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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Correlation & Causation

Many people think they can be perfectly healthy while having cavities, gum disease, or tooth abscesses. They are wrong. Dental conditions are linked to overall health, and this article published in,  “AGD Impact” news explains why. Darn, 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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Dens En Dente

Since I have been working in dentistry for a quarter century I thought I had heard of every possible dental condition, but last week a patient had a condition that I had never heard of - dens en dente. Actually, Dr. Urban didn’t call it dens en

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Eye Tooth

I recently saw a report about a person’s eyesight being restored via a tooth. Googling it came up with many pertinent stories, but I liked the one from the best:

“The procedure, known as osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis, has two

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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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One of our patients came in today reading this book for her book club. She said it’s very interesting, and I took a pic of the cover so I could be sure to look for it myself. We got to talking about forensics and dental forensics, which led me to

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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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Kissing Cavities

Lately we have seen an increase in cavities in young people who are high school and college-aged. Kids who have had one or two cavities in their entire lives are coming in with five, six, seven, maybe eight cavities. The kids are surprised and their

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I love YouTube. I watch it all the time, but I don’t often watch dental stuff on YouTube. What a load of lies I found today.

I had so much to say about all this I went crazy and wrote way too long a blog. Let me summarize. There is no amount

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Light Show

We’ve all seen the dental whitening kits and programs that use special lights to supposedly increase the power of the bleach, and/or decrease the amount of time necessary to get a brighter smile.

Bleaching products that are recommended by your

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“It’s a prevalent misconception that something ‘natural’ must be ‘safe’ to consume . . .” (p.17) is the quote from Thomas A. Viola RPh CCP that caught my eye in the, “AGD Impact” magazine Feb 13th volume.  

This is indeed a misconception that

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No Fish Story

How great are these fish’s teeth? I love ‘em! Once again, thanks to my one and only blog fan (my Uncle John) for sending me this photo.

According to Becky Crew’s  blog on the Scientific American website this is a Sheepshead fish which is a

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Red Wine

Many times when I see new dental news I am skeptical. This is one story for which I will save my skepticism. This one says that red wine might be good for your oral health.
While it’s not certain yet they think that some chemicals in red wine might

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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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