Hitek Dentistry Blog

Helpful information for you and your family about oral health

Finding Clues to the Past in Neanderthal Teeth

Dental plaque is a modern day pain, causing problems like gingivitis and tooth decay if not properly dealt with. But researchers have recently discovered a positive use for plaque -- providing clues and insights into the distant past of our species. A group of...

How Long Should You Brush Your Teeth?

There are a lot of myths surrounding how to brush one's teeth, but fortunately, dentists have reached a general consensus regarding the length of time tooth brushing should last: Two full minutes. This duration of time is for brushing alone; flossing and rinsing with...

How Many Teeth Do Humans Have?

How many teeth a human has depends on his or her age; children have fewer teeth than adults, just 20 compared to a full-grown adult who has 32 teeth. How Many Teeth Do Adults Have? A complete set of adult teeth will include 8 incisors, 4 canines, 8 premolars, and 12...

Wisdom Teeth Surgery Questions Answered

Here's Our Answers to a Number of Common Wisdom Teeth Questions Though not everyone will need wisdom teeth surgery, extraction is often recommended to prevent future issues. It is best to have wisdom teeth surgery performed before the teeth have erupted (while you are...