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Toothpaste can do more harm than good

The next time a patient innocently asks me, "What's the best toothpaste to use?" I'm going to unleash a whole Chunky Soup can of "You Want The Truth? You CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!!" Gosh, that's such an overused movie quote. Sorry about that, but still. If you're a dental professional, isn't this the most annoying question you get, day after day? Do you even care which toothpaste your patients use? No. You don't. Get this, people of the world. Your dentist and dental hygienist have never seen a tube of toothpaste that singlehandedly … [Read More...]

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Is Arestin® a red flag?

Not long ago, all dental practices were owned by the dentist who took care of you. Sure, they might not have given you any anesthetic before they smashed silver crunchy metal into your cavities, and they may have slapped you around and given you Post Traumatic … [Read More...]

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Phocal fluoride disks

What in the phôc is Phocal? The name is oh-so-clever, the way it changes up the F-sound, pinpoints the precision of its delivery mechanism, adds in a little calcium and acid/base interplay there. Plus, the little disks sorta kinda look like contact lenses. … [Read More...]

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Crest toothpaste embeds plastic in our gums

  This is polyethylene: Did you know that polyethylene is the most common plastic in the world? It is used primarily for containers and packaging, such as these bottles and plastic grocery bags, and has been a concern for the environment because … [Read More...]

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An interview with the Duck Dynasty dentist

Not too many dentists are portrayed positively in the media, we all pretty much know that. Even when something so routine as a third molar extraction becomes fodder for reality TV it becomes as heinous as possible. Oh, and thanks, sound teams, for when you add … [Read More...]

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Why your fingers shouldn’t be in the picture

"Just this once; it's okay." Does that sound like your practice? You know, you have a gaggy, bouncy kid who's just about to tongue-thrust their way out of having those radiographs taken, but here comes Amazing Assistant to help you get a diagnostically … [Read More...]