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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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