Category: Dental Discoveries

What Do Pufferfish have to Do with Dentistry?

Puffer fish are known for their poisonous bodies. These ocean fish puff up into a spiky ball when approached by threats. Pufferfish have teeth and something resembling a beak. Research shows that, following the fish’s initial tooth development may offer insight into spontaneous tooth replacement. One particular study focused on the pufferfish beak. The development… Read more »

Study Highlights Parents Role in Children’s Dental Fears

Connecting Fear with Dental Visits Naturally, children fear unknown things. There are moments from the earliest parts of childhood where doctor’s offices can be unpleasant. Vaccinations would be one example. Once a child learns to have a fear response to appointments, anxiety can fester and grow to a point that seems almost unbearable. As parents,… Read more »