Across this great nation, we dental students are learning all about the oral health issues that we will encounter in our patients during our professional career. From calculus buildup and caries to generalized aggressive periodontitis and apical abscesses, the ailments that one can face are near limitless. Did you ever think that these same issues could occur in your pet?
Just for Fun
Ever wonder what brushing with chocolate-flavored toothpaste would be like? Crest® released a new flavored toothpastes, Mint Chocolate Trek, as part of their “Be” campaign. With a phrase “Be Adventurous” on the box, I took the challenge and tried out the new flavored toothpaste. Dental students also weighed in on the new flavor and the results were surprising. Are you adventurous enough to brush with chocolate?
Little cheeks rest on pillows as the night begins, but the excitement keeps eyes wide as they wait for a glimpse of the elusive sprite. They can hardly wait until morning to see what the Tooth Fairy has left behind. The Fairy spent 2013 in a particularly generous mood. Her tooth prices are on the rise and not looking to slow down any time soon. Read more to see how the Tooth Fairy’s recent spending is creating headlines across the nation!
You may recognize this image. It’s the emblem of dentistry. Ever wonder if there’s more to this image than meets the eye? There certainly is! Read on to find out what the leaves, berries and snake all mean.
Think you know your food? Here are some dental facts related to a few everyday foods. Read on and let us know what dental-y food facts you’ve read in the comments section.
For most, Valentine’s Day means elegant dinners, roses and heart-shaped boxes of chocolates tied with a velveteen bow. A “day of romance” is what they say–a day that begins with a smile and ends in the perfect kiss.
Two years ago, award-winning director Steven Spielberg, and cast members Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field, spent a few weeks in Richmond, VA filming blockbuster “Lincoln.” During their time here, the city was abuzz with changed traffic patterns, gentlemen in top hats, and rumors of where Spielberg and crew were having dinner. Admittedly, I made several trips by Richmond’s Capitol Square on my way home from school to see if I could catch a glimpse of filming. Since then, I’m interested in all things Lincoln.
Today we celebrate the 205th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth—read on for tales of Lincoln’s oral health.