Dental Myths

The Old-Time Tale of the Tooth Fairy

A Childhood Folk Story The tooth fairy is an iconic folktale of early childhood that’s believed to have started in the early 20th century. When children lose one of their baby teeth, they place it beneath their pillow and a fairy-like figure collects it while they’re sleeping. She then leaves monetary reimbursement for the tooth, […]

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Soft Bristle vs. Hard Bristle Toothbrushes

Choosing a Toothbrush: Soft Bristles vs Hard Bristles Keeping your smile clean will ensure it stays beautiful and healthy. It’s not only crucial that you brush and floss consistently, but also that you use dental products that are best for your mouth and recommended by the American Dental Association as well. While the first toothbrush […]

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If I Never Had Cavities as a Kid, Am I Immune as an Adult?

What Is a Cavity? Cavities are a very common occurrence, as 92% of adults ages 20 to 64 have had at least one in their lifetime. A cavity develops when food or debris is left on your teeth; plaque forms and attracts bacteria that eat through your tooth.   When left untreated, cavities can become […]

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Is Gum Disease Contagious?

When a friend or family member is sick, people tend to keep their distance so they don’t catch the illness. You might refrain from hugging, kissing, or sharing a drink with someone to ensure you stay healthy. The same thing applies when someone has a cold sore on their lip. Even just one sip of […]

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Is it a Myth That Brushing Twice a Day is Good for Your Teeth?

Why People Don’t Brush You’re probably busy with work, school, cooking, housework, and everything in between. And when you’re not busy, there are so many other things you could be doing instead of brushing your teeth.  It’s such a small step in your day and it might seem trivial to miss it. So, you skip […]