Tiny Tooth Worms – Seriously?

Do you have a tooth bothering you?

In medieval times, most people thought dental cavities were made by tiny tooth worms? Yes, seriously. Tiny Tooth Worms. They thought these little worms bore holes in the teeth and then hid, out of sight, beneath the surface. The wiggling they did inside the tooth was believed to cause the pain of toothaches. Thank goodness you don’t live in medieval … Read More

Gums Keep Your Teeth in Place…True or False?

If you were to ask your friends and family if they think that gums keep your teeth in place, many would say yes. But, they would be wrong. The correct answer is the jaw bone. It’s the jaw bone that holds everything together. However, there is a connect between the two. If your gums are not healthy, then the jaw … Read More

Do Men Have More Teeth Than Women?

The great philosopher Aristotle believed that men have more teeth than women. Even though he was married, he must never have counted, because men and women both develop 20 primary or baby teeth. Then when their permanent teeth come in, both sexes receive 8 incisors, 4 canines, 8 premolars, and 8 secondary molars and then up to 4 wisdom teeth. … Read More

What You Need To Know About Caring for Your Child’s Braces

Time for Braces?

The time has finally arrived, and you’ve just found out your kid is going to have to have braces. Brackets have been recommended to get the job done. So now what? What do you, as the parent, need to know about caring for your child’s braces? Because it’s so easy for food to get stuck in wired braces, kids who … Read More

Where Do Braces Even Come From?

Romans started the practice of braces

Ever wonder where do braces even come from? You’re probably not alone. So, as a fun fact and something inquiring minds want to know… Here’s your answer… Turns out, it was actually the ancient Romans who first attempted to straighten their teeth. Aulus Cornelius Celsus documented his attempts to straighten teeth with the force of his own hand by applying … Read More

What You Should Do if a Tooth Comes Out

If you lose a tooth, rinse it with milk

It happens. Biting down on a hard candy, sports injuries, or even just a fall, can cause unplanned dental disasters. Here’s a list of best practices in the event something happens, and you or your child loses a tooth: Rinse your mouth with cool water and apply a cold compress on the outside of your cheek to try and prevent/treat … Read More

What You Need To Know About Oral Cancer

Oral cancer can be caught early

Let’s face it, no one likes to even think about cancer, let alone talk about it. However, the fact remains, it is real, and outcomes are much better when caught early. That’s why it’s important for you to read on for what you need to know about oral cancer.   The following are signs and symptoms of oral cancer. These are … Read More

Dental Sedation Can Help You Overcome Your Fear

Sedation dentistry can help you overcome your fear of the dentist.

It’s generally acknowledged that many people (some reports state upwards of 25-30%) experience feelings of anxiety and dread about going to the dentist. You might even be one of them. Dental sedation can help you overcome your fear. The problem is, fear is spilling over into other areas of your life. By not having your dental issues corrected, here are a … Read More

Dental Issues When Travelling

Tips to deal with dental issues while travelling

Most people think of travelling for only during the summer. But with winter breaks and the holidays just around the corner, many families and folks take off to get away during the winter months too. The last thing ANYONE wants to think about when they’re on vacation is sudden dental issues when travelling. Even the tiniest toothache can make a … Read More