Entries by Philip Gray DDS

Frequently asked questions about dentistry

Dentistry is a really fascinating field, although I might be a little biased in that regard. Sometimes we get asked, “Are dentists medical doctors?” We’re not medical doctors, but we do complete similar training. Here are some other frequently asked questions about dentistry. What does DDS mean? The letters DDS after a dentist’s name stand […]

How Has Dental Care In America Improved Over 20 Years?

Dental Care In America Has Improved Greatly! (Now that’s something to smile about!) A forthcoming Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health will document progress in oral health since 2000 and articulate a vision for the future, a move the ADA is commending. The U.S. Public Health Service’s Oral Health Coordinating Committee is commissioning the report, […]

How do braces work?

Braces can be an excellent way to help straighten your teeth, and achieve a great smile. But, how do braces work anyway? How do braces work? Braces can be dated back to ancient times. In fact, archaeologists have found the mummified remains of people with metal bands stretch across their teeth. Even Cleopatra was known […]

Dentist Edmond: Fluoride for your Teeth

Dentist Edmond: Why Fluoride is great for the teeth Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally in many foods and some sources of water, and Dentist Edmond recommends it’s daily usage. In the use of your teeth, you lose minerals every day from your tooth’s enamel layer through demineralization. Over the course of eating and […]

Dentist Edmond: Get rid of that old brush!

Dentist Edmond: You should throw away a toothbrush after the Flu It’s true that once you’ve contracted a cold you won’t be able to reinfect yourself with the same strain of the disease, your body having developed the right antibodies to fight it off. However, it’s still a good idea to get rid of items […]