Category Archives: Dental Education

The Power of Smiling

Smiling is often thought of as the result of a positive outlook or happy situation. While you are certainly more likely to smile when things are looking up, the power of your pearly whites can work in both directions. Sometimes, smiling will give you a boost of chemicals that can help produce positive emotions even […]

Millennials don’t know how to brush their teeth.

Millennials aren’t so great at brushing their teeth, even when they’re asked to brush to the best of their ability. That’s the finding of a new study in BMC Oral Health that evaluated the toothbrushing habits of young adults. Researchers from Germany recorded dozens of young adults brushing their teeth supposedly to the best of […]

Is bottled water RUINING your teeth?

We test pH levels of seemingly innocent brands – and the results may surprise you… By Maggie O’neill For Dailymail.com 11 August 2017 It is widely known that soda, beer and coffee are bad for your teeth. Bottled water, however, seems harmless. But dentists warn that is not always the case. Some of the most […]

Infrequently Asked Questions: Why do we have wisdom teeth?

And what makes them so wise? With millions of wisdom teeth extracted every year, it’s worth asking: If they’re such a (potential) danger to our health, why do we have them at all? Curious, we reached out to Jefferson University Hospital’s Robert Diecidue, chairman of oral and maxillofacial surgery, and Daniel Taub, vice chair of […]