Dental History

Is a Chew Stick Really as Effective as a Toothbrush?

People haven't been brushing their teeth with a toothbrush as long as you might think. It's really only been about 150 years that people have been using the toothbrush. Before that in Europe people used a cloth to wipe their teeth, but in much of the world the cleaning tool of choice was a miswak, […]

Dr. Brånemark, Father of the Dental Implant, Dies

Father of Dental Implants DiesDr. Per-Ingvar Brånemark, commonly called the father of the modern dental implant, died on December 20 in Gothenburg, Sweden, at the age of 85.

A Long and Winding Road

Dr. Brånemark didn't set out to develop dental implants. Instead, he began as a researcher […]