Toothbrush Trivia

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Toothpaste has been around since about 5,000 BC. That’s approximately when the ancient Egyptians started to use a paste on their teeth. The practice spread to other countries shortly thereafter. You might have been able to buy toothpaste back then, but it may have contained eggshells and animal hooves.  As... Read more »

Fluoride and Your Smile

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The question is often brought up, does fluoride help or hurt our bodies? Fluoride is a mineral found in bodies of water across the planet, but it has recently come to the attention of numerous people due to its inclusion in many consumer products. Studies have connected fluoride to various... Read more »

Don’t Let Sensitive Teeth Stop Your Smile

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If you experience tooth sensitivity, you don’t have to let it prevent you from feeling your best! The reason your tooth hurts is because the sensitive layer—dentin—beneath tooth enamel is exposed. Dentin is the layer under the tooth’s enamel containing microscopic tubules filled with nerve endings. In a healthy tooth,... Read more »

Everything you Need to Know about Cavity Prevention

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Many American children and adults have had a cavity in their lifetime, and many of those cavities often go untreated. Cavities develop with the wearing-away of enamel and the lack of brushing and flossing, causing bacteria to develop and deteriorate the structure of the tooth. Cavities are prevalent, but cavities... Read more »