Whoa There, Bleach Boys!

Posted on Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Last summer, we told you a bit about the trend of retail tooth whitening: tooth bleaching services offered in mall kiosks, salons…anywhere but a dental office. Such services have concerned dentists for a number of reasons. Some of these are likely financial, but others express concern for people’s safety and fear that employees may sometimes […]


What Your Mouth Has to Say About Your Health

Posted on Thursday, March 12th, 2009

by Gary M. Verigin, DDS, CTN I graduated from the University of Washington School of Dentistry in 1965, having been taught according to the dominant mode of industrial, corporate dentistry. Since disease was viewed as just an abnormality in an otherwise functioning machine, dentists were trained to be glorified mouth mechanics. Tooth carpenters. Oral plumbers. […]


The Daily (and Nightly) Grind: A Fresh Look at a Pandemic Syndrome

Posted on Thursday, February 26th, 2009

by Gary M. Verigin, DDS, CTN These days, we’re seeing a lot of news stories that imply an increase in teeth grinding and jaw clenching due to stress from the current economic meltdown – almost as if these were relatively new phenomena. But actually, the story of grinding and clenching goes all the way back […]


Too Much Dentistry?: The Possible Adverse Effects of Veneers, Fillings and Crowns

Posted on Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

by Gary M. Verigin, DDS, CTN Each day, after all clients have been seen and all staff have gone home for the night, I like to spend the quiet time reviewing charts. I read the digital x-rays and the comments from each client’s last visit. I analyze where each is with his or her dental […]


Everybody’s Got a Website…Even the Tooth Fairy

Posted on Monday, January 19th, 2009

And she’s got a FAQ. Who knew?   What do you look like? I am not tall, and I am not short. I have nice skin, and nice hair. My eyes are very pretty, and I have an enchanting smile. Sometimes I wear my wings, and sometimes I do not. If you close your eyes […]


Christie Brinkley on the Coolness Quotient of Braces

Posted on Monday, January 5th, 2009

I lucked out and got my mom’s beautiful straight teeth. I never needed braces and I never got cavities. That doesn’t mean I didn’t want braces, because it seemed like the coolest kids had them. I wanted them so badly I would bend a paper clip and wear it like a retainer! ..its.magic../Flickr You can […]



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