Everything You Need To Know About Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease or gum disease, as it’s more commonly known, is an infection of the gums. When left untreated, it can lead to severe complications. Thankfully, there are several ways that you can prevent and treat gum disease. If you

6 Detrimental Effects Alcohol Has on Your Teeth and Mouth

Alcohol consumption has become a regular characteristic in our society. Whether you’re enjoying a few beers while watching the game or throwing back cocktails at a holiday party, it’s generally accepted that drinks will be available at any celebratory event.

Dr. Neanderthal DDS Performs Prehistoric Dentistry

Neanderthals are usually depicted as club swinging primates that used grunting as a form of communication. They aren’t often credited for their medical knowledge. However, a recently released study shows us that we may have given Neanderthals a bad rap,

3 Things to Know About Dental Care And Psychotropic Drugs

Anytime you have dental work done, your dentist will need to know if you are taking any medications. It’s important to give your dentist a comprehensive list of all medications so that you get the appropriate care. Many people in

Pufferfish and Humans Share Same DNA for Teeth

Pufferfish have a unique dental structure that is not found on any other type of fish. Mature pufferfish have four dental plates at the front of their mouth; two on top and two on the bottom. This structure is commonly

5 Of The Best Remedies For Dental Pain

We’ve all been there. It’s the weekend, or you’re traveling somewhere, and you get a toothache. The dentist’s office doesn’t open until Monday! Yikes! What do you do? How do you relieve your pain long enough to wait for a

Dental News: The Connection Between Childhood Tooth Decay And Yeast

Your toddler should have regular dental visits, and here’s why. More than one-third of all toddlers in the U.S. are affected by a serious form of tooth decay characterized by yeast and bacteria combining to form a biofilm that coats

This Is Why Your Dentist Needs Your Medical History

“Why do I have to fill out all this paperwork? Why does my dentist need to know my medical history just to clean my teeth?” These are questions you may have voiced to yourself as you sat in the waiting

Questions You Should Ask Your Dentist

Dentists love it when their patients ask questions—they really do! You likely ask your family doctor many questions about your health, so why not ask your dentist about your oral health? The dentist-patient relationship is very important, and it is

Mistakes in Dental History

Today’s dental history tale is about mistakes in dental history. The path to dental care as we know it today was not a smooth one. The 18th century provides several examples. America may have won the War for Independence in 1776,