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Dental Sitcom for “The Office” fans

Our almost-18-year-old son has seen every episode of "The Office" and "Parks & Recreation." While I haven't watched either show with any sort of faithfulness, one film that I've personally learned a thing or two from is "A Clockwork Orange." Suffice it to say, our son has had his eyes propped open seen all the available episodes of this Web … [Read More...]

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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 … [Read More...]

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*dentist not included (with clear aligners)

If you're not an orthodontist, but you straighten teeth in your dental practice, I've got a fistfight just waiting for you. Where? Thankfully someone else went through the trouble of making this cute little scroll-ey infographic, so I'll just post it here and … [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...]