Atari’s Teeth

We were on vacation last week, and I had lots of fun. I went to the movies and saw, “Isle of Dogs”. I really enjoyed it and will see it again for sure.

Teeth are a big part of the movie, as one of the dogs actually has fancy, government-issued

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Avulsed

I have more than one friend whose kid has knocked out an adult tooth. When a tooth is knocked out we say it has been avulsed. I just checked the online definition for avulsed. Eww, lots of nasty things can happen to the human body; apparently not

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Best Extraction Ever

Instead of tying her tooth to a door, she tied it to a toy bow & arrow and shot the tooth out. Brilliant!

Take a look at this link and you can see the whole thing. 

 

While we don’t recommend this method for removing baby teeth, I

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Cutie Cousin

Holy cow, how cute is this kid? Of course, I might be a little biased as this is my cousin’s kid. Her teeth, or lack of teeth, just crack me up. If you look closely you can see her new adult tooth just starting to peek through the gum. That adult

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Grush Gush

Wow, this new kid’s toothbrush is bound to put us out of business!  As both of my blog readers know I don’t often gush about new dental products. But I am gushing about Grush.

Grush is so much more than a tooth brush. It’s an interactive video

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Internal Resorption

The X-Ray shown here is of a 12 year old boy's teeth. You can see his first molar with two roots on the right side of the pic. In the middle is tooth #20 a single rooted bicuspid. However, an untrained eye might see two roots. That’s because the

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Macho

How cute is this kid! I just love this photo. This is Ben AKA “Macho”. He’s our assistant Tiffanie’s son. You can see that he is missing an upper front tooth. And you can also see that front tooth in his hand.

Kids sometimes get scared when

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Me First!

“I want to go first!” young Chase exclaimed.  “No me first!” his sister, Madison, protested.  “I’m oldest. It should be me!” insisted Andy, the oldest at 11.

This is what I heard from the three kids that just walked in the door. They love

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Plucking Parrot

I love this video, and after checking several sites online it seems that many pet birds like to clean their human friend’s teeth. This parrot is taking it a step further by doing a baby tooth extraction! 

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Pumpkin Teeth

I had my cousin’s seven year old daughter this past weekend and she lost a tooth. She was complaining about it quite a bit before it fell out, and I told her to just keep wiggling it. It was two days of -

“Ali, my tooth is bothering me.”

“Wiggle

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Second Hand Decay?

The British Medical Journal is reporting that, “infants exposed to secondhand smoke at 4-months-old seem more likely to develop caries by 3 years of age”

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Silver Bullet?

Silver diamine fluoride, or S.D.F., has recently been approved by the F.D.A. to treat tooth sensitivity. However, according to the article in the NY Times (which my long time patient G.U. brought to my attention)

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Stock Market Down - Deciduous Teeth Hold Steady

The news is all abuzz about the stock market being down 8% in China this morning. This is making experts predict a down day in the U.S. Stock Market.

However, my cousin's daughter is optimistic as she just lost two baby teeth, and prices have held

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Tooth Monster

 

I saw this on Facebook the other day. I thought they were cute. Although I can say that the “monster” in orange appears to have adult upper front teeth.

Little kids teeth are square; they are usually as wide as they are long. Adult teeth

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Ugly Duckling

My one and only blog fan sent me this story. He thought it might be good blog fodder and I agree. Thanks Uncle John!

It seems a snaggle-toothed smile is all the rage in Japan. This article struck me as so farfetched that I checked and there are

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Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle

I can remember being about seven years old and I had a loose baby tooth. I was being whiney and refused to wiggle it. “It hurts”, I complained.

My grandmother had raised 5 children and so she had pulled many baby teeth by the time I was shedding my

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