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5 Fun Historical Facts About Dentists

5 Fun Historical Facts About Dentists

Believe it or not, dentistry has a colorful past! We scoured the history books for interesting highlights, and here's what we found... 1. Tooth Worms - Say What? Today, we of course know, tooth decay is mostly caused by plaque that sticks to the teeth and eats into...

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5 Fun Historical Facts About Dentists

5 Fun Historical Facts About Dentists

Believe it or not, dentistry has a colorful past! We scoured the history books for interesting highlights, and here's what we found... 1. Tooth Worms - Say What? Today, we of course know, tooth decay is mostly caused by plaque that sticks to the teeth and eats into...

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Pop ToothyTune Awards: Songs With Teeth in Them

Pop ToothyTune Awards: Songs With Teeth in Them

As dentists, we’re kind of partial to songs where teeth take center stage.

So here we present the first, possibly not the last, Pop ToothyTune Awards! These aren’t the latest songs, and some might say, not the best songs – we just like ’em ’cause they mention you-know-what.

We’ve included the videos, the lyrics, the meanings, artist bios and official websites for each song. Enjoy!


NO. 1: CROOKED TEETH | Death Cab for Cutie (2005)

LYRIC AND MEANING | THE ARTIST | WEBSITE






NO. 2: WISDOM TEETH | Bea Miller (2020)

LYRICS | MEANING | THE ARTIST | WEBSITE






NO. 3 – TEETH | 5 Seconds of Summer (2019)

LYRICS | MEANING | THE ARTIST | WEBSITE






NO. 4: KICKED IN THE TEETH | AC/DC (1978)

LYRICS AND MEANING | THE ARTIST | WEBSITE






NO. 5: TEETH | Lady Gaga (2009)

LYRICS AND MEANING | THE ARTIST | WEBSITE





Well, that was fun! Keep visiting our blog for more of the Pop ToothyTune Awards! And if teeth are now your main thought, maybe it’s time to make an appointment with us (just sayin’).

Is It Safe To Return To The Dentist? We Believe, Yes! Here’s Why…

Is It Safe To Return To The Dentist? We Believe, Yes! Here’s Why…

It wasn’t long ago dental offices were closed nationwide. Since the summer, dental offices have been working hard!

The American Dental Association, the Centers for Disease Control and other organizations have guided dental offices to initiate strict protocols for the prevention of Covid-19, backed by continuous improvement.

Today, those protocols have now been in place for weeks and months and dentists have steadily improved procedures, growing more experienced merely by repeating them hour after hour, day after day.

Not everyone is in agreement, but experts believe it is generally safe to visit dentists who have adopted and are experienced in the new protocols. To help you decide, here are some video pieces that discuss the pros and cons of returning to the dentist.

Is It Safe To Go To The Dentist Amid COVID-19? | CBS This Morning

Dr. Tara Narula discusses how dentists are working hard to preserve the safety of their patients and staff.





Is It Safe To Go To The Dentist During COVID-19? | Good Morning America

Dr. Jen Ashton answer viewers’ questions about the pandemic, and takes one about going to the dentist.





Dental Visits Down During Pandemic, Dentists Urging People To Stay On Track | KOAA-TV | NBC

The pandemic has caused patients to purposely delay their dental visits. KOAA-TV asks dentists to share their experiences and steps patients can take to get back on track with their appointments.




Is It Safe To Go To The Dentist During COVID-19, What To Expect | Whitney DiFoggio

Vlogger Whitney DiFoggio takes a thorough look at the new patient experience dentists have created to keep them safe.





Should YOU be going back to the dentist? The answer is probably yes! It’s a matter of weighing the risk of contracting COVID-19 versus the risk of ignoring your dental health for a prolonged period. Depending on your general health, your prevention habits and the condition of your teeth, the minimal risks outweigh the benefits of preventing serious dental issues from occurring down the road.

Speak with us today about how our office can keep you safe! 

Dental Implants? In Ancient Days?

Dental Implants? In Ancient Days?

The dental implant technique is a wonderful invention that gives you replacement teeth you don’t have to take out at night.

Implants look and behave exactly like the real thing. Amazingly, they are not new! In fact, the oldest known dental implant was installed about 4,000 years ago. Here are some amazing facts about the history of dental implants.

The Chinese

When looking for the oldest dental implant in history, it is important to define “dental implant”. After all, this is not a quest for ancient false teeth, or the world’s first bridge or crown. “Implant” specifically refers to an anchor embedded into the jawbone that supports a prosthetic tooth.

The remains of the first known dental implant recipient were actually discovered in China – carbon dated to 4,000 years ago!

Today’s implants consist of separate parts (abutment and prosthetic tooth) made of a variety of materials. The ancient implant was made all of bamboo, and the artificial teeth were all one piece, carved into a peg shape, with the sharp end driven into the patient’s jaw, with no modern anesthesia, of course. Ouch!

The Egyptians

The ancient Egyptians worked out things that modern scientists are still puzzling over. They had dental implants, too.

The Egyptians preserved their dead as mummies, so their medical history is easy to uncover. Some ancient mummies indeed have dental implants. These date back to 2,000 years ago.

Egyptian implants were made of precious metals. In some instances the implant was, like the ancient Chinese, a one-piece installation – in other cases, the implant speared a recycled human tooth and anchored it into the jaw. Some Egyptian dental implants were made of carved ivory with the crown and the implant forming all one piece.

The Mayans

The ancient civilizations of Central America hit upon a very useful idea. They made implants out of fragments of seashells. Researchers discovered that these implants, found in a skeleton from 600 AD, actually encouraged the bone of the jaw to bond with the implant, making the anchor rock solid.

Modern Implants

If you go for an implant today, you won’t get one made of ivory or seashells. Modern dentists use titanium implants, which were first developed in the 1950s at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom.

Scientists discovered that bone grows around titanium screws so tightly that they virtually fuse together. Make an appointment to speak to a dentist about dental implants, and you won’t have to mention that you prefer titanium to bamboo!

Pop ToothyTune Awards: Songs With Teeth in Them

Pop ToothyTune Awards: Songs With Teeth in Them

As dentists, we’re kind of partial to songs where teeth take center stage.

So here we present the first, possibly not the last, Pop ToothyTune Awards! These aren’t the latest songs, and some might say, not the best songs – we just like ’em ’cause they mention you-know-what.

We’ve included the videos, the lyrics, the meanings, artist bios and official websites for each song. Enjoy!


NO. 1: CROOKED TEETH | Death Cab for Cutie (2005)

LYRIC AND MEANING | THE ARTIST | WEBSITE






NO. 2: WISDOM TEETH | Bea Miller (2020)

LYRICS | MEANING | THE ARTIST | WEBSITE






NO. 3 – TEETH | 5 Seconds of Summer (2019)

LYRICS | MEANING | THE ARTIST | WEBSITE






NO. 4: KICKED IN THE TEETH | AC/DC (1978)

LYRICS AND MEANING | THE ARTIST | WEBSITE






NO. 5: TEETH | Lady Gaga (2009)

LYRICS AND MEANING | THE ARTIST | WEBSITE





Well, that was fun! Keep visiting our blog for more of the Pop ToothyTune Awards! And if teeth are now your main thought, maybe it’s time to make an appointment with us (just sayin’).

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