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Everything You Need to Know About Baby Teeth -- Infographic

Andrew Swiatowicz | Posted 11.20.2015 | 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 10.29.2015 | 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 10.13.2015 | 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 10.26.2015 | 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 09.27.2015 | 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 06.18.2015 | 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.

Is Your Child a Mouth-Breather? There's New Help at the Dentist

Janet Carlson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Janet Carlson

If your child is a mouth-breather, take her to the allergist and pediatric ENT, yes. But don't stop there. Find a dentist or other airway expert who can join in treatment of the whole picture for the whole child. You'll sleep better for it.

Dental Insurance Questions Debunked By a Dentist

Alina Lukashevsky DDS | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Alina Lukashevsky DDS

Innovation in technology and advancements in the quality of dental materials have made it easier than ever to achieve desired cosmetic results. Using dental insurance can help cut down on costs, but it is important to know how the different plans work in order to get the most out of having insurance.

Howard to Harvard: An Inside Look at Mentoring in STEM Education

Dr. Sheila Nutt | Posted 10.06.2014 | Black Voices
Dr. Sheila Nutt

One of the challenges in this area involves finding mentors who understand the complex issues surrounding urban youth. In order to prepare the future generation of STEM leaders, we must also increase the access to research labs and hands-on experiences in the biomedical sciences.

Why a Trip to the Dentist Costs So Much Now -- And What We Can Do About It

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Americans understand how expensive dental care has become, which partially explains why only 36 percent of all adults in the United States are expected to visit a dentist this year -- and why, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, one in four nonelderly Americans have untreated tooth decay.

What Did I Do to Deserve These Cavities? (Or: the Sociology of Dentistry)

Galanty Miller | Posted 02.10.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Dentists aren't real doctors. That's not an insult. That doesn't mean dentists aren't important. But doctors deal with the health and care of body par...

Why Halloween Is Really a Scary Holiday: A Dentist's Perspective

Mark Burhenne | Posted 12.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Burhenne

If your children eat candy, make sure it's under a controlled environment. Have drinking water available to them (to buffer the huge hit of acids that ensue within minutes of candy consumption) and a toothbrush nearby (for the mandatory tooth brushing session within 20 minutes of the candy consumption).

Invisible Dental Disease in Pets

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

Dental disease can be painful and can lead to more serious health problems, like kidney, heart and liver disease. Be proactive with your pet's dental health.

A Dentist's View on Tackling the National Dental Health Crisis

Robert A. Faiella, D.M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert A. Faiella, D.M.D.

We've made great progress, with each generation enjoying better dental health than the one before, but there's still a dangerous divide between those with good dental health and those without.

Teens Need More Awareness of High-Growth Careers in STEM, Medical and Dental Fields

Jack E. Kosakowski | Posted 11.12.2013 | Impact
Jack E. Kosakowski

There are many rewarding career opportunities available to our youth, but we must do a better job of educating them about those opportunities.

Dental Divide Widens in U.S.

Dr. Harold Katz | Posted 10.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Katz

Depending on where you live in the United States, access to proper dental care may differ.

I'm With Stupid: Urine -- It's Not Just for Breakfast Anymore

Todd Hartley | Posted 10.02.2013 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Obviously, the idea of urine powering a cellphone is inherently funny because I would have no idea where to pee in my phone, unless there's an app for that. I'd also have a hard time doing it, for philosophical and physical reasons.

When Brains, Beauty and Arts Collide: The Women of Dubai Represent

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 07.06.2013 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

As a parent I know my intention for my kids. I am passionate, driven and borderline obsessive about their position in society and the use of our family name.

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?"

Brace Yourself For This Bizarre Trend

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.03.2013 | Teen

This trend has some bite.