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[06/20/13] Do you feel like it's a silly waste of money to buy toothbrushes with cartoon characters on them? Remember, it may cost more, but anything that will engage your children in brushing their teeth regularly could pay off later.
[06/17/13] The first person to mass-produce the toothbrush did so while in jail. William Addis of England drilled holes in an animal bone and glued bristles onto the bone. Addis' company continues today, known as Wisdom Toothbrushes.
[06/14/13] Cavities can be especially dangerous to your teeth and cause pain. Essentially, bacteria begins to eat away at the protective enamel of your teeth until it gets to the pulp, where the nerves are.
[06/11/13] Can crunching on ice really damage teeth? Absolutely. Our teeth were not meant to crunch on hard materials like ice - and a combination of an ice cube's cold temperature and hardness can have detrimental effects on teeth.
[06/08/13] Proper oral hygiene affects more than just yourself. 32% of Americans cite bad breath as their #1 complaint about coworkers.
[06/05/13] What is the second most common disease in the United States - second only to the common cold? Cavities. While healthy dental habits have dramatically reduced tooth loss in the last few decades, cavities still remains a top dental problem for many.
[06/02/13] Toothbrushes first became common in England, France and Japan before mass production of the toothbrush reached the United States in 1885.
[05/30/13] Do you ever feel like you could break your tooth just because you bit into a piece of hard candy or a nut? If you have weakened tooth enamel, you could crack it, giving bacteria easy entry to your nerves.
[05/27/13] Are you children always running off when it's time to brush their teeth? Since some children are fascinated by gadgets, letting them use an electric toothbrush could make the experience more fun to them.
[05/24/13] What are a few common habits which can cause serious dental problems over time? Chewing on pencils, ice or other hard objects, cleaning teeth with toothpicks, grinding teeth or clenching the jaw, nail biting and brushing too hard.
[05/21/13] If your child has a problem with brushing his or her teeth, one of the best ways to make it more fun is to have your child brush yours. This can help your child overcome his or her fears about teeth brushing.
[05/18/13] Did you know that the simple act of breathing can hurt when you have gingivitis? As softened bone and gums begin to pull away from the teeth, they leave your roots exposed and highly sensitive to air.
[05/15/13] If a cavity breaks through the outer enamel into the underling dentin, you have a deeper, more serious cavity. You also have a tooth that likely will be sensitive to hot or cold because the nerves in the tooth are being involved.
[05/12/13] The key to plaque is removing it quickly, while it is still soft enough to be brushed and flossed away. After about two days, the plaque starts to harden and in about 10 days it transforms into tartar that is hard and difficult to clean off your teeth.
[05/06/13] Is it okay to use toothpicks to clean your teeth? Only very occasionally and as long as they are used correctly. When cleaning teeth with toothpicks, be extremely gently and use slow movements - no pain should arise.
[05/03/13] Should a toothbrush always be replaced after a bout of cold or flu? Not necessarily. If the toothbrush is more than 3 months old than it should be replaced. However, a new toothbrush can be sterilized with boiling water or a run through the dishwasher.
[04/30/13] Did you know that every person has a unique tongue print? Just like fingerprints, no two people have the same tongue print - that includes identical twins. However, scanning fingerprints is currently preferred to scanning and recording tongue prints.
[04/27/13] Did you know that women smile on average around 62 times a day - while men smile on average only about 8 times a day? The smile is also one of the first facial features people notice - in addition to the eyes.
[04/24/13] Did you know that diet sodas are just as damaging to your tooth enamel as regular sodas are? This is because of the carbonic acid present in both types of soft drinks.
[04/21/13] Remember, dark liquids like coffee, tea and soda can discolor and darken the enamel of your teeth. If you can't cut these beverages out, cutting back or using a straw when you drink them can help.
[04/18/13] What were the first types of toothbrushes made of? Twigs and sticks. The chew sticks had a frayed end that could be used to clean teeth and have been documented as early as 1600 B.C.E. in historical Chinese writings.
[04/15/13] One of the reasons it's so important to regularly see a dentist is that many cavities are completely painless. If only the outer enamel of the tooth, which has no nerves, has been affected, there will be no cavity symptoms.
[04/12/13] Do you ever feel lost when you visit the toothpaste aisle at your local grocery store? Since having too many chooses is almost as bad as not having enough, we can steer you in the correct direction for which products to try.
[04/09/13] What are the major causes of tooth loss in people under 35 years of age? Sporting activities, fights and accidents. While fights and accidents are impossible to predict, regular sports players can protect their teeth - and reduce risks for tooth loss - with protective equipment.
[04/06/13] The first types of documented bristle toothbrushes were created in China from animal hair including hog bristles and horse-tail hairs - and the handles were made from wood or bone. These first bristle toothbrushes were introduced to Europe through travelers returning from China.
[04/03/13] While heading into our office for your regular check-up may not be at the top of your list of fun things to do, it's necessary. A professional cleaning is often the only way to remove hardened plaque from teeth and gums.
[03/28/13] Did you know that people tend to chew their food on the same side of their mouth as the hand they write with? So, left handers tend to chew their food on the left side and right handers tend to chew their food on the right side. Perhaps ambidextrous handers chew their food on both sides?
[03/25/13] Can chronic nail biting habits really hurt teeth? Absolutely, yes. Biting nails overtime can not only damage the tooth enamel, but it can also cause teeth to gradually move out of place and may even lead to tooth fractures.
[03/22/13] Did you know that chewing ice and hard candies can actually cause you to break your teeth over time? Therefore, it is important to avoid these activities if you want to maintain the health of your teeth.
[03/19/13] Have you been avoiding coming in for a check-up because of a decayed tooth you're afraid needs to be pulled? Thanks to the advances in dental science, there may be a variety of options available that don't include losing the tooth.
[03/16/13] The world's oldest toothpaste formula, which was used more than 1,500 years before Colgate began marketing its brand in 1873, was discovered on a piece of dusty papyrus found in the basement of a Viennese museum.
[03/13/13] Do you have a tooth that's decayed to the point of being unstable? When this happens, a regular filling may no longer be an option. Instead, a crown may be a more permanent solution.
[03/10/13] Tooth pain can develop for any number of reasons. The most common causes of toothaches are cavities, cracked enamel, gum disease, loose fillings and various infections.
[03/07/13] Did you know that the average person in the U.S. spends about 39 days brushing their teeth in a lifetime? The American Dental Association recommends brushing twice a day for at least two minutes each time.
[03/04/13] It's always a good idea to put the cap back on your toothpaste so that it doesn't dry up. But don't encase the toothbrush. This will actually encourage the growth of bacteria by trapping moisture.
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