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The Dentapist

Sarah Barness | Posted 02.24.2014 | Comedy
Sarah Barness

The man looks deep into my soul and says, "Grinding is usually a sign of stress or anxiety. Your teeth are much more damaged than they should be for someone your age. Do you want to talk about it?"

Why I'm Still So Terrified Of The Dentist

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 05.01.2013 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

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.

A Visit to the Chatty Dentist

Tom McNichol | Posted 06.23.2013 | Comedy
Tom McNichol

Hi, come on in and sit down. How have you been? It's been awhile since I've seen you. More than six months, I'd guess. Didn't I say, "See you in six months" the last time you were here? I guess you didn't hear that. I'm sure I said it. No problem, get in the chair, open wide and let's take a look.

Confessions of a Pregnant Know-It-All

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 04.08.2013 | Parents
Shannon Sutherland

No matter how many books you read or classes you take, nothing can prepare you for motherhood. Now that I am a mom, I never judge parents with screaming children because usually, my daughter was the one throwing the temper tantrum earlier that day

LOOK: This Furry Friend Makes Dentist Visit That Much Better

Posted 12.11.2012 | Good News

An adorable photo of a dentist and his four-legged sidekick is going viral on the Internet this week after it was shared on the social news site Reddi...

'Teen Mom 2': A Family Is Split for Good

Sydney Levin | Posted 01.26.2013 | TV
Sydney Levin

Jenelle explains that she still chooses jail over probation, so her lawyer pulls out his phone to consult his calendar. "It'll be a total of 16 days in jail," he clarifies, since he's not sure if Jenelle can count to double digits.

'Teen Mom 2': Someone's Going to Jail

Sydney Levin | Posted 11.20.2012 | TV
Sydney Levin

Jenner is facing 45 days in jail. The probation officer would like to give her a second chance, but she's not ready for it, since that would mean nine more months without weed. Just to be clear: She's picking jail over giving up marijuana.

'Teen Mom 2' Premiere: Trouble's On The Horizon

Sydney Levin | Posted 11.13.2012 | TV
Sydney Levin

In the time it's taken "Teen Mom 2" to return, you could have had your very own baby! It's been nine excruciating months, but the gals are finally back and ready to make us feel superior.

Dentist Allegedly Used Laughing Gas In Front Of Patients

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 11.05.2012 | Business

Going to the dentist ranks among Americans's greatest fears, and many swear by nitrous oxide -- you know, laughing gas -- to get through the procedure...

The Over-Achieving Parent

Meera Bhanu | Posted 10.25.2012 | Parents
Meera Bhanu

The one thing that never fails to amuse me is how people seem to remember entirely different things about the very same event, years down the line. I ...

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #43, His Huge Smile

Bernard Whitman | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

Barack Obama's smile is electrifying, magnetic, contagious. When he flashes that toothy grin, you can't help but feel good and smile back, like he's your friend.

The Best Way to Bring Down Health Care Costs

Justin Graves | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Justin Graves

The current national debate on health care reform was lost on me until two recent events brought it crashing home.

Oral Hygiene Habits of the Interesting: NHL Hall of Famer, New York Islander Mike Bossy

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 10.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

"I have to admit that I didn't do much until my serious cross check that I received. From that day on I started to wear a mouth guard and would never get on the ice without it."

Oral Hygiene Habits of the Interesting: Bizzare Food's Andrew Zimmern

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 10.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

"I do try to cleanse my palate before eating new foods, but I do that from a necessity standpoint so I can truly appreciate and collect the whole flavor experience."

Oral Hygiene Habits of the Interesting: U.S. Astronaut Clayton C. Anderson

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 10.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

I had the honor of interviewing U.S. Astonaut Clayton C. Anderson about his oral hygiene habits while living on the international space station for six months.

Oral Hygiene Habits of the Interesting: Curb Your Enthusiasm's Susie Essman

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 09.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

"I remember my dentist telling my mother that I'd better marry a rich man because I'm going to need lots of gold inlays. That really pissed me off. Why did he assume that I would have to marry a rich guy and that I wouldn't make the money myself?"

Can't afford to see a dentist? Ask our reporters about America's dental care crisis

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 08.27.2012 | Health News
The Center for Public Integrity

Reporters David Heath (Center for Public Integrity) and Miles O'Brien (FRONTLINE) found flaws in the U.S. dental system -- like poor reimbursement rat...

Corporate dental chains see big profits in adults who can't afford care

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 08.26.2012 | Health News
The Center for Public Integrity

By David Heath and Jill RosenbaumiWatch News and FRONTLINESurviving on a meager $1,300 a month, 87-year-old Theresa Ferritto fretted about the cost ...

Former Cowboy Provides Free Medical Care To World's Poor

Posted 04.10.2012 | Impact

The costs of medical attention can be exorbitant for a low-income family or an unemployed person -- even if the needs are the same. That's why Stan...

A Severed Penis, A Plea For Anesthesia And A Suicide

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 02.17.2012 | Crime

A horrific sequence of events marred Valentine's Day in a Chinese city: A 26-year-old Chinese cut off his penis at a fruit stand and then committed su...

The Noise That People Fear: The Dental Drill

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 04.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

Let's talk about one of the dentist's most popular tools -- his or her trusty drill -- and answer some the most common questions about them. What is a dentist's drill? How does it work? Why isn't it quieter? And what about alternatives (like lasers)?

A Makeover Story: Johanna

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 03.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

Some people think cosmetic dentistry is something that only movie stars get to enhance their smile. Truthfully, that's far from the reality -- while I have done plenty of stars' and athletes' teeth, many of my patients are everyday people who are simply looking to have a better smile.

Childhood's Musical Kernels

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 01.31.2012 | Arts
Susanne Mentzer

When I was little I was petrified of the dentist. I refused to open my mouth. After numerous costly visits and a severe punishment, I started to hum while the dentist probed around my teeth and gums. It calmed me.

Sweet Offer -- Dentist To Buy Back Halloween Candy

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.25.2011 | Healthy Living

MANSFIELD, Ohio -- It's hard to imagine that there will be eager children lined up around the block to take part in this anti-cavity dental deal next ...

Why Oral Health Leads to Overall Health

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 09.04.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Important clues to your overall health can be found in the details of your teeth, gums, and even tongue, which is why putting off that next visit to the dentist can be costly not only to your wallet, but also to your heart and other vital organs.