Did you know barbers were the go-to people for concerns about your teeth? In the past, they not only groomed your face but also extracted and whitened your teeth. It wasn’t until 1840 that the first college Baltimore College of Dental Surgery opened. Today, the United States has over 60 schools and dentistry is considered … Continue reading Modern vs Historical Dental Practices
While most of us love a good horror story, in the world of dentistry, sometimes the truth is more frightening than any Hollywood flick! Curl up and dig in to 10 of the creepiest dental ailments you have ever heard of: Amelogenesis Imperfecta: Tooth Enamel Disease Amelogenesis Imperfecta is a congenital disease. Causing small teeth … Continue reading 10 Ghoulish Disorders That Will Have You Flying to the Dentist
X-rays, otherwise known as dental radiographs, are a staple of quality dental care. While x-rays bring undeniable advantages when it comes to identifying and diagnosing potential health issues, some may harbor reservations regarding the risks of exposure to radiation. Fortunately we can ease those concerns and serve as a resource for understanding radiography, so you … Continue reading Dental X-Rays and Your Health
We’ve probably all known someone with bad breath. It can be uncomfortable to engage in discussion with someone whose breath smells downright foul. It’s also a sensitive topic to broach, as well as being a very common concern – after all, each year Americans spend an estimated $3 billion dollars on breath freshening products. Halitosis, … Continue reading What Causes Bad Breath?
Dental emergencies are not like other emergencies. It can be hard to know the difference between harassing your dentist or getting in contact because there is a serious time-sensitive issue at hand – particularly if you’re not even sure what the problem is. The rule of thumb is this: “If it hurts – it’s an … Continue reading When is it a Dental Emergency?
We all know to brush our teeth. Check. We all know to floss our teeth. Check (okay, we know some of us skip this step but we’ll let it slide this time). But do we know which type of toothbrush and which dental floss is the best to keep our pearly whites, well, pearly and … Continue reading This Is How To Pick A Toothbrush & Floss
As with many aspects of general dentistry, scaling and root planing is a treatment related to keeping your mouth free of gum disease.