The Between Teeth Cleaning Tool Debate
Say that three times fast! Dental floss or interdental brushes are two top tools for the task at hand.
Craftsmen (and dentists) around the world agree, if you don’t apply the right tool for the job at hand, optimal results will be difficult to come by.
And when we’re talking tooth cleaning tools, reaching the crevices & crannies in between teeth is essential for maintaining optimal oral health – & overall health!
Really the choice is a personal one reliant on many individual factors – just like the dental debate between manual vs. electric toothbrushes. Read More
Floyd Mayweather Has a $25,000 Mouthguard
This $25,000 mouthguard is so MONEY…no really, there are REAL $100 bills inside the actual mouthpiece.
We can all get a gander at this millionaire’s $25,000 mouthguard come May 2, 2015 when Floyd “Money” Mayweather takes on Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao in what is being billed as the “Fight of the Century.” Read More
It’s April Fools Day!
This first day of April brings us a chance to examine a few of the most harebrained (see #9), funny, or downright demented toothache remedies throughout history.
Now maybe humans didn’t take such good care of their teeth in the Middle Ages, and maybe dental hygiene wasn’t the biggest worry on the block, but all of these are more fitting of an April Fools punchline than a legitimate dental health toothache treatment plan.
For your reading enjoyment, we’ve compiled a list of the most ridiculous dental health toothache treatments of yore. In the interest of not wasting any time, let’s get right to it…
10 Toothache Treatments Throughout History
Oral Cancer Screenings at the Dentist
An oral cancer screening is usually part of a normal dental exam, where your dentist inspects your face, neck, lips, and mouth to look for any signs of oral cancer.
We all need one because close to 43,250 people in the U.S. will be newly diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year. (Source: Oral Cancer Foundation).
Dentists are often the first line of defense against oral cancer, because they’re the ones that are looking in our mouths on what we hope is a regular every six month – or more frequent, depending on risk factors – rotation.
April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, in addition to April 13th-19th being National Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week. With that we’ll try to help lend some awareness to the cause by answering a couple of questions about what should be a normal part of our routine health care.
Oral cancer screenings are as important as cervical, prostate, breast and other exams cancer exams that are now so common to us all.
What’s Involved in an Oral Cancer Screening?
Most of us don’t always know what our dentists are talking about, never mind actually doing while we’re undergoing an occasional oral cancer screening or a relatively routine root canal.
This is especially true when they start asking questions that don’t seem so rhetorical but make it nearly impossible to answer with anything more than garbled gibberish as their hands poke & prod around our mouths.
Yet they still seem to know what we’re talking about!
Part of that time when our dentists are physically examining our mouths they are doing an oral cancer screening to look for potential precancerous warning signs and/or concerning existing evidence. Read More
Root Canal FAQs…& Answers
In answer to the $64,000 question…do root canals really hurt, well no. Not really.
Well, not at all, really. Really, like not even at all.
It may sound like a trick your dentist is trying to play on you, but root canals actually relieve the pain!
Root canal therapy is actually a relatively painless procedure that affords you the opportunity to keep your natural tooth.
And that’s not just another dental myth.
Although many of us immediately panic when we hear the term, most fears about root canals are completely irrational or based on archaic root canal rumors from the Russian Gulags.
With today’s advancements in techniques, modern technology, & patient comfort, root canals can be as painless as a teeth cleaning. Read More
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Dental Emergencies as a Result of St. Patrick’s Day
Across the country on the day after St. Patrick’s Day, dentists see a 64% increase in emergency dental visits.
That’s a pretty big jump considering most of us aren’t bar brawling hooligans out to paint the town green…or are we?
Why the Day After St. Patrick’s Day for So Many Emergency Dental Visits?
As if we really need to ponder that one.
The most obvious cause for St. Paddy’s day resulting in more emergency dental visits than any other day would most likely be one (or several) too many Jameson Juleps or green beers – accompanied of course with generally being out in public, and probably not erring on the side of discretion. Read More