R.I.P. Flo

2016 has seen more than its share of celebrity deaths. Last week I posted a cold war cartoon of Fidel Castro. I didn’t mention his death; I just figured everyone knew he had died a few days before. I blogged about Prince, and Muhammed Ali when they

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Skull Teeth

This time of year there are lots of skulls around. There are skulls at CVS, and Home Depot, my neighbor's yards, and in so many movies around Halloween. Most of them do dental anatomy wrong. The skulls often have all incisors (front teeth), or all

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Spicy Teeth

Poor Sean Spicer, he’s got one of the worst gigs in media. He’s on the hot seat every day, and SNL is skewering him at every turn. However, I am sure he will parlay it into something fabulous in the future. So I won’t feel too bad about piling on

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Stupid

That’s right I am going there. I am using the "s" word - stupid. I refuse to sugar coat it. This is stupid if it is true, and I bet it is. I found an article about how people hate to floss in DentistryToday.com and I find it so irritating that I

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Tab

“Tab Hunter Confidential” is a documentary about the 1950’s movie star, Tab Hunter. I found it pretty interesting. While I was aware that Tab Hunter was a matinee idol of the 1950’s, I had no idea that Tab Hunter also had a music career. He had a

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Tiffanie

Holy Cats, it’s been a month since I was able to blog! The new year brought us some staff changes. Then we had some team members (me!) out sick. It’s been a crazy start to the new year, so crazy that I simply did not have time to blog. Now that we

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Trump's Teeth

There is an article in the Washington Post published on Saturday the 13th in which a gal from the Eastern Shore says, “teeth are the telltale, visible sign of wealth.” 

The article is mostly about the haves and the have-nots. It discusses the

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Unexpected Extractions

I find this picture both funny and distressing. I’m sure it’s Photo Shopped, but I can just feel the dog getting ready to go bananas and yank the leash. When I have to drop my dog’s leash I step on it. I’d never put it in my mouth. After all, I

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VOTE!

It’s election eve, the night when delegates come down the chimney and leave ballets for us all to cast tomorrow. Which explains low voter turnout - not everyone has a chimney.  However, even with low voter turnout we will certainly get a new

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Whitey

The notorious Boston criminal James “Whitey” Bulger is portrayed by Johnny Depp in the movie, “Black Mass”. I really enjoyed the movie, but I like dark gritty dramas. It’s not for everyone.

Johnny Depp has always been gorgeous. Even as a dirty

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Wilbur Wonka D.D.S.

I watched, “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory” this weekend. I had only caught bits and pieces of it previously and didn’t know there is a dental theme running throughout.  It seems Willy Wonka’s dad Wilbur Wonka D.D.S. was . . .  well, I

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Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

We have a winner! One of my long-time, favorite patients initials, V.G., has claimed all previous double top secret discounts.  We now owe her 10% off her next three visits, and 15% off the fourth, as well as a dozen floss samples.

Now that

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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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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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