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What’s Wrong With The Hard-Bristled Brush Anyway?

We recently wrote a blog post about how to brush your teeth the right way, but we thought that we would delve a little bit deeper into the world of toothbrushes. You’ve probably heard it a hundred times: brush with a soft-bristled brush and not a medium or...

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Wow! Those are Some Really Old Teeth

From chipping out cavities with a sharpened stone to analyzing prehistoric plaque, teeth—and the methods we have developed to study them—give us a lot of insight into the last few million years. The shape and size of teeth shed light on ancient diets, as well as...

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Can You Prolong your Dentures’ Lifespan?

Before we jump into the nitty-gritty of dentures, how to care for them, and how long they last, let’s dive into a pool of fascinating information about probably the most famous denture-wearer in U.S. history: George Washington. You might have heard somewhere that...

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Brush Your Teeth the Most Efficient Way

Brushing your teeth is one of those things that you start learning how to do from your youngest days. Pediatric dentists even recommend wiping out your baby’s mouth daily with a soft, wet cloth before they have teeth! It’s pretty remarkable, then, that even though we...

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Can Smoking Affect Dental Implants?

People have been looking for ways to replace lost or damaged teeth for thousands of years with varying degrees of success. Fully functioning teeth not only make chewing and talking easier, but they also change the shape of your face, improve your smile, and are much...

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What You Should Know About Wisdom Tooth Extraction

“Here’s to hoping the loss of your wisdom teeth doesn’t have a negative impact on your intelligence.” - Anonymous Ah, wisdom teeth. I look back on my own wisdom teeth removal story all these years later, and I still cringe with mortification from my own stupidity....

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