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The Toothbrush – America’s Favorite Invention

Hi Tooth Fans! I hope you’re all enjoying your summer so far! For the last few weeks I’ve been investigating the practice of something called “mindfulness,” which focuses one’s awareness on living in the present moment, accepting all the thoughts, body sensations, and emotions that come up without judgment. Does that sound New Age or […]

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Fluoride: the History & the Histrionics

Do a Google search on the risks and benefits of fluoride and you will be confronted with more scientific research and armchair opinions that are harder to take in than the recommended 8 glasses of water a day. In my opinion, one of the most compelling things about the history of fluoridation (in the U.S.) […]

A Bite Out of History – Chewing Gum

Dentist Thomas Bramwell Welch (1825-1903) of Vineland, New Jersey, created an unfermented grape sugar in 1869 that he called “Dr. Welch’s Unfermented Wine.” In 1869, William F. Semple (1834-1922), a dentist in Ohio was the first inventor to patent chewing gum. Semple hoped that people would be able to clean their teeth with it. Dentist […]

Veterans Day honors ALL American Veterans, both Living and Dead

Veterans Day honors ALL American veterans, both living and dead. In fact, Veterans Day is largely intended to thank LIVING veterans for dedicated and loyal service to their country. But on this day we it is nice to keep you’re your thoughts those who made the ultimate sacrifice to our country. LTJG Osborne was a […]