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The Truth About Teething: Separating Fact from Fairy Tale

2018-11-15T09:55:17-06:00

Teething is both a milestone and a mystery. For years people have raised their children with most of the information about teething coming from family, friends, and folklore. While there is plenty of advice to go around, how much of it is accurate? As it turns out, not much! I know, I know. Enough with [...]

The Truth About Teething: Separating Fact from Fairy Tale2018-11-15T09:55:17-06:00

The History of Braces and Orthodontics

2018-11-18T07:59:51-06:00

You will be astonished to know that even the earliest individuals worked to get that picture-perfect smile. The history of braces spans from the humble unpolished metal bands to the extraordinary thermoplastic versions of today.   The Early Orthodontists According to the American Association of Orthodontists, the history of braces reaches back to ancient Egyptian [...]

The History of Braces and Orthodontics2018-11-18T07:59:51-06:00

Dental Ancestry: What Do Your Teeth Say About You?

2018-11-15T07:49:29-06:00

Dental anthropology is a field of study that uses teeth to answer questions about past and present human populations. Your dental ancestry ties you to people across generations. Given their nature, function, and hereditary component, teeth help researchers understand relationships between populations and evolution. As seen in our last post about mummy teeth, teeth [...]

Dental Ancestry: What Do Your Teeth Say About You?2018-11-15T07:49:29-06:00

Mummies: Toothy Tales from Ancient Egypt

2018-11-19T09:28:55-06:00

  You might think your own teeth are interesting enough, but have you ever thought about mummy teeth? Today we’re going to glean some dental knowledge from long-ago history--  Ancient Egyptian history, to be exact. Recent years have brought us some fascinating stories about Egyptian mummies and the clues to the past that their teeth [...]

Mummies: Toothy Tales from Ancient Egypt2018-11-19T09:28:55-06:00