Archive for October, 2014

Wacky Halloween Dentistry: Real Vampire Fangs?

So you’re a huge Anne Rice fan, “Nosferatu” tops your list of film noir favorites, and you’ve already decided to dress as Bela Lugosi this Halloween. Why not take your costume to the next level with real vampire fang implants? O.k., that’s a bit extreme for most, but for vampire enthusiasts, permanent fangs are now

Avoid Scary Tooth Decay This Halloween

Who doesn’t love candy at Halloween? If your kids are like mine, they’re going to come home from trick-or-treating with tons of candy. Sugary candy can lead to tooth decay, but following these simple steps can help you and your children have a fun Halloween without the nightmare of harming their teeth in the process. (read more)

10 Fun Alternatives to Halloween Candy

Halloween will be here before you know it and we all know that Halloween, to most children, means candy. My kids have already started talking about how much “loot” they will be getting this year. To help keep cavities away and maintain your child’s good dental health this Halloween, remember to have him brush and floss after eating sugary treats. (read

Man vs. Beast: Oral Hygiene Edition

“Don’t worry,” I often assure people whose face my dog is licking. “A dog’s mouth is cleaner than a human’s!” (read more)

What Causes Morning Breath?

Some mornings, the only thing that can convince you to get out of a warm, snuggly bed is the overwhelming stench emanating from your own mouth. Possibly the only thing worse than morning breath is the alarm clock itself, but no amount of brushing, flossing, or stinging mouthwash rinsing the night before seem capable of

Getting that last drop of toothpaste

Being an ID major makes being poor fun! That’s what we told ourselves as indigent art students, inventing creative ways to get the last iota of toothpaste out of the tube. Anyone who’s dedicated time to this activity discovers a shocking amount of extra brushing sessions hidden in that seemingly flat foil wedge. (read more)  

Sports Dentistry

With athletes losing an estimated 5 million teeth every year from playing the sports they love, dental assistants have a huge opportunity to be the team hero in the esthetic zone. (read more)

Dental Veneers vs Crowns and Bonding

When determining whether application of veneers is the option for you or crowns and bonding is the better choice, there are benefits and disadvantages of both that should be kept in mind. (read more)

Bad Breath from Stomach Problems

Bad breath can come from a number of places, but did you know you can get bad breath from stomach problems? About half the population suffers from bad breath caused by factors other than food, drinks and cigarettes. Of those, only about 10 percent come from other health issues such as diabetes, liver and kidney

Effects of Caffeine on Teeth

Moderate amounts of caffeine are considered safe for you to consume, but large amounts of drinks and foods that contain caffeine can cause damage to your teeth. The Food Research Institute, creator of “Food Safety 1995,” reports that the amount of caffeine you consume can affect the health and appearance of your teeth. Knowing these


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