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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).

DNA Testing and Dentistry

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 06.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

Increasingly, DNA testing is being used on living people for health reasons, to perhaps give an insight as to what your body may hold for you in the future. And dental DNA testing is leading the way.

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.

Oral Hygiene Habits of the Interesting: Curb Your Enthusiasm's Susie Essman

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 09.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

"I remember my dentist telling my mother that I'd better marry a rich man because I'm going to need lots of gold inlays. That really pissed me off. Why did he assume that I would have to marry a rich guy and that I wouldn't make the money myself?"

The Noise That People Fear: The Dental Drill

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 04.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

Let's talk about one of the dentist's most popular tools -- his or her trusty drill -- and answer some the most common questions about them. What is a dentist's drill? How does it work? Why isn't it quieter? And what about alternatives (like lasers)?