29 Aug 2016
dentistry equipment through history

Dentistry is 14,000 Years Old

In a July 2015 article in Scientific Reports, researchers have found evidence of Dentistry in a molar tooth. The cavity  was prepared with stone tools in an attempt to remove infected material. This is the oldest example of dentistry to date. We are still removing cavities from teeth and placing artificial fillings in the holes, […]

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29 Aug 2016
manual vs electric toothbrush

Manual and Electric Toothbrush Comparison

This review compared the effectiveness of plaque removal by manual and electric toothbrushes by assessing gum health, stain, and calculus removal, reliability and cost. There is moderate quality evidence that electric toothbrushes clean plaque better than a manual toothbrush in the short term. The study included 51 trials and 4,624 patients. The rate of plaque […]

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29 Aug 2016

Dental Laughter and Tears

A wise old dentist told a joke to a group of friends. Everyone laughed. After a moment, he told the same joke again. This time, only a few people laughed. He repeated the same joke over and over again. When there was no more laughter, he asked, “You can’t laugh at the same joke over […]

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26 Aug 2016
silver amalgam dental fillings

Silver Amalgam Fillings Toxicity

There is much discussion on Mercury Amalgam Filling toxicity.  I would like to share a 2007/2009 Canadian Health Measures Survey that assessed the relationship between mean urinary mercury concentration in the general Canadian population and the number of amalgam surfaces.  The researchers also reviewed data on mercury levels for males and females and for different […]

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26 Aug 2016
toothpaste abrasiveness

How Abrasive Is Your Toothpaste?

One of the ways your toothpaste cleans your teeth is by using an abrasive material within the toothpaste. It the material is very abrasive, then it should clean any stains off of your teeth. The problem is that a very abrasive toothpaste will not only clean off the stain, but will wear down the outside […]

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26 Aug 2016
dr. richardson and dental staff in scarborough office

Choosing a Scarborough Dentist

Dental care is perhaps the most visible and noticeable form of healthcare. According to recent studies, lack of proper oral health can give rise to serious diseases like diabetes, stroke, heart problems as well as lack of confidence. When we move into a new area or want to find a reliable dentist for our family, […]

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18 Jul 2016

Making Sure You Have a Kid-Friendly Dentist

If you have kids, you need a kid friendly dentist who will put your kids at ease and reduce their anxiety. Notably, not every dental practitioner has the warmth and ability to handle your child. The dentist might have all the technical qualifications, but handling children requires a Kid friendly personality. Kids can be scared […]

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