what's funny about laughing gas

What Is Laughing Gas & What's So Funny About It?

Laughing gas is the common name for an inhaled sedative, used in dental care and in medical care. Laughing gas gets its name from the feeling of well-being and giddiness that it can cause.


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Why Lasers Are Used in Dentistry

The use of lasers in dentistry may sound a bit like science fiction, but it's actually scientific fact! Laser technology was first applied to dentistry in the early 1960s and has been gaining…


trivia about novocain dental anesthetic

Dentists Don't Use Novocain Anymore!

Dentists no longer use Novocain when treating patients. No, this doesn't mean we've somehow managed to make dentistry completely painless (we wish!).


dental health risks of sugar-free soda pop

The Top Sugar-Free Food That Can Rot Your Teeth

We all know that drinking too much sweet sugary soda pop can cause tooth decay. Sodas should only be an occasional treat (like a cupcake or a candy bar), not your main source of hydration or…


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3 Dental Care Hacks to Keep Your Smile Healthy

The best way to maintain a healthy smile for a lifetime is great dental health habits. Here are a few hacks to your daily routine beyond the usual brushing and flossing that can help prevent tooth…


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Toothbrushes Used to Be Made From Plants & Animals

The modern toothbrush has only been around for about 90 years, but it is the latest in a long evolution of tools to fight tooth decay, stretching back thousands of years and involving a whole range…


drinking water to combat dry mouth and tooth decay

Dry Mouth Isn't Just Unpleasant...It Can Cause Tooth Decay!

A dry mouth is a uniquely uncomfortable feeling and should not be dismissed as a trivial issue for one very important reason: a dry mouth can make it more likely that you'll get tooth decay! The…


paleo diet doesn't always prevent tooth decay

You Can Still Get Cavities on a Paleo Diet!

The paleo diet is a nutritional lifestyle that only includes the types of foods that paleolithic humans (a.k.a. cavemen) had access to. Among many other health benefits, many people who advocate for…


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The Zen of Brushing Your Teeth

In the daily rush of modern life it can be hard to find time to care for yourself, and this includes taking appropriate care of your smile. Brushing and flossing your teeth properly each day is vital…


who is the ADA

Who Is the American Dental Association Anyway?

Most of us have seen them: little boxes on the sides of toothpaste, toothbrushes, and packets of dental floss that have the words "ADA Accepted" on them. ADA stands for the American Dental Associate,…