Mountain Don’t

Holy cow, I don’t usually cringe at movie dental scenes, and I certainly didn’t expect a cringe-worthy dental scene from the movie, “That Sugar Film”. However, I found this scene so disturbing I briefly forgot what movie I was watching.

You see poor Larry has been drinking Mountain Dew since he was 2 years old and apparently doesn’t know which end of the toothbrush to use to boot.  Apparently, people in his community will also put soda pop in baby bottles! So just before his 18th birthday he was going to have the nubbins left of his teeth removed and get full dentures.

To me, this is just a tragedy, totally avoidable with a little effort, and it was so brutal. You see at that age, teeth usually have very strong roots, as periodontal disease has yet to take hold. Strong roots and the fact that there is not much tooth structure left to grab on to makes for some terribly difficult extractions. I looked away as the dentist tried to remove ALL of this poor kids teeth. The kid had so many infections (changing the ph. of his body) and was so amped up (creating lots of adrenaline in his system) that the anesthetic didn’t really work, and they gave up. Watch this at your own risk. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PI7FkBoDxx4

Poverty is no excuse for this. Unless Mountain Dew flows free from the faucet instead of water. I mean you do have to PAY for Mountain Dew, right? I mean ten Mountain Dews cost like ten bucks right? Ten bucks a day is $300 a month. It’s is indeed cheaper to drink water, correct? Unless Mountain Dew is free I cannot accept poverty as an excuse to bathe your teeth in sugar every waking moment of the day.

I have so much more to say about this. But I will cut it short and just say that the double top secret discount for today is 15% off for the first person who replies to this blog. FallsChurchSmiles.com 703-532-1712

 

 

 

 

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Monster

Wow, the Charlize Theron movie, “Monster” is great. It’s so dark and disturbing it’s certainly not for everyone. However, the transformation that Charlize Theron makes from gorgeous movie star to bedraggled, homeless, abused murderer is amazing.

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The difference that good hair and makeup can make is astonishing. She also gained quite a few pounds for the role, but as always the part that I was amazed by was the transformation in her smile.

While the character’s smile wasn’t bad it was not the gorgeous smile that Theron normally sports.

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In this image, you can see how she put in a dental prosthesis to make her teeth look too large, stained and a bit off center. Really not bad, not horrible, just not perfect.

For me, this again confirms that people cannot be gorgeous without gorgeous teeth. If you’d like to have gorgeous teeth we can help you with that. The double top secret discount for today is 15% off the next procedure for the first patient who posts a reply to this blog (one per patient per month).

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Trump’s Teeth

There is an article in the Washington Post published on Saturday the 13th in which a gal from the Eastern Shore says, “teeth are the telltale, visible sign of wealth.”  http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/national/2017/05/13/the-painful-truth-about-teeth/?utm_term=.a835532e41bb

The article is mostly about the haves and the have-nots. It discusses the problems poor people face in getting necessary dental care and contrasts that with rich people being able to spend lots of money on cosmetic dentistry. They mention Donald Trump in the article, and he is a great example of a rich person who has had a lot of cosmetic dentistry.

I found this great triple pic of the progression of his teeth on the Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry site. Wow, that is one of the phoniest smiles ever. His teeth are way too white they seem to almost glow. We call that refrigerator white. They are also too uniform, too straight, too even, just too darn fake. It’s a shame because his natural teeth were perfectly nice as we can see from the older photo.

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Vaping

I am bummed to find out that, “Electronic cigarettes are as equally damaging to gums and teeth as conventional cigarettes” according to the study done by the University of Rochester Medical Center. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161116155511.htm

I am bummed because as both of my readers know I am really opposed to cigarette smoking. I was holding out hope that vaping might be a less harmful way for nicotine addicts to get their fix. But if this study is correct vaping is harmful too. I guess the big question is does vaping cause cancer. I suppose it will take time to find out. If you’d like to discuss this or any other dental issue give us a call at 703-532-1712. FallsChurchSmiles.com . We like hearing from you!

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Stupid

That’s right I am going there. I am using the “s” word – stupid. I refuse to sugar coat it. This is stupid if it is true, and I bet it is. I found an article about how people hate to floss in DentistryToday.com and I find it so irritating that I cannot pussyfoot around it.

“According to the AAP [American Academy of Periodontology], 27% of adults in the United States admit they lie to their dentist about how often they floss. Perhaps more disturbing, 36% would rather do something unpleasant than floss. These activities included washing a sink full of dirty dishes (18%), cleaning the toilet or waiting in a long checkout line (14% each), and sitting in traffic for an hour or doing their taxes (9% each)” http://www.dentistrytoday.com/news/industrynews/item/367-survey-proves-your-patients-lie-about-flossing-gasp?highlight=WyJmbG9zc2luZyJd#sthash.FLXca5Mf.dpuf

14% would rather clean a toilet than floss? Are you kidding me! They must not put much effort into cleaning that toilet. 9% would rather sit in an hour of traffic? That doesn’t even make sense. If you put a lot of time into flossing and do it perfectly it might take three minutes. These dummies would rather lose an hour of their life in traffic, wasting gasoline, than spend three lousy minutes flossing. That’s just stupid. That’s not merely a preference, that’s an indication that someone cannot do basic math.  Three minutes vs 60 minutes, hello!

I want to meet the people who say they’d rather spend 60 minutes in traffic than three minutes flossing. I have a bridge to sell them. I also have a cousin in Nigeria who is a prince and if we just send him 10K dollars to help him get out of the country we will get back ten million. So please if you would rather spend 60 minutes in traffic than three minutes flossing call me NOW at 703-532-1712.

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Hovering

According to the Alaska TV station, KTVA, “Prosecutors say an Alaska dentist charged with Medicaid fraud pulled a sedated patient’s tooth while riding a hoverboard” http://www.ktva.com/ak-dentist-dental-procedure-hoverboard-prosecutors-say-230/.

As an English major, I just love that sentence. There is so much packed in that 18-word sentence. First off an Alaska dentist is being

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prosecuted for Medicaid fraud. Not a huge revelation, but still a scandal. Then that this dentist was pulling a patient’s tooth while riding a hoverboard. That’s just nuts.

It’s so absurd that it even stumps google images. There are no dentists on hoverboards on Google.

 

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I can see riding a hoverboard here in the office as the floor is pretty open and certainly flat. But how on earth does this dentist end up on a hoverboard while treating patients? It strikes me as so absurd that it must be true.

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Spring Cleaning

We are back from spring break. Since we have some folks in the office who have school-aged children taking off the same week that the kids do makes sense for us.

Beth went to Portugal, Tiffanie went to Atlantic City. Dr. Urban and Nicole had staycations, and I had my floors refinished. It’s glorious to have super clean floors, and now that I also have a robot vacuum cleaner they are bound to stay clean.

It’s so much easier to keep things clean from the start than it is to try to play catch up. The same is true with cleaning your teeth. It’s much easier for you to keep them clean after we have done a professional cleaning for you.

So give us a call at 703-532-1712 and get your spring clean teeth. FallsChurchSmiles.com

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