Posts Tagged ‘teeth’

Pop Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Chompers?

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

by Leigh Ann Otte

Think you know your teeth? Try your hand at these questions:

  1. Do over-the-counter teeth whiteners work?
  2. Do you need to sanitize your toothbrush?
  3. If your mouth isn’t big enough for wisdom teeth, why are they there?

Check your answers in this week’s featured article, “Dentists Answer 7 Common Questions About Your Teeth.” How’d you do?

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Weekly Health Tip: This dentist recommends a mouthwash for whiter teeth (from our current issue)

Monday, July 13th, 2009

“Almost every patient I have seen wants whiter teeth, and some opt for in-office whitening and other use store-bought kits. A secret weapon that I tell them all about is the mouthwash with whitening properties by Listerine. It helps maintain the whitening treatment and also whitens teeth that haven’t been treated.”

—Dana Gelman-Keiles, D.M.D., board-certified dentist, Northern Westchester Dental Center, New York

Painless Dentistry and other trends

Monday, May 18th, 2009

James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.

If you have ever seen Steve Martin’s dentist protrayal in “Little Shop of Horrors”, or Lawrence Olivier asking Dustin Hoffman, “Is it safe?” in “Marithon Man”, you know my initial reaction of a dental appointment.  Once I get there, it is not nearly as bad and dentists are trying their best to make the visit comfortable if not downright please.

We asked dentists for their thoughts on trends and one is making the visit more enjoyable.  I never thought I would put spa and root canal in the same sentence, but see our article on The Modern Dentist.

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