A Simple Toothbrush at the Middle of It All

Though the standard advice is to never (ever, ever, ever, ever) share your toothbrush, some people will do it anyway. One British survey, for instance, found that 24% would share with their partner (6% with a celebrity). Another found that almost one in 10 had shared their brush with someone. Everybody, all together now: Eeeeeeeeeeeeeew! […]

Something Old, New, Borrowed, Blue…Extracted? As a Matter of Fact, Yes!

Just the thought of getting all your teeth yanked out can be pretty horrifying – maybe even more nightmarish in light of our cultural obsession with youthful, toothy, super-white smiles. That might make it hard to wrap your head around the fact that there’s ever been such a thing as ritual tooth extraction. Yet many […]

Adventures in Dental Hygiene

You know there’s a National Month or Week of nearly everything. That includes dental hygiene. And hygiene’s month is this month. So saith the American Dental Hygienists’ Association. And the Wrigley’s Gum folks. And so to the usual tip list of floss, brush and rinse, they’ve added “chew.” Sure, chewing sugarless gum is one way […]

Clickbait, Anyone?

No doubt this was in response to epidemic of kale damage that dentists have been seeing: Among them, allegedly, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, apples, beans, nuts and granola (which isn’t usually all that “healthy” anyway, but this potential sugar bomb sports an incredible health halo). Seriously, the tips that accompany the piece are fine. But they […]

Beyond the Boring Old Toothbrush

What better time than the day after Halloween to have a National Brush Day, right? Though really, this newly declared observation is less about this and more about this which is to say not a one-day-a-year problem but an ongoing one. Yet it’s almost completely preventable – in part, through regular and effective hygiene. Ideally, […]