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Dental Gifts for the Holidays

Does your gift list include a few people who have everything? Shopping for your loved ones can be stressful, especially if you are out of ideas. Dental gifts can make a great functional addition to a person’s daily dental care routine. If someone on your list does not have these products yet, help him take… Read more »

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Plotting Your Holiday Weight Loss

Holiday Weight Loss During this time of year everyone starts thinking about their excess weight—and for good reason. Not only will you feel better, but your body will also function better without the extra weight. Studies have linked obesity as a factor in many systemic health issues such as heart disease, stroke, depression, hypertension, diabetes,… Read more »

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Professional Whitening

Safe Steps to Whiter Teeth Your pearly whites inevitably lose luster over time. Using tobacco, as well as consuming dark foods and beverages, can discolor tooth enamel. Thanks to modern dental technology, our team at Grinnell Street Dental can renew your smile’s glow. We can consult with you on using over-the-counter products or in-office teeth… Read more »

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How Did Pilgrims Brush Their Teeth?

Americans Thankful for Toothbrush Americans have a lot to be thankful for, and you might be surprised to learn, oral healthcare is at the top of the list. In a recent poll, Americans chose the toothbrush above computers, cars, and even the microwave as a “cannot live without” invention. The toothbrush we know and love… Read more »

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The Great American Smokeout

Where Did The Great American Smokeout Start? The Great American Smokeout is an event sponsored by the American Cancer Society (ACS) that takes place on November 17, 2011. It all started in Berkeley, California. In 1977 Berkeley became the first private facility to limit smoking in public areas. Tobacco smoke was socially accepted until recent… Read more »

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What is Dental Plaque?

Plaque is a biofilm that forms on the surface of your teeth. It is usually a pale yellow color and can be easily removed with brushing and flossing. Even though plaque is initially simple to remove, the plaque that isn’t removed can adhere to the surface of your teeth for a long time. In about… Read more »

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The History of Dental Implants

Did you know that dental implants date back to 600 A.D.? In 1931, archaeologists uprooted a piece of mandible (human jaw) that had three shards of shell in line with the jaw’s natural teeth. It is considered to be evidence of the first successful dental implant operation in the world. Because the jaw was found… Read more »

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Fun Uses For Your Old Toothbrush

The American Dental Association recommends replacing your toothbrush every three to four months. Just because the brush is no longer effective in cleaning your teeth, doesn’t mean you have to throw it away. Try these thrifty tips to make your old toothbrushes useful. Scrub grime from the kitchen and bathroom sinks. Toothbrushes can get into… Read more »

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The Risks of Excessive Tooth Bleaching

Most people want whiter teeth. Instead of waiting around for their at-home whitening products to work, they overuse the product to have a whiter smile faster. This may sound like a good idea in theory, but what are the risks of excessive bleaching? People who are obsessed with whitening their teeth, sometimes called “bleachorexics,” are… Read more »

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Halloween Candy Craze

It’s October, and that means empty parking lots become pumpkin patches and crazy costumes become fashionable. This spooky holiday can be fun for everyone, but your smile may feel differently. Why are your teeth afraid of Halloween? Because stores stock up on candy. The average person eats about 24 pounds of candy each year. Americans… Read more »

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