Are teeth the new fingerprints?

Your mouth can speak volumes, whether you want it to or not! We’re not talking about vocalization, either. When it comes to unique identifiers, your mouth is equal to your fingerprints in singling you out. Your mouth can be as good as a fingerprint when it comes to identifying you Sound like a bunch of … Continued

Who has the most teeth today?

schedule an appointment Who has the most teeth? If you’ve been following our blog, you know the all-time record holder is the hadrosaur, with an astounding 600 individual teeth. But the hadrosaur hasn’t existed for a couple of million years– which currently living animal is the record holder? Which animal has the most teeth (and how?) … Continued

Fun Tongue Facts (Say That Ten Times Fast)

If you’ve been in fifth-grade health class, you’ve probably heard that the tongue is the strongest muscle in the body. Which–we’ll be honest, here–isn’t exactly true. That doesn’t stop the tongue from being a fascinating muscle, though! Your tongue may not be the strongest muscle, but it’s one of the most fascinating! Haven’t you ever … Continued

A new type of CPAP machine?

A cordless, tubeless CPAP machine? Sounds interesting! Airing, a company founded by inventor Stephen Marsh, has raised almost two million dollars through its IndieGoGo campaign since the campaign began in July of 2015 to provide its product to those who suffer from sleep apnea. Since then, development on the Airing cordless CPAP device has progressed into … Continued

Diabetes and Gum Health

Did you know that there is a connection between diabetes and gum diseases? If you’re one of the nearly 30 million people in America who suffer from diabetes, then you may be at an increased risk for periodontis and other gum diseases that can affect the health of your mouth, gums, and teeth. Emerging research … Continued

Is A Dry Mouth Putting You In Danger?

As much as we may think that spit is gross, it turns out that saliva is an essential part of mouth health. We need saliva to properly process food, and to maintain the natural balance of bacteria in the mouth. Without saliva, a number of potentially serious issues may arise, which may lead to expensive treatments … Continued

New Parents? Here’s what you should know…

If you’re looking for a troubling statistic, try this: between 60-90% of school children, and 100% of adults have dental cavities, according to the world health organization (WHO). Despite the fact that tooth decay is largely a preventable source of pain and discomfort, the vast majority of people in the world suffer from it, in one … Continued

Blocking Out Snoring Could be Dangerous

If you’ve ever had to sleep within earshot of someone who snores, you know how frustrating it can be. Some estimates suggest that approximately half of people snore at some point in their lives, and for family or partners who just want to get a good night’s sleep, ear plugs can seem like a good … Continued

The Hadrosaur’s 600 Teeth

New in teeth news: A scientist in Canada has just discovered that the Hadrosaur–a duck-billed dinosaur from the Cretaceous period–had over six hundred teeth in its mouth. No news on how high its dental bills were. This is an incredibly remarkable and advanced dental structure. Professor Robert Reisz, one of the scientists who discovered the … Continued

Everybody Needs A Brush Up: Plaque Disclosure Tablets

If you’ve ever been to the dentist, you’ve been told how to brush your teeth. “Tiny circles,” they say. “Check the gum line.” But of course, that’s not much help when you’ve got someone’s hands in your mouth. Even less when you’re numbed and drugged for whichever procedure they’ve brought you in for. Put simply, … Continued