John Adams

HBO’s Documentary Mini Series, “John Adams” is really great. Of course, I like history and I like Paul Giamatti, and Laura Linney (who play John and Abbigail Adams), so I was bound to like it. But I think it’s compelling enough that most people

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Meth Mouth

When I was a teenager I had tropical fish. I quickly learned how important the pH level in the water is for fish. Too high or too low and the fish were goners. Since then I have learned that proper pH balance is important for many things, skin

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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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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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Reinast, Really?

Check out this tooth brush at http://www.reinast.com/. It’s made of titanium, comes in four colors, and comes with a lifetime of free replacement heads. As you can see from the photo this brush is really beautiful. Who wouldn’t want one

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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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Smoking Is Stupid

Smoking cigarettes is one of the stupidest things a person can do. I have had so many relatives die from diseases caused by cigarettes - emphysema, cancer, cardio vascular disease. This past year one of my aunts died of lung cancer, and she wasn't

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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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Squibb's Dental Cream

This image is of Times Square in the 1930’s. The image shows ads for brands we still see today – Budweiser, Camel, Chevy, and Coca Cola, but what caught my eye was the giant, brightly lit billboard for Squibb's Dental Cream. 

Once I saw that I

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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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Sugar & Baloney!

Misleading information abounds on the internet. Check out this opening line from an article on QZ.com, “Modern dental hygiene would have been quite unnecessary for ancient Romans living in Pompeii, as research has revealed that they had

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The Tudors Teeth

I find Tudor history very interesting, and as both my readers know I am also really into teeth and YouTube, so I was super excited to find this YouTube vid about how sugar/tooth decay killed the Tudors. You can check it out with this link

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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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