The Life of George Franklin Grant, A Dentist and an Inventor

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Blog Highlights: George Franklin Grant is the first African-American faculty member of Harvard Aside from becoming the first faculty member, he became the president of two respectable associations in the field of dentistry He is also known for having invented one of the precursors to the modern Golf tee Born in September 15, 1856, George Franklin Grant is known today Continue Reading
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What is in your toothpaste?

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Blog Highlights: Some active ingredients found in toothpastes are meant to help you deal with sensitivity by interacting with the nerves or with the tubules in your teeth Toothpastes also contain inactive ingredients which are typically used for cleaning or for polishing your teeth You need to brush your teeth for at least two minutes so that the plaque will Continue Reading
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Knowing how to Properly Floss your Teeth

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Blog Highlights: Dentists recommend that you brush your teeth twice a day, and floss once a day to protect your teeth from tooth decay and gum disease Flossing allows you to clean the small spaces in between your teeth where food debris can get stuck, and where bacteria can hide You can floss the side of your teeth gently by Continue Reading
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The History of the Dental Floss

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Blog Highlights: Archaeological findings have discovered that ancient human teeth had toothpick and dental floss grooves A dentist in the 1800’s recommended flossing to help dislodge food debris in between teeth and to help people avoid disease In 1882, the floss with a pocket thread carrier and cutter was invented Flossing was not popular in the past because silk was Continue Reading
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Seeing your Dentist for an Oral Cancer Screening

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Blog Highlights: According to the American Dental Association, tens of thousands of individuals are diagnosed with head and neck cancer each year. Experts recommend that we all see our dentists regularly so we can also go through oral cancer screening. Some patients who have oral cancer are known to have flat, painless spots inside the mouth. It is also possible Continue Reading
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The U.S. President’s Oral Cancer Treatment guised as a “Fishing Trip”

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Blog Highlights: President Grover Cleveland told the public that he will go on a fishing trip without telling them that he was actually going to get treatment for his oral cancer The President did not tell anyone about his treatment because he was afraid that his health might affect the U.S. economy The President loved fine cigars and alcohol, he Continue Reading
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How to Deal with Bad Breath

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Blog Highlights: Bad breath is a common problem that many people are suffering from today One of the most common cause for bad breath is poor oral hygiene techniques Dentists recommend that people use dental products that have the ADA Seal of Acceptance Breath mints that contain sugars are not recommended for people who have bad breath as it can Continue Reading
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Facts about Gum Recession

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Blog Highlights: Gum recession is where the gums start to pull back and the tooth root gets exposed In most cases, people will only know that they are suffering from this problem if they suffer from tooth sensitivity, or if they see their tooth looking longer than usual Tobacco can cause sticky plaque to develop, this is very difficult to Continue Reading
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Knowing how Tooth Contouring can help you get a Great Smile

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Blog Highlights: Tooth contouring is a simple procedure that will most likely not require any numbing medicine The cost of this procedure depends on how many teeth needs to be fixed, the time it takes to fix the problem, as well as the severity of the damage Tooth contouring is not covered by dental insurance but some issues might be Continue Reading
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Getting a Teeth Whitening Procedure

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Blog Highlights: Teeth stains are typically caused by the chromogens found in many foods and beverages Extrinsic stains can be removed with the help of whitening toothpastes that contain silica and cleansers Intrinsic stains are difficult to remove as they are caused by chromogens that have gone into the dentin Teeth whitening procedures will typically use either hydrogen peroxide or Continue Reading
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