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3 Ways to Re-Shape Your Smile Without Braces

smile makeover without braces When people think of a smile makeover, many people think of braces. And it's true that braces can create a very powerful before and after image. However, not every smile makeover involves braces.Read More

5 Things You Didn’t Know From Dental Care History in the U.S.

We'll bet the early history of dental care and dentists in the United States is far more interesting that you would have guessed, filled with famous names and genius innovationsRead More

Toothbrushes Used to Be Made From Plants & Animals

a history of the toothbrush

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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Dry Mouth Isn’t Just Unpleasant…It Can Cause Tooth Decay!

Dry mouth can make it more likely that you'll get tooth decay! The presence of saliva in your mouth is an important part of keeping your teeth healthy.Read More