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Historic Dental Organization Promotes Helping Disadvantaged Youth in NYC

Jim Luce | Posted 11.16.2016 | New York
Jim Luce

Last week, the New York City chapter of Alpha Omega (AO) International Dental Fraternity celebrated a global tradition with an evening reminiscent of ...

Beware Of Backflow At The Dentist

Sam Cohen | Posted 09.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Sam Cohen

Image credit When it comes to our routine dental visits, many of us will face some potential jitters, but there's another common thing that most of u...

Is TMJ Disorder Costing You A Good Night's Sleep?

Dr. Mark Duncan DDS, FAGD, DICOI | Posted 08.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Mark Duncan DDS, FAGD, DICOI

Did you know that many patients who suffer from sleep disorders are also dealing with a problem directly related to disorders in their temporomandibular joint (TMJ)?

5 Things You Don't Know About A Dentist

Adeyemi Adetilewa | Posted 08.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Adeyemi Adetilewa

A dentist is simply a doctor in charge of your oral hygiene. So, let me ask you a question: How many times have you visited a dentist this year? Alr...

The flossing flap: Mind your dentist, and floss every night

The Conversation US | Posted 08.10.2016 | Healthy Living
The Conversation US

By Julie Rezk, Vanderbilt University "To floss or not to floss?" has become a big question in the past week. News reports have conflicted, leading to...

I'm A Dentist. We Have To Talk About Flossing.

Andrew Swiatowicz | Posted 08.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Andrew Swiatowicz

Let's be clear about one thing. No study, and certainly no dentist, would ever claim or even imply that flossing is harmful. You would be hard-pressed to find a study that concludes a person's health is improved by eliminating flossing from her oral health routine.

What Every Parent Needs To Know About Their Kid's Respiratory Habits

Martha Cortes, DDS | Posted 07.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Martha Cortes, DDS

This is why it is paramount for everyone, especially new parents, to understand the importance of their child forming good breathing habits.

Sid Solomon, Inventing Better Smiles

David Jensen | Posted 05.20.2016 | Business
David Jensen

Beverly Hills, CA - Dr. Sid Solomon of the Center for Cosmetic, Implant and Neuromuscular Dentistry has three offices in the Greater Los Angeles area,...

The Science of Genuine Smiles

Alina Lukashevsky DDS | Posted 03.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Alina Lukashevsky DDS

The Duchenne smile is perceived as more sincere, honest, friendly, and approachable. Cultivating such a smile would have a positive influence on a person's feelings, state of being, and may influence his or her interpersonal relationships.

20 Hot Jobs That Pay More Than $150K

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.18.2016 | Business

By Cameron Huddleston, Columnist A six-figure job might seem out of reach for many of us. After all, the average annual pay across all occupations is...

Boy, Oh Boy, Do I Love Radiation! -- By Your Dentist

Steven Shehori | Posted 02.08.2017 | Comedy
Steven Shehori

Great to see you again! Wow, hard to believe it's been six months already. Time sure flies between check-ups, don't you think?

Do You Feel the Need for Speed?

Richard Schechtman, D.D.S. | Posted 02.05.2017 | Healthy Living
Richard Schechtman, D.D.S.

Moving the hardest element in our body (a tooth) within the second hardest tissue in our body (bone) can be a slow process because orthodontic treatment has a biological speed limit; the bone around teeth needs to soften and harden in a slow, orderly fashion as the teeth move.

7 Resolutions to Help You Up Your Oral Health Game in 2016

Andrew Swiatowicz | Posted 12.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Andrew Swiatowicz

It's a new year -- time for a new smile! Here are seven resolutions you can make to ensure your mouth is healthier than ever!...

"Clean the plaque of the heart" -- Radhanath Swami Speaks at King's College Dental Institute, London.

Radhanath Swami | Posted 12.09.2016 | Religion
Radhanath Swami

King's College London Dental Institute, often found at the top of the national leaderboards for Dentistry, regularly invites speakers to inspire stude...

Everything You Need to Know About Baby Teeth -- Infographic

Andrew Swiatowicz | Posted 11.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Andrew Swiatowicz

Last month, I told you everything you need to know about baby teeth. Here's an infographic I created with some of that information.

It's Time to Put Teeth in Global Health Practice!

James Bernstein, MD | Posted 10.29.2016 | Impact
James Bernstein, MD

Let's talk about teeth. The most common chronic disease in the word today is tooth decay. Gum disease is the sixth most common. Oral cancer ranks in the top 15 cancers worldwide.

Everything You Need To Know About Baby Teeth

Andrew Swiatowicz | Posted 10.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Andrew Swiatowicz

Some of the most common questions I get as a dentist have to do with deciduous teeth: When do they come in? When should parents brush them? What about flossing? I thought it might be helpful if I answered some of these questions. So here you go: everything you need to know about baby teeth.

3 (and Soon to Be 4) Ways Your Dentist Can Replace Your Missing Teeth

Andrew Swiatowicz | Posted 10.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Andrew Swiatowicz

We all know what it's like to lose a tooth. In fact, some of us have even got paid for the loss -- thanks, Tooth Fairy! While our baby teeth are s...

5 Things You Didn't Know About Cavities

Andrew Swiatowicz | Posted 09.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Andrew Swiatowicz

I always teach my patients that their first line of defense against cavities -- or, as we call them, dental caries -- is prevention. But despite our best efforts, some of us -- myself included! -- have had to see a dentist to treat a cavity. Here are five things you never knew about cavities. Some of these might surprise you.

Dental Hygiene Was Actually Good During the Middle Ages?

Quora | Posted 06.15.2016 | Weird News

People in the Middle Ages considered healthy, white teeth a sign of beauty and wrote of sweet smelling breath as a desirable attribute. So, not surprisingly, we have extensive evidence that people liked to keep their teeth clean and a large amount of evidence of tooth pastes, powders and treatments, as well as mouth washes and treatments for halitosis.

Don't Do It to Yourself... Until You Read This First

Richard Schechtman, D.D.S. | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Richard Schechtman, D.D.S.

Creativity and innovation fuel technological advances, which brings value to healthcare. Unfortunately, the DYI of orthodontic treatments "dumbs down" a process that requires an expert's evaluation, in person.

The Thumb That Can Cost an Arm and a Leg

Richard Schechtman, D.D.S. | Posted 04.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Richard Schechtman, D.D.S.

-- Take the family on a weeklong vacation to Disney World -- Buy all new living room furniture -- Hire a personal sous chef for three months OR -- Al...

Root Canal!

Roz Warren | Posted 01.25.2015 | Fifty
Roz Warren

"I can't wait to grow up and have dentures!" I told my mom. "Be careful what you wish for," she replied.

Practice Drill

Marcia Liss | Posted 01.14.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


'Murder 101' A Talk With Faye Kellerman

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 11.23.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Faye Kellerman is the bestselling author of 26 novels, 22 of which feature the husband and wife team of Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus. Murder 101 is the twenty-second Decker-Lazarus novel.