Posts for: February, 2014
Although kids of all ages had a great time when it snowed recently, we were disappointed that we could not serve our patients for two days. In the 29 years Dr. Bateman has been practicing, it was only the fourth time we had to completely close due to inclement weather.
According to a recent survey by Time magazine, 59% of Americans would rather go to a dental appointment than sit next to someone talking on a cell phone.
When a sore throat or a cold strikes the first thing we often do is eat a cough drop, but sucking on lozenges can set you up for tooth decay. Despite being considered medicinal, some cough drops are very high in sugar. Since sugary foods contribute to tooth decay, it is always a good idea to read the ingredient labels on lozenges to find a brand that’s low in sugar.
In 1994, a prison inmate in West Virginia braided dental floss into a rope, scaled the wall and escaped.