Why Are My Teeth Small? Sizing Up Your Smile

Your smile is one of your most fundamental features. According to a recent survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, “close to one in two (48%) people believe that a smile is the most memorable feature after first meeting someone—more … Continue reading

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What Does Flossing Actually Do?

Most dentists will tell you that you absolutely must floss every day, but very few Americans actually follow through with this. According US News, only “30 percent of the population…floss daily,” and, even worse, “slightly over 32 percent say they never … Continue reading

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Could Your Toothbrush Make You Sick?

During this cold and flu season, it’s especially important to be aware of germs. Hopefully, you’re already washing your hands regularly and getting plenty of rest to help ward off any illness. However, what you might not have considered is … Continue reading

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How Does Blood Pressure Affect Your Dental Health?

What do your teeth have to do with your heart? Many people think of their oral health as somewhat separate from their overall well-being. It might not seem possible that something as simple as keeping your teeth clean could have … Continue reading

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What is Cracked Tooth Syndrome?

When we think of cracked teeth, we imagine dramatic scenarios: a child biting down on a massive gobstopper or an athlete getting hit so hard in the face that little fragments of tooth fly out. However, the truth is that … Continue reading

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History of Dentistry Part I: 1900 – 1955

History has a lot to teach us. While we take certain things for granted today in our relatively hygienic, fast-paced, well-educated, digital world, it wasn’t always this way. For example, while you’re probably quite familiar with a typical modern dental … Continue reading

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Why Are Teeth White?

We all want a smile that looks white and healthy. In fact, according to a 2012 survey from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, “when respondents were asked, ‘what would you most like to improve aboutyour smile?’ The most common response was … Continue reading

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Are Teeth Bones?

What are teeth, really? It sounds like a question a child might ask, but it’s harder to answer than you might think. On the surface, teeth seem mostly like bones. They’re white in color, hard in texture, and connected to … Continue reading

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Teeth Crumbling Dream: What Does It Mean?

Dreams are one of the oldest and most intriguing mysteries of human existence. According to a paper by J. Donald Hughes, Professor of History at the University of Denver, “early human beings had several different ideas concerning what dreams are, they seem … Continue reading

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Adults and Loose Teeth – What’s the Cause?

A loose tooth may be cute when a small child anxiously awaits a visit from the tooth fairy; however, when you’re an adult, discovering that one of your teeth is shifting is understandably alarming. While it isn’t often discussed, this problem … Continue reading

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