Orthodontist News

The First Woman to Earn a Dental Degree

The First Woman to Earn a Dental Degree

IT’S WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH, which makes it a great time to celebrate a pretty awesome lady: Lucy Hobbs Taylor, DDS, the first woman to earn a dental degree in North America. Who Was Lucy Hobbs Taylor? Born in 1833, Lucy developed a passion for medicine in her 20s while working as a teacher. She was […]

Braces Aren’t Just for Teenagers

Braces Aren’t Just for Teenagers

ANYONE OUT OF THEIR teens might think they missed their chance for straight teeth, but that’s not true! Modern orthodontic treatment is for adults too. While it’s true that our teeth can be guided into place more easily when we are younger, they will still respond to orthodontic appliances. And whether or not we had braces […]

Weird Mouth Trivia to Drop at Parties

Weird Mouth Trivia to Drop at Parties

LOOKING FOR SOME trivia to impress people once we can safely have parties again? We humbly present a few of our favorite weird mouth facts for your consideration. We Need Spit to Taste Our Food Most of the ten thousand taste buds in our mouths are located on our tongues, but none of them would do us […]

The Impact of Chemistry on Oral Health

The Impact of Chemistry on Oral Health

HOW MUCH DO you remember from learning about the pH scale in science class? Don’t worry; if you forgot all of it, we’ll give you a little refresher, because acids and bases are pretty important when it comes to the health of our teeth and gums. A Crash Course in the pH Scale The pH scale […]

Braces: Not a DIY Project

Braces: Not a DIY Project

A GOOD DO-IT-YOURSELF project can be a great way to exercise your ingenuity and creativity. You can make something better, fix something broken, build something new, or just save some money over buying it pre-built. However, one area where the DIY approach is never a good idea is orthodontic treatment. Braces should only ever be done […]



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