February 8th, 2018
What is Dental Decay?

by Leah Kinney, RDH, MS Our mouths are breeding grounds for hundreds of types of bacteria. Plaque that forms on our teeth and in our mouths contain this bacteria which also live on our gums, tongue, and other soft tissues. When we eat food, the bacteria that is in our mouth eat the food too… 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 5th, 2018
What to do when you chip a tooth

Five steps to fixing your grin   What do hockey pucks and hard candy have in common? They’re both culprits when it comes to chipping teeth. If you lose a chunk of an incisor, don’t feel bad. Dentists see chipped teeth all the time—especially during hockey season!—and they can often fix you up quickly. 1…. 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 »

January 29th, 2018
Common winter mouth issues – and how to help them

The dead of winter can be tough on cheeks, noses, ears and – of course – your mouth. The dry, cold air can take a toll – so we’ve put together a couple quick tips to keep your mouth comfortable in these last months of winter. Issue: Teeth Sensitivity Your mouth – and your teeth… Read more »

January 23rd, 2018
What your teeth say about you

Did you know that your teeth are as unique as your fingerprints? Not only can your teeth be used to identify you as an individual, but the characteristics of your teeth can tell a lot about you to anyone trained to see.     Do you: Grind your teeth? Grinding teeth, which causes them to… Read more »

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