Crest Oral-B announced that they are releasing a “smart brush”- that's a tooth brush that syncs via Bluetooth to your smart phone. It will keep track of stats that can help your dentist determine the best course of action. For example, it will record brushing times and pressure along with other pertinent bits. See more on the smart brush here. … [Read more...] about Smart Phones, Now Smart Brushes?
Sometimes a product that is marketed as being good for you is actually bad for you in more than one way- especially when it comes to your teeth. Did you know that sports drinks are like battery acid to your teeth? Not only are they loaded with sugar and calories, but the actual pH level is high enough that the drink acts as an acid on the your chompers! Add to that the fact … [Read more...] about Some Shocking Tooth Rotters
Bad breath plagues us all from time to time, but if you want to rid yourself of halitosis we have a litany of things to avoid. There are some obvious ones on here, like onions and garlic, but did you know that green and black tea can actually help you fight the bacteria that builds up to bad breath? Check out more tips like this here. … [Read more...] about Having It Out With Halitosis
In Singapore a new service is starting up to help the disabled and elderly- door-to-door dental. Singapore, like us, is having a problem with dental health for the elderly and disabled, and their solutions is to go to the patient rather then have the patient come to them. It's an interesting plan that we too should look into. … [Read more...] about Mobile Dental?
Braces are a kids game, right? That's what we tend to think. The image of an awkward teen with head gear pops into out heads, but believe it or not, it's never too late to fix your smile. In fact, straight teeth and a healthy mouth help to prevent aging as well as reduce the effects of aging! If you're worried about the headgear you'll be glad to know that realigning has … [Read more...] about Bracing For Change- Even When Your Older
Having cancer is awful, and dealing with the side-effects of treatment can be almost as bad as the disease itself. Side effect support is a program launched by one person who was tired of not seeing patients get the help they needed. See, there are numerous dental problems that often go untreated when someone has cancer, such as sores, dry mouth, and of course, gum disease. … [Read more...] about Side Effect Support
It seems that if you're afraid of the dentist chances are they are going to sedate you more often. While no one is typically excited to go to the dentist, your anxiety about, it or the processes involved, is bad for your doctor who has a job to do. This leads about half the patients going into doctor's offices sedated at some level. Read more here. … [Read more...] about A Sedation Solution
Are teeth are strange and sensitive things and some of what may be causing you dental pains may surprise you. That's right it's not always sugar that causing you pains sometimes it could be- -your sinuses? As crazy as it may seem your tooth sensitivity could actually be caused by plugged up sinuses. Your sinuses sit right above your mouth, and if they're inflamed it can … [Read more...] about The Truth Of Some Toothaches
Teeth whitening, of all things, has come before the Supreme Court recently. Apparently the state dental board of North Carolina came down hard on non-licensed dentists who were performing teeth whitenings. According to the supreme court, that body did not have the right to do so. It's a strange case that could effect your dental options more than you think. Read more here. … [Read more...] about Can The State Regulate Your Whitenting?
If you get disoriented walking down the mouthwash aisle you are not alone. With all the options it's almost impossible to know which kind to get, but we've got a guide for you. For example, did you know you probably don't need fluoride in your mouth wash? Or that many make flagrantly false claims? See more … [Read more...] about Mouth Wash Matters