Orthodontist News

Wait, Radioactive Toothpaste Was a Thing?

Wait, Radioactive Toothpaste Was a Thing?

RADIATION AND THE harm it can do to humans wasn’t well understood in the early years after it was discovered. There were all kinds of exciting radioactive products for the public to buy, from radioactive water jugs to children’s toys to butter to…toothpaste. Thorium Toothpaste in 1920s Germany A hundred years ago, the German company Auergesellschaft […]

Let’s Answer Some Orthodontic FAQs!

Let’s Answer Some Orthodontic FAQs!

MANY PEOPLE DON’T know much about orthodontic treatment, and we tend to hear a lot of the same questions from patients. Let’s answer a few of those now in a quick FAQ session! 1. What does “malocclusion” mean? The word “malocclusion” means “bad bite” in Latin. It’s the umbrella term we use to refer to problems […]

Beware of TikTok Dental Fads!

Beware of TikTok Dental Fads!

UNLESS THE DENTIST is on TikTok, it’s not a great platform to get dental health advice from. This year we’ve seen a number of alarming do-it-yourself dental procedures trending, and we want to nip those in the bud for our patients. Filing Teeth A number of TikTok videos have shown teens and young adults trying to […]

Dental Health of Early Native Americans

Dental Health of Early Native Americans

WHEN WE PICTURE people of earlier eras, particularly pre-industrial ones, we tend to assume that they must have had really bad teeth. While it definitely is easier to get high-quality dental care these days, not to mention modern orthodontics and modern root canal therapy, the people of the past didn’t always have terrible dental health. Especially […]

How Do Braces Actually Straighten Teeth?

How Do Braces Actually Straighten Teeth?

BRACES ARE SO common for teenagers (even though they aren’t the only ones who can have them) that a lot of people might take it for granted that these bits of metal can move teeth into their proper position, but how exactly do they do that? The process is pretty cool, so let’s take a closer […]



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