The Origin of the Toothbrush

Have you ever wondered when and where toothbrushes were invented? Toothbrushes have an interesting history that goes back thousands of years. Dr. Spear and our team are happy to share some fun toothbrush facts with you. the Egyptians and Babylonians used a twig with a frayed end to clean their teeth beginning around 3500 BC. In Ancient China (around 1600... read more »

2016 Year in Review: Oral Health Care Quiz

Have you assessed your oral health care for the year in review? Would you give yourself a passing or failing grade for the effort you gave to protecting your teeth and gums? Even if you know that more could be done to improve your oral hygiene, do not despair as even the smallest of effort can present huge benefits for... read more »

The 411 on Dental Implant Restorations

Dental implants are a strong and reliable dental restoration that replaces your lost or missing teeth and goes deep into the bone giving support like a root of a tooth. It is a surgically placed product that gives you natural-looking results and makes eating, talking, and even singing easier. Dental implants can also be used to have restore multiple teeth... read more »

Taking Care of Your Oral Health During Recovery

If you have recently had braces put on, or tightened, or are experiencing a tender mouth while recovering from oral surgery or medical treatment such as radiation therapy, you will want to take excellent care of yourself while you are healing. If you are having trouble chewing or swallowing, you will want to make sure and cut your food into... read more »

Water Picks vs. Floss

Everyone knows that they are supposed to floss their teeth once a day. However, some may wonder if using a water pick can be just as effective as flossing. Here we analyze the benefits of water picks and their role in dental health. What Are Water Picks? Water picks are also known as oral irrigators, dental water jets, and water... read more »