What Does it Take to Become a Dentist?

Updated August 19, 2016

Do you remember in elementary and middle school getting asked the question, “what do you want to be when you grow up”? Did you know what you wanted to be when you grew up or were you at a loss? Heck, I bet a lot of us still do not know what we want to be when we “grow up.” If you are unaware at this time what you want to do when you graduate high school, don’t fret. There are plenty of real professions out there to choose from, and dentistry is one of them. If you are at all interested in the sciences, dentistry could be a great option for you.

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The Hardest Biological Material Ever Found: Snail Teeth

Oops. You just bit down too hard on a jawbreaker, and now you need to find a dentist. Wouldn't it be nice if your teeth were stronger? Believe it or not, it's time to start being envious of snails. Scientists have recently discovered that sea snails of one variety, called limpets, have the hardest teeth of any known organism. In fact, their teeth are the strongest known biological substance ever! Do you want to learn more about this exciting scientific discovery and what it might eventually mean for you and your own teeth?

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Do Animals Really Need Dental Work?

Updated August 17, 2016

Your pet is many things to you. He/she is your snuggle companion, your confidant, your walking partner, and a forever friend. You want your pets’ teeth and smile to be clean and bright for many days to come. Pets and animals need their teeth cared for just as humans do. If they are not treated correctly, they can have some of the same problems that humans experience, such as pain, decay, cavities, and tooth loss. Periodontal disease in a pet is common and if not corrected in time, can lead to worsening problems with their teeth and oral structures as the animal ages.

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Why Is My Tongue White?

Updated August 19, 2016

Is your tongue white? Does it have a burning sensation? Is your tongue sore and does it hurt to move it? If so, you may have something wrong. The best thing you can do is to make an appointment and see your dentist to make sure there isn’t anything wrong with your health.

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Don’t Let Tooth Enamel Erosion Destroy Your Teeth

We all love sugary snacks and fizzy sodas. But did you know that they erode your tooth enamel? Keep teeth healthy with a balanced diet and regular brushing.

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Tooth Metaphors and Their Origins

You may not put a lot of thought into your teeth if you're not brushing, flossing, or heading to the dentist, but they're an essential part of your anatomy and accomplish many different functions. In fact, teeth are so important and such a universal concept that they play a significant role in many common metaphors and phrases. If you think about it, you might find that you make many references to teeth that have nothing to do with your mouth at all.

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The Truth about Gummy Vitamins and Your Teeth

Updated August 19, 2016

Nowadays it is difficult to make sure your child is getting a healthy, nutritious meal. With parents so busy and kids in so many activities, sometimes it is hard to make a home cooked meal. When you are at home, you have to rely on boxed or prepackaged foods, which are not always a healthy option. When you are away from home, unfortunately, you have to have the kids eat fast food. Of course, they like this option, but you do not.

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How to Get Beautiful Lips

Your lips are the stunning frame for your smile, so it's important to keep them smooth and healthy. Fortunately, getting beautiful lips doesn't require surgical procedures or a major investment in cosmetics. You can do a lot with a little when it comes to this part of your body. With a few quick tips, you'll have soft, supple lips in no time.

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10 Important Things to Know Before You Get Dental Braces

Getting braces can be a daunting experience. But it doesn’t have to be scary. With the right information and advice, dental braces can be a walk in the park.

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How to Get Broken Teeth Fixed As Quickly As Possible

Nobody wants to deal with a broken tooth. It’s a scary situation. But it does not have to end in dental disaster. Read this guide to find out what to do next.

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