The Curious Case of Syphilitic Teeth

Posted on Monday, October 28th, 2013

Just in time for Halloween, a 19th century rendering of some teeth that look a little “vampiric” has been making the rounds: Though the headline on Boing Boing’s post about the image – “Curiously Vampiric Teeth of Untreated Syphilis Sufferers” – might make you wonder how the disease might make teeth look this way, these […]


Implants No Improvement Over Natural Teeth

Posted on Friday, October 4th, 2013

As Dr. V likes to say, the best teeth are the ones you’re born with. No restorative material can compare. Sure, there are plenty of good options for when a tooth must be repaired or replaced. But no dental restoration or prosthesis can last forever. Your natural teeth – properly taken care of – can […]


Stat!: Are Your Teeth Holding You Back?

Posted on Monday, July 29th, 2013

Percentage of “senior decision-makers” in small or medium businesses who say “poor dental health or hygiene would have a negative effect on their decision to do business with someone”: 48 Percent who say it would “affect their decision to promote an employee – regardless of their ability”: 44 The key lesson is to spend as […]


Captain Obvious & the Mystery of the Darkening Teeth

Posted on Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

It might be hard to believe, but there once was a time when a less than blinding smile was perfectly acceptable. Then came the movies, where early black and white tended to make teeth look dully gray. To correct this, actors were often required by their studio contracts to have full sets of gleaming new […]


Traumatized Teeth

Posted on Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Something you might see every day: babies and toddlers exploring their world by putting stuff in their mouths. Something you don’t see every day: Yes, it was stuck there, lodged firmly between the three year old’s lower front teeth – so firmly that his mother rushed him to emergency care to have it removed. She […]


KTH Flashback: 4 Off-Beat Dental Videos

Posted on Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Originally posted Sept. 10, 2008 Some odds and ends (with a slight emphasis on “odds”) that we’ve run across while searching for dental videos on YouTube… We start with the amazing singing, dancing tooth: “How to Properly Brush and Floss Your Teeth,” shown in old school animation styles: A 1939 educational film on dental hygiene, […]


You Say Cool, We Say Yeah, Right

Posted on Monday, January 7th, 2013

Jeweled tooth tattoos and the yaeba look are so passe! Yes, just a week into the new year, and already, the first story has appeared on the latest in teen tooth trend in Asia! Teens paying for fake braces because metal mouths are cool For anyone whose teen years involved a small fortune of metal […]


Where the Energy Comes From

Posted on Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Sometimes, an energy drink seems the perfect remedy for a draggy day. Heck, with all the caffeine and sugar, how could it not jolt your brain? And just how much is all that? A new Consumer Reports investigation takes a look. And some of its findings might jolt your brain, as well. Of the 27 […]


Is It Art? Is It Fashion?

Posted on Monday, September 17th, 2012

We do know this: It’s part jawbone! Friction can be found where luxury meets decay and the refined becomes raw. As raw remnants collide with smooth surfaces, hybrid forms take shape within this new collection of eyewear and jewellery. By subverting status symbols of personal adornment, dualities are left exposed, mirroring our own identity. Via […]



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