Blog Posts Categorized: Fun Facts



January 10th, 2017
Historic 1945 news article shows just how far dentistry has come

by Leah Kinney, RDH, MS Dentistry in 1945 looked nothing like it does today – and this fascinating and somewhat prophetic 1945 Star Tribune article is proof.  In 1945, the then Star Journal (today the Star Tribune) story about the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry proved to be a very accurate predictor of what… Read more »

December 20th, 2016
High-tech oral health gifts – are they worth the extra money?

So most of your holiday shopping is done, but you are still in search of a unique gift for the tech-savvy, health-conscious person on your list. Here’s a holiday buying guide to help you weigh the pros and cons of giving a high-tech dental product. Electric Toothbrushes (example) Worth it?  Yes. Several studies have shown… Read more »

December 13th, 2016
Beyond candy and knick-knacks: Six super fun stocking stuffers for healthy teeth

Need to find a way to sneak some healthier options into your children’s Christmas stockings this year? Here are six fun stocking stuffers to help kids keep their teeth and mouths healthy. Themed toothbrushes Superheroes, patterns, popular animated characters, personalize-able – you can buy almost any kind of toothbrush these days. Consider an extra-special toothbrush… Read more »

November 29th, 2016
5 reasons to be thankful you’re going to the dentist in 2016

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 »

November 24th, 2016
It’s National Flossing Day!

November 25 isn’t just Black Friday, it’s also National Flossing Day! What better way to celebrate than to give your kids a little refresher on the best way to floss? Dental Hygienist Leah shows us how to make sure we are using the best strategies to clean between our teeth.

November 21st, 2016
5 common ingredients in toothpaste