The History of Toothpaste

It’s no secret that dental technology has evolved over the years to become more effective. In addition to the high-tech equipment we use in our office at Dental Solutions of Columbus, innovations in dental technology have event affected the humble toothpaste! Ancient Beginnings What if we told you that the first version of dental toothpaste was made from the powdered ashes of oxen hooves, burnt egg shells, pumice, and myrrh? Believe it or not, the earliest versions of toothpaste originated in ancient Egypt around 3000 BC. Like its modern counterpart, the paste was used to clean food residue and plaque from their teeth. New Innovations For many years after, toothpaste […]

Cleaning Your Pet’s Teeth

At Dental Solutions of Columbus, we pride ourselves on providing quality dental care to the whole family. Our friendly team and knowledgeable dentists specialize in treating human patients, but we know that many of our patients have pets they consider members of their family – and they need quality dental care, too! Your pet’s oral health is often overlooked but extremely important. Just like humans, your animals need regular cleanings to avoid gum disease, tooth loss, and other dental issues. So we’ve put together some tips on caring for pets’ teeth so they remain healthy for years to come! Make It a Habit Ideally, you would brush your pet’s teeth […]

How Does Cold Affect Teeth?

As this year ends, colder weather is descending upon us. Not only does the changing of the seasons mean holiday decorations, sweater weather, and snow; it also means that your body will begin to adapt to cooler temperatures. In addition to chapped lips and dry skin, cold weather woes can extend to your teeth. If your teeth are feeling extra sensitive this holiday season, read on to find out a few common reasons why as well as what you can do to alleviate your discomfort. Age Did you know that as you age, your teeth may become more sensitive? Research from National Institutes of Health reports that patients between the […]

What is Myofunctional Therapy?

At Dental Solutions of Columbus, we work hard to stay up to date with the latest advances in dental treatment and technology. This means that our team is constantly undergoing training on the best ways to treat our patients. We believe in treating the root cause of a problem, not just its symptoms. One of our newest additions to the practice is myofunctional therapy. Why Myofunctional Therapy? Without even realizing it, many of us have developed abnormal patterns of biting and chewing that can cause problems from headaches and neck pain to grinding and wear on teeth. Instead of only focusing on the wear on teeth as a result of […]

History of Tooth Extraction

While getting a tooth extracted probably doesn’t top your list of ways you’d like to spend your time, sometimes extractions are necessary to preserve your oral health. Dr. Sitaram and Dr. Hostalet are incredibly experienced when it comes to performing tooth extraction. Our office even offers sedation services so you’ll be as comfortable as possible during the procedure. With all the advances in modern dentistry, tooth extraction has become a quick, commonplace way to treat infected teeth that can’t be saved. And thankfully, the tooth extraction process has evolved a lot over the centuries! Medieval Dentistry Tooth extraction has been around for centuries. In the Middle Ages, before the discovery […]