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Have You Flossed Today?

Most of you can answer this question with a simple “yes” or “no”. You either floss your teeth everyday, without fail, or you don’t. For those of you who floss your teeth everyday, bravo. For those of you who don’t floss your teeth everyday, you need to start. As I’ve preached in previous posts, your […]

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37 Strange Dental Innovations

For most of use, our dental care needs can be taken care of with a few common household items: a toothbrush, floss, toothpaste, and rinse. Keep in mind that I said most of us. There is also that segment of society that likes to think outside the box – sometimes WAY outside of the box. It is precisely these people that must have inspired the great people at to compile a fantastic list of “37 Tooth and Dental Innovations”. You won’t believe what they found…

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What Does Your Mouth Say About You?

If you’re not sure how to answer this question, that’s OK. In fact, most of us don’t have a clue what our mouth says about us. However, has created a cool widget that tries to help you answer this question. They cleverly call this widget “Tooth or Consequences“…

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Oprah Picks the Zapi as One of Her “Favorite Things” for the Holidays

While the economy is down in the dumps, and most of us are scaling back for the holidays, Violight, makers of toothbrush sanitizers are sure to have a Christmas they won’t soon forget. Why? Their best-selling toothbrush sanitizer, Zapi, was recently featured as one of Oprah’s “Favorite Things” for the holidays by O Magazine. With millions of readers around the world, and additional coverage by Good Morning America, the Zapi is getting some major press this holiday season…

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Get Your Kids’ Dental Health on the Right Track

If you have kids, you’ll probably want to check out a site that was brought to my attention the other day. The site,, is a resource dedicated to educating us about the various ways in which we can get our childrens’ dental health on the right track from a young age….

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Delta Dental Launches the 10,000 Smiles Project

Delta Dental has launched what it has dubbed “The 10,000 Smiles Project.” The concept here is simple. Delta wants to collect 10,000 photos of people smiling. That’s it. If you have a picture of yourself smiling, submit it. Why? Well, if Delta reaches their goal of receiving 10,000 photos of people smiling, they will donate […]

Top 5 Sites to Search for a Dentist

If you’re anything like me, you like to do as much research as possible prior to making important decisions – such as choosing a new dentist. Luckily, there are a number of great websites online that point you to available dentists in your area. I’ve selected 5 such sites that I find particularly useful when conducting a search for local dentists…

Site of the Week:

Founded in 1984, Dentek® is still a young company, but considered by many to be among the most innovative dental product companies in the industry. Already, Dentek® has achieved the distinction as the “leader in US retail sales of manual dental tools and accessories(Wikipedia) with over 40 products currently in production. Their product lines include: interdental cleaners, breath-freshening products, brace care products, whitening products, and much more…