How Dentists are Learning Empathy

No matter the time of the year, a Google search of “oral health news” or “latest dental news” usually reveals countless stories about free dental clinics, free care for vets, or dentists who volunteer to help those in need. Among the many positive takeaways from these articles is that dentists love to help people. Empathy…

Presidents Day – Leaders with Wary and Winning Smiles

Has your presidential vote ever been affected by a candidate’s smile? Often, we judge leaders by their appearance, especially their teeth. We tend to base our assumptions of intelligence, personality, success, and health on their dentition. In honor of Presidents Day, we review the dental records of presidents who had poor oral health. Many of them…

A Brief History of Dentistry

In modern times, most people take care of their teeth by brushing them and using dental floss. Some individuals even rinse with mouthwash and use an insurance plan to visit their dentists, but humans didn’t always practice such a high level of mouth hygiene. According to history, dentistry has a long and storied past. In…

The Many Myths and Misconceptions of Visiting The Dentist

For some people, dental appointments are routine, but for others, dental anxiety makes the process a serious ordeal. Fortunately, modern dentistry is an advanced science that typically results in positive outcomes. Here are some of the fears and misconceptions people face when planning dental visits as well as a few tricks that make your worries…