How Technology is Changing Dentistry

How Technology is Changing Dentistry

You awaken in the middle of the night: that tooth that’s been a little sensitive lately is throbbing. By morning, you realize you have a real problem. So you head into the bathroom, plug your smart toothbrush into your smartphone—and when you put the brush in your mouth, it scans your teeth. The images automatically…

8 Foods to Eat for Healthy Teeth and Gums

We all know that regular brushing and flossing is the best way to maintain healthy teeth and gums, but did you realize the foods you eat also have an impact? Yes, you should stay away from candy. However, eating for oral health isn’t just about avoiding harmful foods. It’s also about choosing foods that protect enamel,…

6 Ways to Keep Your Gums Healthy

When it comes to your mouth’s health, it’s not all about how straight your teeth are or how bright your smile is. You can’t forget about your gums! Even if you’re cavity-free and have the pearliest chompers in town, that doesn’t mean you’re immune to gum disease. Since it’s usually painless, most people have no…

Human Teeth and Evolution

Much like Charles Darwin found out about the beaks of finches, different types of teeth have an evolutionary history as well. Darwin found that the birds’ beaks were specially shaped depending on the type of food they ate. Short, sturdy beaks belonged to finches who needed to crack nuts to get nutrition, while long and pointy beaks were…