History of Toothbrushes

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History of Toothbrushes

A Brief History of Toothbrushes: Did you know that toothbrushes date back to ancient civilizations? Early versions were made from twigs and frayed ends to clean teeth! In the 15th century, China introduced bristled toothbrushes made from boar hair. Fast forward to 1938, when nylon-bristle toothbrushes were invented! Today, we enjoy an array of toothbrush styles and designs for optimal oral care. Let’s celebrate the evolution of toothbrushes and keep those smiles shining bright!

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Embrace Wellness Month with Healthy Smiles!

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Embrace Wellness Month with Healthy Smiles! August is National Wellness Month, and we’re all about promoting overall well-being, starting with your dental health! Good oral health is an essential part of your overall wellness journey. Remember to brush and floss daily, maintain regular dental check-ups, and keep up with healthy habits that brighten your smile. If you have any dental questions or need to schedule an appointment, our caring team is here to support your wellness goals.

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What To Ask About During an Initial Consultation

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Our dentist’s experience and credentials, treatments we offer, how we handle emergencies, payment options, insurance coverage, personalized oral care advice and preventive measures, and any concerns or dental issues you have.

Is Mouth Tape Really Beneficial?

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Is Mouth Tape Really Beneficial?

Mouth taping has become increasingly popular in the holistic health space for reducing the negative effects of mouth breathing, such as ADHD symptoms, dry mouth, cavities, gum disease, and decreased cognitive ability. But does it really work? According to the Sleep Foundation, there have only been a couple of small scientific experiments studying the benefits. One study found that people with mild obstructive sleep apnea snored less and had fewer instances of lapsed breathing when using mouth tape.

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Reasons to Visit Dentist During Pregnancy

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Reasons to Visit Dentist During Pregnancy

Did you know that hormonal changes during pregnancy can increase a woman’s risk of developing periodontal disease? When possible, it’s important to schedule a dental cleaning and exam appointment before getting pregnant to ensure optimal oral health. Preventive treatments during pregnancy are safe but may be difficult during the third trimester. Dental X-rays and elective or cosmetic dental procedures should be postponed until after birth. Questions? Contact our friendly dental team today!

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Different Types of Cracked Teeth

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Different Types of Cracked Teeth

Here are the 5 types of cracked teeth:

A. Craze lines- small, superficial cracks that usually don’t require treatment.
B. Fractured cusps- a piece of the tooth breaks off, but the root remains intact.
C. Cracked teeth- a visible crack that can extend below the gum line and may require a crown or root canal.
D. Split roots- when the tooth splits vertically and may require extraction.
E. Vertical root fractures- occur in the root and can be difficult to diagnose and treat.

Each crack is unique and requires unique treatment from an experienced and trusted dentist. Don’t put off treatment if you have a cracked tooth! Call our dental team today!

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Father’s Day

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Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day! It’s no secret that dads play a special role in their children’s lives. Bear hugs, backyard soccer games, piggyback rides, and teaching their kids about health and hygiene are just a few ways dads love their children. When it comes to dental health, children often copy their parents’ hygiene routines. So, if you’re brushing twice a day and flossing daily, you could be why your child reaches adulthood without cavities or gum disease!

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How Have Dentures Improved?

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How Have Dentures Improved?

Today’s dentures are a far cry from the dentures your grandparents wore. Modern dental technology has helped dentures evolve, so those who need them have a more comfortable experience and gain confidence instead of losing it. Changes to the denture gum tissue and teeth make them appear more lifelike than ever before, and thanks to digital dentistry, we obtain more accurate measurements to create dentures that feel natural. Patients today also have the option of anchoring their dentures in place.

Can Bad Oral Hygiene Cause You to Lose Your Sense of Taste?

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Can Bad Oral Hygiene Cause You to Lose Your Sense of Taste?

The common cold, a sinus or throat infection, aging, and smoking are all common reasons people lose their sense of taste. But did you know that oral health conditions like periodontal disease that create inflammation of the gingiva can also diminish a person’s ability to taste? Be sure to brush and floss daily and visit our dentist regularly to ensure you are always able to enjoy your favorite foods and beverages!

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