Blog Posts Categorized: Fun Facts



April 26th, 2018
3 Reasons Why Gardening is the Perfect Metaphor for Dental Hygiene

Leah Kinney, RDH, MS This Arbor Day, we’re looking at gardening and oral health. I love gardening. There’s just something about digging in the dirt and planting a tiny seed that rows and bears food that is magical to me. Gardening also requires daily maintenance and care, which is why it’s the perfect metaphor for… Read more »

April 18th, 2018
The surprising history of toothpaste

We’ve touched on the origins – and, thankfully, evolution – of the toothbrush, but have you ever wondered about the history of toothpaste? Unsurprisingly, the Egyptians – who also used urine to whiten teeth – were among the first to develop a form of toothpaste. In 5000 BC, pumice, burnt eggshells and powdered oxhooves all… Read more »

April 11th, 2018
Lying through your teeth! Common dental idioms and their origins

Have you ever noticed how many of our everyday idioms mention our mouths or teeth? Many of us know what these common sayings mean – but have you wondered where they came from? We break it down below.   By the skin of your teeth The first recorded instance of this phrase was from the… Read more »

April 2nd, 2018
Mmm…Tasty foods and drinks that help prevent cavities

We’ve all heard about the foods that are bad for our teeth – the sugary treats, the acidic drinks, and why it’s important to brush and rinse to help protect your teeth from their harmful effects. But did you know there are tasty foods and drinks that can help prevent cavities, too? Tea We’ve written… Read more »

March 25th, 2018
Facts about bunny teeth

What would you do if your teeth never stopped growing? A chat with the Easter Bunny about bunny teeth By Leah Kinney, RDH, MS Have you ever wondered how animals take care of their teeth? As spring begins to take root, I sat down to chat with the Easter Bunny to learn how she keeps… Read more »

March 7th, 2018
Women in Dentistry

  Celebrate with us this International Women’s Day as we recognize some of the groundbreaking women in American dentistry! There are far too many women who have made significant impacts on dentistry in America for us to list here, but we’ve tried to touch on some of the earliest pioneers. Are there others you want… Read more »