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A Brief History of Dental Floss
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A Brief History of Dental Floss

Dental floss is considered a key element in proper oral hygiene. However, according to the ADA, only about 12 percent of Americans floss daily. The...

| 8 years ago
Dogs Take a Bite Out of Dental Office Anxiety
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Dogs Take a Bite Out of Dental Office Anxiety

With recent headlines alluding to dental phobias being passed on to children by their parents, a new concept known as dog therapy aims to ease the nerves...

| 8 years ago
A Brief History of Mouthwash

A Brief History of Mouthwash

As far as we have come in creating dental solutions that effectively treat and prevent various types of oral diseases, the mouthwash rinses our ancestors...

| 8 years ago
A Brief History of Toothpaste
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A Brief History of Toothpaste

Did you know that oral hygiene was a top priority in society as early as 5000 BC? Even though the brands of toothpaste that we have today are the...

| 8 years ago
MythBusters: Dentistry Edition [Part II]

MythBusters: Dentistry Edition [Part II]

We did it once before and now we're back for more – busting myths! Since your patients have unlimited access to some of the most bogus dentistry...

| 8 years ago
Halloween Candy [INFOGRAPHIC]

Halloween Candy [INFOGRAPHIC]

Kids wait anxiously for Halloween every year in hopes of filling their pillow cases chock-full of sugar-packed treats. However, dentists and parents cringe...

| 8 years ago
The United States of Dentists [INFOGRAPHIC]
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The United States of Dentists [INFOGRAPHIC]

The ADA recently put out a list of the top barriers of access to dental care. Believe it or not, barriers of access to dental care not only stems from...

| 9 years ago
Study: Half of American Adults Suffer From Periodontal Disease

Study: Half of American Adults Suffer From Periodontal Disease

According to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of every two Americans aged 30 and up has...

| 9 years ago
The Story of the Tooth Fairy

The Story of the Tooth Fairy

Since today is National Tooth Fairy Day, (although it's also observed on February 28) we thought you might be curious about the origins of this...

| 9 years ago
MythBusters: Dentistry Edition
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MythBusters: Dentistry Edition

As dentists, you inform patients to brush at least twice a day, floss and regularly schedule visits to your offices for optimal dental health. However,...

| 9 years ago
What is Oil Pulling?

What is Oil Pulling?

An ancient Ayurvedic method, commonly known as oil pulling, may help prevent enamel erosion and gum disease among other things such as headaches, chronic...

| 9 years ago
Chlorine: Why Teeth are Shaking in Their Roots
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Chlorine: Why Teeth are Shaking in Their Roots

Most people jump into swimming pools to beat the heat or for a cardio workout. They hardly ever think that they could be causing significant damage to...

| 9 years ago