Monthly Archives: February 2017

A Guide to Teaching kids How to Brush their Teeth

Blog Highlights:
  • Kids are not exempted when it comes to tooth decay, this is why they need to have their teeth brushed as soon as the first one erupts
  • You can use games, apps, and even oral hygiene products that have different colors and flavors to entice your child to brush his or her teeth...
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Knowing when to take your Child to the Dentist

Blog Highlights:
  • A lot of parents have no idea when they should take their children for their first dental checkup
  • During the first visit, the dentist will check for injury, tooth decay, as well as signs of proper growth and development
  • Schedule your child’s first visit when he or she is happy and active
  • Parents...
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The Life of George Franklin Grant, A Dentist and an Inventor

Blog Highlights:
  • George Franklin Grant is the first African-American faculty member of Harvard
  • Aside from becoming the first faculty member, he became the president of two respectable associations in the field of dentistry
  • He is also known for having invented one of the precursors to the modern Golf tee
Born in September 15, 1856, George Franklin...
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What is in your toothpaste?

Blog Highlights:
  • Some active ingredients found in toothpastes are meant to help you deal with sensitivity by interacting with the nerves or with the tubules in your teeth
  • Toothpastes also contain inactive ingredients which are typically used for cleaning or for polishing your teeth
  • You need to brush your teeth for at least two minutes...
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Knowing how to Properly Floss your Teeth

Blog Highlights:
  • Dentists recommend that you brush your teeth twice a day, and floss once a day to protect your teeth from tooth decay and gum disease
  • Flossing allows you to clean the small spaces in between your teeth where food debris can get stuck, and where bacteria can hide
  • You can floss the side...
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The History of the Dental Floss

Blog Highlights:
  • Archaeological findings have discovered that ancient human teeth had toothpick and dental floss grooves
  • A dentist in the 1800’s recommended flossing to help dislodge food debris in between teeth and to help people avoid disease
  • In 1882, the floss with a pocket thread carrier and cutter was invented
  • Flossing was not popular in...
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Seeing your Dentist for an Oral Cancer Screening

Blog Highlights:
  • According to the American Dental Association, tens of thousands of individuals are diagnosed with head and neck cancer each year.
  • Experts recommend that we all see our dentists regularly so we can also go through oral cancer screening.
  • Some patients who have oral cancer are known to have flat, painless spots inside the...
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