Archive for 'Fun Dental Facts' Category

The Best Job to Have in 2016 is… An Orthodontist!

Fun Dental Facts, orthodontics

Every year, U.S. News & World Report comes up with a ranking of the 100 best jobs, based on a number of indicators: personal fulfillment, stress level, compensation and room for advancement, among other criteria. Rising to the top of the list for 2016 is the dental specialist who straightens more...

Scouting for Smiles

Fun Dental Facts, Pediatric Dentistry

Since it was founded in 1907, the worldwide Scouting movement has encouraged countless young people in their physical, mental and spiritual development. Established about 100 years later, America's ToothFairy: National Children's Oral Health Foundation seeks to keep children from experiencing the problems of preventable dental disease. Recently, these two youth-oriented more...

A U.S. President’s “Fishing Trip” Hid His Treatment for Oral Cancer

Fun Dental Facts, oral cancer

Washington D.C. can get sizzling hot in the summer — even when it isn't an election year. That's as true now as it was 100 years ago, before the advent of air conditioning. So when President Grover Cleveland announced he'd be out of town for a few weeks in the more...

Pup Gets Braces – And it’s a Dog-Gone Good Thing!

Fun Dental Facts, orthodontics

For many people, dogs are a lot like members of the family. They go to the groomer for regular “beauty treatments,” travel along with their human companions on vacation, and have special birthday celebrations. Just recently, one cute pooch became an internet sensation when he was pictured at the vet’s more...

What’s the Strongest Substance Found in Living Organisms?

Fun Dental Facts

Armadillo armor? Spider silk? How about snail teeth? If you picked the last choice, you’re right! According to a new study by British scientists, a group of aquatic snails commonly called limpets have tiny teeth that are made of the hardest biological material ever found. The substance, a composite of more...

Sugar Has 56 Different Names

Fun Dental Facts, Nutrition, Oral Health

What do corn syrup, evaporated cane juice and agave nectar have in common? They are all names — aliases if you will — for sugar added to foods we eat every day. These include many foods you wouldn’t think of as being sugary: tomato sauce, bread and yogurt, for example. more...

Go Fetch — a Pet Toothbrush!

Fun Dental Facts, Oral Hygiene

You probably wouldn’t think of skipping your oral hygiene routine for a day. Your breath would smell, your teeth might yellow, and you’d risk all kinds of painful (and expensive) consequences: tooth decay, gum disease and even systemic inflammation. Yet so many people ignore this crucial routine when it comes more...

Zoo Panda Has Successful Dental Surgery!

Fun Dental Facts

Chewing bamboo for 12 hours a day requires sound teeth. So when 23-year-old giant panda Bai Yun chipped her tooth, officials at the San Diego zoo sprang into action. The bear’s broken lower canine was x-rayed so veterinarians could assess the extent of the damage. Fortunately, the tooth’s nerve tissue more...

The First Statue Built in Boston Public Garden Is Dedicated to Anesthetic Gas

Fun Dental Facts

If you’re looking for a good road-trip destination, how about a visit to the historic Boston Public Garden? There, you can take in the attractive plantings, enjoy a ride on the renowned swan boats… and see a statue dedicated to the anesthetic gas called ether. Sound a little loopy? It more...

Evidence of Stone-Age Dentistry Discovered in Italy

Fun Dental Facts

What would Fred Flintstone do if he had a toothache? We’re not sure how the best-known resident of Bedrock would have handled his dental issues — but in the real world, researchers may have recently found a clue. The new findings come from scientists at the Abdus Salam International Centre more...