Like most sane people, I'm terrified of the dentist. It's a reasonable fear. After all, dentists reach into your open mouth with pointed metal objects and jab around until you spit blood.
Increasingly, DNA testing is being used on living people for health reasons, to perhaps give an insight as to what your body may hold for you in the future. And dental DNA testing is leading the way.
I've been away from blogging for a few months because I've been on an important quest -- to help get rid of bad breath once and for all. And I want to tell you a little about what I found in my journeys.
Not only does Dr. Dorfman bring smiles to his Hollywood clientele, he also helps women in the community who are victims of domestic violence. Restoring their smiles gives them confidence to go back to work.
In October, my father-in-law walks with pride in the breast cancer walk. The rest of the year? You can bet he'll be talking the talk.
Despite the desire to give our pets the very best, dental hygiene is one of pet parents' most frequently forgotten responsibilities. But what we now know about the health implications of poor oral hygiene is a reality we can no longer ignore.
In casual conversation with friends and in professional settings, I am frequently asked to explain why good grammar is so important. Many people in to...
There are some local peculiarities, but for the most part, dental care from a qualified professional in any large metropolitan center in Latin America isn't much different from in the States -- except for the price.
California needs real leadership in oral health. California has not had a dental director in years. Without a strong office of oral health, led by a dental director, California is missing opportunities to ensure children have the best dental care possible.
The gifts to Jesus of frankincense and myrrh from the wise men were practical forms of dentistry. Even today, gifts of dental healthcare for those in need continue to be vital.
"I only got seven [teeth] left! I had three major accidents three years in a row, which is why I'm missing most of my teeth."
As a humanitarian relief and development organization, Medical Teams International is known for expertly responding to health crises around the world. But we're also addressing the oral health care crisis here in the U.S.
"I had reconstructive surgery on my nose from getting hit by a horn. Later I got two teeth knocked out due to a horn to the side of mouth."
Why I made the leap and had my mouth filled with metal.
"I've never tattooed a tongue, and in all honesty, the idea sounds a bit unnecessary. The texture of your tongue seems like a ridiculous place for a tattoo. As for your body's ability to maintain pigment on your tongue... well, I have a hard time envisioning that lasting."
"I've worked with foreign forces on their bases where the only water they had was a thread-thin trickle of cold water from a shower head. Needless to say, a shower took a very long time... but we still took them."