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Thomas Connelly

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: Does My '50 Proof' Alcohol Mouthwash Increase My Cancer Risk ?

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

Let's talk today about something that has been bothering me for awhile. And that's the fact that it's very likely that alcohol-based mouthwash is something that will increase your risk of Oral Cancer.

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 Dish on Biting Your Nails

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

As a dentist (a dentist with a blog, no less), I feel it's my duty to let you know the perils of nail biting, especially as it relates to your teeth and oral 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.