Blog Posts Categorized: Fun Facts



February 14th, 2017
Presidential Teeth

Presidents Day, originally created to celebrate George Washington’s birthday, is a day set aside to remember all those who have served as leaders for our country. You’ve probably learned about our former presidents’ accomplishments – but did you ever learn about their teeth? From dentures made with hippopotamus tusks to top-secret mouth surgery, our presidents’… Read more »

February 13th, 2017
Some pet dental health facts to celebrate Pet Dental Health Month
February 7th, 2017
Tooth Fairies Around the World!
February 3rd, 2017
America’s First African-American Dentist: Robert Tanner Freeman

In 1867, Robert T. Freeman joined Harvard University’s newly opened school of Dentistry. Two years later, he and George Franklin Grant graduated, becoming the first officially trained African-American dentists in the U.S. Freeman was born to former slaves in 1846 in Washington, DC. At a young age, Freeman became an apprentice to local dentist Henry… Read more »

January 26th, 2017
The history of dental floss

We all know dental floss, that ever-important tool to cleaning mouths of bacteria, plaque and other build-up. But did you ever wonder how it came to be? In 1815, a New Orleans dentist advised his patients to use a silk thread to clean between their teeth – giving us our first version of dental floss…. Read more »

January 26th, 2017
Lose your toothbrush? Here’s 7 ways to clean your teeth in a pinch.

By Leah Kinney, RDH, MS Nothing replaces proper brushing and flossing. But if you find yourself in a pinch with the need to scrub your chompers, here are 7 ways to do it sans toothbrush: 1. Find a soft cloth or paper towel The cloth or towel’s texture will help remove plaque and bacteria from your… Read more »