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Let’s Make An Impression: History Of Dental Impressions

When was the last time you had one of those ooey, gooey dental impressions? Perhaps your dentist made a mold, or maybe your orthodontist needed one. First Ever Dental Impressions The idea of making dental impressions dates back to the

Do Water Flossers Get The Job Done?

“You need to do a better job flossing.” We’ve all heard this during our dental visits. Most of us are not good at pulling out that long string of dental floss every day to get the job done. Water flossers

The Latest, Greatest X-Ray Technology

Like most, you probably dread those fun bitewing x-rays where you have to hold the little film card in your mouth and bite down while the dentist takes an image. You might be in luck because there are new x-ray

Dealing With Your Fear Of The Dentist

Dentists recommend periodic checkups at least every six months to maintain optimum oral health, but millions miss these visits each year because of serious anxieties about visiting a dentist. While it’s true that few people look forward to a visit,

How Do Dentists Feel About Natural & Organic Toothpastes?

Natural and organic toothpastes are growing in popularity as consumers look for an alternative to sodium lauryl sulfate(SLS), flouride, glycerin, and other chemically-created substances. But are these toothpastes safe and effective? Do dentists recommend them? Many dentists do recommend organic products.

What Was The First Ever Recorded Dental Procedure

Have you ever sat in a dentist’s chair, wondering where it all started—where dentistry began? What was the first dental procedure anyway? Although the Sumerians and Egyptians wrote about tooth decay and toothache remedies as early as 5000 BC, the

Things To Do In Petaluma California In The Spring

Spring is here! That means warmer weather and lots of sunshine! Here are some of the fun activities that Petaluma has to offer, so you can have fun in the beaches, redwoods and wine country of Sonoma County. History Lovers

What Is Nanotechnology in Dentistry?: Dental News

Nanotechnology is about creating materials at the nanoscale—a nanometer is a billionth of a meter! It is hard to visualize how small this really is! Deliberately creating materials at the nanoscale means that engineers and scientists can enhance properties on

Tooth Decay: Are Your Teeth Under Siege?

Each time you eat a sugar-filled snack or drink a sugary drink, your teeth are under siege. According to the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), 92 percent of adults aged 20 to 64 have had cavities! We

The First Recorded Medical Procedure

What do you think the oldest recorded medical procedure is? Dentistry? Caesarean section? Amputation? Nope, none of these. The oldest recorded evidence of a medical procedure is for trepanation, a form of brain surgery! The word’s origin is Greek, from