Hypnotism: Coming to a Dentist’s Office Near You

You’ve no doubt heard of dentists using laughing gas(nitrous oxide) and Novocaine to dull the pain associated with tooth extractions and other major dental work. But, dentists in Bishop’s Stortford, England, and all over the United States are now employing a new method: hypnosis. David Jackman, of the Bishop’s Stortford Citizen, reports: “Smile and Wellbeing […]

Laughing Gas – Dentist Drug of Choice

If you’ve ever had a tooth extracted, or had minor oral surgery, you’re probably familiar with nitrous oxide – commonly referred to as “laughing gas”. The euphoric effects are unmistakable – so too is the sometimes uncontrollable laughter that ensues as the gas is inhaled. As with most gases, there are also some side effects. […]

Enter Listerine’s Live Right – Sleep Tight Sweepstakes

Enter the free Live Right – Sleep Tight sweepstakes brought to you by Listerine.com. The contest is seemingly inspired by the ever-strengthening link between oral health and overall health. To highlight this connection, Listerine has teamed up with renowned fitness guru, Denise Austin, to bring you simple, daily routines designed to help you live healthier. […]

How to Find a Dentist

Choosing the right dentist for you and your family should involve careful consideration. As with anything, do your homework before jumping into the dentist’s chair. You wouldn’t select your family doctor without proper research, and the dentist should be no different. To make the process of finding and selecting the right dentist a little easier […]

Win a Rota-dent One-Step Professional Powered Toothbrush

Aspen Dental wants to know what makes you smile? It could be your family, your dog, sunsets…anything. All you’ll need to do is fill in a simple entry form with your answers to be entered to win a Rota-dent One-Stepâ„¢ Professional Powered Toothbrush. This contest runs from February 04, 2008 through December 28, 2008. Prize […]

Dentist-In-A-Box Coming to a Store Near You

Are you ready to begin performing your own tooth extractions, root canals, and reconstructive surgery? Well, now you can with “Dentist-In-A-Box”. You’ll never need to go to the dentist again because everything you need is “in the box”. Ok, maybe not. Dental care costs may be shooting through the roof, but self-dental care still sounds […]

Oral Irrigators 101: The Essentials

Many of you may not have heard of an oral irrigator before, so I thought it would be a good idea to introduce you to this helpful oral care product. I think Wikipedia defines an oral irrigator best, “An oral irrigator (or water pick) is a device that is used to clear away food debris […]

Tooth Loss Linked to Several Cancers

The American Association for Cancer Research(AACR) recently reported the findings of a Japanese study which found a strong link between tooth loss and increased risk of esophageal, head and neck, and lung cancers. Scientists from the Aichi Cancer Center in Nagoya and Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine found that “…bacterial infection and inflammation resulting […]