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Only floss the teeth you want to keep!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

It's a funny punch line, emphasizing the importance of flossing, but it's true. Flossing your teeth after meals (and twice daily) is just as important as brushing to keep your mouth clean, healthy and fresh.Flossing is very efficient in removing plaque and debris that accumulates between the teeth and underneath portions of the gum pocket. This should be an essential part of your daily oral cleaning process. When plaque (a sticky bacterial substance that accumulates on curved tooth surfaces and ...Read More

Home Whitening Alert!!!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

It is wonderful to have a dazzling white smile, and there are dozens of Do It Yourself or Over The Counter teeth whitening products available – the demand is high! They promise to whiten your teeth in as little as 4-6 weeks, at a fraction of the cost of professional whitening done by your dental professional. Sounds like a great idea, but be aware, these fly-by-nightwhitening systems can potentially damage your teeth by wearing away at the enamel of your smile, weakening the teeth and leaving yo...Read More

"Do women get more cavities than men?"

Sunday, December 13, 2009

There's no doubt about it – women are sweeter than men! Unfortunately, this tooth truth means women do indeed get more cavities than men. Now hear me out! John Lukacs, an anthropologist at the University of Oregon recently uncovered both modern and prehistoric dental records which have revealed women have more dental health issues than men. Both sexes experienced a boost in cavities because of dietary changes associated with society becoming more agricultural. The explanations in...Read More

Forensic Dentistry -- The Toothy Truth

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Dental CSI – it may sound funny, but it's a very real science! Teeth are not only for eating, speaking and looking beautiful, but can be used in crime scene investigations with bite marks and extracted DNA. Dental ID, similar to fingerprint ID, is the most common form of dental forensics, a definitive means of identification of unknown human remains in forensic investigations. It is routinely acceptable as evidence in court. Because of the resistant nature of dental tissues to environmental ass...Read More

Do You Have Dinosaur Teeth?

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Sure, us Humans may only have two sets of natural teeth that are produced over the course of our entire life, but dinosaurs, particularly the Tyrannosaurus Rex, had many. A fascinating fact: the T-Rex actually produced a new set of teeth every year! 60 Minutes recently featured a headline story entitled "B-Rex" which contained information about the teeth of dinosaurs, specifically the T-Rex.The new teeth in the dino would grow directly beneath the existing teeth, similar to how our permanent tee...Read More

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