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Need to Relax in 5 Minutes?

Stress is awful. Anxiety can be terrible—especially when there is no understandable, external cause for it. Seeking ways to counter these malevolent forces has been a human activity since the beginning of time. The Ancient Greeks recognized moods and were acutely aware of feelings of depression, stress and anxiety. Like modern scientists, they too had…


Natural denitstry or holistic method to treat a dry socket.

I am a holistically-minded person through and through. Well, the other day I had to bet a tooth pulled. Today, my whole face hurts! My entire jaw is throbbing and I don’t know how much longer I can take the pain. But I’m still not willing to sacrifice my commitment to natural and holistic dentistry…


A Day in the Life of an NHL Dentist

Even if you don’t find NHL hockey entertaining during the regular season, few can deny the exhilaration of the Stanley Cup playoffs. This year’s playoffs were once again riveting. The Los Angeles Kings won the cup two years ago. Last year, the defending champs fell to the eventual 2013 champions—the Chicago Blackhawks. This year, the Kings…


Beating Bacteria with Red Wine

For the vast majority of human existence we’ve been at the mercy of bacteria. Since the beginning of time, bacterial plagues have ravaged human civilization. There was little we could do in the past when virulent diseases would pounce on society without warning. But then in 1928 Dr. Alexander Fleming, while conducting an experiment in his…


How to Regrow Teeth…Using Light

Cut off the tail of a gecko and it grows back. Same goes for a salamander. A sea star too can lose a limb and then regrow it. In biology, this is called regeneration. It has been extensively studied in animals like those just named. It’s also been studied in human biology. In our bodies…


Ancient Dental Implants Found!

Being that cosmetic dentistry is our business, our raison d’être, when we hear news about dental implants, we get a little excited. Nothing could have prepared us for the news that came from an archaeology site in Europe: ancient dental implants were found in a woman’s mouth…who had died 2,300 years ago! The Find The woman seems…


Removing chewing gum from Invisalign aligners

We noticed a question posed on the dental blog of a colleague, Dr. Sam Sadati of Florida: “What should I do about chewing gum stuck to my Invisalign trays?” It’s a sticky problem, and one that seems to come up regularly. Invisalign is getting to be a popular way to straighten teeth. The Invisalign website…


White Teeth Make All the Difference

We live in a very superficial world (or maybe just a superficial country). A person’s looks can—unfortunately—mean the difference between getting hired and getting rejected. It often makes or breaks first impressions. And arguably the most important part of the person’s looks is their smile, and therefore, their teeth. The Thin White Line Across the pond, the…


Why Do Olympians Have Bad Teeth?

There is an odd trend among professional athletes. They spend their whole lives, every day, striving for physical perfection. They train to run faster, jump higher, execute plays and be the best. For such a emphasis on physical attributes, many athletes neglect a crucial part of their physical appearance: their teeth. The Root of Athletes’…


Dental Life Hacks!

We all need tips, tricks and shortcuts around the house. Our lives are so full of things to do that any method or way to make even the most insignificant problems vanish are treasured as gold. So we’ve gone out and have done this. We’ve found some serious tricks—or life hacks if you will—that will…


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