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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...

Becoming a Dentist: What’s Involved?

Dental Health Tips, Fun Dental Facts

Interested in becoming a dentist? The American Dental Association recommends the following steps for high school students who may be considering a career in dentistry: Get a broad exposure to science and math while in high school — enroll in college preparatory classes in biology, algebra and chemistry. Continue taking more...

Toothbrush Commands Out-of-This-World Price

Fun Dental Facts

What's the big deal about a used plastic toothbrush with a broken rubber tip and the usual signs of wear? Plenty when it's been to the moon and back with the second man ever to walk on the lunar surface. Recently the toothbrush belonging to Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin more...

New Tooth Fairy Beacon iPhone App Helps A Worthy Cause

Fun Dental Facts

The latest iPhone app for parents and kids pairs the fun of losing a tooth with important dental tips from the expert herself. The Tooth Fairy Beacon app transforms mobile devices into a magical portal giving kids a peek into the Tooth Fairy's world. Exciting animation, sound effects and narration more...

Neem – Oral Healthcare in Developing Countries

Fun Dental Facts, Oral Hygiene

Did you know that neem is one of the products used in oral healthcare in developing countries? For example, India has been using the neem tree and its products to create toothbrushes for centuries. A person chews one end of the neem twig until it somewhat resembles the bristles of more...

$24,000 was paid for Winston Churchill’s partial denture!

dentures, Fun Dental Facts

A set of partial dentures was auctioned off on July 29, 2010 for the incredible price of approximately $24,000. Of course, these were not your everyday dentures, having often been referred to as the “teeth that saved the world.” The gold-plated upper dentures, one of several sets, were worn by more...

Dentistry CSI – Is there such a thing?

Fun Dental Facts

Dentistry actually does have a big role in Crime Scene Investigation commonly known as CSI. It's really all about Forensic Dentistry which is the branch of dentistry that deals with the legal aspects of professional dental practices and treatment, with particular emphasis on the use of dental records to identify more...

Tooth Friendly Easter Baskets

Dental Health Tips, Fun Dental Facts, Pediatric Dentistry

According to the National Confectioners Association, Americans spend more than $1.5 billion on Easter candy each year, second only to the $1.77 billion spent on Halloween. This means that on average each American will eat the equivalent of 25 pounds of candy, plus an additional 2 pounds of gum each more...