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Fun Dental Facts

  • The award for the most dedicated dentist must go to Brother Giovanni Batista Orsenigo from Rome, a monk who was also a dentist. He kept all the teeth he extracted over the 40 years that he was working. In 1903 the number was counted and found to be 2,000,744 teeth, an average of nearly 200 extractions per day!

 

  • Toothbrushes with nylon bristles were first developed in 1938. However toothbrushes made from other materials existed long before that. In China, for example, bristle toothbrushes existed as long ago as the 15th century. Materials first used included bristles from hogs, horses and badgers.

 

  • Whitening products for teeth date back to the Middle Ages. But ...

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Kicking the Tobacco Habit is Good for Your Mouth

While the current percentage of Americans who smoke cigarettes is the lowest it’s been in decades, those who continue the habit remain at risk for heart and lung disease. Additionally,
while we know smoking is also bad for our oral health, most don’t understand just how bad it is…
More Than Just Stained Teeth
From its seemingly mild side effects (bad breath, tooth discoloration, buildup of plaque and tartar), to the more sinister (increased risk of oral cancer, loss of bone within the jaw, gum
disease and any number of resulting complications) – tobacco is indeed an oral health risk. Tobacco can cause serious health issues by breaking down the ...

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Dental Insurance...Use It or Lose It!

The end of the year is coming fast, and December 31st marks the end of the plan year for most dental insurance companies, Flexible Spending or Health Savings Accounts. At Reamer Family Dentistry, we want you to have the best dental care and the healthiest teeth possible while getting the most out of your benefits.

If you have dental insurance, your policy allows for a certain dollar amount of coverage to be provided to you each year. If your maximum coverage benefit is not used during the year, you lose those benefits because unused coverage does not carry over to the next year. The good news is you can still take ...

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Dental Emergency During the Holidays...What do I do?

The holidays are such a fun time of year filled with fun, family and of course, lots of eating. Unfortunately, these are also the times that a lot of dental emergencies seem to happen. People are off work, maybe playing in a family football game, or maybe just one too many drinks in and something unexpected happens. Regardless of how they happen, your dentist office is most likely closed so you need a home remedy to tie you over until office hours resume. So what to do when a dental emergency happens to you over the holidays? Here are some good places to start depending on what the emergency is.

 

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Let Your Waistline Be The Only Thing Damaged This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays. It’s so nice getting together with family and taking a day to remember all of those things that we are thankful for in the midst of all of life’s challenges. It’s a time to gain perspective on what’s really important in our lives, as well as a time to gain perspective on the fact that we normally don’t consume 7,000 calories in a day nor eat for eight plus hours straight as we sometimes do during Thanksgiving. This is where our Thanksgiving day dental tips come into play. With all of the non-stop nibbling that most of us do on this holiday, it’s ...

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