Blog Posts Categorized: Fun Facts



February 7th, 2017
Tooth Fairies Around the World!
February 3rd, 2017
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 »

January 26th, 2017
The history of dental floss

We all know dental floss, that ever-important tool to cleaning mouths of bacteria, plaque and other build-up. But did you ever wonder how it came to be? In 1815, a New Orleans dentist advised his patients to use a silk thread to clean between their teeth – giving us our first version of dental floss…. Read more »

January 26th, 2017
Lose your toothbrush? Here’s 7 ways to clean your teeth in a pinch.

By Leah Kinney, RDH, MS Nothing replaces proper brushing and flossing. But if you find yourself in a pinch with the need to scrub your chompers, here are 7 ways to do it sans toothbrush: 1. Find a soft cloth or paper towel The cloth or towel’s texture will help remove plaque and bacteria from your… Read more »

January 17th, 2017
Dental Fillings: An Abbreviated History
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… Read more »