Every so often, technological advances allow public health officials opportunities to make major progress in stemming the tide of a chronic disease. One recent advance, the Virtual Dental Home (VDH), has been tested in California over the past three years, and the program’s success in reaching underserved children and other populations to prevent and treat [...] ... [Read article]Aug 29, 2014 03:52 PM
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Do you know what’s lurking on your toothbrush? Your toothbrush is loaded with germs, say researchers at England’s University of Manchester. They’ve found that one uncovered toothbrush can harbor more than 100 million bacteria, including E. coli bacteria, which can cause diarrhea, and staphylococci (“Staph") bacteria that cause skin infections. But don’t panic. Your mouth wasn’t exactly sterile to begin with.
Two and a half years in, I think I must be close to being the world expert on wearing Invisalign. I was undoubtedly the most complicated case that my orthodontist had ever taken on when I started, and I believe I’m still his longest running case. Most of his patients swan in and out of his [...] ... [Read article]Aug 24, 2014 07:26 PM
Fed up with leaving every dental exam with bad news? It’s time to turn your oral care around. That’s not just about brushing and flossing – it’s about every choice you make for your mouth. Think about how much time you spend with food or liquid in your mouth every day. While this level of snacking [...] ... [Read article]Jul 22, 2014 08:54 PM
We all have those times when we’re seeking some kind of life change. It can make a difference to shake things up, and to gain a new lease on life. But finding that source of renewed enthusiasm can be easier said than done. What if a dramatic transformation were possible with just one simple visit [...] ... [Read article]Jul 21, 2014 08:01 AM