2 March 2015
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Dental Students and The Homeless

Dental Students and The Homeless Feel-Good Story: University of Washington’s School of Dentistry (UW) Provide Homeless With Quality Dental Care.   On Monday, February 17, dental students from the University of Washington’s School of Dentistry (UW) provided area homeless people with quality dental assistance. According to a National Institutes of Health report from 2010, 41 […]


1 March 2015
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New Study: Successful Diabetes Screening Using Oral Blood

New Study: Successful Diabetes Screening Using Oral Blood   A new study out of New York University found using gingival crevicular blood (GCB) for hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) testing produced very similar values to those obtained using finger stick blood (FSB).   Some 8.1 million of the 29.1 million U.S. citizens living with diabetes go undiagnosed, […]


27 February 2015
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Learning How to Improve Our Enamel…With Beavers??

Learning How to Improve Our Enamel…With Beavers??   Sure, beavers don’t brush or floss, but a new study by Northwestern University shows beavers have their own form of protection against tooth decay. The protection? Iron. The stuff is built into the chemical structure of their pearly whites!   Researchers found this pigmented enamel is harder […]


25 February 2015
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Bad Habits That Cause Plaque

Bad Habits That Cause Plaque   That slimy, “fuzzy” coating on teeth? It’s plaque, a buildup of bacteria and the precursor to tartar. Allowing it to remain on pearly whites can result in damage to teeth and gums, so rather than letting plaque transform into tartar, which only your dentist can remove, check out a […]


23 February 2015
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Bad Breath Foods and Drinks

Bad Breath Foods and Drinks   Whether getting ready for Valentine’s Day or any other occasion that involves being up close and personal, it’s important to ensure breath is fresh. One of the best ways to do this is to avoid consuming foods and drinks that take breath from bad to worse. Check out a […]

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