WHOOOPS What happened to Whoopi???

It could happen to you. On October 23, 2008 on the National Television show, The View, Whoopi Goldberg confesses her dental disaster! You can watch the original clip on You Tubehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-t7Npdwi8c . A partial transcript : Whoopi: Welcome to “The View” and boy am I glad to be back Group: We missed you and you look […]


Xylitol occurs naturally in many fruits and vegetables. Discovered in 1981 by German chemist Emil Fischer, it’s been used as a sweetening agent in food since the 1960’s. Commercially, xylitol is extracted from birch trees and other hardwoods, then sold in powdered form as an alternative sweetener. It has a fresh sweet taste that’s similar […]

All-natural sweetener puts the brakes on decay-causing bacteria

Here’s great news for gum chewers! Researchers at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in Minneapolis discovered that a new gum sweetened with xylitol (pronounced zy-li-tall) actually reduces the formation of cavity-causing bacteria on your teeth. In the study, researchers measured the levels of the bacteria streptococcus mutans in the mouths of 151 cavity-prone […]

So you want your tongue pierced ?

Top 4 Reasons to Have Your Tongue Pierced: 1. It’s Cool. 2. Parents hate it. 3. Everybody’s doing it. 4. Having a Teenage Brain Top 7 Reasons Not To: 1. Chipped or Broken Front Teeth The majority of patients we see with tongue barbells wind up with chips, cracks or fractures in their front teeth. These have […]


California is at the bottom of the list in the US for having fluoride in its water supplies. As a result, children and adults here sport more cavities than is necessary. Nevertheless, it appears that most kids in our area do get enough fluoride without any supplementation. So, except in special cases, we do NOT […]