Category Archives: Dental Technology

Tooth Tools: The Instruments Dentists Use to Clean Teeth

Every profession has its distinctive tools of the trade. Artists know they produce their best work with the finest pens, teachers search out the highest quality textbooks, and scientists scour stores for unbreakable beakers. Dentists are no different. In caring, … Continue reading

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Green Dentistry: Doing Our Part for Earth Day

Last Sunday was Earth Day, an annual celebration held every April 22. Begun in the United States in 1969, Earth Day is now a global holiday to raise awareness for environmental issues and encourage people everywhere to take action for a … Continue reading

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Ensure Your Child’s Safety with a Custom Mouthguard

According to a 2014 study published in General Dentistry—the peer-reviewed clinical journal of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)—custom mouthguards may reduce the risk of concussion in athletes. With school sports getting back into full swing, it is important for … Continue reading

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Back to School Lesson: How Clean Were King Richard III’s Teeth?

As we approach the fall season, it’s time for children to head back to school. Here is an interesting lesson for students of all ages—a look at oral hygiene in the Middle Ages. Many myths and facts have been published … Continue reading

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History of Dentistry Part 2: 1955-Today

There has been tremendous growth in the field of dentistry over the past 100 years. In History of Dentistry Part 1, we examined dentistry in the years between 1900 and 1955. Now let’s take a look at dentistry from 1955 … Continue reading

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History of Dentistry Part 1: 1900-1955

The first decade of the 20th century was an exciting time. Electricity had paved the way for the vacuum cleaner and washing machine, making it easier to perform household chores. And electricity didn’t just simplify things at home, it also … Continue reading

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