Different Type of Toothbrush Bristles

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The most sophisticated type of toothbrush bristle in 1498 was invented in China. It was made of stiff hairs from a boar’s neck attached to a bone or bamboo that served as a handle. Boar bristles were used until 1938 because during that time nylon was already invented by Du Pont. More than ten years […]

Dental Filling Options for Cavities

“Cavity” literally means space. Therefore tooth cavity is a hole drilled into your teeth by the mouth-dwelling bacteria you have that throve very well because of your binging on sweets and inadequate oral hygiene practice afterward. The painful result is called tooth decay which causes discomfort to the patient. That’s why it highly encourages to […]

Are You Brushing Your Teeth the Wrong Way?

You already know that brushing is an important part of caring for your teeth and gums.  What you may not know is that you could be harming your teeth and gums by brushing improperly.  The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends brushing with a soft-bristled brush for two minutes, at a forty-five-degree angle, at least twice […]

Dental Care Safe for Pregnant Women

“A tooth for every child.”  This is a common bit of folk wisdom that actually holds a lot of truth.  Before the advent of modern dentistry, it was common for a woman to lose a tooth for each child she bore.  This is because, during pregnancy, certain changes take place in a woman’s body that […]

Choosing a Mouth Rinse That’s Right for You

One of the most important parts of practicing good oral hygiene is the daily use of a mouth rinse. However, between the anti-plaque, whitening and anti-gingivitis options available on the shelves, the options to choose from can be confusing. All mouth rinses are not the same and deciding on the best one for you depends […]

Oral Hygiene and Your Overall Health

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Everyone knows that brushing, flossing and regular trips to the hygienist are good for your smile. Did you know that they are also good for your health? Studies should that good oral hygiene promotes good health, and poor oral hygiene contributes to poor health. We brush, floss and rinse to remove tiny leftover food particles. […]

7 Steps to a Better Smile

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Your smile is one of your most valuable assets.  It spreads warmth and cheer, creates a favorable first impression, and allows you to express yourself in ways that words cannot.  If you are fortunate to have a winning smile, use these steps to keep it healthy.  If your smile could use some improvement, try these […]

To Mouthwash or Not to Mouthwash?

The history of mouthwash goes back centuries. People have used mouth rinses made with a variety of unique ingredients, such as dill dissolved in white wine. In the 19th century, Listerine was developed, but it was originally designed to be used as a surgical antiseptic. The modern ones contain ingredients ranging from alcohol to sweeteners. […]

Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth are also referred to as third molars, and usually cause problems.   All toothed mammals have third molars.  In modern humans, third molars cause pain, disrupt orthodontic correction, and have no purpose.  This has not always been the case, though.  To understand why we have wisdom teeth, you first need to understand the evolution […]

The Four Types of Teeth

You have probably noticed that you have different types of teeth.  Have you ever wondered why?  It’s because we need all four types of teeth to eat efficiently.  Reptiles such as fish and snakes have teeth that are all the same.  A mouth full of sharp, pointy teeth works well if you need to disable […]