30Mar, 2016

Goldfish with missing jawbone fitted with $150 braces

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ALLENTOWN, PA (WCMH)– A veterinarian in Pennsylvania is creating some smiles over social media after he created fish braces. A pet is a pet. Whether it’s a dog, a cat or a goldfish, people usually want what’s best for their animals and in this case, what was best was braces for Mr. Hot Wing. Mr. Hot Wing is a standard goldfish, but he had trouble breathing and had an inability to eat. According to the Lehigh Valley Veterinary Dermatology, Mr. Hot Wing was born without a lower jaw bone and his […]
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23Mar, 2016

Tooth fairy suffers from price inflation across America – as New York City kids claim $13.25 PER TOOTH!

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  The Tooth Fairy left $225 million under kid’s pillows nationwide last year A recent study found that parents across the country are digging deeper into their pockets when their little ones lose a tooth The study found that parents playing the Tooth Fairy in New York City give their kids $13.25 per tooth and parents in Los Angeles give $9.69 In 2014, parents paid an average of $4.36 for each lost tooth, up 25 percent from 2013, when the average was $3.50  The days of kids with missing teeth […]
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17Mar, 2016

Could a probiotic pill prevent dental cavities?

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Dealing with cavities could one day be as simple as taking a supplement to keep unwanted bacteria in check, according to findings published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology. In 2011-2012, dental cavities, or caries, affected 91% of adults aged 20-64 years in the US, exacerbated by consumption of sugary foods and drink, lack of oral hygiene and not paying regular visits to the dentist. For the mouth to stay healthy, pH levels must be neutral. Too much acid can cause dental cavities or other disorders. Acid in the mouth causes bacteria […]
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10Mar, 2016

6 Habits That Wreck Your Teeth

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We all have nasty habits that can damage our teeth. Some are fairly obvious, like chewing on ice, grinding our teeth (either while awake or asleep), or chewing hard candy, but some are more subtle. Here are a few things you may be doing that could send you to the dentist more often than necessary. Tongue Piercings Tongue piercings may be all the rage, but accidentally biting down on the metal stud can chip or crack your teeth. WebMD notes that oral piercings — especially long-stem tongue jewelry (barbells) – can increase […]
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2Mar, 2016

A Puppy With Braces Is Breaking Hearts On The Internet

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We all wished we looked this cute with braces as teenagers. Meet Molly Moore and her six-month-old golden retriever, Wesley. Molly Moore Molly lives in Spring Lake, Michigan, where she works at the veterinary clinic owned by her dad, Jim Moore. Molly Moore Wesley is a happy puppy, but he’s had some teething problems. Molly Moore “Once his adult teeth started coming out, we noticed they were coming in wrong and he was unable to close his mouth fully,” Molly told BuzzFeed News. Molly Moore “He wasn’t playing with his toys and […]
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