The Dental Blog of Bradely J. Olson, DDS

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Scientists “Print” Heart Using Patient’s Own Cells. USA Today (4/15, Miller) reports, “A team of Israeli scientists ‘printed’ a heart with a patient’s own cells in a world first, researchers say.” This research was the first time “anyone anywhere has successfully engineered and printed an entire heart replete with cells, blood vessels, ventricles and chambers,” […]

Answers to Your Most Asked Questions About Invisalign® (Video)

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Invisalign® is one of the fastest growing orthodontic treatments for straightening teeth. Are you wondering if it’s the right treatment for you? Dr. Bradley Olson answers your most asked questions about Invisalign®. But first, let’s talk about what the Invisalign® orthodontic process involves. How Invisalign® works Unlike traditional braces that are permanently attached to the […]

Diet Moderation

Sugary Drink Consumption May Be Linked To Increased Risk Of Premature Death, Study Suggests. USA Today (3/18, Molina) reports that researchers have “found an association between people who consume sugary drinks and an increased risk of death.” The findings were published in Circulation. CNN (3/18, Bracho-Sanchez) reports, “Compared with women who had sugary beverages less […]

World Oral Health Day Today

Celebrate World Oral Health Day On March 20. The ADA News (3/15) reported that World Oral Health Day is celebrated annually on March 20. The FDI World Dental Federation organizes the international awareness campaign, which “spreads messages about good oral hygiene practices to adults and children alike and demonstrates the importance of optimal oral health […]

Periodontal Disease and Overall Health

Periodontitis May Increase Risk Of Developing Dementia, Study Suggests. Forbes (3/17) contributor Robert Glatter, MD, states that “researchers in South Korea studied the relationship between chronic periodontitis and dementia over a 10 year period,” finding those with “chronic periodontitis had a 6% higher risk for dementia compared to those without periodontitis,” even “after controlling for […]