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Dental Myths Debunked

From George Washington’s not-so-wooden-teeth to the importance of flossing, here are the truths of some common dental myths. Losing An Eye Tooth Makes You Blind The eye tooth (more commonly known as the canine tooth) has its name because it is located below the eye. It has no other connection to your eyes, so losing it…

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…

Myths About How to Brush Your Teeth

Twice a day you attack the plaque building on your teeth by ferociously scrubbing it away. But while it is good to brush your teeth, it is not good to ferociously scrub them. Here are a few common myths about how to brush your teeth. The Harder the Better Most people think that scrubbing their…

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