Why OJ + Toothpaste = Wicked Bad Taste

W2 a-w-f-i-l/Flickr The taste of orange juice immediately after toothbrushing is pretty bad. But why should it – and just about everything else – taste so very bad? Blame it on the stuff that helps make toothpaste foam: sodium lauryl sulfate (also known as sodium laureth sulfate and sodium lauryl ether sulfate, abbreviated below as …

Monday Funnies: Industrial Medicine

View the whole collection About the artist: Emma Holister is self-taught apart from a brief waft through Central St. Martins, London (92-93) where she attended a one year post-graduate course in painting. She is English, speaks several languages, has travelled fairly widely and prefers to live in most places other than England. She has generally …

4 Off-Beat Dental Videos

Some odds and ends (with a slight emphasis on “odds”) that we’ve run across while searching for dental videos on YouTube… We start with the amazing singing, dancing tooth: “How to Properly Brush and Floss Your Teeth,” shown in old school animation styles: A 1939 educational film on dental hygiene, as “Told by a Tooth”: …

A Knockout Record

Did you know that Muhammed Ali once made a record about dental hygiene?     Neither did we. Listen to the whole thing – with special guest appearances by Frank Sinatra, Richie Havens, Jayne Kennedy, Ossie Davis and play-by-play (yes, really) by Howard Cosell – here. (And if 30-some minutes of cavity fightin’ fun seems …

Looks Good Enough to Eat…Until You Open the Package

In our earlier post on the prevalence of fast food outlets here in the Central Valley – and some of the corresponding health consequences – we provided a link to Fast Food Ads vs. Reality, a gallery of images comparing commercial photos of fast food with what you actually get. Since then, via Fark, we’ve …

Disney and Dentistry

MousePlanet is an online guide to Disney theme parks that also posts articles on other Disney-related topics, such as this recent offering that grabbed our attention – on Disney and dentistry: From April to October 1938, Disney storymen struggled to develop a never-made Disney short titled Mickey’s Toothache. Given laughing gas, poor Mickey Mouse enters …

Another Odd Dental Product

Admittedly, when we first ran across this ad at Oddee (some PG-13 content): we couldn’t figure out what it could possibly be for. So we Googled “DDS System”: Weight loss? How? Wiring a person’s jaw shut? (It’s not out of the question.) One click later, we found out. It’s an appliance. To make your mouth …

What the World Needs Now…

…is more chocolate flavored toothpaste? Image source unknown From a 2006 media release: “By bringing in new flavours that have never been tasted in toothpaste before, we are using this launch to recruit new users to the brand,” Ahmed Osilan, Close Up’s brand manager for the GCC told Retail News Middle East. “Our vision is …