Health | Think you can work on your own teeth? Think again!

Dangerous TikTok Trend Shows People Using Nail Files on Their Teeth—And Dentists Are Cringing Videos on the social media platform feature young influencers and amateurs showing off the dangerous tooth-smoothing technique, which involves grinding the enamel with an ordinary emery board or metal nail file. “I’m gonna file my teeth down with a nail file […]

Dentistry Today | Why I Stand Behind the ADA and Not the WHO

If there is ever a more critical time to have unity among health organizations about providing treatment to patients, it is now. That is why the latest and inconsistent recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the ADA are so frustrating. As dental professionals, it is important we remain open and continue to provide […]

US News | In the COVID Era, Dental Appointments Won’t Be the Same

TUESDAY, June 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Dental offices responded to COVID-19 lockdowns in much the same way as other medical professions, halting routine visits and only providing emergency care to patients in dire need. But now that stay-at-home orders are lifting, many dentists are reopening, but with new protocols to limit infection. Your dental […]

Consumer Reports | Your Guide to Getting Medical Care Now

Is it safe to see your doctor in person, get an elective procedure, or have your child vaccinated? What to know and what to do. If you’re like many Americans, you may have seen a doctor in person in recent months only if you absolutely had to. That’s because in mid-March—at the recommendation of the […]

Axios | The Pandemic’s Disruption of Key Health Procedures

  Shutdowns have been necessary to “flatten the curve” of the coronavirus pandemic and lessen the impact on our health care system, but these steps may also be leading to worrisome delays in key health checkups and procedures worldwide. Why it matters: An interruption of vaccination campaigns, dental checkups, and preventative cancer screenings, plus stories of […]