Candy Is Dandy…for Preventing Cavities?

Posted on Friday, August 1st, 2008

First, there were the lollipops. Then there were the mints. Now come the gummy bears: dreyboblue/Flickr ScienceDaily — The tooth-protecting sugar substitute xylitol has been incorporated into gummy bears to produce a sweet snack that may prevent dental problems. Giving children four of the xylitol bears three times a day during school hours results in […]

How Much Dentistry Is Too Much?

Posted on Monday, July 28th, 2008

Not long after posting our recent item on the use of lasers in treating TMD, we ran across info on another application of lasers in dentistry: A new technology that spots tooth decay almost as soon as it’s begun promises to reduce the need for drilling and filling. Drilling is one of the top dental […]

Disney and Dentistry

Posted on Monday, July 28th, 2008

MousePlanet is an online guide to Disney theme parks that also posts articles on other Disney-related topics, such as this recent offering that grabbed our attention – on Disney and dentistry: From April to October 1938, Disney storymen struggled to develop a never-made Disney short titled Mickey’s Toothache. Given laughing gas, poor Mickey Mouse enters […]

A Crowning Achievement?

Posted on Monday, July 14th, 2008

Via BoingBoing: At least one dental lab is offering some artistic restorations: Personally, we like the one with Queen Elizabeth – the whole “Crown of England on a crown” concept. Interesting novelties? Sure. But that’s about all we can say without knowing more about them, especially what they’re made of. Which brings us to the […]

Speedy Orthodontics – A Good Thing?

Posted on Friday, July 11th, 2008

People have become impatient, expecting instant gratification or results from whatever we want or pursue. This is one of the reasons Big Pharma and industrial medicine have had such success in pushing pills: the idea is that if you take this pill, you’ll feel better straight away…not by actually curing the condition but suppressing symptoms. […]

Video: Rotten Teeth

Posted on Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

Not for the squeamish but great persuasion for taking care of your teeth…  

Video: Rooted – Root Canal Risks

Posted on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

YouTube description: “A short trailer of the fully referenced one hour documentary about the dangers of Root Canal therapy and the dental professions arrogant refusal to acknowledge the published science.”

Another Odd Dental Product

Posted on Monday, June 30th, 2008

Admittedly, when we first ran across this ad at Oddee (some PG-13 content): we couldn’t figure out what it could possibly be for. So we Googled “DDS System”: Weight loss? How? Wiring a person’s jaw shut? (It’s not out of the question.) One click later, we found out. It’s an appliance. To make your mouth […]

The FDA’s 180: Be Concerned about Mercury in Dental Amalgam Fillings

Posted on Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

From the San Jose Mercury News: Two years ago, Dr. David Biles videotaped a string of patients in his Santa Cruz dental office talking about what happened after he removed their mercury amalgam fillings. All of them reported they felt healthier; they said symptoms such as pain, high blood pressure and bleeding gums went away. […]

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