Archive for March, 2011

Root Canal Treatments

Root canal treatments are quite common. They save an estimated 24 million teeth each year in the United States. What Is a Root Canal? A root canal or endodontic treatment is a procedure in which the diseased nerve (also called the pulp ) of a heavily decayed or damaged tooth is removed and the central […]

What is Gum (Periodontal) Disease?

Gum disease is a serious dental health issue that can affect your general overall health. According to the ADA it is estimated that three out of four adults over 35 have periodontal disease. The ADA recommends that you visit a dentist immediately if you notice the following warning signs: Gums that bleed when you brush […]

The History of Toothpaste

Throughout history, people have tried many methods to clean their teeth. From 300-500 BC ancient civilizations used harsh and toxic solutions to clean stains from their teeth. The mixture consisted of crushed bone, egg and oyster shell and the ingredients were so abrasive that they harmed the enamel of the teeth. Ancient Egyptians mixed powdered […]