Have toothpicks gone by the wayside? #thedailyfloss won’t shed a tear.

While floss (!) and interdental brushes offer safer solutions for cleaning in between teeth, people have been picking their teeth for hundreds of years. Just ask Washington Post reporter Sarah Kaplan, who recently discussed evidence that Neanderthals used toothpicks for dentistry. Signs of toothpick use have been seen in Neanderthal skulls, according to James Wynbrandt in […]

Mercury Discharge: What are its dangers and how is it affecting dental practices?

Mercury An element commonly seen in thermometers in its silver-white liquid form, mercury vaporizes at temperatures as low as 10 degrees Fahrenheit. The vapor is colorless and odorless, is readily absorbed by the blood, and evenly distributes in the brain, kidney, heart, lungs, and liver. However, it demonstrates a predilection for collecting in the central […]

Murder most foul. Can you guess the first dentist to offer ‘expert testimony’?#forensic-dentistry.

Two invaluable dental forensics equipment tools that we can’t live without Today we have wonderful dental inventions such as the NOMAD eXaminer™ and NOMAD Pro 2™, hand-held x-ray machines (shown, courtesy ForensicDentistryblogspot.com) that can be used in places where traditional x-ray machines are impractical. The NOMAD got its start in forensic dentistry, first being used […]