Kanye’s Diamond Teeth

November 5th, 2010

For those of you that haven’t already heard, Kanye West has diamond teeth. And we thought he already had everything.

Kanye recently showed off his bottom-row bling on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and there’s coverage of him exposing his sparkling grin in the November issue of Vanity Fair.

Kanye first announced his new bottom teeth on Twitter back in July (picture can be seen @kanyewest).

Singers with blinged-out teeth aren’t anything new. Lil Wayne is often seen sporting his bejeweled mouth out and about. However, he underwent a series of root canals and tooth implants to save his original teeth. And it’s a good thing because he did have to remove his grills when he went off to Riker’s Island prison. His teeth- jewelry slip on over his actual teeth.

Kanye’s new teeth aren’t going anywhere. His actual bottom teeth were reportedly knocked out back in 2002.  Staying true to his true larger-than-life style, he had permanent diamond ones put in.

This might prove to be a challenge in the years to come. Chewing may be difficult, not to mention brushing. It’s also possible that the diamond bottom row might start to erode the upper row of his actual teeth.

What advice can we offer him? Make sure you brush regularly and floss (if he can floss the bottom teeth) and use an oral rinse at least twice day.  And be sure to see your dentist regularly.

They are diamonds after all, so keep them shiny and the rest of your mouth healthy.

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‘Mad Men’s’ Jessica Pare Talks Teeth

November 1st, 2010

For you avid “Mad Men” watchers out there, it no doubt came as a surprise that Don Draper (Jon Hamm) proposed to his secretary Megan Calvet (Jessica Pare) in this season’s finale.

ABCNews.com chatted with Jessica Pare and asked her about her somewhat large teeth:

What was that all about — the throwaway line about your bad teeth?

I think it’s a moment where it’s sort of intimate between the two of them. She’s being open and vulnerable and he is asking her about her evening. It’s something that bothered her.

Do your teeth bother you?

I rarely think about them, although it’s happened before that I get comments and that, of course, makes me self-conscious. But I never get anything stuck in my teeth!

All we can say is “Bravo Jessica!” She obviously takes very good care of her pearly whites and has a healthy oral care routine.

It’s important to brush and floss regularly to avoid getting food particles stuck in your teeth. These food particles can become plaque and eventually tartar than can lead to gum disease.

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How Do You Tell Someone They Have Bad Breath?

October 29th, 2010

We all have them. That co-worker or friend that always wants to tell you a secret or talk about what he or she did this past weekend. The problem? Bad breath! The smell that makes you want to back away or plug your nose. But, of course, you can’t do that. After all, you have to see this person on a daily basis and you don’t want to seem mean and hurt anyone’s feelings.

So how do you get the message across?

Well, you can do things like offer a stick of gum or a mint – but this will get old fast and what if you don’t have any handy? Read the rest of this entry »

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Halloween and Healthy Alternatives to Candy

October 26th, 2010

It’s that time of year again. The weather is getting cooler, school is back in session and Halloween is just around the corner. To most children Halloween means dressing up, Trick-or-Treating and enjoying various chocolate-covered and sugar crusted goodies.

This influx of sugar can definitely wreak havoc on teeth, leading to more cavities and high dental bills.

But there are alternative options to handing out the beloved sugar-coated treats. And if you do it right, you won’t get a lot of tiny tempers turning on you.

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Probiotics

October 21st, 2010

probiotics help neutralize bacteriaAs we have discussed in previous posts, Probiotics are becoming increasingly more prevalent in the media. They seem to be the new generation of healthcare and supplements. In an October 6, 2010 article on hattiesburgyamerican.com, probiotics in dentistry are coming to the forefront of dental care.

In the past, probiotics have been proven to treat digestive related diseases and other types are becoming increasingly sold and used.

Did you know that TheraBreath has a complete line of oral probiotics to help prevent bad breath? We have just introduced our new TheraBreath Fresh Breath Probiotic Chewing Gum! Read more about that here: http://www.therabreath.com/art_probiotic_gum.asp. To learn more on oral probiotics and their benefits, be sure to check out this article http://www.therabreath.com/art_probiotics.asp.

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