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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|Gum Disease, Hygiene, Tooth Trivia|Comments Off on Rewriting History With Teeth

Benefits of Cosmetic Bonding

Cosmetic bonding is a flexible, affordable, but little-known cosmetic dentistry procedure that allows you to transform your smile for the better. If you’re dealing with small cosmetic imperfections that are keeping you from being happy with your smile, dental bonding may be the right solution. What is Dental Bonding? [...]

By |January 23rd, 2019|Cosmetic Dentistry, Veneers|Comments Off on Benefits of Cosmetic Bonding

3 Ways to Fight Dry Mouth

Excessively dry mouth or xerostomia is a relatively common disorder with some devastating effects. Saliva is our mouth’s natural defense against tooth decay. It washes away food debris before it can form into plaque, and helps to regulate your mouth’s microbiome, keeping some particularly nasty bacteria from overpopulating your mouth. Without it, we’re 30 percent [...]

By |January 10th, 2019|Cavities, Gum Disease, Preventitive Dentistry|Comments Off on 3 Ways to Fight Dry Mouth

A New Year, A New Smile

The celebration of the new year is a tradition that goes as far back as the Roman Empire and Julius Caesar. The traditional Roman calendar attempted to follow the lunar cycles but frequently fell out of phase with seasons and the moon. To rectify this, Caesar sought the help of Alexandrian astronomer, Sosigences, who suggests [...]

By |December 26th, 2018|Cosmetic Dentistry, Invisalign, Tooth-Colored Fillings|Comments Off on A New Year, A New Smile

Brushing Away High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure or hypertension affects nearly 1 in 3 adults in the United States, totalling nearly 75 million Americans. What’s worse is that nearly one third of those 75 million may not know they have it, putting them at greater risk for stroke or heart attack. According to a new study conducted out of [...]

By |December 13th, 2018|Gum Disease, Hygiene|Comments Off on Brushing Away High Blood Pressure