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A Timeline Of Dental Inventions

Before synthetic-bristle toothbrushes, people used pig hair bristles. Before porcelain dentures, people used human and animal teeth replacements. Before anesthesia, people used . . . nothing. There are many things we can be grateful for in this modern age, and the invention of dental appliances and tools is one of them. 1789: Frenchman Nicolas Dubois…

Why Toothpick Use Can Harm Teeth and Gums

Often you see a toothpick jabbed in the middle of a sandwich or some hors d’oeuvres. But as its name indicates, its original purpose was to pick and clean teeth. However, most dentists advise against using toothpicks for cleaning your pearly whites, and here is why. Toothpicks Can Damage Gums Dentists say that if there…

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