Can You Heal Cavity At Home?

You feel a sharp pain when you bite down or try to eat. You think it’s a cavity, but you’re not 100 percent sure. Your dentist can see you, but it will be a few days. Meanwhile, you want relief and a solution now. The big question you have is, can you heal cavity pain at home, without…

Benefits Of X-Rays Outweigh Risks

A recent report from the National Academy of Sciences concludes that low-doses of radiation from medical and dental X-rays, natural and other manmade sources pose some risk for cancer but that risk is small and shouldn’t keep people from seeking care. Learn more from Colgate!

Deep Cleaning Your Teeth: When To Do It

Deep cleaning your teeth might sound like something you should do after you’ve missed a few visits to the dentist or eaten a particularly sticky, messy meal. A deep cleaning is actually a specific procedure performed by your dental hygienist to treat gum and periodontal disease. It’s often completed because a person has not had…

Did George Washington have wooden teeth?

The famous claim that George Washington sported a set of wooden teeth is little more than a myth, but America’s first president was certainly not a shining example of oral hygiene. Learn more from history.com

A Brief History of America’s Most Outrageous Dentist

Having a tooth pulled in the early 1900s was anything but awful. You’d climb up into the back of a traveling caravan, surrounded by a booming brass band, sparkling costumed women, and next to a bucket of pulled teeth carried by a dapper gentleman with a goatee. In time with the band’s cheerful tune, out would come…

A History of Dentistry

Scientists have developed a new pain-free filling that allows cavities to be repaired without drilling or injections. Take a look back at dentistry from the middle ages to the modern day. Learn more from theguardian.com

The Importance Of Dental X-Rays

Dentists want to provide the best possible dental care to their patients, but a visual examination doesn’t tell them everything they need to know. Thanks to dental X-rays, dentists can accurately diagnose and treat dental problems early before they become more serious. And if after examining your mouth and reviewing these images, your dentist finds…