There are millions of people who have amalgam fillings. Recently, there has been concern raised about the mercury used in those fillings – to the point that many feel they should have them removed immediately.
What is Amalgam?
Amalgam is an […]
Our teeth are important to good oral health for many reasons. They are vital for chewing our food, retaining bone for facial structure, and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. But humans are not the only ones with teeth. The animal […]Read More
Scientists originally thought that dentistry didn’t develop until after agriculture became common and high carbohydrate grains and similar foods led to a rapid increase in cavities. But evidence indicates that Neolithic humans were competent dentists—at least to the extent that […]Read More
Sniffling, stuffiness, frequent headaches—sound familiar? Sinus infections plague about 12% of adults. You may find it surprising to discover that about 20% of those sinus infections can be directly related to your oral health—especially your molars and premolars. How Is […]Read More
From humble beginnings to modern ergonomic chairs, changes to dental chairs benefit both the patient and the doctor. Here is a brief look at the significant changes the dental chair has undergone over the last 300 years. The First Dental […]Read More
Every dentist has his or her share of funny and weird stories about teeth. A number of tooth stories involve prisoners and not-so-successful crooks. • A Swedish newspaper reported that in 2013 an inmate broke out of prison because of […]Read More
Yes, your genes can play a large role in your overall oral health. How strong your teeth are, whether they are crooked or straight, the potential to develop gum disease, and even the ease with which you get cavities can […]Read More
It is estimated that as many as 7-10% of people do not go to the dentist because they are afraid. Dentophobia is the fear of going to the dentist, and it is a very real thing. Fortunately for the health […]Read More
At some point, it may be recommended that some of your teeth be restored using a dental “crown.” A dental crown encases the entire tooth and is custom-made for each of your teeth. Crowns are made to appear like your […]Read More
According to the World Health Organization, over 26 percent of adults have untreated tooth decay, which is linked to many other health issues, including heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and more. Based on what researchers in the Netherlands have done with […]Read More