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Woody Allen and the art of dentistry

As the Toronto Globe and Mail reports, some dentists are miffed that Woody Allen’s latest flick, Blue Jasmine, portrays dentists in a less-than-flattering light. Woody Allen’s obsession with dentists actually goes way back. His 1978 short story, “If the Impressionists had been dentists,” answers the question: what if the impressionist artists had all become dentists … Read more

Does gum disease really lead to heart disease?

Does gum disease really lead to heart disease

Some ads for antibacterial toothpaste strongly imply that their product will help prevent heart disease. But is this claim really true? According to the Berkeley Wellness Letter, just because there is a link between gum disease and cardiovascular disease, that doesn’t necessarily mean that gum disease CAUSES heart disease. The theory goes like this: gum … Read more