Quirky Dental Facts That May Surprise You

quirky dental facts that may surprise you

Quirky Dental Facts That May Surprise You

In today’s Timothy G. Mahoney, DDS, post, we share some fun facts about dentistry. Enjoy! Many dental patients are aware that before there was formal dental training and licensing, barbers often performed dental procedures. But did you know that blacksmiths also moonlighted as dentists?1 How would you like your dental visit to involve tools used …

celebrity smiles in wetaskiwin

Celebrity Smiles In Wetaskiwin

How do celebrities obtain brilliant white smiles that are always ready for the red carpet or a close-up? Do they avoid coffee? Not likely. Every star-watching magazine is full of pictures of famous people holding Starbucks cups. Do they avoid tobacco? Some probably do, but many actors and fashion models with dazzling white smiles are …

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Our Wetaskiwin Dental Team Takes Care Of You

At Timothy G. Mahoney, DDS, each dental professional on our team allows our practice to operate smoothly and provide the highest calibre of dental care. Today’s Wetaskiwin dentistry article will focus on the duties of a dental assistant. You probably think of the dental assistant as: “The one who suctions my mouth while the dentist …

LASER TOOTH

Researchers in Australia and Taiwan have developed a new way to assess the condition of human tooth enamel using lasers. The process, explained in the August 31, 2009, issue of Optic Express, evaluates the mineral content of enamel by measuring how the surface of a tooth responds to the laser-generated ultrasound. This is the first …

SUGAR-FREE GUMS & EYETOOTH PROCEDURE

Are you planning to have a baby this year? One of your first trips should be to your dentist! If you’re not sure why, read the following article. SUGAR-FREE GUMS A new study has found that pregnant women with periodontal disease have an increased risk of developing gestational diabetes—even if they don’t smoke or drink. …

TAKING GUM DISEASE TO HEART

The research just keeps rolling in li nking gum disease to other systemic diseases. Here is yet another example! A consensus paper on the link between heart disease and gum disease was published in the June 2009 online editions of both The American Journal of Cardiology and The Journal of Periodontology. The paper, developed by …

TOOTH SENSITIVITY – PART 1

Tooth sensitivity is something that affect s many of us. In this 2 part series I’ll answer many of the questions you might have regarding this often painful condition. WHAT IS DENTIN HYPERSENSITIVITY? Dentin hypersensitivity, more commonly referred to as sensitive teeth, can be defined as short, sharp pains that come from exposed dentin (the …

TOOTH SENSITIVITY – PART 2

This is the second in a 2 part series on tooth (or dentin) sensitivity. HOW CAN I AVOID DENTIN HYPERSENSITIVITY? Excessive consumption of acidic beverages, such as orange juice or cola, can wear down hard enamel and put you at risk for dentin hypersensitivity. Limiting your consumption of acidic foods and beverages can prevent the …

COMPUTERIZED IMPLANT PLACEMENT

I recently attended a course to learn how to use all of the bells and whistles on our new Galileos Cone Beam Scanner. This machine, which is essentially a CAT SCAN, produces 3-Dimensional images of your head. Although we bought the unit mainly to aid in implant placement, it is also very useful in helping …

IMPLANTS: A NEW SMILE

Comfort and confidence again Whether you’re missing one or all of your teeth, there’s now an exciting option that will help you smile with confidence again. Thousands of people are flashing smiles that have been beautified by implants, a fabulous tooth replacement technique that can be performed right here in our office. Implants are made …