Smile Designs


Evolution of the toothbrush

Before the first signs of a toothbrush like instrument to be implemented, its thought that our ancestors used their own finger and a rough cloth to brush and clean teeth.

The use of a more toothbrush resembled cleaning device in its primitive form is thought to have started with the Babylonians and Egyptians, then the Greek and Roman civilizations, at approximately 3000 BC.

Twigs with frayed ends from chewing where used as a teeth cleaning device and at times with some aromatic plants used as somewhat of a breath freshener.

In 1498 AD the toothbrush took a giant leap, finer bristles made from Boar and hog hair ...

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Sedation Dentistry Might End Your Fear of the Dentist

A fear of going to the dentist is one of the most common fears in the world. Thousands of people are so afraid of dental visits that they won’t even go. They would rather let their mouths become filled with gingivitis, cavities, or their teeth fall out before forcing themselves to go. Usually this fear is rooted in the pain that people expect from a dental visit. It’s easier to risk pain later on than face it head on. Now it doesn’t have to be like that thanks to sedation dentistry.

Sedation dentistry is a new technique that is only been around for a few years now which is why most ...

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Gum Disease Prevention

Gum disease is a common but preventable dental issue. It is also known as periodontal disease. This disease can be a bit sneaky because you don’t know you have it. The bacterial cause of gum disease is that same that causes tooth decay and bad breath.  However, these bacteria can lead to other problems in the mouth and body.

Dental health and hygiene can impact your whole body. The bacteria, which cause periodontal disease, can impact your overall health and well-being. Untreated gum disease is a dangerous bacteria left in your body. Research has found it can contribute to:

  • Heart Disease
  • Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Underweight baby at birth
  • Increased risk of pneumonia
  • Complications with Diabetes
  • Weak ...

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The Dentist And Their Specialties

Everyone should try to visit their dentist at least once a year. Without regular dental visits, a person may suffer severe periodontal disease. Attacking either the gum or tooth structures, periodontal disease can be a silent killer. According to the CDC, 8,000 people died because they did not get regular dental visits. Their situation started off very basic; they had cavities, bleeding gums or other issues that could be treated with simple care. However, because their problems progressed into something greater, they suffered diseases that were beyond their control. Fortunately, such scenarios can be prevented with basic knowledge of how dentistry works. By knowing the different types of dentistry, patients ...

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