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Troubling Trend: Fake Braces

January 15, 2013

A new stylistic trend is taking over Asia, and has even been responsible for at least two deaths. Teens in Thailand, Indonesia and China are...

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Smart Toothbrush Can Report Your Brushing Habits

January 14, 2013

In the increasing effort to have smartphones do everything in our lives, Beam Technologies has introduced a manual toothbrush that interfaces via Bluetooth with an app on...

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3 Reasons Dentistry Can Be Expensive

January 7, 2013

[caption id="attachment_2728" align="aligncenter" width="415" caption="Mr. Happy Tooth"][/caption] Photo by luccawithcheese Teeth - you've got them, and you've had them most your life. You're going to have...

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Chewing gum: Which brands are best for your teeth?

December 28, 2012

Candy can be a dentist's worst nightmare. Patients who eat lots of candy tend to get lots of cavities, as well as a myriad of...

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Battle of the Sexes: Who Has The Cleaner Mouth?

December 19, 2012

While it would seem that each sex claims to be the victor over the fight against tooth decay, studies beg to differ, and testing  has...

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Need a Holiday Gift Idea? Give the Gift of Dental Health

December 12, 2012

Photo courtesy of Frank Guido. This holiday season consider giving a loved one the gift of a healthy smile. Many people are unable to afford...

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Tooth Fairy Door Opens the Path to Fairy World and Dental Awareness

November 27, 2012

[caption id="attachment_2482" align="aligncenter" width="570"] These doors are designed to only open inward, toward Fairy World[/caption] Main photo by: TheEnchantedDoorThere's a growing trend when it comes...

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5 Books That Teach Your Kids About Dental Hygiene

November 7, 2012

As any parent knows, keeping kids interested in the importance of dental hygiene is not an easy task. Fortunately, we don't have to tackle this...

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The Top 5 Scariest Movie Monster Mouths

October 31, 2012

Horror movie monsters are famous for the primal dread they bring to the human conscious and the best of them do it with but a smile...

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Dental Tips: Eat Foods Rich in Vitamins A and D

October 22, 2012

Eating certain foods is key in keeping your smile healthy and white. Acidic foods like citrus fruits, sports drinks and tomatoes can erode tooth enamel....

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What the Color of Your Tongue Reveals About Your Physical and Mental Health

October 19, 2012

[caption id="attachment_2318" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Check Out Your Tongue For Health Issues"][/caption] photo credit: madamepsychosis via photopin cc Did you know your tongue does more than...

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Dental Tips: Don’t Brush Right After Eating (Wait 30 Minutes Instead)

October 15, 2012

After eating, most of us want to run to the bathroom to brush our teeth. This is especially true when you just get finished snacking...

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Dental Destinations: Where to Go to Get Your Kids Excited About Dental Hygiene

October 9, 2012

If you've ever had the experience of caring for a child, you know that brushing their teeth is far from the top on their list...

picture of a molar with a laptop painted on it.

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Tooth Trends: Dental Tattoos

September 28, 2012

Remember the simple childhood joy of temporary tattoos? Some are trying to recapture that feeling by creating temporary tattoos on an unlikely surface - teeth....

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Tooth Trends: Jewelry for Your Teeth

September 28, 2012

There's a new dental trend hitting the red carpets and it brings the phrase "dazzling smile" to a whole new level; tooth gems. Yes, you...

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Tooth Trends: Buckteeth Pacifiers

September 25, 2012

With a striking resemblance to the famous Bugs Bunny, "What's Up Doc?" is something your child will be asked when wearing this new trend in...

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Tooth Trends: Colored Braces

September 23, 2012

Are colored braces now a trend that is dead? Remember how just about a decade ago it was the hot item as a kid?  If...

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Fang Fashion: A Dental Trend We Can Really Sink Our Teeth Into

September 20, 2012

Question: What does the tooth fairy do with all those teeth? Answer:  She makes jewelry, of course! The average child loses about 20 teeth by...

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Tooth Trends: Dental Fangs

September 18, 2012

With the numerous vampire shows, books and movies that have recently hit the market, it is no secret that people have become a little obsessed...

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Tooth Trends: “The Flipper”

September 18, 2012

Something that is under constant controversy is "The Flipper" for children who are in between losing their baby teeth and gaining their adult set.  Recently,...

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Biggest Breakthrough Since Flouride? Scientists May Have Found a Cure for Tooth Decay

September 17, 2012

[caption id="attachment_2097" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Toothpaste's newest friend?[/caption] Prior to the 1940's, tooth decay was a serious problem for Americans. Cavities and missing teeth were the...