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The Dental Blog of Bradley J. Olson, DDS

Learn, grow, and understand how you can care for your oral health.
Self Diagnosis
Article Warns Of Self-Diagnosing Via Internet Searches. The Washington Post (2/27, Eisenberg) reports on the trend of people using Google searches... read more
Smartphones
Smartphones Are “Breeding Ground For Germs,” Studies Show. USA Today (2/26, Brown) reports that various studies have shown smartphones are “a... read more
Sugary drinks
Taxes On Sugary Drinks May Decrease Consumption, Studies Suggest. NPR (2/21, Charles) reported that research suggests taxes on sugar-sweetened... read more
Artificial Sweetener
Artificially Sweetened Drinks Linked To Higher Risk Of Stroke In Women Over 50, Study Indicates. CNN (2/14, Lamotte) reported that research... read more
How Much Toothpaste is Too Much for My Child?

Helping your child to establish a good oral care routine is vital.A recent report from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) said that some parents might not be giving their children the correct instructions when it comes to tooth brushing.What do you need to know to make sure your child is doing what is necessary to protect their oral health?Here are some dentist-approved guidelines to follow.

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Child’s first dental visit.
Many Parents Delay Child’s First Dental Visit, Survey Finds. Dr. Joe Castellano, President of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, spoke to... read more
School based oral health
February Is National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month. The ADA News (2/4) reports that February is National School-Based Health Care... read more
Great idea
Consumers Want Simplified Icon To Identify Healthy Food Options, Study Suggests. NPR (1/24, Ellis) said that a survey by the American Heart... read more
More oral-systemic connections
Consumer Reports: Rheumatoid Arthritis And Gum Disease May Be “Partner Conditions.” The Washington Post (1/14) published a Consumer Reports article... read more