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Dental Health: Men Vs. Women

MEN AND WOMEN have a lot in common, but they face significantly different challenges when it comes to keeping their teeth and gums healthy. Men’s Dental Health Issues Here are some of the major dental health problems that affect men more than women: Being less likely to brush and floss regularly. Men are 20% less likely… Read More


Wait, Radioactive Toothpaste Was a Thing?

RADIATION AND THE harm it can do to humans wasn’t well understood in the early years after it was discovered. There were all kinds of exciting radioactive products for the public to buy, from radioactive water jugs to children’s toys to butter to…toothpaste. Thorium Toothpaste in 1920s Germany A hundred years ago, the German company Auergesellschaft… Read More


The Fascinating History of Fluoride

THE ONE INGREDIENT a tube of toothpaste must contain to earn the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance is fluoride. (And, conversely, it must NOT contain sugar.) Fluoride is also added in trace amounts to drinking water to help keep our teeth healthy and strong. We’ve been relying on fluoride like this for decades, and the… Read More


Let’s Answer Some Dental FAQs!

A LOT OF PATIENTS and parents of patients come to us with the same dental health questions, so let’s have a quick FAQ session! 1. How often do I need to visit the dentist? Twice a year is a good general rule, though it may vary depending on individual circumstances. Regular dental visits are critical for… Read More


Debunking the Top Braces Excuses

A LOT OF ADULTS believe (incorrectly) that they missed their chance at having straight teeth because they didn’t get braces in their teens. In the last few decades, the number of adults benefiting from orthodontic treatment has risen dramatically, and we’re here to debunk all of your excuses for not getting orthodontic treatment that could give… Read More


What to Do With a Knocked-Out Tooth?

LOSING BABY TEETH is a totally normal part of a child’s development, but what happens if an adult tooth gets knocked out? This counts as a serious dental emergency. If a whole tooth gets knocked out in one piece, there is a limited window (not much longer than an hour) in which the tooth has a… Read More


Smoking and Vaping Versus Dental Health

A SMOKING HABIT damages every organ and system in the body, including teeth and gums. We usually think of lung cancer first when it comes to the harm smoking can do, but it can cause a wide variety of problems for oral health. Tobacco and Oral Cancer Four out of every five people diagnosed with oral… Read More


What’s in Toothpaste?

MOST OF THE TIME, the only toothpaste ingredient that really gets talked about is fluoride, the active ingredient that helps remineralize tooth enamel and protects teeth from decay. The American Dental Association calls fluoride “nature’s cavity fighter,” and toothpaste must contain it in order to receive the ADA’s Seal of Acceptance. Fluoride Toothpaste containing fluoride is… Read More


What to Do for a Child’s Toothache

NOBODY ENJOYS HAVING a toothache, especially a young child who might be experiencing it for the first time. Toothaches can come on for a variety of reasons, and it’s a good idea to see the dentist, especially if it doesn’t go away after a couple of days, but what about when a toothache happens over the… Read More


November Is TMJ Awareness Month

SMALL, FIBROUS DISKS act as cushions between the ball and socket of our jaw joints, and if something goes wrong with that disk, such as it eroding or shifting out of proper alignment, or if arthritis wears away the cartilage on the bone or there’s a traumatic injury to the joint, the result could be a… Read More


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