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Julie Schmitt
Cotton Candy Originally Invented by Dentist
Date: 09/08/2014 01:55pm

Nothing says summer like a batch of cotton candy, spun freshly on its holder from the machine. The sweet treat might leave dentists cringing as individuals eat tons of the stuff, but did you know that it was actually a dentist that invented the treat?

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Brianne Murphy
Q&A With Dr. Paul A. Scheier - Creator of the EVOLVE Toothbrush
Date: 09/03/2014 11:29am

Below is a Q&A with Dr. Paul A. Scheier, the creator of the EVOLVE Toothbrush. This article originally ran on The Dental Geek

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Gail Weisman
Babies Who Breastfeed Develop Better Jaws
Author: Gail Weisman
Date: 09/02/2014 10:20am

Babies who are breastfed develop better jaws, improve their dental health, and more thoroughly open up their airways compared to being bottle fed, according to a U.S. News and World Report article.

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Bob Alaburda
Solid-Head Power Toothbrushes Retain Less Bacteria
Author: Bob Alaburda
Date: 09/02/2014 09:21am

Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Dentistry have found that solid-head power toothbrushes retain less bacteria compared to hollow-head toothbrushes, according to an article from Science Daily

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Jason Schwartz
New Toothbrush Design Leads Creators on Wild Journey
Date: 08/27/2014 08:20am

With a bit of entrepreneurial vigor, Mike Davidson, a dental hygienist, set out to make a toothbrush that was angled correctly, providing the user with the most thorough cleaning.

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Dave Pavlak
A More Frugal Tooth Fairy
Author: Dave Pavlak
Date: 08/26/2014 09:21am

Visa conducted its latest Tooth Fairy earning survey, with the 2014 results seeing a decrease in the amount of money a child receives for their baby teeth. 

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Julie Schmitt
Can Fluoride in Water Lessen Our Intelligence?
Date: 08/26/2014 08:56am

Though fluoride in our water system aids in the prevention of cavities, researchers have been looking into whether an overconsumption of fluoride could affect our IQ.

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Gail Weisman
Former MLB Pitcher Treated for Oral Cancer
Author: Gail Weisman
Date: 08/21/2014 10:27am

One Hall of Fame Major League Baseball player has already passed away from oral cancer, reportedly caused by his use of smokeless tobacco throughout his playing days. Now, former Red Sox ace Curt Schilling has come forward with details that he has been treated for oral cancer, stating outright that chewing tobacco is the cause.

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Bob Alaburda
Dental Ranking System in Place to Weed Out Poor Performing Practices
Author: Bob Alaburda
Date: 08/20/2014 08:15am

Dental practices in England will come under some scrutiny with the hopes of eradicating poor performing practices with a Ofsted ranking system being put into place.

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JoAnn Gurenlian
Myth Busting: The Truth About Triclosan
Date: 08/18/2014 11:33am

What are the main misconceptions about triclosan? Where do they come from? What is the research/evidence refuting the misconceptions?

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