If the U.S. Federal Reserve is concerned about the state of dental care in this country, you know we have a problem. In fact, according to the Fed, we have a very big problem.
A lot of people are asking how Minnesota high school junior Sydney Galleger could die from complications of a wisdom tooth extraction. Although wisdo...
We got New York City-based cosmetic dentist Marc Lowenberg, DDS, to give us real talk on five culprits you didn't realize were hurting your choppers, and how to prevent the damage.
They say the opposite of shame is pride or honor, but most people -- and most countries -- have a lot more of the former than the latter. While a lot ...
A piece of advice. Do not try too hard to outlive your teeth.
States should recognize that providing comprehensive dental care is in the best interests of both mother and infant, and advocates should work to educate people about their coverage options. On this Mother's Day, let us acknowledge that the life of a healthy child starts with a healthy mother. Let's give mothers and children a Mother's Day gift of health, including healthy teeth.
In his landmark 2000 report, "Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General," Surgeon General David Satcher wrote that "there are profound and consequential disparities in the oral health of our citizens." Those disparities persist, and not only that, but lack of access to affordable dental care has spread to the middle class.
Ever since the all-important question of how long travel-sized shampoo lasts was answered, I've been wondering about the life expectancy of other travel-size items. Like... how long should a travel-size toothpaste last?
I still remember the excitement my wife and I felt when we saw the first glint of enamel poking through our son's gums when he was still in diapers. He had teeth.
There is good news to report for California's children as we make our way through National Children's Dental Health Month: more kids than ever will have dental coverage in 2015.
Until a few years ago, I wouldn't have believed that anyone with 24 months of training (plus a six- to 12-month preceptorship) could help solve America's dental health care crisis. Now I know better.
I'm ecstatic to share the art of Nadine Artemis with you! Nadine fully embodies the goddess in her name as she communes with the divine flora & fauna all around her.
Consider housekeeping your launchpad to happiness. Clearing away what no longer sparks joy (thanks, Marie Kondo), creating space for what you envision, and anticipating beauty -- that's what opens you up to the heavens. Let the good rush in and through you, and then ship your art.
Dental hygiene for an alligator seems questionable. He can't floss. He can't even brush his teeth. Where would he get toothpaste? If he crawls into your neighborhood Walgreen's to buy some, it would cause a panic, regardless of his good intentions.
These are not goofy little news items dealing with such inconsequential matters as health care, the midterm elections and various conflicts around the world. Rather, they are the kind of important, socially significant and absolutely true stories that are the lifeblood of this column.
Today is my birthday and I received this email from a dentist I went to once: There are so many things wrong with this greeting. Granted, yes, it i...