When going to the field, court, or rink your dental patients most likely will be sure to have uniform, cleats/skates, and any other gear. One piece of equipment that they should always include: a mouthguard. When patients ask ‘Why do I need a mouthguard?’ the reason is simple: to protect teeth, jaw and gums. Even […]

Chicagoland Smile Founder talks Paris, proposals and podcasts #ie40under40

Imagine spending a spring afternoon being styled by an international fashion expert during an exclusive celebrity photo shoot in NYC. Sound exciting? Then you haven’t met Chicago sensation Dr. Roshan Parikh (known to his patients as “Dr. Ro”). One month after the Incisal Edge 40 Under 40 photo session for the dental lifestyle magazine, the 36-year-old dentist orchestrated […]

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 […]