Category Archives: General Dental

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 […]

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 […]

What Causes Tooth Sensitivity to the Cold?

Summer means sunny days, hanging by the pool, and ice cream. But for those of you who suffer from teeth sensitivity to cold, it can be hard to enjoy a cone at Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor. So what causes this sensitivity, and is there any treatment? We’ve got the answers for you! What Causes Tooth Sensitivity to the Cold? Tooth sensitivity can be caused by a number of things, according to the American Dental Association (ADA). In healthy teeth, a layer of enamel protects the part of the tooth that sits above the gum line. Below, a layer called cementum protects the root. Under both the enamel and the cementum […]

The Link Between Oral Health and Overall Health

Having a healthy mouth is not just about having a beautiful smile. Your oral health is also an indicator of your overall health. In fact, your oral health can impact your overall health. We dental professionals understand the synergic relationship between the health of your mouth and the health of your body. You may be surprised to learn that the most common dental issue in Americans – gum disease – is connected to other illnesses including diabetes, heart disease, and even osteoporosis. How is this so? Well, if your gums bleed when you brush, the problem is inflammation in your gum tissue. Inflammation will “build up” in your blood, worsening […]

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