Category Archives: Dental Fun

The History of Oral Surgery

Think dentistry is scary today? Let’s take a look back at dentistry throughout the ages, and perhaps you won’t be so scared about going to your next appointment! Ancient Dentistry The Etruscans were among the first civilizations to create gold crowns and fixed bridgework. They are considered to be the first to make the greatest advancement in dentistry from the ancient world. Dentistry in the Middle Ages Before dentists were dentists, they were barbers. In Europe, barbers had the job of both cutting hair and also performing tooth extractions. Because of their mixed professional role, they became known as barber-surgeons. The Father of Surgery, Ambrose Pare, published his Complete Works […]

5 Cool Products to Help Motivate You to Brush

Have you ever been in bed, exhausted and ready for sleep, when you remember that you have to brush your teeth? At that moment, you need all the motivation you can get. But what could possibly persuade you to get out of bed? Turns out, there are some really cool products that could give you that little push you need when all you want to do is drift away to dream land. Boogie While You Brush Get your groove on while you brush! Brush DJ is a free app that plays music taken from your phone or music device to encourage you to brush for the whole recommended two minutes, […]

Flossing: What Kind of Floss is Right for You?

Flossing is one of the most important parts of your oral health routine. Food that gets trapped between your teeth or below the gumline will harden into plaque and eventually will lead to inflamed gums and possibly cavities. If you find flossing uncomfortable, it may just be that you haven’t found the floss that’s right for you! Floss: So Many Choices We are fortunate that we have so many choices when it comes to floss now. It was not too long ago that the only style of floss was unwaxed, which many people find uncomfortable. However, one of the benefits of unwaxed floss is that it will squeak when pulled […]

Foods That Are Good for Your Teeth

You probably know that there are foods that contribute to tooth decay. These foods include starchy, refined carbohydrates such as potato chips, bread, crackers or even bread. These foods are nearly as bad for your teeth as candy. When you eat starches made from white flour, their simple carbohydrates can break down into simple sugars. Bacteria loves sugar, and it will feed on these sugars, thus producing acid that causes tooth decay. It may sound like food in general causes tooth decay, but au contraire, there are foods that are actually good for your teeth. The following is just a short list of foods that are good for your teeth! […]

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What Your Sleeping Position Means

Did you know that the way in which you tend to sleep can tell a lot about who you are while awake? Many studies show a correlation between specific personality traits and sleeping patterns. Crazy, right? Lets take a look at some different sleeping positions and what they could mean. Fetal This is one of the most popular sleeping positions. It is defined by a person who sleeps on their side with their legs curled up toward their chest. Although this sounds somewhat uncomfortable, it happens to be a fairly comfortable sleeping style for the majority of people. People who sleep this way most often are described as having a […]

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