yellow labrador retriever asleep under a christmas tree

We All Need a Little Therapy Over the Holidays

Aaaaaah, the holidays! My wife thrives on all things festive; decorating the tree, shopping for the perfect gift for everyone we are related to (as well as their dogs), poring through recipes to find which cocktail to serve for; present opening, before Christmas lunch, during the meal, with dessert (which

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girl drinking water from a fountain

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

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full dental xrays

Your Teeth Are like the Titanic, So Watch Out For Icebergs!

I know that you’re not supposed to talk about politics or bodily functions in polite company (not that this has ever stopped me); however, if you are looking for a surefire way to turn a good dinner party into an episode of Jerry Springer, just get people on the subject

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using your mouth as a substitute bottle opener

There’s No Such Thing As “Soft Teeth”

When people find out that I am a general dentist, they usually have one of two reactions: recoil in horror, clamp their mouths shut, and mumble some excuse about having to go home and wash the cat; or, proceed to go into great detail about childhood dental trauma, poor genetics,

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close up of a woman's mouth stretching chewing gum out

Can Chewing Gum Clean Your Teeth?

When you were a young child, your parents probably told you a few (hundred) times that candies and sweets would “rot your teeth.” Yes, that’s mostly true, but there are a few exceptions. Cavities only occur when you have the right “Cavity Combination” in your mouth. Your Parents Were Right –

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