As if there weren’t enough good reasons to brush…

Elmo’s celebrity mashup offers another one.

If you had no reason to spend your Sunday morning on a Sesame Street jam a few years back, but now have little ones learning about oral healthy, don’t waste another minute before checking out this Sesame Street video that was created as part of an oral health initiative Healthy Teeth, Healthy Me.

Elmo is joined by families and some of his celebrity friends including Bruno Mars, David Hyde Pierce, Nicole Kidman, Amy Ryan, Wendy Williams, Jay Sean, Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber as he sings a song about the importance of brushing your teeth.

Another fun pick from the website is a game show hosted by character Guy Smiley: is not responsible if you’re still singing “Brush Brushy Brush” on Monday morning.

Honesty is the best policy; ADA handles it with humor.

Earlier this month, discussed the dental industry’s humorous attempts to engage patients and the general public at Halloween.

With three days to spare before Oct. 31, American Dental Association @AmerDentalAssn member dentists – and even the organization’s President Dr. Maxine Feinberg — donned seasonal gear to answer a burning question: What do dentists give out for #Halloween?

Their answers might surprise you, especially when it comes to gummy bears and chocolate. Check out their website for free pumpkin carving stencils, and their Twitter feed for vintage Halloween PSAs!



Got Fangophilia? So does this Japanese boutique dental clinic.

Fangophilia. It’s not another horror film released in time for Halloween. Instead, it’s the link between high fashion and dentistry… in Japan.

Hanabusa Dental Clinic, Japan’s first “boutique dental clinic” in the heart of fashion mecca Shibuya, opened in May 2015. The Practitioner:  World-famous silver accessory designer and owner of Japanese brand Fangophilia, Taro Hanabusa @fangophilia. Of course, he is a dentist as well.

According to Japan Info, Hanabusa graduated with a degree in dentistry from Tohoku University and practiced for three years, but was also interested in body modification (such as tattoos) and had the idea of creating jewelry that is based on a mold of a person’s body parts, such as fingers, teeth, even kneecaps. This was the birth of his brand

Gallery of Fangophilia's one-of-a-kind accessories designed by Japanese artist and dentist Taro Hanabusa.

Gallery of Fangophilia’s one-of-a-kind accessories designed by Japanese artist and dentist Taro Hanabusa.

Fangophilia, whose unique designs have been favored by Lady Gaga, Marilyn Manson, Brooke Candy, and Korean pop stars such as G-Dragon and 2NE1.

Next time you’d like to schedule impressions for one-of-a-kind body modification jewelry and dental work in the same visit,  Hanabusa Dental Clinic awaits.




Hanging with a Ninja Dentist.

By Desiree Walker DDS / Guest Contributor 
After work, I like to go to the bar and really turn things upside down!  Well – I do have fun, but this is what I mean.
I actually go to my door frame mounted chin-up bar, stap on my antigravity boots and hang (shown)!!
Why do I do this:
1.) To prevent and alleviate back pain.  Inversion increases the amount of space between each vertebra, relieving pressure on the ligaments, nerves, and discs.  Less pressure = less pain
2.) To reset the body’s natural alignment:  No matter how good our posture, we still contort our bodies all day with dentistry.  When the body is inverted, it remains in alignment with gravity.   Gravity facilitates it to return to it’s nature form – a soft “S” curve.
3.)  It. Just. Feels. Good!!!  Like exercise, inversion helps release endorphins, just like the ones that give you the “runner’s high.”  Inversion does this by stimulating the circulatory and lymphatic systemic
My routine is to hang from 2 – 5 minutes, but as a beginner, I would suggest starting with 30 seconds.
Here are the boots I use:
Dr. Desiree Walker (@sarahdesiwalker) of Lumber River Dental, is a native of Fairmont, North Carolina. She lives in Robeson County with her husband Ash. She made her national-television debut on American Ninja Warrior, NBC’s extreme-obstacle challenge, in June of 2014 and returned to the competition this season.

New websites help you brush up on bristles, get a handle on handpieces and chill with baby teethers.

Benco Brands relaunched the PRO-SYS website this week, with new features and details about the oral health care family.

Knowledge should be fun. At least that’s the thought process behind two new websites launched by Benco Brands.

A relaunch of the site shares the tale of an Edison™ Award-winning toothbrush and the quest of its creators for a better brush (proven 1,500 times cleaner than competitors) and the best bristles (DuPont™, the inventors of the nylon bristle.) Learn how your toothbrush purchases help people locally and globally:  For every PRO-SYS adult tapered or antimicrobial toothbrush purchased, the company will donate a toothbrush to someone in need.


PRO-SYS Baby teeters are BPA, lead and phthalate free.

While you’re there, check out the PRO-SYS® Baby Teethers, which use a unique, H-shaped toothbrush head with six soft bristle surfaces that gently massage tender gums and clean all sides of little teeth at once. (Chill in the freezer for cooling relief.)

Or find out more about dentist-recommended PRO-SYS® interdental brushes that gently remove plaque from places where toothbrushes and floss don’t.

Not familiar with double impeller technology?, a new informational site, offers colorful visuals and important details about the fiber-optic handpieces ( models (S395m, S495, S695, and SU45) ) with superior power and design.

Want to take a four 1/2 -star Dental Advisor-rated handpiece for a test drive? Find out how to set up an in-office trial:

“The Benco Brands team is very excited to launch these two new sites that will help all users learn more about two of our most successful and award winning brands!” said Richard Cohen, Benco Dental Managing Director and developer of the PRO-SYS toothbrush.