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

Wendell Potter | Posted 03.20.2014 | 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.

Why Most Women Agree With the 'Irresistibly Attractive' Ruling (Even If They Won't Admit It)

Keli Goff | Posted 02.22.2013 | Women
Keli Goff

Here's the dirty little secret most of us don't want to admit. Many of us wonder about the attractiveness of the people our significant others work closely with and many of us inquire about it too, and with good reason. According to the experts, nearly half of all affairs begin at work.

Getting My Uninsured Teeth Pulled In Mexico's Most Notorious Border Town

Joshua Ellis | Posted 01.26.2013 | Books
Joshua Ellis

This is how you find yourself in a dentist's chair in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, inadvertently having a molar pulled without the benefit of anesthetic, crying and howling and kicking the floor while trying hard not to actually move your head.

Ancient Tooth Suggests Buggy Remedy For Dental Pain

Posted 09.20.2012 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 09/19/2012 05:13 PM EDT on LiveScience An ancient cracked tooth repaired with a filling made of ...

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."

Say What?

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 09.11.2012 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I've done some research, and what you describe is a malady called Selective Hearing Syndrome. It is not deadly and, remarkably, side effects only affect wives.

Can't afford to see a dentist? Ask our reporters about America's dental care crisis

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 08.27.2012 | Health News
The Center for Public Integrity

Reporters David Heath (Center for Public Integrity) and Miles O'Brien (FRONTLINE) found flaws in the U.S. dental system -- like poor reimbursement rat...

Corporate dental chains see big profits in adults who can't afford care

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 08.26.2012 | Health News
The Center for Public Integrity

By David Heath and Jill RosenbaumiWatch News and FRONTLINESurviving on a meager $1,300 a month, 87-year-old Theresa Ferritto fretted about the cost ...

Can Sinuses Affect Your Teeth?

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 08.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

I once had this patient who had chronic/repeated pain in his upper teeth (basically the premolars and molars on his upper right side). He had been to two different dentists, who did an exam and took X-rays, but really couldn't find anything wrong with the teeth.

Differentiated Dentists

Jane Pak | Posted 05.29.2012 | Business
Jane Pak

Not all small businesses are created equal and it's reasonable to say that the top 10 business tips for dental practices will not be the same as the top 10 tips for sandwich shops. I can feel your anticipation -- you must know these 10 golden nuggets. So here they are.

Polish Dentist Removes Teeth of World's Stupidest Ex-Boyfriend

Tony Phillips | Posted 07.01.2012 | Weird News
Tony Phillips

I was watching fishing or the UFC, I can't remember which, and the missus calls from the other side of the room, "Listen to this... " and proceeded to fill me in on the details in an episode of misanthropy so grisly even Eastern Europeans seem to disapprove.

Report Of Dentist Removing All Of Ex's Teeth Turns Out To Be Hoax

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.16.2012 | Weird News

RETRACTION: MSNBC reported today, May 9, that the dentist accused of drugging up her boyfriend and pulling his teeth out doesn't exist. Cops in Wrocla...

The Different Kinds of Bad Breath, Part 3: Sinus Breath

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 06.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

I'm convinced that many people simply think bad breath is "mouth only" and can be cured with a quick brush or a breath mint. That's not the case -- there are many "types" of bad breath.

Extreme Dentistry: 5 Unhealthy Tooth Trends

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 03.14.2012 | Healthy Living

The basics of dental health aren't all that complicated: Brush and floss daily, limit cavity-causing sugary snacks, don't smoke and schedule regular v...

A Makeover Story: Johanna

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 03.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

Some people think cosmetic dentistry is something that only movie stars get to enhance their smile. Truthfully, that's far from the reality -- while I have done plenty of stars' and athletes' teeth, many of my patients are everyday people who are simply looking to have a better smile.