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  • Allison Walker

    If you ask the average person the last time they thought about saliva, you’d just get a funny look (unless one of their kids or pets has a drooling problem!). If you ask a dentist or hygienist, they’d say 5 minutes ago, 25 times today, 100 times a week. The fact is, according to Directa Dental’s website, humans usually secrete about 0.25-0.35...

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  • Allison Walker

    Mouth pain is not fun. It makes it difficult to eat, drink, sleep, talk, and be the least bit cheerful. Many things can cause your mouth to be sore, from food ingredients to alcohol to a variety of health problems to medications and therapies such as radiation and chemo. Here’s a list of things to consider as underlying causes if you or one of...

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  • Samantha Negraval

    On Friday, Feb. 3, I attended a 15th annual national kickoff event for Give Kids a Smile, an initiative of the ADA Foundation (ADAF) supported by Henry Schein, Colgate-Palmolive, and KaVo Kerr. The event at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine brought together dental students, residents, and faculty who volunteered their time to provide free dental...

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  • Allison Walker

    For the fifth time in a row, Gelato Prophy Paste from Keystone Industries has been named the Top Prophy Paste in the Hygiene category of The Dental Advisor’s 2017 Product Awards. Thirty five consultants tried Gelato, using it more than 2,500 times, and ultimately giving it an overall 91% clinical rating. At the end of the research period, 63%...

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  • Julie Schmitt

    Here’s more proof of the oral systemic health connection and the importance of getting treatment for an oral infection. The mouth is the gateway to the whole body, and, tragically, a young father recently found that out when a tooth infection spread to his lungs and caused his untimely death at the age of 26. Vadim Kondratyuk Anatoliyevich, a...

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  • Julie Schmitt

    Congratulations to the final nominees for the 2017 Golden Hands Award of Xcellence, sponsored by the California Dental Expo. The award is presented annually on behalf of the dental community to a company that exhibits ethics and truth in advertising. This year’s dental manufacturers who are honored with nominations are: -AdDent, Inc -Designs for...

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