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Ancient Humans Lacked Cavity-Causing Bacteria

This week we learned of an exciting scientific discovery. Researchers used a 5700-year-old piece of “chewing gum,” to reconstruct the genome of the young woman who chewed it. But it wasn’t just her DNA they discovered in the gum. The gum was also full of the oral bacteria in the woman’s mouth when she chewed ...

Keeping Teeth Shiny Helps Them Stay Healthy

Keeping your teeth beautiful isn’t just for vanity. Beyond the appearance benefits when it comes to getting a date or getting a job, many of the things that make teeth beautiful are closely related to their health.  That’s true of the shine on your teeth. If you can keep your teeth shiny, they are more ...

3 Ways Candy Can Actually Protect Your Teeth

We know that sugar is the leading cause of cavities. Simple carbohydrates like sugar feed oral bacteria, which grow and excrete acid that attacks your tooth enamel. Tooth enamel is very strong, but it’s vulnerable to acid attack. The acid first removes minerals from teeth, then creates holes in ...

5 Reasons to Prioritize a Smile Makeover This Fall

If you are unhappy with your smile, you might have been considering a smile makeover for a while. If that’s the case, maybe now’s the time to stop thinking about it and finally do it. And there’s no time like autumn, especially early autumn, to get your smile makeover. Here’s why now ...