US Government Says (Finally), Yes, Formaldehyde Causes Cancer

As early as 1981, even research published by the thoroughly mainstream American Dental Association acknowledged formaldehyde as a carcinogen. Flash forward 30 years. Last week, the US government did, too. The government issued warnings on Friday about two materials used daily by millions of Americans, saying that one causes cancer and the other might. Government …

The Stuff of Toxic Dentistry

Via WWLTV in New Orleans: An office building was evacuated after a spill of a chemical used in root canals caused some skin irritation among a handful of employees who came in contact with it Thursday just before noon. The incident occurred in the 2200 block of Simon Bolivar at a dental office in the …

Root Canal Redux: Raising Awareness

Another year, another Root Canal Awareness Week coming to a close. And since the AAE party line on root canals hasn’t changed, neither has our response. Hence, the recycle of a previous post in honor of the auspicious event:   Happy Root Canal Awareness Week! (Who knew?)   kmroddy/Flickr   Obviously, we didn’t, as the …

Root Canals vs. Implants (We Say “Neither”)

When we saw the headline “Why Save Bad Teeth? Dental ‘Heroics’ Unnecessary and Failure Prone”, we thought, “Of course,” and clicked the link to find what we suspected would be some kind of criticism of root canals – procedures done in lieu of extractions of deeply decayed teeth and which result in keeping dead teeth …