45 Degrees

Listening to NPR last week they had a story about my favorite topic – tooth brushing! Actually it was a story about inventions and inventors, but the dentist in the story is inventing a new tooth brush that places the bristles at a 45 degree

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Aspiration

There are a few kinds of aspiration, one is where you aspire to do more with your life, get a better job, help humanity, that kinda thing. But the kind of aspiration we are often concerned with in the dental office is the kind where a person sucks

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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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CBD & Dentistry

“We sell CBD oil in the office because it is great for people who experience anxiety, seizures, temporomandibular joint pain, bruxism, and insomnia, and it has anti-inflammatory properties,” is the astonishing quote I found in, “Inside Dentistry”

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Cigs and HPV

I am on an anti-smoking jag lately, and this article I found online in, “Dentistry Today” gave me some more fuel for the fire. This is the gist of their article, “smoking makes a person three times more likely to be at risk for HPV, making it

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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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Hovering

According to the Alaska TV station, KTVA, “Prosecutors say an Alaska dentist charged with Medicaid fraud pulled a sedated patient’s tooth while riding a hoverboard”

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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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Junkies & Jocks

What do methamphetamine addicts and Olympic athletes have in common? More dental problems than the rest of the population, and weirdly it is seemingly for a similar reason.

This morning I found an interesting article on the Atlantic.com website. It

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Wire End

“Good news! Red wine is good for your TEETH: Study finds it can help prevent cavities”, is the headline that caught my eye at the Daily Mail. As far as I am concerned – ‘nuff said. However, if you want to, feel free to read more about it at this

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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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Zzzzzz

Sleep is crucial for health, and believe it or not dentistry can help you to sleep better. I was listening to a story this week on NPR about sleep apnea. You can check it out with this link

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