Good News for Teeth: Cigarette Smoking Continues to Decline

It’s common knowledge by now that smoking is bad for your health. There have been plenty of efforts to regulate cigarette sales, packaging, and marketing in order to reduce smoking in the United States. There are laws about how cigarettes need to be labeled, laws that prevent them from being marketed to teens, restrictions on […]

Invisible braces

Invisalign Just Keeps Getting More Popular

You’ve probably had a conversation recently with someone using — but you might not have noticed that they were wearing them. As the name suggests, Invisalign is nearly invisible, so it’s easy to interact with Invisalign-wearers day-to-day and not even realize it. Just like traditional braces, Invisalign works by applying pressure to teeth so the […]

The Hidden Costs of Medical Tourism

Ah, there’s nothing like a relaxing vacation to an exotic foreign country. Lounging on the beach, seeing the local sights, getting expensive medical procedures — wait, what? Although getting a hip replaced or having a cosmetic surgery might not sound like a fun vacation activity, “medical tourism” is becoming more common by the day. Medical […]

Can Snoring Kill Your Relationship?

There are plenty of reasons couples sleep in separate beds. Although sometimes couples sleep apart because of relationship trouble, they might also be sleeping separately for convenience. Maybe their sleeping styles don’t mesh — one sleep talks or tosses and turns, or one wakes easily — or maybe their sleep schedules don’t align. But there’s […]

Can Dental Implants Cause Headaches?

Ordinarily Dick Van Dyke tweeting about headaches wouldn’t be the source of a half dozen news articles. What made it news is that he blamed his dental implants. Recent concerns over the potential side effects of titanium dental implants have set the internet abuzz with rumors. Many are concerned that — specifically titanium dental implants […]