Are plastic microbeads from toothpaste causing problems for the environment and patients? [VIDEO]

May 20, 2014

News reports coming out of the Denver area are telling Colorado residents that plastic microbeads from toothpaste and cleansers are making their way down their drains and into their rivers. While that is a concern, dental hygienists are also noticing these same microbeads are making an appearance under the gums of their patients.

Discussing the science behind a smile

May 17, 2014

In the musical “Annie,” it was said that you’re never fully dressed without a smile. At a recent media conference for Philips Oral Healthcare at the California Dental Association spring session in Anaheim, Dr. Ann Demarais, a psychologist from New York, told the crowd that a smile is not only an essential part of your everyday wardrobe, but should also be a part of your everyday mental makeup as well.