Your Guide to Post-Treatment Pain Relief

As dental professionals, most of what we do is about relieving and preventing pain. However, sometimes post-procedure pain is an unfortunate but unavoidable step on the road to a healthy and functional smile.Read More

Toothbrushes Used to Be Made From Plants & Animals

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TOOTHBRUSHES Used to Be Made From Plants & Animals

The modern toothbrush has only been around for about 90 years, but it is the latest in a long evolution of tools to fight tooth decay, stretching back thousands of years and involving a whole range of flora and fauna!

Pre-History – Chewing on Sticks

Long before our ancestors used toothbrushes to ward off tooth decay, people chewed on sticks or twigs to clean their teeth. The earliest chew sticks found date back to 3500 B.C. in Mesopotamia and a tomb from 3000 B.C. in Egypt. Archeological finds also indicate that people used bird feather quills and porcupine spines to pick and clean their teeth.

Chew sticks are still around in the Middle East and northern Africa in the form of miswaks (also called siwaak or sewak)...

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5 Things You Do That Annoy Your Dental Hygienist

Despite what some people seem to think, a hygienist's greatest desire is not to scold patients. A dental hygienist's greatest desire is to see healthy mouths free of tooth decay and dental disease.Read More

Is Tooth Polishing Necessary?

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Is Tooth Polishing Necessary?

We know that for most of our patients, their favorite part of a dental cleaning is how smooth and clean their teeth feel afterward, not to mention how shiny they are. Tooth polishing has long been part of the dental checkup routine

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