April Fool’s Day: Silly Dental Jokes!

Our team loves a good laugh and April kicks the month off right with April Fool’s Day.  Don’t worry–we decided to skip the pranks and go straight to the foolery! After all, they say laughter is the best medicine.  Here are some of our favorite dental jokes to keep you laughing all month long.   Dental Jokes Q: What kind of award…

A Message from Dr. Knock

I was asked to write a few words about my upcoming retirement the end of June.  Yes, it is going to happen and I am looking forward to it after being in dentistry either as a student, a naval officer, or a private practitioner for 49 years!  I became a dentist because I wanted to help people get healthy in some way.  I had a…

National Dentists’ Day

National Dentists Day is a day devoted to giving dentists a pat on the back for all the work they do. But here at Falmouth Dental Arts, we’d rather shine the spotlight on who matters most to us – you. Patients like you are the reason we are in dentistry. The best thing you can do for us is to take care…

President’s Day Investigation – George Washington Had Wooden Teeth?

George Washington was plagued by dental disease almost his entire life. His adult teeth began falling out in his early 20’s. Others had to be extracted due to advanced decay. By the time he became president only one remained. Because of this, Washington frequently sought out the help of dentists. During the Revolutionary War he became close to Franco-American dentist Jean-Pierre Le…

7 Myths About Teeth and Aging

Many believe that losing their teeth and eventually ending up with dentures is inevitable. Others think they’re “too old” for certain procedures. There are many myths that need to be debunked about our dental health as we age. Here are seven of the most common of them: 1. I’m going to lose my teeth anyway. Why put money into them? Having a…

Top 5 Dental Concerns for the 40-60 year old

Teeth and health change over time. Different stages of life have very different and specific issues that may arise. With the help of the ADA, we have comprised a list of 5 concerns that a mature mouth might encounter.   1.)  Gum disease. We know you’ve heard this one before, but the older you get the greater risk you are at. Brushing…

52% of people do not like their smile.

That is a pretty high statistic if you ask us. Especially because you have some control over that. Over our many years practicing dentistry, we have found that most people visit us for any one of these three distinct reasons.   Fear – some people are just plain petrified of the dentist. It the fearful ones have had some traumatizing experiences in…

National Smile Week: August 10-16th

National Smile Week is the second week of August! In many different ways, wearing a smile can be a lot more beneficial to you than you may think. To prove our point, and in honor of National Smile Week, we compiled a list of 10 reasons smiling is good for you. Smiling is attractive. That’s why it is the universal expression when…

Top Fears in the Dentist’s Chair

Do you dread the dentist? Millions of people have a dental-related fear that prevents them from receiving the care they need. In some cases, the fear can be so strong that it prevents them from even getting through the office door! Often times, these fears are developed because of a childhood trauma or uncomfortable experience at the dentist. Here are some of…