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How We Can Win $25,000 from Crest & Oral B by Showing Off Our Healthy Smiles

In Dental Products on October 20, 2011 at 4:30 AM

The subject of interpersonal communications has been discussed in every forum from Psychology journals supported by research, to the blogosphere supported by conjecture; what we’ve been told is, 93% of communication is non-verbal.

How that universally accepted but still sort of unproven notion changed with the advent of social media is a subject for another social dental-centric blog post.

Today, we focus on beautiful smiles, and what we do everyday to brighten the world one shiny incisor at a time!

Gestures, eye contact, body language, and yes even a great looking smile can all have an impact on how we communicate, and more importantly what we’re communicating outside of the actual words emanating from our optimally hygiened oral orifices.

Does your smile resemble peanut brittle more so than white chicklets?

Well, get to your dentist’s office and TCOB!

Then enter the “Life Opens Up Project” brought to us by, Crest & Oral B.

Check out this entry, then go here to see more video submissions and enter to win. How do you share your smile with the world?

Participants can submit their 2 minute video explaining how they confidently use their mouth (and smile) to communicate with the world.

Winners could receive up to $25,000 and be featured on the Rachael Ray Show!

The “Life Opens Up Project” aims to gather stories of how a healthy, confident mouth (and smile) can change lives.

Submit your story, upload your video…and enter to win $25,000…all while helping forward the cause of optimal oral health!

Get your dentist involved!

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Missing a Tooth?…Press PRINT

In Dental Products on July 19, 2011 at 4:30 AM

We’ve heard of teeth whitening performed by sophisticated lasers, and we now know there are at least five dental-specific apps available on your mobile device du jour.

So what is it about prosthetic dentistry, and 3D printing that can possibly be considered news for the average dental patient?

You make the call…

According to this story on prosthetic dentistry, mechanical engineers in Iran report in the International Journal of Rapid Manufacturing that printing our own teeth may not be so far off into the future.

You read that correctly, printing our own teeth is something that is very possible in the near future given this enhanced take on CAD/CAM technology.

The computer scans our chompers, and with a couple of mechanical whirs and beeps, our new tooth spits out of the print tray.

OK, maybe the technology is a bit more involved than that.

You can read more on ScienceDaily.com, and read how rapid prototyping can be used to fabricate dental objects such as implants and crowns quickly and easily even where features such as overhangs, sharp corners and undercuts are required.

While ‘single-visit’ dentistry isn’t anything new in the United States, this technology certainly promises more examination into how we as dental patients can not only improve our overall dental health experience, but also limit our time spent in the dental chair.

Watch this COOL process take place, play this video on 3D Printing and see how this Massachusetts company can fabricate a crescent wrench from one of these printers:

A tooth can’t be that much different from a wrench, right?

 

 

 

BBQ Block Party Hangover?

In Dental Products on July 5, 2011 at 4:30 AM

By the time a nice mid-summer 3-day weekend rolls around, we’re ready to take full advantage. Block parties were bountiful, fireworks shows were enjoyable, and time with friends & family is always the right prescription for a good time.

In the event of Tuesday actually feeling like a sluggish Monday this week, what is going on in the dental world that warrants attention?

If you know something, don’t bury your head in the sand. Who knows what your contribution could do, or who you could help.

To keep things totally meaningless and entirely irrelevant, we’d like to point out some additional reasons to celebrate the month of July.

Click on this article to read the best hot dogs in America, so next year you don’t have any excuse for serving substandard tube steaks at your 4th of July celebration.

After all, July is National Hot Dog Month – at least according to this website…it’s also:

National Baked Bean Month
National July Belongs to Blueberries Month
National Ice Cream Month
Lasagna Awareness Month
National Culinary Arts Month
National Picnic Month
National Pickle Month

Pickles, ice cream, blueberries, and baked beans; that just sounds like summer.

What does any of this has to do with dentistry?

Did you know 4 out of 5 dogs over the age of three have gum disease, and tartar buildup could be a contributing factor? Could Doggie Dentures be the solution?