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How Did People Brush Their Teeth in the Past?

Dentistry has advanced quite a long way from its crude origins. Can you believe that recent findings suggest that Neanderthals were even practicing dentistry in prehistoric times? Thank goodness we don't have to suffer through the olden ways of doing things! But it is fun to look back on just how far we've come. Here are some ways that people used to brush their teeth in the past: Sticks & Twigs The ancient Babylonians as well as the ancient Egyptians used sticks and ... Read more

What Is the Best Way to Whiten Teeth?

Sometimes, consistent brushing and flossing just isn’t enough to have a perfectly white smile. But don’t give up! There are a few simple ways to brighten your teeth quickly and enhance your smile. What Stains Teeth? Drinks and food are often to blame, especially if they are acidic. This means that your favorite morning pick-me-up, including coffee and tea, is probably staining your teeth if you drink them daily. But those are not the only beverages that can cause damage: wine, especially red ... Read more

Clear Braces vs. Metal Braces

Braces are as American as apple pie. Did you know that at any given moment, over four million Americans are wearing braces? While many of those are kids and teenagers, it’s increasingly common for adults to wear braces too. There are two main kinds of braces for adults: metal braces and clear braces. But which one is right for you? Metal Braces Pros Metal braces, also referred to as traditional or conventional braces, tend to be more durable than clear braces. They are also ... Read more

Tooth Extraction Aftercare

If you have extreme tooth decay or a crowded mouth, you might need a tooth extraction. It may seem like a scary procedure to have, but following the right aftercare steps can significantly reduce pain and ensure that the extraction site heals properly. What Happens During a Tooth Extraction During a tooth extraction, your dentist or oral surgeon will give you a local anesthetic to numb the pain. Depending on how many teeth you need removed, you may also have the option to ... Read more

Dental Care After Wisdom Tooth Extraction

If your wisdom teeth are causing you pain or are growing in crookedly, it’s probably time to get them removed. While some people require less downtime then others during the recovery process, here are a few common post-extraction symptoms and ways to deal with them. Bleeding You can expect to have bleeding gums for up to 24 hours after your surgery. Your dentist or oral surgeon will provide you with plenty of gauze to bite down on to absorb any excess blood. Depending ... Read more
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