Fun Facts

  • If you don’t floss, you miss cleaning 40% of your tooth surfaces. Make sure you brush and floss twice a day!
  • An average American spends 38.5 total days brushing teeth over a lifetime.
  • 73% of Americans would rather go grocery shopping than floss.
  • Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least six (6) feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.
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Medications May Ruin Teeth

 Medications have been know to have some off the wall side effects but rarely do we think that our pearly whites are in danger. New information from researchers in Australia and Scandinavia indicates that certain medicines could lead to problems for your teeth.

Antibiotics could have adverse effects on oral health. There are some medicines, like tetracycline, that may stain teeth or cause discoloration.

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Gifts ideas for dentist…

 

After recently spending far too much time with my dentist; about a year and a half ever four to 6 weeks, I decided I wanted to do something nice for him. The challenge was finding something unique that would be tangible in his future. I discovered a site called http://practicon.com/Gifts/c/1000/ this had some really innovative ideas that could be very presented as formal or informal. A cookie jar, although I am not sure if a dentist would appreciate a cookie jar and a key chain that resembled a drill. There were several items that inspired me to share these great dental gift ideas here.

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Dental SEO Marketing!

The Internet is a powerful medium to both brand and promote your practice. The more people that are exposed to your practice, the more likely they will think of your practice when they really need a dentist. But this type of marketing for exposure and is called branding and can be very expensive.

On the other hand, for the average person who needs a dentist, the Internet provides the most effective form of marketing if they find your practices website when they turn to their favorite search engine and then type in ‘Cosmetic Dentist Phoenix’ or ‘Dental Implants Atlanta’.

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Strep Throat? Parents Often Toss Their Child’s Toothbrush

Parents often toss their child’s toothbrush after a bout of strep throat, but new research indicates that’s probably a waste of good bristles. It may not be necessary – at least when it comes to sore throats, according to a study presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Washington, DC.

The group investigated whether streptococcus (GAS), the bacteria that causes strep throat, would grow on toothbrushes used by children who had strep throat. Fourteen patients who were diagnosed with strep throat, 13 patients with sore throats without strep and 27 well patients ages 2 to 20 years were instructed to brush their teeth for one minute with a new toothbrush. Afterwards, the toothbrushes were placed in a sterile cover and taken to a lab where they were tested for GAS bacteria growth.

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Erosion of Tooth Enamel from Soda is Permanent

We’ve discussed the effects of what you drink on your teeth before, but it’s always good to refresh your memory on how harmful soda is to your teeth. Yes, the sugar contained is harmful, but consuming diet drinks will not help. It’s the carbonic acid that is the enamel killer, and recent research has proven that this erosion is absolutely permanent.

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The Lightsaber Toothbrush a more elegant weapon for a more civilized age!

Sonic micropulses in the future of tooth care, prepare to be amazed. University of Southern California (USC) researchers and scientists recently created a small, heat controlled, tool in the fight against plaque and tooth decay. This plasma blowtorch deteriorates adhesive bond that holds plaque to our teeth. The cool thing about this instrument is that it uses the same hot plasma found in stars and lightening bolts centers. This torch maintains room temperature, and is comfortable to the bodies touch.

 

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The Battle of Tooth Decay

imagesThe battle of Tooth decay has a new challenger, often limited to brushing it is still our primary line of defense. However, researchers in the Netherlands may one uped the toothbrush by describing and decoding the configuration of the enzyme blamed for the result of the plaque that encompasses our teeth. Consider the benefits of adding digestible inhibitor to our diets. This could make decay and cavities in our teeth less frequent. Continue reading The Battle of Tooth Decay

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Tooth Sensor

Researchers at National Taiwan University have developed a new wearable oral sensory system designed to detect your oral activities. The sensor is so small that it can either fit inside an artificial tooth or straddle a real one. The rationale is that different oral activities, such as speaking, chewing, drinking, etc., each produce unique motions that can be recorded and differentiated. In a laboratory experiment of the oral sensor, eight participants performed four common oral activities: chewing, drinking, speaking, and coughing. The sensor was able to achieve a respectable 93.8% recognition accuracy. Continue reading Tooth Sensor

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