The Dental Blog of Bradely J. Olson, DDS

Why it is important treatment plans fit your needs.

ADA Spokesperson Discusses Why Recommended Dental Treatments May Vary. The Dr. OZ Show on Friday, Sept. 28, featured several dentists, including American Dental Association spokesperson Dr. Ada Cooper, to help patients understand why some recommended treatments may vary across dentists. The segment centered on undercover video shot in three New York area dental offices. Dr. […]

Dental Care and Pregnancy

Proper Oral Hygiene During Pregnancy Advised. Noting that “September is Neonatal Intensive Care Awareness Month,” WSYR-TV Syracuse, NY (9/25, Giordano) states that “one way mothers can keep their babies out of the NICU is to improve their oral health, experts say.” The article reports Dr. James Brown, the Medical Director at St. Joseph’s Health, “says […]

Just Do It!

Well and Good (9/24, McPhillips) considers the question of whether to floss before or after brushing teeth, featuring comments from Dr. Edmond R. Hewlett, an ADA spokesperson and a professor at UCLA, and Dr. Philippe Hujoel, a professor at the University of Washington. “Doing them both is what’s most important for your overall health,” the […]

We can help you with Invisalign

Bloomberg News (9/20, Wolf) reported on companies that provide direct-to-consumer products intended to straighten teeth without a visit to the orthodontist’s office. The article reported that “a growing number of orthodontists,” however, are “warning consumers about the possible dangers of undergoing a complex medical procedure without the in-person supervision of a dental professional.” This year […]

Toothpaste update

New Prebiotic And Probiotic Toothpastes Do Not Have ADA Seal Of Acceptance. Shape Magazine (9/21, Cherry) discussed new prebiotic and probiotic toothpastes, which are being marketed as products that can help keep “mouth bacteria balanced.” The article stated that these products do not have the ADA Seal of Acceptance, noting that only toothpastes with fluoride […]