Breaking News

This is amazing, incredibly valuable new information on how to have healthy teeth and gums that last a lifetime. I don’t mind telling you that I was floored when I read this Reuters report

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Correlation & Causation

Many people think they can be perfectly healthy while having cavities, gum disease, or tooth abscesses. They are wrong. Dental conditions are linked to overall health, and this article published in,  “AGD Impact” news explains why. Darn, I

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Death Breath

I learned two new words this weekend, “putrescine” and “cadaverine”.  These are both chemicals that make dead bodies smell bad. What I learned this weekend is that they are also two of the culprits in bad breath. I found this out by watching

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Dens En Dente

Since I have been working in dentistry for a quarter century I thought I had heard of every possible dental condition, but last week a patient had a condition that I had never heard of - dens en dente. Actually, Dr. Urban didn’t call it dens en

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Eye Tooth

I recently saw a report about a person’s eyesight being restored via a tooth. Googling it came up with many pertinent stories, but I liked the one from LaughingSquid.com the best:

“The procedure, known as osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis, has two

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Jaws

We all know that sharks can regrow their teeth, but what might be news is that humans possess the same genes that allow sharks to regenerate teeth! Some researchers in the UK have, “ identified a network of genes that are responsible for tooth

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Kissing Cavities

Lately we have seen an increase in cavities in young people who are high school and college-aged. Kids who have had one or two cavities in their entire lives are coming in with five, six, seven, maybe eight cavities. The kids are surprised and their

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Light Show

We’ve all seen the dental whitening kits and programs that use special lights to supposedly increase the power of the bleach, and/or decrease the amount of time necessary to get a brighter smile.

Bleaching products that are recommended by your

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Natural

“It’s a prevalent misconception that something ‘natural’ must be ‘safe’ to consume . . .” (p.17) is the quote from Thomas A. Viola RPh CCP that caught my eye in the, “AGD Impact” magazine Feb 13th volume.  

This is indeed a misconception that

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No Fish Story

How great are these fish’s teeth? I love ‘em! Once again, thanks to my one and only blog fan (my Uncle John) for sending me this photo.

According to Becky Crew’s  blog on the Scientific American website this is a Sheepshead fish which is a

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Snake Oil

I’ve read and seen quite a few things online about, “oil pulling” as an oral hygiene practice.

I say hooey! Oil is not scientifically known to whiten teeth, clean teeth, or kill bacteria. Oil is known to make teeth oily, that’s all.

This is what

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Worse Than the Plague

If you’ve been keeping up with the latest health information (or if you watch yogurt commercials) then you know that researchers are discovering the importance of bacteria that live in and on us. We now know that bacteria can be helpful, and a

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X-Rays

Radiation is a scary word, and here in the dental office we deal with it every day. Most patients are fine with having dental X-rays, but a select few are quite leery of the exposure to radiation.

I found a great paper on the Idaho State Radiation

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