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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Gorillas

Today on NPR I heard a story about an attention researcher at Harvard Medical School. This fellow, Trafton Drew, tested how radiologists focus when they are looking for something specific.

Drew took, “a picture of a man in gorilla suit shaking his

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Hand Holding

While driving into the office today I heard yet another great NPR story. This one was about a train in the NY Subway that was stuck underground, without power, for two hours. The conductor is a very nice woman who did her best to calm the riders

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Marilyn Monroe’s Teeth

“The Story of My Teeth” is a novel by Valeria Luiselli. It’s, “an unusual novel-essay about art, identity and stories”, and after reading the review it certainly sounds interesting. You can check out the NPR review of this book with this link

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Prehistoric Plaque

I was listening to NPR in the car this weekend, and I heard this story about prehistoric dental plaque. You can check it out here. One of the things the story says is -“"[dental plaque] can calcify within about two weeks, and once it's calcified

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Smilodon

I love NPR. A few weeks ago while driving home I caught their weekly, “Another Thing” contest. This one was to come up with the best name for prehistoric toothpaste. I thought the responses were cute, so I am cutting and pasting excerpts from Lenore

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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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