Dental Care Blog

Evolution of Toothpaste

Toothpaste was used by people even before the use of the toothbrush became popular. The earliest record of a paste-like solution being used to clean teeth dates back to 5000 BC. The ancient Greeks and Romans both used toothpaste, while the people of China and India...

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How did the Toothbrush get its Start?

When you go to the supermarket to buy a new toothbrush, you will likely see dozens of iterations lining the shelves. There are many different types of toothbrushes to fit all kinds of mouth shapes and dental needs. The toothbrush as we know it today has evolved over...

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Why are My Child’s Teeth so Crooked?

While a few people end up with a perfectly-aligned bite without need for orthodontic treatment, most of us need corrective care if we want straight teeth. So why do teeth grow in crooked? Or become crooked over time? There are several factors at play: Genetics –...

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Choosing the Right Periodontist

Since so much can ride on the quality of your periodontal care, it is vital to choose the right practitioner. You may have seen the same dentist for years, but certain tasks may be outside of their purview. They may refer you to a periodontist who will take care of...

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Dr. Leonard Linkow – The Father of Dental Implants

Dr. Leonard Linkow was a trailblazer in the field of oral implantology. He was nominated in 1969 for a Nobel Prize in Medicine, the only dentist ever nominated for this prestigious award. He has the distinction of having 36 patents in dental science under his name. He...

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Why You Should Replace Missing Teeth

Once your baby teeth fall out and your permanent teeth grow in, it’s important to be diligent in caring for your teeth. If you do lose a tooth due to decay or trauma, you may think that it’s acceptable to leave the void—especially if the gap is located in the back of...

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Missing a Tooth? Take Action Now

Your teeth are designed to work together, with each one having a specific function to perform. A missing tooth will put more pressure on the remaining teeth, making them work harder. Once your permanent teeth grow in, it’s important that they are all in place and...

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What to Expect When Getting Dental Implants

Dental implants are now the preferred solution for a missing tooth. Other options—including bridges and dentures—present a number of disadvantages that you can avoid through dental implants. The placement of dental implants involves several stages and can require from...

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Lose These Bad Oral Hygiene Habits

Most of us have been hearing about the importance of dental health since our earliest years, yet it’s still easy to get lax with good oral hygiene practices—or to develop bad habits. Here are some habits to avoid as you strive to keep your mouth healthy: Brushing too...

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Stay Active—but Don’t Forget to Protect Your Teeth

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month devoted to helping Americans stay active and healthy. You don’t have to be an elite athlete to be at the top of your fitness game. Regardless of your current level of activity, you can find ways to get moving and...

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