The Entertainment Value of…Root Canals?

Apparently there was some to-do last week over some Clay Aiken dissing the American Idol judges in a series of tweets. Now, none of us here watch the show. None of us are sad that it’s in its last season. Yet one tweet did catch our attention: He’s watched root canals?* He has so little …

In the Rush to Dental Implants as a Solution…

“The dental profession’s rush to dental implants as a solution to dental needs of today’s trusting patients is overstated, overused, ill advised, and very often much abused.” – Dr. Ron Carlson Explore our archives to learn more about the issues with dental implants.

How Are Dental Implants Really?

Last fall, we told you about research showing that well-maintained natural teeth tend to last longer dental implants. Yet implant dentists often boast of success rates as high as 98%. Now, new research again calls such claims into question. A critical review just published in the Journal of Dental Research compared the long-term survival of …

Beyond Nutrition: Weston A. Price

Not too long ago, few people knew about Dr. Weston A. Price. Today, thanks to the efforts of groups like the Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation and the Weston A. Price Foundation, many are familiar with his research on the relationship between diet, orofacial development and oral health.     That work is extremely important. But it’s …

Nothin’ Better to Do (Than Eat ‘Kraut & Get a Root Canal)

You tried to ignore it. You knew it was the apotheosis of non-news. Yet you could not hide from the fact that web editors everywhere had figured we would care about LeAnn Rimes’ recent root canal and what she Tweeted about it. And now you can’t even hide from it here…because wading through all the …

When Treatment Fails – Why Just Removing Sources of Dental Toxins Isn’t Enough

John Lydon is back on tour, and in a recent pre-gig interview, he talked a bit about his current dental woes. Back in the 70s, Lydon’s notoriously bad teeth were what inspired his stage name as lead singer for the Sex Pistols: Johnny Rotten. About three years ago, though, he went to L.A. and spent …