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Oral Hygiene

How to Explain Bad Breath to Your Kids

Dr. Harold Katz | Posted 12.28.2011 | Parents
Dr. Harold Katz

While bad breath can be entertaining and comical, it is also important to discuss bad breath with your kids as well as teach them to be conscious of it.

Do You Have Oral Lichen Planus?

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

Oral Lichen Planus is a condition that presents itself in the form of lesions, sores, or rashes that affect the mouth, tongue and even the lips.

Where Are the Best Oral Health Care Products?

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

If you want the best products, don't limit yourself to store shelves. Do your research, and don't be afraid to bypass stores if you find something better online.

Mouth Health: Are Sonic Toothbrushes Really Better?

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

In my long career as a dentist, I get asked a lot about Sonic toothbrushes, and if they are really better than standard toothbrushes. Let's find out.

Mouth Health: Your Taste Buds Explained

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

While it's unlikely that we ever put too much thought into the number of meals that we eat each day, no meal would be much of an experience at all if it were not for our taste buds.

Mouth Health: The Skinny on Sugar Substitutes

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

While I feel Aspartame is not nearly as bad as some think, I do have to commend the commenter on pointing out Xylitol, as it is definitely something worth discussing. So thanks.

Open Wide(r): What Our Mouths Say About Our Health

Ashley Koff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ashley Koff

We begin digestion in the mouth, but also we establish immune health and overall health. I wanted to get a sense of optimal dental health.

Mouth Health: Stem Cells in Your Teeth

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

Not only are there stem cells in your teeth, it's that they are mesenchymal stem cells. That's one of the type of stem cells that can produce other cell types. This is good reason to get excited.