The history of women in dentistry
To celebrate National Women’s History Month, take a look at the tremendous women who have changed dentistry for the better. Although we couldn’t cover all the pioneering women who helped shape dental care, we’ve included just some of their milestone stories.
Four surprising dental statistics
All across America, people have greater access to preventive dental care than they did 50 years ago, but the numbers suggest we could be doing more to keep our mouths healthy. These surprising statistics hint at some oral health areas that could benefit from a bit more attention.
Water and your teeth
We’ve all heard about the health benefits of drinking water – more energy, healthier skin and more. But did you know it also helps your teeth stay healthy?
Should you brush your teeth in the shower?
For 4 percent of Americans, the shower is the ideal place to brush their teeth. But does your brushing location affect your smile?
Are you prone to cavities?
If it seems like every time you go in for a cleaning your dentist finds a cavity, you may be wondering: “Am I just prone to cavities?” Actually, you might be.
A good laugh is good for your health
Holidays are a great time to spend with family, and laughing with relatives is one of the best parts of the season. Whether you’re barely giggling or totally cracking up, laughter can have positive effects on your oral and overall health. Read on to learn what a good laugh can do for you.
A full Thanksgiving menu of mouth-friendly nutrients
Did you know that typical Thanksgiving meals are packed with mouth-friendly nutrients? Here’s where they’re hiding
Vegan diets and oral health
A vegan diet is proven to be safe, although it may have some unintended consequences for oral health. According to the American Dietetic Association, nearly anyone can live a healthy life without meat, but giving up traditional sources of nutrients can increase the risk for gum disease.
Five ancient practices that will make you grateful for modern dentistry
Dentistry has been around in some form or another for thousands of years. From embedding precious stones in teeth to brushing with hog hair, people have been (attempting to) care for and bedazzle their teeth for centuries. Many practices from the past range from bizarre to downright disgusting. Below are five ancient dental practices that will make you thankful you’re visiting the dentist in the 21st century: