The Dental Blog of Bradely J. Olson, DDS

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 […]

ADA posts info on Vaping

FDA Launches Ad Campaign Against Youth Vaping “Epidemic.” USA Today (9/18, O’Donnell) reports the FDA is launching a public service campaign targeting teen vaping. The FDA plans to place ads in 10,000 school restrooms and on websites. The campaign follows FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb’s announcement last week that teen e-cigarette use is an “epidemic.” Gottlieb […]

Opioid Crisis

Senate Passes Opioids Package. The ADA News (9/18, Garvin) reports that the Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation Sept. 17 aimed at ending the nation’s opioid epidemic. The SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act authorizes additional funding for continuing education and improving the integrity and interoperability state prescription drug monitoring programs. Colby Itkowitz writes in the Washington […]

Healthy Diet Tip

Each Daily Serving Of Whole-Grain Foods May Be Associated With A Drop In The Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes, Study Suggests. HealthDay (9/10, Gordon) reports that “eating bread, pasta and cereal may actually help prevent type 2 diabetes, as long as those foods are made from whole grains, new research” indicates. Investigators “found that each […]