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Lawsuit: Medicaid Should Cover “Medically Necessary” Dental Implants

One of the biggest controversies over dental implants is whether they are medically necessary or simply a cosmetic dentistry treatment. We’ve made it clear how we feel about this issue, but now a new lawsuit seeks to challenge this conventional wisdom when it comes to Medicaid: [...]

Why Even Minor Chips on Teeth Should Be Fixed

If you chipped a tooth, you may be trying to decide whether it’s worth it to repair the chip. If the chip is small, you might think it’s best to save yourself the time and money and not get it restored. However, there are good reasons to get a chipped tooth repaired, [...]

Why People Get Upset at Celebrities Who Don’t Smile

Early in July, Jessica Simpson caused a minor stir when she posted pictures of her son’s baseball-and-parrots-themed birthday party. It’s not so much that the theme is a head-scratcher (how do these things go together, exactly?), it’s more that in the picture simpson posted of herself at the party, she wasn’t smiling. This made many [...]

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Toothier Sequel Fallen Kingdom Reminds Us Dinosaurs Had Cool Teeth

The latest movie in the Jurassic Park franchise debuted last weekend, to lukewarm critical reviews, but outstanding ticket sales. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has earned a total of $715 million globally so far, and will likely earn over $1 billion dollars before it’s through. The movie opened at #1 in 67 of 68 markets where [...]

Will TMJ Treatment Help If I Have Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions?

One thing that has become increasingly clear is that some chronic pain disorders tend to be found in the same people. It’s not just that the disorders tended to affect the same demographic (often women of childbearing age), but that many people with the disorders didn’t have just one: they had several. Over time, researchers [...]