The History of Plaque Removal by Toothbrushing

Calcified tartar, evidence of plaque, has been found on Neanderthal tooth fossils from 50,000 years ago. While we don't know if the first cavemen did anything about it at that time, the evolution of the toothbrush starts here. Presupposing that early man eventually determined that it was to his advantage attracting a mate to remove the ugly film from his... read more »

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay: An Overview

If you don’t care for your child’s teeth while they still have them, you could end up spending a lot more time in our office when your child grows into a teenager. Baby teeth, while temporary, are critical to the overall oral health of a child, and they set the stage for good hygiene in adulthood. Here are a few... read more »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at Real Life Dental, we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our industry and area of expertise here on our website through these articles.... read more »

If You Have Gum Disease, These May Be the Reasons Why

When it comes to a healthy smile, healthy gums are essential. In fact, dental procedures such as orthodontics, dental implants, bridges, and partials, teeth whitening and dental veneers depend on having healthy gums. However, half of the adults in the U.S. over the age of 30 have gum disease. If you struggle with gum disease, some of the following might... read more »

Help Your Oral Health With These Foods

You’re probably aware of some of the foods that can be bad for your oral health. Have you ever wondered what foods can aid your smile? Our dentist and team are more than happy to give you some pointers on foods to add to your diet to improve your dental health. Cheese If you adore cheese, you’re in luck! Studies... read more »

Saliva and Your Health

Saliva production aids in good oral hygiene and your overall health. So, it’s crucial your salivary glands make this important potion in the proper quantities. If your mouth is not making enough, called dry mouth, you’re in for a host of unhealthy issues that you may not even be aware of. Healthy Mouth and Teeth: In terms of dental health,... read more »

Your Guide to Good Oral Care Habits

Prioritizing consistent oral care and maintaining dental health habits are pivotal for a person's overall well-being and oral health. Practicing appropriate dental hygiene techniques helps stave off regular oral issues, securing a robust smile for an extended period. In this article, we will delve into the importance of good oral hygiene for overall health, explicate beneficial dental care habits, and... read more »

Dental Anesthesia: Calming Patient Fears and Easing Pain

The prospect of dental procedures often triggers fear and discomfort for many patients. Understanding the various forms of dental anesthesia and their roles in creating a relaxed environment is key to dispelling such fears. We believe that your dental health should never be hindered by fears related to dentistry. This blog aims to give you an understanding of the most... read more »