humans since earliest times. Dentistry first appears in recorded text in 5000 BC, when the Sumerians thought that dental decay was due to tooth worms. The first dentist shows up in 2600 BC in an Egyptian tomb, which includes an inscription referring to Hesy-Re as the […]

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Looking for A Brighter Smile? Here Are Your Teeth Whitening Options

Did you know that 96 percent of Americans believe that a smile is important to a person’s appearance? So if you’re avoiding smiling because you feel like your teeth aren’t as white as you would like, then teeth whitening might be an option for you to consider. The best long-term way to keep your smile […]

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7 Dental Gifts for Dad On Father’s Day

Father’s Day is this Sunday, but if you haven’t done your gift shopping yet, we have 7 unusual gift ideas that are sure to put a smile on your father’s face on June 16. Plus, they’ll help keep his smile bright and his oral health in good shape. Electric Toothbrush: If your Dad likes power tools, […]

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7 Tips to Help You Choose the Right Toothbrush

  You’ll spend more than 1,500 hours during your life brushing your teeth if you’re brushing two times per day (and two minutes per time). So it’s kind of important for you to choose the right type of toothbrush if you’re going to be that “close and personal” with this bristly tool! We have 7 […]

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Toothpaste Ingredients Through History Included Oyster Shells, Soap, and Charcoal

When you reach for a tube of modern-day toothpaste, do you ever wonder what exactly is in that tube? You probably know there is fluoride in the paste, which is a great cavity fighter. Often it will include a whitener for brighter teeth, plus ingredients for flavor, color, smoothness and moistness. But have your ever […]

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Tips to Help Your Child Avoid Cavities from Their Baby Bottle

Here are nine tips for baby bottle usage to help you keep your little one free of cavities. Avoid Sugary Beverages Sports drinks and fruit juices are packed with sugar and are not recommended for your baby’s bottle. That’s because lots of sugar leads to tooth decay and can create a host of dental problems […]

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How to Overcome Dental Anxiety

If you feel anxious or afraid at the mere thought of  going to the dentist, you should know that you’re not alone. More than 33% of Americans feel the same emotions about dentists. Often, people who suffer from dental anxiety or fear never go to the dentist, and then are faced with a lifetime of […]

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Six Reasons Why Dental Implants Might Be the Best Option

Missing teeth can have a huge impact on a person’s health and confidence. Often, those missing teeth make it difficult to chew, which affects your diet. Facial features can change if there is bone loss in conjunction with the missing teeth. And for many people with missing teeth, their confidence takes a hit because they […]

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Whatever You Call A Soft Drink, It’s Bad For Your Teeth

The soft drink has many names in the United States. On the East and West coasts, they call it soda. In the Midwest, many people refer to it as pop. And in the South, it’s often called Coke (even if it’s Pepsi). But no matter what you call a soft drink’s sugary concoction, it’s a […]

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Why Are All Mouth Guards Not Created Equal?

Did you know that athletes who don’t use a mouth guard are nearly 60 times more likely to suffer an injury to their mouth? And did you know that the mouth guard you choose can have a huge impact on how well your son’s or daughter’s teeth are protected from a blow to the face? […]

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