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'Give Kids a Smile Program' for New York CIty Kids, Uplifting Humanity

Jim Luce | Posted 01.11.2017 | New York
Jim Luce

My beat covers anything 'uplifting of humanity,' such as Give Kids A Smile (GKAS) - a national event organized by the American Dental Association (ADA...

Mobile Dentist Office Cleans Teeth Of Kids In Need For Free

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 10.12.2016 | Good News

A dentist in Kentucky is giving kids a reason to smile. Dr. Edwin Smith used $150,000 of his own money to flip an 18-wheel truck into a dental clinic ...

A Doctor's Dilemma: It's Not Just Funny Teeth and Bunny Ears

Humairah shah | Posted 06.08.2016 | Parents
Humairah shah

I still recall our elementary school in India requiring that our nails be trim and clean, hair neatly tied in white ribbons and shoes polished to a gleam. We would have daily inspections. In dental college I learned how oral health affected our overall well-being and how much more important oral hygiene screening would have been, especially when compared to well-polished shoes!

When Did You Last Use the F (Floss) Word?

Mirissa D. Price | Posted 04.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Mirissa D. Price

Listen, I hear you when it comes to flossing. I don't always want to do it, and I have never enjoyed my dentist's well-meaning lectures to make flossing a habit. But, as much as I understand the dread of that flossing conversation, I am going to keep the conversation alive.

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!...

5 Lessons Learned From My Social Entrepreneurship Journey

Eric Cope | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
Eric Cope

The bottom line is this: I want my life and vocation to matter. I want to make a positive difference in the lives of others around the world, especially children, who are not as fortunate. Smile Squared has given me a way to do just that.

Here's Where Your Bad Breath Is Actually Coming From

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.01.2015 | Healthy Living

Got a case of bad breath? You're not alone. An estimated 65 percent of Americans suffer from halitosis, or bad breath, according to the Washtenaw D...

The 7 Worst Foods For Your Teeth

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sara Schwartz | Posted 03.26.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Don’t eat candy. Brush twice a day. Coffee stains your teeth. Proper dental hygiene practices are no secret, though...

The Toothpaste And Mouthwash You Need To Impress Your Houseguests

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 11.06.2014 | Style

I'm that girl who loves visiting the dentist. Sure, I've had a few cavities and even underwent cosmetic surgery to fix a chipped tooth. However, I wil...

What Is the Best Time to Brush Your Teeth?

Quora | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living

This question originally appeared on Quora: What is the best time to brush your teeth? Answer by Scott Frey, Board Certified Orthodontist at freysmi...

The Disgusting Truth About Your Toothbrush

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Beth Levine | Posted 04.21.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Your toothbrush looks innocent enough sitting on your bathroom sink. But before you put it in your mouth, consider th...

Anna Almendrala

Oil Pulling Might Be The Next Big Thing -- Or Not | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living

Is the ancient Indian practice of oil pulling a cure-all or snake oil? Oil pulling, or the practice of swishing oil around your mouth every day, h...

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...

Smelly Dog?

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Dogs don't smell like freshly-showered people -- they're not supposed to! They have their own smell, which varies from dog to dog, but it's not unplea...

There May Be An Upside To Cavities

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.24.2013 | Healthy Living

In news sure to delight 5-year-olds everywhere, there may be an upside to a mouthful of cavities. According to a study published in this month's Jo...

Oral Health Care Basics: Getting to the Nitty Gritty

Dr. Harold Katz | Posted 10.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Katz

It's easy to forget about the basics of well-maintained teeth and gums in a society that focuses on overarching preventative and treatment options. It's not to say that those measures are not beneficial, but it won't get you far if you aren't following the golden rules of oral health.

Singles Focus on the Mouth

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
William B. Bradshaw

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...

Oral Hygiene Habits of the Interesting: Animal Planet's Call of the Wildman Ernie the Turtleman

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 02.14.2013 | Weird News
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

"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."

Oral Hygiene Habits of the Interesting: Pro Bull Rider Luke Snyder

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 01.27.2013 | Weird News
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.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."

Oral Hygiene Habits of the Interesting: L.A. Ink's Kat Von D

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 01.02.2013 | Weird News
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

"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."

Oral Hygiene Habits of the Interesting: U.S. Navy SEAL J. Robert DuBois

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 12.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

"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."

9 Reasons To Brush Your Teeth (That Have Nothing To Do With Your Teeth)

Kate Bratskeir | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living

There are benefits to keeping your pearly whites so, well, pearly white that go beyond having a picture-perfect smile. According to a recent study ...

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.