The History of the Tooth Fairy

The History of the Tooth Fairy

Many children in the United States grow up with the tale of the magical Tooth Fairy, who exchanges money for baby teeth that are left under a pillow. But where did this story originate? Payment for Lost Teeth in the USA In the United States, the earliest modern trace...
Dealing with Dental Emergencies

Dealing with Dental Emergencies

While they should all be treated eventually, dental emergencies come in a range of severity. Some can wait a few days until they’re checked out while others should be handled as soon as possible for the sake of your health. So how do you know the difference? If you’re...
What is Epulis Fissuratum?

What is Epulis Fissuratum?

This is a benign hyperplasia of fibrous connective tissue which develops as a reactive lesion to chronic mechanical irritation produced by an ill-fitting denture. Basically, it is a harmless condition caused by the rubbing on the edge of dentures that do not fit a...
How Uproot Dental Got Its Name

How Uproot Dental Got Its Name

One of the first questions I have been asked since opening my office has been, “How did you come up with the name Uproot Dental?” Naming my office was a huge source of stress during the initial stages of development. I had found the perfect building for the office...