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A Tribute to America’s First Female Dentist

March is Women’s History Month. It's a time to celebrate women who have made significant contributions to society but often go unrecognized. One such figure is Lucy Hobbs Taylor, who over 150 years ago last month became the first American woman to graduate from dental school. Studying Dentistry in Secret Lucy Hobbs Taylor was born March [...]

By |March 3rd, 2020|General Dentistry, Tooth Trivia|Comments Off on A Tribute to America’s First Female Dentist

Rewriting History With Teeth

After discovering a rare and expensive pigment in the dental plaque of a woman who lived some time between the 11th and 12th century, researchers at Ohio State University are rewriting history. Published in the journal Science Advances, the study hoped to provide a reimagined picture of the 11th century, the role of women, and [...]

By |February 6th, 2019|Tooth Trivia|Comments Off on Rewriting History With Teeth

How Common Are E-Cigarette Explosions?

Last week, a Hawaiian man lost four teeth when his e-cigarette exploded in his mouth. He got 40 stitches, and the loss of his teeth will have him looking for dental implants. He also suffered serious burns to his lips and hand. As e-cigarette usage becomes more common, we can expect more [...]

By |December 14th, 2017|Tooth Trivia|Comments Off on How Common Are E-Cigarette Explosions?

Studies Show E-Cigarettes Harm Gums

A few years ago, the word e-cigarette still sounded foreign to most people. But these days, smoking e-cigarettes — more casually known as “vaping” — has become unremarkable. In fact, recent statistics show that more than nine million Americans smoke e-cigarettes regularly, making them a trend worth investigating. One of the main marketing tools [...]

By |May 11th, 2017|Preventative Dentistry, Tooth Trivia|Comments Off on Studies Show E-Cigarettes Harm Gums
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