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Tips to Help Prevent & Treat Tooth Decay

Tips to Help Prevent & Treat Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is the result of having an excess amount of acid-producing bacteria inside the mouth, which leads to cavities. Tooth decay normally occurs when the amount of healthy activity the mouth is outweighed by the disease causing activity; it is not directly linked to genetics like some may believe. Be sure to brush your […]

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How “Wisdom Teeth” Got Their Name

How “Wisdom Teeth” Got Their Name

Most people are familiar with the term “wisdom teeth,” but not many know why their third molars carry that nickname. They have been called “teeth of wisdom” since the 17th century, and were referred to as “wisdom teeth” around the turn of the 19th century. Third molars often come in much latter than a person’s […]