Should I Brush Or Floss First?

What’s better, Coke or Pepsi? How do they get the caramel in a Caramilk bar? These, and other profound questions, have plagued humankind since…well, since these tasty treats were invented. Far be it from us … Read More

What Is Calculus & How To Get Rid Of It

Calculus is very tough. It’s the mathematical study of continuous change. Understanding it involves comprehending the limits of a function, derivatives, integers and the like. To “get rid of it” is a fairly strange notion. … Read More

How Nail Biting Can Damage Your Teeth

You’re watching a thriller. The plot keeps thickening, the tension keeps mounting, and you’re not sure what could happen next. You might call that movie a nail biter. That’s because people will often start biting … Read More

Why Do Dentists Wear Masks And Gloves?

Let’s start with the short answer to this question. Dentists wear masks and gloves to keep you, their other patients, all the members of their oral health team, and themselves, safe. The longer answer to … Read More

Charcoal Toothpaste: Science Versus Fads

Full disclosure before we get into the charcoal-grilled meat of this article: when it comes to “science versus fads”, we are firmly on the side of science. Listen, anecdotal evidence is absolutely fine, and research … Read More

Foods That Stain Your Teeth

Everyone wants to have a healthy looking smile but that doesn’t necessarily mean having blinding white teeth. There are a lot of aesthetic considerations that go into teeth whitening and overdoing it can throw off … Read More

Why Do Teeth Turn Yellow?

I’ve heard it said that we’re beginning to live in an age of aesthetics. A perfect storm of different factors, from the instant access of social media to the omnipresence of cameras has brought about … Read More