Author Archives: Josey Lane Dentistry

Tooth Truth: Everything to Know About Your Molars

Most people have two sets of teeth during their life: a set of primary or “baby” teeth and then the permanent or “adult” teeth. And making up these sets are four different types of teeth:    Incisors  Canines  Premolars And … Continue reading

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Facial Changes with Tooth Loss

The effects of aging are almost always visible. Whether it’s graying hair or the wrinkling of the skin, advancing age isn’t something that can normally be hidden (whatever the cosmetic manufacturers would have you believe).    But, what about the … Continue reading

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Top Halloween Alternative Treats

Halloween is right around the corner, and the amount of candy and treats consumed in the days surrounding it make even the most understanding dentist shudder!    It’s estimated that more than $2.7 billion a year is spent on Halloween … Continue reading

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Top 3 Reasons You Really Do Want To Floss

When asked by their dentists, 98.4% of adults say they floss their teeth daily.    I’m sure you aren’t shocked to learn that over half of those people are lying. And not only do they know they’re lying, their dentists … Continue reading

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Your Ultimate List of Foods That Affect Your Breath

You don’t have to be a foodie to know that certain foods in our diet can adversely affect your breath.    If you’ve had an Italian mean loaded with garlic, or a spicy Tex-Mex meal that came smothered in onions, … Continue reading

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[VIDEO] Your Basics on Cosmetic Dentistry

How often do you look at your smile, and what you see disappoints or embarrasses you? More than a quarter of people in the U.S. report that they don’t like smiling because of their teeth, according to a recent study. … Continue reading

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Top 7 Teeth and Mouth Idioms

Maybe you don’t spend time ruminating day in and day out on weird colloquialisms that have woven themselves into our everyday language. From “it’s raining cats and dogs” to “the best thing since sliced bread,” these everyday phrases have storied … Continue reading

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Is Xylitol Good (or Bad) for Your Teeth?

As dentists, we commonly tout the benefits of sugar free gum (and sometimes even that sugar free candy). And, for most people, seeing that a product is sugar free gives them a sense of relief that what they’re consuming is … Continue reading

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If/Then…The Dental Edition

When faced with completing a “less than desirable” task, many people say, “well, it’s better than a root canal.”    As dentists we find this phrase a little sad since we like to pride ourselves on our dental work and … Continue reading

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[VIDEO] The Evolution of Teeth

When you think of skeletons or imagine what our ancestors looked like, do you imagine their teeth looking like ours today?    Typically, most of us imagine the teeth of those before us to look like modern day teeth—but in … Continue reading

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