"I Don't Even Have To Floss"

I love the movie, ‘Ground Hog Day’. I’ve seen it quite a few times, OK scores of times, and cannot envision a February without it. In this movie Bill Murray plays Phil Connors, a weatherman who achieves an odd sort of immortality.

One of the things

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Bristles Are Better

 

Bristles do it better is right! Above you can see an image of the space in between two back teeth. You can see the floss wrapped around the tooth on the left, and how the floss is missing much of the side of the tooth. Molar teeth have a bit

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Corn, Cars, and Floss

 

I wrote that previous blog entry in March of this year. I have been waylaid since then and am finally getting around to blogging again. (Dr. Urban mentioned something about a paycheck and that if I want one I’d better get crackin’ ;-))

I

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Corny

This past week some friends and I were at a cookout. Our host grilled corn on the cob. Everyone raved about how delicious and sweet it was. I passed on it, even though I love corn on the cob. When my friend, Kris, asked if I would like an ear 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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Don't Floss

Everyone in the dental world is in a dither over the latest light news story claiming that floss has not been proven effective.  In case you missed it, here is a link to one of the thousands of stories about this that came out last week.

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Floss or Alzheimer’s

“Periodontal disease bacteria may kick-start Alzheimer’s”, is the headline and finding of Dr. Keiko Watanabe, professor of periodontics at the UIC College of Dentistry. If you’d like to read more about this you can with this link

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Mmmm Bacon

Ewww, really, bacon flavored floss? Blech. Don’t get me wrong, I love bacon. It’s delicious on its own, it’s fabu in green beans, and what could be better wrapped around a scallop? But when I brush I want my mouth to feel minty fresh. Is bacony

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Self

The American Dental Association sends us a nifty email each morning with interesting dental stories. Today they sent one from “Self” magazine. It was all about gum disease and how it’s “no joke”. I couldn’t agree more.
At this very moment, a patient

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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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What About That Study?

We just had a gorgeous young woman in the dental chair - gorgeous hair, makeup, and clothing. I admired her dress aloud. Her smile is electric - beautiful, straight white teeth. She has six cavities. She does not clean between her teeth every day

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