Not your average toothpaste flavors

A couple weeks ago we mentioned seeing a bacon flavored dental floss. How about a bacon flavored toothpaste? It could be yours for $5.

BuzzFeed profiled 20 unusual toothpaste flavors and they range from bacon to pickle and even a champagne-flavored toothpaste!

Do you think you’d brush more frequently if you had different options for toothpaste flavors?

Santa is back!

Look who came back for his yearly dental visit! This is Santa’s 33rd year with us!

Bacon flavored dental floss? (It’s true!)

What flavor floss would encourage you to floss more often?
I found this Bacon Flavored floss last week and thought some of my carnivore friends would like it!

They had cupcake floss too!

Study: Brushing teeth could prevent heart attacks and strokes

Just in case you need another reason to brush your teeth regularly, a new study out shows that regular brushing could prevent heart attacks and strokes.

Researchers from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University determined that brushing on a regular basis could eliminate atherosclerosis, which is a buildup of fatty deposits in the arteries. Atherosclerosis is one of the major risk factors for heart attacks and strokes based on the fatty deposits blocking the flow of blood to the heart and brain.

Read more from DentistryToday.com.

Nike Women’s San Francisco half marathon finisher!

I (Dr. Mann) ran the Nike Women’s San Francisco half marathon last weekend with my friend Stephanie who I went to dental school with. We ran the LA marathon together 8 years ago and decided to run a much more reasonable half marathon this time. Our goal was to finish it in less than 2 hours…we did it in 1:57!

Couldn’t be happier!..especially excited about the cute Tiffany’s necklace we got!

Best and worst Halloween treats for your teeth

Delta Dental recently released their best and worst list when it comes to Halloween candy.

Best candy:

  • Sugar-free candy
  • Chocolate

Worst candy:

  • Hard candy (think lollipops)
  • Chewy candy (think caramel, taffy)

Chocolate tends to dissolve faster in your mouth than other candy, so the sugar isn’t in contact with teeth as long as hard candy. Chewy candies take longer to break down and are often higher in sugar.

If you’re looking to get rid of the candy stash after Halloween, check out some Halloween buy back programs in the area. (Many orthodontists take part in these programs!)

What is/was your favorite candy to get at Halloween?