We love it when our child has our eyes or our partner’s dimples. But, children don’t only inherit our good traits. They can take on our bad habits, too, like poor dental hygiene practices. Parents with anxiety or fear of the dentist are more likely to have kids with … [Read more...]
CAVITIES: Bad Luck or Bad Behavior?
When it comes to cavities, is bad luck or bad behavior to blame? Oral health experts agree—it’s a little of both. Born this way? 60% of cavities are genetics, according to experts. Like lefties and redheads, cavities can be a genetic gamble. Though genetic dentistry is … [Read more...]
Cavity Treatments in History: From Beeswax to Linen
For as long as humans have had teeth, they’ve had cavities. And those cavities required even the most primitive care. Recently, scientists discovered 14,000-year-old evidence of cavity treatment. A large hole was originally mistaken as a severe cavity but turned out to be the … [Read more...]
Talk Like a Pirate; Don’t Treat Your Teeth Like One! *Infographic*
Shiver me timbers, matey! On September 19th, we celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Ye landlubbers wouldn’t know it, but there may have been a reason the scallywags of the 7 seas downed so much grog: their oral health habits were atrocious! Avast! Ye better be … [Read more...]
Dental Procedures: The “Root” of All Evil?
Your teeth have been killing you so you head to the dentist to investigate the pain. After your appointment, your dentist gives you the bad news—you have an infected tooth. At this point, it’s safe to say you’re not jumping for joy. Your dentist will likely give you two … [Read more...]