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More Thoughts on Floss

Dec 19, 2016

(Picture courtesy of the New York Times, Marion Fayolle) You may remember that AP article over the summer that caused many people to question, “Do I really need to floss?”  Followed by the audible *gasp* from dentists around the world who thought “What! Please don’t stop flossing!” I touched upon the topic in a previous […]

Homeopathic Teething Tablets & Gels – Do Not Use!

Nov 18, 2016

This October 2016, the FDA issued a warning against parents giving their little ones homeopathic teething tablets or gels.  This is 2 years after the FDA also banned the use of benzocaine teething gels (see previous post here). Homeopathic teething tablets and gels are distributed by CVS, Hyland’s, and other retail stores. While they do […]

Bacteria in Dental Water Lines?

Oct 21, 2016

CNN recently reported a story about a dental office in California where bacteria in the water led to the hospitalization of 30 children. All 30 children had baby root canals performed, and the children were infected with the water during the procedure. The bacteria in the water, Mycobacterium Abscessus, is typically a weak bug. Most […]

Stella Sightings

Sep 19, 2016

Today’s Stella Sightings comes from Cincinnati, OH! Per Mom, little Jake “thinks the sugar bugs are so funny” and the book has consistently made his pick for their bed time read! Thanks for the feedback, Jake! And keep up the great brushing!    

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