Are Toothbrushes with Soft or Hard Bristles Better?

When toothbrushes were invented hundreds of years ago, people had to debate which bristle material would clean their teeth more effectively, animal hair or twigs. Fortunately, our choices have improved since then. We have many toothbrush options, including toothbrushes with soft bristles and hard bristles. Many experts prefer soft bristles over hard-bristled toothbrushes. Here’s why:...
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Brace Yourself! 3D Printing is Revolutionizing Dentistry

Technological innovations are constantly bringing big changes to healthcare, and dentistry is no exception. For instance, 3D printing will make taking care of our teeth easier, less painful, and more affordable. 3D Printing & Dentistry While there are almost limitless possibilities for the application of 3D printing in dentistry, some of the most common needs for patients include...
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Meet the Staff - Sarah Hoeller

The Talent Behind the Success of MRTA   MRTA has successfully advocated for Missouri public school teachers and personnel since its inception in 1960. Now, under proactive new leadership, the organization is giving itself an upgrade, reinventing itself with a forward-looking vision to collaborate, grow and strengthen MRTA. A key part of this is the MRTA office team. These...
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How Vision Loss Affects the Brain

New studies indicate that when an older person’s brain has to work harder to see, declines in language, memory, attention and more could follow. The human body doesn’t function in silos. It works as an integrated whole. If one part of the body has extra stress put on it, it can affect other areas. As one researcher concluded, “Vision impairment can lead to cognitive...
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