Blog Posts Categorized: Fun Facts



February 18th, 2018
Presidential Teeth

Presidents Day, originally created to celebrate George Washington’s birthday, is a day set aside to remember all those who have served as leaders for our country. You’ve probably learned about our former presidents’ accomplishments – but did you ever learn about their teeth? From dentures made with hippopotamus tusks to top-secret mouth surgery, our presidents’… Read more »

February 7th, 2018
5 Pet Dental Health Facts for Pet Dental Health Month

  It’s Pet Dental Health Month! To celebrate, we put together some interesting – and useful – pet dental health facts about our four-legged (and two-finned) friends. Dog’s mouths are not necessarily cleaner Despite the popular belief that a dog’s mouth is cleaner than a human’s, their mouths are actually full of bacteria. In fact,… Read more »

February 2nd, 2018
America’s first African-American Dentist: Robert Tanner Freeman

In 1867, Robert T. Freeman joined Harvard University’s newly opened School of Dentistry. Two years later, he and George Franklin Grant graduated, becoming the first officially trained African-American dentists in the U.S. Freeman was born to former slaves in 1846 in Washington, DC. At a young age, Freeman became an apprentice to local dentist Henry… Read more »

November 13th, 2017
5 reasons to be thankful you’re going to the dentist in 2017

Dentistry has been around in some form or another for thousands of years. From embedding precious stones in teeth to brushing with hog hair, people have been (attempting to) care for and bedazzle their teeth for centuries. Many practices from the past range from bizarre to downright disgusting. Below are five ancient dental practices that… Read more »

October 2nd, 2017
The Oral Health Benefits of Pumpkin

Pumpkin is a quintessential symbol of the fall season. Chances are that your favorite fall dishes include pumpkin as an ingredient ­– or feature it as the star of the plate. In addition to being delicious, pumpkin also provides a variety of oral health benefits that may help balance the sugary excess of Halloween candy…. Read more »

September 28th, 2017
Coffee or Tea?

It’s National Coffee Day, and much of the country this morning is celebrating with a warm cup of joe. Are you? Have you even wondered whether tea is better for your teeth? You’re not alone!  It’s a common question for caffeine lovers everywhere who still want to take care of their teeth. First, we need to… Read more »