Monthly Archives: October 2013

10 Dental Fun Facts

Most of the time, talking about teeth can be a little boring or sometimes just downright weird. We here at DC Dental like to make going to the dentist an enjoyable experience, so we thought we could share some interesting and fun facts about teeth and dentistry. Take a look:  … Read More

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The First Trip to the Dentist

Taking your child to the dentist for the first time can be a scary occasion for both you and your toddler. By 2 ½ most children have cut all of their baby teeth, so toddlerhood is a great time to start practicing positive dental habits. Many dentists recommend that kids … Read More

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Study Suggests No Perfect Substitute for Natural Teeth

While dental technology has greatly developed the science of dental implants, there’s no substitute for natural teeth. One literature review suggests dental patients should work to preserve their natural teeth as they provide the longest lifespan. The review was conducted through Harvard School of Dental Medicine in conjunction with many … Read More

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Bad Dental Habits

We have written a lot about healthy dental habits: brushing your teeth, flossing regularly, and seeing your dentist at least twice a year for regular cleanings and checkups. But what about the things you shouldn’t be doing to your chompers? Here is a list of bad dental habits that you … Read More

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Preventing Halloween Cavities

Our traditional philosophy on preventing Halloween cavities may be completely wrong. Many parents are bracing their children for potential cavities with Halloween just around the corner. With enough candy to feed an army, how do you allow your child to snack without comprising their oral health? One report indicates it … Read More

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Non Surgical Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults. In its early stages periodontal disease can be treated with non-invasive procedures without putting you under and using a local anesthetic like Novocain. The American Academy of Periodontology’s guidelines stress that periodontal health can be achieved through … Read More

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Teaching Your Children to Brush Their Teeth

Teaching your children to brush their teeth is no easy job, but it’s critical for setting them up for a lifetime of good oral health. Here’s a little professional advice, especially for all of you first time parents. If your child is old enough, take them toothbrush shopping. Putting a … Read More

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Blind Man’s Site is Restored From his Teeth!

In a truly miraculous situation, Ian Tibbits, a 43-year-old father, was able to see again after sixteen years from having his vision restored from his teeth!  The father of two used to differentiate his two sons apart by their voices and movements, but he can now see them due to … Read More

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Brushing Your Teeth in Six Seconds with Blizzident

Brushing your teeth in six seconds may soon become a reality thanks in part to 3D printing. In what’s being hailed as the biggest development for the personal toothbrush in decades, researchers have developed a brush that can clean your teeth in less than 10 seconds. What’s the secret? Combining … Read More

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