“The Dance on the Teeth…the Fashionable Fun of a Tooth”

Posted on Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Some called them the hot dental patient fashion trend for spring 2011, though the only place we’ve seen them is online: temporary tooth “tattoos.” Why the quotes? They’re not really tattoos – just as the “trend” hasn’t really seemed a trend. They’re “jewels” and template designs that are attached to the teeth with light-cured composite. […]


We Know How Fluoride Works…or Do We?

Posted on Monday, August 8th, 2011

General dentist and past president of the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) on what fluoride does: In developing teeth, the fluoride becomes part of the enamel and actually causes it to become denser and stronger so it is more resistant to the acids that are produced by the bacteria that cause decay. Once the teeth are […]


“Perfect” Teeth de Rigueur?

Posted on Monday, August 1st, 2011

While non-celebs may covet the kind of straight, blindingly white teeth they see in ads, tabloid pics and elsewhere in the mediaverse, plenty of stars stick with the natural look – for better or worse – even making it their trademark. Here’s a gang of 7, selected by Slate: Clearly, peroxide, veneers and other cosmetic […]


Monday Morning Funny: Dental Fortune

Posted on Monday, July 25th, 2011

So is the secret message forthcoming? Or is this message the message – your teeth just sort of reminding you that they’re there and like you enough to send you a message via fortune cookie in the first place? Image via BuzzFeed


Post-Menopause Risk of Tooth Loss, & Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, July 15th, 2011

Tooth Loss Risk Quantified in Post-Menopausal Women (Medical News Today) New research forecasts that over one in four post-menopausal women are likely to suffer from tooth loss over a five year period. A study of over 1,000 post-menopausal women indicates that around one in four are likely to suffer tooth loss over a five year […]


Fluoride & the Developing Brain

Posted on Friday, July 8th, 2011

There are toxins, and then there are neurotoxins. The difference? Neurotoxins are poisons that act specifically on nerve cells. Among other things, they can damage the brain. Although we’ve known for some time that fluoride has neurotoxic effects, it still continues to be pushed by establishment dentists, public health officials and others who swear that […]


Dentally Identifying Diabetes, & Other News of Note

Posted on Monday, June 20th, 2011

Dentists Can Help Identify Diabetes (Dental Tribune International) Researchers at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine found that dental visits represent a chance to intervene in the diabetes epidemic by identifying individuals with diabetes or pre-diabetes who are unaware of their condition. The study sought to develop and evaluate an identification protocol for high […]


Why Do Dentists Talk When They’re Working on Your Teeth?

Posted on Monday, May 23rd, 2011

When people find out that you’re in the dental biz, they often ask questions – sometimes about a problem they’ve been having, sometimes just about dental experiences they’ve long been curious about. One of the most common: Why does a dentist talk with you while cleaning your teeth and ask questions when you can’t answer […]



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