Rocky Mountain Brown Water and the Wild History of Fluoride

Some of the greatest scientific discoveries occurred by accident. From falling apples, to sandwiches that don’t mold, some of our greatest achievements began as simple analysis of the natural surroundings. Fluoride, one of dentistry’s most powerful tools in the fight against cavities, also has a similar origin story.   The Colorado Brown Stain In 1901, a young … Continue reading “Rocky Mountain Brown Water and the Wild History of Fluoride”

Just How Long Have Humans Chewed Gum?

Did you know that humans have used animal hair to make toothbrushes, or that we’ve crushed shells to use as toothpaste? Over the years, humanity has had its ups and downs when discovering and designing medical technologies – especially oral care. But what about chewing gum? How long have we chewed gum, and has it ever helped clean teeth throughout history?  … Continue reading “Just How Long Have Humans Chewed Gum?”

The Spirited History of Halloween

Halloween is a great time for families to celebrate the fall season, and get to know your community through local festivals and trick-or-treating. But, how long have we been celebrating Halloween, and what does the holiday represent? Below, we’ll tell you about the original traditions associated with this festive holiday.   A Look at Old Ireland Halloween is over 2000 years old and originates in Celtic Ireland with the Festival of Samhain. The Festival … Continue reading “The Spirited History of Halloween”

How Did We end up with Gold Teeth? The Weird History of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns – or sometimes called dental caps – are prosthetic devices places over broken teeth to strengthen and improve their appearance. Crowns are used to prevent weakened teeth from fracturing, as teeth replacements, or to cover a root canal, dental implant or a weak tooth. Crowns help keep teeth functional, and prevent improper bite alignment from occurring. How – and when … Continue reading “How Did We end up with Gold Teeth? The Weird History of Dental Crowns”

From Eggshells to NASA – the Fascinating History of Toothpaste

Did you know that toothbrushes used to be made of bone and horse hair? Oral health care has a long and weird history that stretches back centuries and includes numerous ingredients and tools that have helped carve the path for modern dentistry. Today, we look at the origins of toothpaste and how it has evolved … Continue reading “From Eggshells to NASA – the Fascinating History of Toothpaste”