Horrifying Tumor With Teeth Removed from Newborn Baby's Brain

What's up, brain-havers!? Feeling a little less-than-fresh? Maybe a slight headache? Something not quite right up in the dome? Well, you could be dehydrated. That's probably it. Did you drink any water today? You know I told you you should drink more water! Are you getting enough sleep? Sometimes when I can't sleep… » 3/05/14 5:30pm 3/05/14 5:30pm

Girls Are More Likely Than Boys to Hate Their Teeth and Want Braces

Sociologists like to say that gender identities are socially constructed. That just means that what it is, and what it means, to be male or female is at least partly the outcome of social interaction between people – visible through the rules, attitudes, media, or ideals in the social world. » 11/19/13 6:15pm 11/19/13 6:15pm

The Horror of Coming of Age: Films Subverting the Teen Girl Experience

Growing up can be a bit of a bloodbath for everyone, regardless of gender. And when it comes to how the actual gory details of the process are portrayed on film, young female characters don't often get the same freedom to explore the dark side of the process that young men do, unless you happen to be watching a horror… » 10/15/13 6:45pm 10/15/13 6:45pm

Your Diet Coke Habit Is Ruining Your Teeth as Badly as Meth or Crack

People are a little crazy about Diet Coke, right? Like more crazy about it than anyone should ever be about a beverage that they don't have to go to rehab for? Granted I've never been a big soda drinker so I do not speak as a representative of the Diet Coke community. I speak as someone who can't figure out why it's… » 5/29/13 11:00am 5/29/13 11:00am

Joe Biden Is Radiant in His New Official Portrait

Earlier today, the White House released a new official portrait of Leslie Knope's boy toy, Vice President Joe Biden. Taken Jan. 10 by his official photographer, David Lienemann, we see a triumphant Biden sporting a body conscious pinstripe suit and a blue candy cane tie. He's surrounded by the American and vice… » 2/25/13 11:30pm 2/25/13 11:30pm

Sham Dentists Arrested for Performing Unlicensed Root Canals

In the pantheon of worst human word combinations, I think that "fake dentist performs DIY root canal" is pretty much Zeus. In a horrific story out of Bryn Mawr, PA, a pair of unlicensed dental clinic employees (one of whom had no medical training whatsoever) have been moonlighting as bargain basement back-alley… » 12/18/12 7:00pm 12/18/12 7:00pm

These Carpet Munching Shoes Are Perfect for Halloween

Meet the Apex Predator (?), a pair of shoes that has the worst case of vagina dentata I've ever seen*. Designed by Fantich&Young and made with dentures (phew), these shoes are not available for purchase. However, you could probably make your own with lots of those plastic vampire fangs and some gold paint? Hmm...… » 10/15/12 11:00pm 10/15/12 11:00pm

Unsurprisingly, Kids With Cavities Don't Do Well in School

According to a recent study from USC's Ostrow School of Dentistry, — also informally known as the Ostrow School for Aspiring Sadists — kids whose mouths are riddled with cavities do significantly worse in school than their cavity-free peers, which might have something to do with the fact that only nerds floss.… » 8/16/12 9:45am 8/16/12 9:45am

Bottles, Pacifiers, and Batteries Are All Out to Destroy Your Baby

Given how many times your average toddler falls down during the day, pretty much any object poses some threat to them, but two new studies published in Pediatrics have found that there are a few culprits around the house that are responsible for a huge number of injuries: bottles, pacifiers, and sippy cups posed the… » 5/14/12 11:10am 5/14/12 11:10am

Oops, Those Nasty Energy Drinks Are Melting Your Teeth

It's easy to trick yourself into thinking that those sports and energy drinks are in some way good for you. Sure, they're loaded with sugar, but they rehydrate you, or help you stay awake in class, or give you wings. Yeah, well, a new study has found that they also taking the enamel right off your precious teeth. The… » 5/02/12 9:30am 5/02/12 9:30am

Woman Dentist Gets Back at Ex-Boyfriend By Pulling Out All His Teeth…

If you'd just broken up with a dentist, you probably wouldn't go back to her office for help with a toothache a few days later—what with all the sharp objects and opportunities for inflicting pain. And yet, for some reason, that is exactly what Marek Olszewski of Poland did. But rather than get revenge by just being a… » 4/29/12 8:55pm 4/29/12 8:55pm

Has This Famous Dentist Secretly Been Stockpiling Celebrity Teeth?

If you've ever watched the show Extreme Makeover or The Doctors, you will recognize this aggressively positive "celebrity dentist." His name is Dr. Bill Dorfman, and in addition to making over people on television, he also has a dental practice in LA where he treats actual famous people. Or, should we say, he USED to… » 4/04/12 11:55pm 4/04/12 11:55pm

We Live in a Country Where Two-Year-Olds are Getting Root Canals

Sick of hearing about sugar and all the ways it's wrecking our bodies? Too bad: Today there's yet another scary report about the hazards of sweetness. Today's New York Times goes inside an oral surgery operating room where a two-and-a-half year old is getting a root canal and some fillings, because 11 of his 20 baby… » 3/06/12 11:20am 3/06/12 11:20am

Do You Have One of Those Fancy Toothbrushes That Mangles Your Face?

How has your day been so far? Did you make it through brushing your teeth this morning without disfiguring yourself? Then you're better off than some unlucky owners of the Spinbrush toothbrush, which the FDA has just issued a warning about. Apparently, they've been chipping people's teeth, cutting up gums, and doing… » 2/17/12 9:30am 2/17/12 9:30am

The Value Of Your Torturous Dental Work Is Drawn Into Question

Technological advancements mean that dentists now have an even better idea of what your Coke and Snickers bar addictions are doing to your teeth. That seems like great news, but it actually has some people worried — and not just because it makes it harder to avoid the dentist's disapproving looks. Some people are… » 11/29/11 12:50pm 11/29/11 12:50pm