Toothbrushes: A History

Have you ever wondered how our beloved toothbrush came to be? Our dentist and team are happy to briefly go over the history of the toothbrush with you. The Ancient Toothbrush People have been making tools to clean their teeth since ancient times. Around 3500 to 3000 BC, the Egyptians and Babylonians used a twig with a frayed end to... read more »

The Fundamentals of Tooth Brushing

Do you ever find yourself seeking new and interesting ways to improve your smile? If so, you may be missing one of the easiest tricks that lies right in front of you, which is the status and condition of your toothbrush, and tips and tricks to making it work better for your smile. For a list of guidelines concerning tooth... read more »

Double-Check Your Dental Hygiene Habits This Year

While brushing your teeth, be sure to move the brush in small circle motions in order to remove food particles from the gum line. To clean the surface areas of the teeth, angle the brush and be sure to take the time to clean the between the teeth as well as the front, back, and side area of the teeth... read more »

Halitosis Causes and Treatments

The holiday season is approaching. This means fun parties, visits from friends and family, and possibly meeting someone new this season. If you are suffering from halitosis, also known as bad breath, then this could be a cause of anxiety. That is why our team here at Blaine P. Cusack, DDS in Countryside, Illinois, is happy to offer you advice... read more »