Monthly Archives: June 2015

Dental Pop Culture, Part 1

You might not realize this, but the dental profession is frequently portrayed in movies and television shows. As a dentist, I pick up on all of these scenes and even collect them, because I love seeing the stereotypes and hilarious/terrifying ways people view the dental experience. Even though the overwhelming majority of pop culture scenes...
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Toothbrushes and Toilets

I have heard several myths about the proper location and correct storage method for toothbrushes, but I’d like to shed a little light on what is actually happening in your bathroom from a dentist’s (and an amateur microbiology enthusiast’s) perspective. Before you read on, please get yourself in the right frame of mind. Realize that...

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Question From a Patient: Does My Baby Take Calcium From My Teeth?

I’ve had several patients ask me about this during their pregnancies. Usually the question goes something like this: “I always seem to get a cavity or two when I’m pregnant. I never get them at any other time. Does my baby take calcium from my teeth?” In short, the answer is no. Your baby is not...
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Toothless Hockey Smiles

If you’re like me, you’re not excited one bit about the 2015 Stanley Cup Final taking place between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Tampa Bay Lightning right now. I consider hockey to be little more than filler for ESPN’s SportsCenter during the football offseason. On the other hand, as a dentist, the sport of hockey...
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Top 10 Foods That Are Bad For Your Teeth (Some Might Surprise You)

On May 20 of this year I watched David Letterman, one of my favorite TV personalities past or present, air his final episode of the Late Show. I’ve been watching Letterman since the early 90s and have always admired his creative brilliance and lightning wit. Over the years I’ve borrowed heavily from the format of...
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