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The History of Groundhog Day

The History of Groundhog Day

By the time you’re reading this, you may already know that Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow today, thereby warning residents of Pennsylvania to expect 6 more weeks of winter. Here in Canada, Nova Scotia’s Shubenacadie Sam did not see his shadow, nor did Alberta’s Balzac Billy, giving us some hope that winter’s end is around the corner. But Ontario’s Wiarton Willie swung the prognosticating rodent pendulum back to the middle by concurring with Punxsutawney Phil and predicting 6 more weeks.

It’s fun to entertain these superstitious notions, but you may be wondering, where do they originate? Read on to learn about the history of Groundhog Day in North America.

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A Brief Guide on Dental Tools

A Brief Guide on Dental Tools

The sound and appearance of dental tools seem downright frightening. When you walk into a dentist’s office, the whirr of a drill or the sharp hook of a device you can’t even describe can send chills down your spine. It can even cause some of us to fear the dentist, which makes for an unpleasant trip each time you have to go. However, there are ways to try to remedy the situation. By knowing what each tool does, you might be less anxious every time the dentist goes near your mouth. Here’s a brief guide to help you understand basic dental tools, and assist in calming your nerves and putting your mind at ease.

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Understanding Dental Lingo

Understanding Dental Lingo

When you sit in the chair at your dentist’s office, do you ever feel confused? Do you hear the dentist and staff talking, but don’t understand what they’re saying? Dental terminology is almost its own language, with lots of unique terms and numbers tossed around by the professionals. You want to understand what they’re saying about your teeth, right? Here’s a guide to understanding dental lingo, especially what the numbers discussed mean.

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The differences between mens’ and womens’ oral health

The differences between mens’ and womens’ oral health

There are obvious differences between men and women. But what you may not realize is that these differences extend into the world of dentistry and oral health as well. For instance, did you know that women are more likely to visit their dentist regularly, while men are more prone to visit only when something needs attention?

Read on to discover more interesting facts about the differing oral health habits of men and women.

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What Happens During a Routine Dental Checkup?

What Happens During a Routine Dental Checkup?

What happens during a typical checkup? Well, let us tell you all about it!

According to the Canadian Dental Association, about 80% of Canadians visit their dentist at least once each year for a regular dental checkup. However many people have little to no idea what is actually happening in their mouth while they’re in the dental chair.

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The Best Vitamins & Minerals For Your Teeth

The Best Vitamins & Minerals For Your Teeth

Your mouth is one of the most important – and often overlooked – parts of your body and, just like every other part, requires specific nutrients and vitamins.

To make it easy to eat your way to a healthy smile, we made a list of all the vitamins and minerals your mouth needs most, and which foods you can find them in. This way you can make sure that when you’re eating well, you’re eating for your oral health too!

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A Career In Dentistry – All You Need To Know!

A Career In Dentistry – All You Need To Know!

Are you interested in a career in dentistry? Have you always wondered what  kind of education dental professionals go through? Perhaps you’re just interested in peeking behind the curtain to see what happens in a typical dental office.

Well, you’ve come to the right place. Dentistry is a rewarding profession where we get to help others, are constantly learning, and regularly change people’s lives for the better. Here we’ll go over the basics of career paths there are in dentistry, the benefits and the challenges of the field, and some tips on how to get started down your own dentistry career path.

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What It Takes To Run A Dental Office

What It Takes To Run A Dental Office

Have you ever wondered what it takes to run a dental practice? Or are you considering a career in dentistry and would like to know what you should expect when starting out? We hope that this post will clarify precisely what goes into running a successful dental practice.

It is an understatement to say that there is quite a bit of time, money, and hard work that goes into keeping a dental office up and running. From machine maintenance to co-workers’ wages and everything in between, it may shock you to know just how much it costs to open up and run one of these clinics. Here we’ve broken down much of what goes into the day to day operation, and just how much effort it takes to run a private dental practice from the ground up.

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Research Shows Tooth Decay Bacteria Has Evolved As Our Diet Changes

Research Shows Tooth Decay Bacteria Has Evolved As Our Diet Changes

Researchers from the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA in the University of Adelaide have discovered a change in the bacteria responsible for tooth decay. The change occurred as our diet changed over the centuries. Compared to our mouths now, Mesolithic hunters and gathers had healthier mouths with almost no oral health problems such as cavities and gum disease.

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