The Explorer is a blog in which I share my thoughts and experiences in the world of dentistry. Every so often, I’ll discuss what current research has to say about common topics that patients address or inquire about during their visits with us at Celestial Dental. As time progresses, I expect the blog to be a reference for people, be it my own patients or a curious student, to obtain information from a credible source about dental treatments and advice.
Every so often, I’ll bring up something fascinating relating to the universe, such as important events in space travel or interesting information about what’s out there. Since I was a child, the night sky has constantly amazed me. It’s my hope that I can shed a little light in an informal setting about the cosmos.
The name of the blog is a play on words.
A dental explorer is perhaps the most famous of all of the dental instruments. Commonly described by patients as the “pick” or “hook,” it is the primary instrument we use to assess dental tissues and their overall health and stability. Of course, astronomers and astronauts explore the universe in a multitude of ways.
When dentists talk about a probe, we are generally referring to the perio probe, a measuring stick used to assess the health of the gum tissue and bone that anchor the teeth. Space probes are robotic spacecraft used to study space and celestial objects.
That’s it for today! I look forward to sharing my thoughts with you on dentistry and the cosmos.
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