Blog Posts Categorized: Fun Facts



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 »

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 »