10
May
2017

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13,000 Year Old Dental Fillings Discovered in Italy

What scientists believe are the oldest fillings in the world were just discovered at an archeological site, Riparo Fredian, in northern Italy near Lucca. These 13,000-year-old central incisors contain large holes in them beginning at the surface and extending all the way down to the root. After scientists got a closer look, they found small […]

10
May
2017

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Why Your Gums Matter During American Stroke Month

According to the American Stroke Association, stroke is the number five cause of death and the number one cause of disability in the United States alone. For this reason, each May, American Stroke Month seeks to bring awareness to this highly preventable, yet debilitating disease. A stroke occurs when the blood flow to the brain […]

10
May
2017

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Is Flavored Water Eroding Teeth’s Enamel?

It’s safe to say America is finally beginning to understand the health impact sugary drinks are having on their daily lives. This was made evident when Beverage Marketing Corp. announced that for the first time in history, bottled water sales beat soft drinks sales in 2016. As people across the nation attempt to find healthy […]

08
May
2017

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What Makes Collins Dentistry Unique?

For many people, beauty is about more than just a perfect smile. One of the most important aspects in how we see ourselves when we look in the mirror is our skin. Our skin can make us feel old and tired or young and alive. That’s why at Collins Dentistry we offer full-service aesthetics in […]

08
May
2017

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Why Purple Toothpaste is Now a Thing

If you color your hair blonde, you may be familiar with the use of purple shampoo to help keep the color from turning too yellow. On the color wheel, purple is located in the exact opposite position as yellow is. So, when the purple shampoo is applied, it helps neutralize the yellow, orange colors that […]

03
May
2017

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What if Coffee Didn’t Stain Your Teeth?

It’s a problem many Americans are faced with each morning when they wake up. Drink a cup or two of your favorite brew, or skip it to keep your teeth from staining. Well, now you don’t have to choose anymore according to the founders of a new product called CLR CFF, or Clear Coffee.

13
April
2017

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Many Dental Practices Now Treating More Than Just Teeth

It’s not breaking news that many people don’t look forward to their dental appointments. Dentists like Dr. Ken Collins, DDS, of Collins Dentistry and Aesthetics in Spokane, Washington are trying to change that. “At our practice, we specialize in family and cosmetic dentistry, but we also have a licensed esthetician on staff that offers waxing, […]

13
April
2017

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Autism’s Unique Oral Health Challenges

The month of April has been formally recognized as Autism Awareness Month by Congress since 1984 but was started in the early 1970s by the Autism Society. According to the CDC, autism is the fastest growing severe developmental disability in the United States. One in every 68 babies born in the United States will be […]

13
April
2017

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The Shadow of Space: Black Triangles

Have you ever seen someone with black triangles in their smile? Even though you may not recall it, you likely have. These black triangles appear in about one-third of American’s mouths in the spaces between the teeth and. The shadow from the inside of the mouth creates the illusion of black triangles when in fact, […]

07
April
2017

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Weird Uses for Toothpaste

Toothpaste is one of those items we just couldn’t and certainly shouldn’t live without. But are you using it to its full potential? Here are some other uses for your favorite non-gel toothpaste. Shoe Cleaner You can actually clean multiple types of shoes with toothpaste. Leather shoes with scuff marks can usually be fixed with […]