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6 Bits of Trivia

#triviatuesday Seal Smile

*Mammals (including humans) get only two sets of teeth – baby and adult teeth. In all other toothed vertebrates, new teeth replace old ones. *Humans aren’t the only ones who can suffer from oral health problems. Since they don’t consume sugar,…

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5 Things You Don’t Know About Teeth

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*During the Middle Ages in Germany, people believed that kissing a donkey relieved toothaches. *Giraffes have 32 permanent teeth, the same as humans. But, their teeth can measure 17 inches long. *The Great Barracuda (wolf of  the sea) can grow more than six feet long.…

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Ancient Dentistry

Ancient Egyptian Dentistry

*There is evidence that dentistry has been practiced since 7000 BC. *Until the 18th century during the European Age of Enlightenment, cavities and other forms of tooth decay were thought to be caused by a ‘tooth worm.” *The earliest evidence of…

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Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom Teeth

The third and last set of molars was known as “teeth of wisdom” from the seventeenth century to the nineteenth century, when their name changed to “wisdom teeth”. Linguists suggest that they’re referred as wisdom teeth because they appear much…

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Snacking and Sipping

Snacks and sipping

Worse than a late night bowl of ice cream after dinner or that afternoon Kit-Kat bar is the continuous snacking or sipping that goes on in offices and schools across America. Remember, the acids created by the bacteria that attack all that carbohydrate-laden…

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The Legend of the Tooth Fairy

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Ancient Tooth Related Myths The Tooth Fairy as we know it is a relatively recent creation, like other myths, evolved over time. There are traditions, legends and myths dating back millennia with regards to loosing your baby teeth. Early norse…

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#1 thing you didn’t know about your teeth

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#wisdomwednesday 1. Your teeth’s best friend might not be your toothbrush. Oh, sure, a toothbrush and a strand of floss wielded often and wisely will do wonders for your teeth. You should use both. But your teeth’s first line of…

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Fun Facts About Teeth

Toothbrush talks to toilet paper

Here are some funny (and some weird) dental tidbits that we think you’ll enjoy. The most valuable tooth belonged to Sir Isaac Newton.  In 1816 one of his teeth was sold in London for $3,633.00 or in today’s terms $35,700.00. The…

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Earth day: What YOU can do to help

We all know that it’s important to take care of our planet. What many of us aren’t too sure of, however, is what we can do as individuals to help make it better. Below are a few easy tips to…

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Help us help local children!

This month, Deschutes Pediatric Dentistry is involved in three great opportunities to give back to the kids in our community! We hope that you’ll join us in helping others in need and being a part of something bigger. Healthy Beginnings…

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