Are You Ready for Halloween?

With Halloween right around the corner, many of you may be scrambling to get costumes together for yourself and the kids. We have a special place in our hearts for the clever people who incorporate teeth, smiles, and dental-related items into their trick-or-treat outfits. For us, it never gets old. Need some ideas? Read on for a few costume suggestions and for a few “fun facts” about Halloween!

Stone Age Dentistry — That Was Then

Scientists originally thought that dentistry didn’t develop until humans settled down and began farming. The resulting diet of high carbohydrate grains and similar foods was thought to have led to increased cavities. But researchers have found evidence that seems to indicate that dentistry goes back much farther than that. Archaeologists have discovered that Stone Age Neolithic humans performed dental procedures — and pretty well, considering the tools and knowledge they had at the time. Read on to discover why it’s believed dentistry began in the Stone Age.