The Dental Blog of Bradely J. Olson, DDS

Cannot be Emphasized Enough

Dentist, Patient Warn Against DIY Dentistry. Stating that “do-it-yourself dentistry is ruining mouths and costing families a lot of money,” WINK-TV Fort Myers, FL (11/16, Frampton) shared the experience of Nancy Kate Barr from Cape Coral, Florida, who attempted to make replacement retainers through a company she found online. After using the retainer kit mailed […]

ADA will not be approving do it yourself dentistry

ADA Clarifies SmileDirectClub Social Media Post. The ADA News (11/13, Burger) reports that “a social media post by clear aligner company SmileDirectClub incorrectly stated that its product was approved by the ADA.” The statement was made on an Instagram post during the week of Nov. 5. The article reports that after calling SmileDirectClub’s attention to […]

Energy Drinks

Energy Drink Consumption May Lead To Negative Effects On Blood Vessel Function, Research Suggests. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (11/5, Pirani) reports research “suggests consuming just one” energy “drink can lead to negative effects on blood vessel function.” The findings are to be presented at the American Heart Association’s summit. The article adds that “according to the […]

HSA Benefits

“HSAs Have No Use-It-Or-Lose-It Rule,” Kiplinger States. Kiplinger (11/2, Lankford) discusses health savings accounts, saying they “offer a triple tax break” since “contributions aren’t taxed, the money grows tax-deferred, and it can be used tax-free for eligible medical expenses at any time.” Kiplinger notes that “unlike flexible spending accounts, HSAs have no use-it-or-lose-it rule.” People […]