Nurd(le) Is the Word

Posted on Monday, November 19th, 2012

You know how sometimes you can say a word over and over until, suddenly, it sounds so weird, you begin to wonder if it’s a real word at all? And then there are words that sound like nonsense from the get-go. Meet “nurdle.” Why “nurdle”? Apparently, nobody knows. Not for sure, anyway. And it doesn’t […]

Busting Up Biofilm

Posted on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

OMG! A new study shows that when enough bacteria get together in one place, they can make a collective decision to grow an appendage and swim away. This type of behavior has been seen for the first time in marine sponges, and it could lead to an understanding of how to break up harmful bacterial […]

Chew on This…

Posted on Monday, September 10th, 2012

Monday morning pop quiz! True or false? This is a dog chew: Correct. And this? Correct. How about this? Huh-uh. It’s for people. Yes, really. Saith Gizmodo, Designed for those times when you’ve just had a meal but can’t sneak away to brush your teeth, the Rolly is a small rubber disc covered in 276 […]

10 Tips for Taming Bad Breath

Posted on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

The start of the new school year got us thinking: Is there anyone who didn’t have at least one teacher with an annoying habit or trait that to this day defines your memory of them? Maybe it was the math teacher who always spit a little when he talked, or the one who tapped her […]

Dialogue on a Non-Existent Product

Posted on Monday, August 6th, 2012

In which we talk back to a puff piece on another dental gizmo… You know something? Why, yes. Yes, we do. In fact, we know a lot of things. Brushing one’s teeth every single day is ideal, but there are times when you return home too bushed out to actually bother brushing. Actually, brushing twice […]

Captain Obvious Perceives Perceptions

Posted on Friday, July 13th, 2012

Who wants to hear that their teeth and gums are in bad shape? Who gets excited at the thought of needing extensive dental work? Okay. Besides this guy? Suffice it to say, it’s hard to have a good attitude toward taking care of your teeth when your oral health isn’t great. Who wants to spit […]

A Campaign to Put the “Dental” Back in “Presidential”

Posted on Monday, April 30th, 2012

In what was arguably the biggest non-news item of last week: It’s official: President Barack Obama will clinch the Democratic nomination for president Tuesday [April 24], ending a low-key primary race that many Americans probably didn’t realize was happening. [Note: Some called this result nearly a month ago.] Obama is certain to reach the 2,778 […]

Monday Morning Funny: Pawsing to Brush

Posted on Monday, January 9th, 2012

Recently, one of our clients was telling us how much she enjoyed our newsletter and blog. A cat-lover, she then tucked her next appointment card into her wallet and said with a wink, “But you know, it could use more cats.” Well, we knew we just had to address this cat lack immediately! After all, […]

Because What Toothpaste Dispensing Has Always Lacked Is Pizzazz, Right?

Posted on Friday, September 16th, 2011

If you’ve shopped for a toothbrush lately, you’ve no doubt seen the gazillion gimicky toothbrushes marketed to make toothbrushing “more fun” for kids. You’ve got Barbie, Spiderman, Hello Kitty, Hot Wheels. Toothbrushes that light up. Toothbrushes that play music. And what do the grownups get?     But now you can accessorize your dental hygiene […]

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