Pennsatucky’s New Teeth

***Spoiler alert*** Of course we binge-watched the new season of Orange Is the New Black as soon as it was released a couple weeks ago. For one, it is, in fact, that good. But we also had to learn the fate of Pennsatucky’s teeth – or what remained of them after she’d been Piper-pummeled. And …

Not Such a Tough Story to Swallow

Doctors are human. Sometimes they make mistakes. Yet some seem so over-the-top, you almost want to say, “You went to medical school and this is what you learned?!” Case in point: When 75 year old Nermin Keating from Essex, England accidentally swallowed her dentures, it took four doctors 9 weeks of repeated misdiagnoses to figure …

Dental Don’t: Dirty Dentures

Remember the post about why you really need to clean your retainers? The same goes for dentures – any removable appliance or prosthetic, really – for they’re just as apt to harbor pathogenic microbes and provide more surface for them to cover. These “bad bugs” include the microbes involved in dental disease and others such …

Drunken Dentures?

Recently in New Zealand, a suspected drunk driver was given a breathalyzer test. He failed. But this isn’t the news. What’s news about it is the defense his lawyer is considering, since she says the test results don’t accurately reflect how much her client drank. What skewed them? His lawyer is blaming it on…his dentures. …

The Teeth That Saved the World

Say you were in the market for a set of dentures. How much would you pay? How about $25,000? Well, someone recently paid that, but it wasn’t for a partial to replace his or her own teeth. They were a collector’s item: a set of Winston Churchill‘s false teeth, which, according to a report in …

Your Mouth Is Connected to Your Heart and Your Brain and the Rest of You…

Some articles that ran while we were on our blog holiday that we want to be sure you didn’t miss:   New Data on Dental Health & Heart Disease (Wellness Resources) The clear links between dental health and heart disease just got a lot stronger, which may now be a motivational factor for many people …