First, Do No Harm…

From time to time, we invoke the phrase “first, do no harm,” commonly attributed to the Hippocratic Oath. But if you want to get strict about such things, this isn’t really accurate. In fact, nothing like the phrase occurs in the modern version, though the classical includes a promise to keep “the sick” from “harm …

Is There Really Such a Thing as “Metal-Free Dentistry”?

As more people become aware of the health risks of mercury amalgam fillings, you see more dental practices marketing themselves as “metal-free.” Sounds great, no? It’s also inaccurate – and not just because these dentists often do place metal restorations such as gold crowns. As dental materials expert Jess Clifford has noted, “There is no …

How to Floss Your Teeth, Eat Healthy on a Budget and Other Tips from Around the Web

If Ya Got ‘Em, Floss ‘Em! Most of us know we’re supposed to floss our teeth regularly – at least if we want to keep all our teeth. But not all of us follow through on the advice, and many of those who do don’t always do it properly. Learn the right way to floss …

A Crowning Achievement?

Via BoingBoing: At least one dental lab is offering some artistic restorations: Personally, we like the one with Queen Elizabeth – the whole “Crown of England on a crown” concept. Interesting novelties? Sure. But that’s about all we can say without knowing more about them, especially what they’re made of. Which brings us to the …