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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...

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...

Your Pets Need Dental Care Too!

Fun Dental Facts

According to the American Veterinarian Dental Society, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show some signs of oral disease by age 3. As in humans, plaque and tartar build up leads to periodontal disease which affects the tissues and supporting tooth structures. Pets show symptoms of red, swollen and more...

Why Are They Called “Wisdom” Teeth?

Fun Dental Facts, Wisdom Teeth

Third molars have been referred to as “teeth of wisdom” since the Seventeenth Century and simply “wisdom teeth” since the Nineteenth Century. The third molars generally appear much later than other teeth, usually between the ages of 17 and 25 when a person reaches adulthood. It is generally thought among more...

Dental Facts Every Expectant Mother Needs to Know

Fun Dental Facts, Pregnancy

For expectant mothers it is quite normal to be concerned about their own general and oral health. Could pregnancy affect my gums? (Yes, gingivitis, inflammation of the gum tissue is common from the second through the eighth month of pregnancy.) Does the calcium for the baby's teeth come from my more...

Sleep Your Way to Better Oral Health

Fun Dental Facts

Did you know that getting a good night's sleep each night can contribute to better oral health? Well, it can! A study recently published in the Journal of Periodontology states that people obtaining 7-8 hours of sleep per night exhibited greater resistance to periodontal disease when compared to those getting more...