1. Myth: Acid causes tooth decay. Fact: Although acidic foods can break down your teeth's enamel, which makes them more prone to decay, it’s actually bacteria that cause decay. Acidic food and drinks can enhance the process. 2. Myth: Aspirin on top of a tooth helps a toothache. Fact: Aspirin is acidic and can burn
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Laughter is the best medicine, even at the dentist’s office. We compiled a list of funny things that dental patients have said. 1. Pediatric patient on the way out the door, "I just got my teeth cleaned; I don't need to brush them anymore!" 2. After one dental patient had wisdom teeth out, she was
Dentistry has come a long way. After looking at some of these tools, it's no wonder people were scared to go to the dentist! While we use state-of-the-art technology and tools at our office in New Smyrna Beach, we wanted to share a little bit of information on how far the field of dentistry has
Through most of time, there was no record of dental anesthesia. Teeth were removed in a barbaric way with a chisel and a mallet and then progressed to forceps thousands of years later. OUCH! Laughing gas (nitrous oxide) was experimented with in the 1790s by a British chemist. It became the most popular form of
1. The cause of dental decay was listed as “tooth worms” in Sumerian scripts dated 5000 B.C. 2. Around 200 A.D., gold crowns and bridges were used in dentistry by the Etruscans. 3. In China around 700 A.D., the first silver paste “fillings” were used. 4. The Father of Modern Dentistry is Pierre Fauchard, a
In the early 20th century, researchers noticed a high prevalence of “Colorado Brown Stain” on the teeth of native-born residents of Colorado Springs, which was caused by high levels of fluoride in the water supply. People with these stains also had an unusually high resistance to dental cavities. Fluorosis is most prevalent in those ages
1. Enamel is the hardest substance in the body, but it can break easily. 2. Too much fluoride in early years can cause a condition known as fluorosis, which causes discoloration in permanent teeth. 3. About 2,500 years ago, the Mayans were very skilled at dental work and would drill small holes in their teeth
Getting kids to brush their teeth can be a huge challenge! Here is a great video with a young girl explaining how kids can properly brush their teeth. https://youtu.be/Jy8JurvYlH4
Most of us seem to be striving for prettier smiles, so that includes having whiter teeth. Besides teeth whitening at the dentist’s office, there are some things you can do yourself to help keep your teeth whiter. 1. Use a combination of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide is an anti-bacterial agent. Mix
Choosing a dentist a very personal experience that require a good relationship between the dentist and the patient. When visiting a dentist for the first time, consider the following: Convenience – Is your appointment time convenient so that it doesn’t take too much time away from your job? Is the office near your home or