The Surprisingly Colorful History Of Toothpaste

The Egyptians are credited with the invention of toothpaste, but it was nothing like our modern formulations. Imagine a toothpaste made of dried iris flowers, mint, and crushed rock salt, all mixed together as a cleaning powder. While this concoction

Smiles So Bright You’re Gonna Need Shades Or Not

“The smile is the window to the soul”, or so the saying goes. We all want to have bright white smiles. Think about how different someone looks when they smile instead of frown. However, the day to day routines that

E-Cigarettes: What Does Your Dentist Say?

Many people are giving up real tobacco products and instead using e-cigarettes as a better, healthier alternative. E-cigarettes have no tar, no odor and no secondhand smoke, so they definitely offer a healthier alternative in those respects. Regarding dental health,

Pass The Time in Petaluma: Great Things To Do

It’s 2017 and spring is almost here, so we thought you’d like to know some of the fun activities that Petaluma has to offer. There’s so much to choose from because, being in Sonoma County, we’re near the beaches, redwoods,

Long and Colorful History of the Toothbrush

What if your toothbrush was made of gold or porcupine quills? Thankfully, we have plastic toothbrushes now, but the first known toothbrushes were made of odd materials like the ones just mentioned. Excavations in Mesopotamia date back to the time

Everything You Need To Know About Teeth Whitening

It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the many teeth whitening products on the market today. Gels and white strips and rinses, oh my! What do dentists have to say about all of these products? Which ones are effective? Which ones

So You Have A Mouth Sore….

We’ve all had that uncomfortable feeling of eating something spicy or drinking something hot, only to discover a painful mouth sore. Mouth sores are very common and occur on the gums, lips or tongue, or inside the cheeks. There are

A Dental History Timeline- From “Tooth Worms” To Today.

Did you know that as early as 5000 BC, ancient Sumerians thought tooth decay was caused by tooth worms? Although they could not comprehend microscopic bacteria at that time, they were nevertheless on the right track. A short 2500 years

Caring for Canker Sores

If you feel pain on the inside of your cheek or lip, you may have a canker sore. These mouth ulcers have a white center, and while quite painful, they are not contagious. Canker Sore Or Cold Sore? They are

Dental Lasers For Detection of Tooth Cavities

“Come back next week and we’ll fill that tooth”are the dreaded words none of us want to hear. Early detection is critical for any disease, and that certainly applies to cavity detection. Cavities are typically detected at a late-stage which