Welcome to Tooth Be Known!

Our mission is to educate you about dentistry in order to alleviate your fears, help you communicate with your dentist better, and get a healthier mouth. We will also be bringing you information on new developments and technologies in dentistry.

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Episode 10–Common Dental Myths…Busted!

On today’s show we bust the top 10 dental myths out there (well the top 10 according to us).  First, for all you winos, white wine may not stain your teeth as badly as red, but can still allow your teeth to darken.  But after a few bottles you probably won’t care.

Show Notes

News: White Wine Stains Your Teeth Too

  • This research was conducted by Ms. Cristina M. Dobrescu, while a third-year student at New York University College of Dentistry and Dr. Mark Wolff, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Cariology & Comprehensive Care at New York University College of Dentistry.
  • Video of Dr. Wolff explaining the findings (scroll down the page to the eighth entry where you see Dr. Wolff on WABC)

Common Dental Myths

  • Myth #1:  It is OK to apply aspirin to a sore in your mouth instead of swallowing it
  • Myth #2: Babies “steal” calcium from their moms’ teeth
  • Myth #3: Dentures are easier
  • Myth #4: Baby teeth aren’t worth saving
  • Myth #5: Nausea and vomiting are signs of an allergy
  • Myth #6: I don’t have to take all my antibiotics
  • Myth #7: Tooth whitening products will give you cancer
  • Myth #8: Tooth whitening damages your teeth
  • Myth #9: It’s easier to extract a tooth than to save it
  • Myth #10: My dentist won’t be able to tell if I’ve been smoking

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Interesting Piece of Trivia for the Day: Xtreme 19th Golf Hole at The Legend Golf and Safari Resort

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Episode 9–What You Should Know About Gum Disease

We miss Dr. Johnson this episode in our discussion of gum disease.  Actually it is Dr. Edwards’s fault so send him all your hate mail if you miss Dr. Johnson.  We promise he’ll be back for the next episode.  In the meanwhile you can listen to a riveting discussion about what all those numbers mean.  No not the ones from Lost, the numbers your doctor and hygienist call out when they are poking your gums.  We also discuss the merits of a fine cup of green tea.

Show Notes

News: Green Tea is Good For Your Gums

Article quoted appeared in the March, 2009 issue of the Journal of Periodontology.

What is Gum Disease and Why Do I Care?

We discuss what gum disease is and what it can do.  Also, if you ever wondered what all those numbers mean, we explain that too.  Did you know that active gum disease can also increase your risk for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and pre-term birth?  If your gums bleed when you brush your teeth see your dentist for an exam.

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Joke of the Day: An Amish father and son experience the wonders of an elevator

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Episode 8–Finding Reliable Health Info on the Internet

Oh boy, have we slacked off.  Sorry it took us so long to get this episode out.  I’m not sure anyone noticed though.  How ’bout sending us some love?  Tell all your friends about us!  Please?  Tell them what they are missing.

In this episode, we have good news for nursing mothers and we have some great information to consider the next time you Google for dental or general health information.  Friends don’t let friends Google blindly.

Show Notes

Welcome Dr. Eric Johnson

Dr. Johnson has joined our show as a regular panelist.  We are thrilled to have him.  He brings some great knowledge and dental insight to the program as well as a great sense of humor.  To find out more about Dr. Johnson you can visit his website at:

http://www.ejohnsondds.com/index.htm

News: Pacifiers and breast-feeding

http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/internet/news/archives09/pacifiers.cfm

Finding Reliable Dental and Health Information on the Internet

Here are the links we referred to in our discussion:

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