Some New Wisdom Teeth and Dental Information Websites

Recently I have come across a few new websites in the dental space and wisdom teeth space on the internet. 1) One of these websites is This site says  “TeethCenter is an organization committed to providing consumers and dentists with an online resource for dental related and news and information. There are many “health” sites on the web, but, not a prominent site dedicated to dental news and information.” The website looks quite nice but it’s articles in terms of quality are the typical. For example, on the page “Should I Have my Wisdom Teeth Pulled,” discussion is made of some reasons for and against wisdom teeth removal but not statistics/data to help aid the reader is presented.  I have provided a lot of information on this topic at Another article provided on is on “Wisdom Teeth […]

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The Benefits of A Bachelor of Science in Nursing

I often post about college students and the costs associated with college, for example see this post Graduated College Students Having a Tough Time. For those looking for a potential career path you may want to consider obtaining a Bachelor of Science in nursing. The following infographic gives useful information for those who may be interested in nursing. One should note that employers prefer to hire nurses with a Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) and that it is required if you are interested in working for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Via: Anna Maria College

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Wisdom Teeth Removal can Lead to Permanent Numbness and More

A recent story in the Grimbsy Telegraph titled “£15,000 payout after dental op leaves Grimsby woman with permanent numbness,” describes how a 39 year old woman who had 2 wisdom teeth extracted was left with nerves in her lower jaw severed. The article was written on October, 6, 2012 and is located at The woman says her lip turns completely blue in the cold and, at times, she bites her lip without realising until it starts to bleed. She also says “I can be having a drink or eating food and without realising I am dribbling…It is embarrassing when my children have to tell me to wipe my chin as I have food on it, or they tell me to speak properly because my speech is affected.” The woman was awarded £15,000 in an out of court settlement which is […]

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Reads like a Dentist’s Advertisement

I periodically like to check out the wisdom tooth page over on Wikipedia. Recently I came across the talk page which has an interesting comment near the bottom written on September 3, 2012, “There is very little discussion of how common it is to have wisdom teeth, and how often wisdom teeth pose no problems if left alone. Nor is there adequate discussion of how often extraction is necessary when they do pose problems. Some lip service is paid to it in the “controversy” ghetto, but in the end the discussion of the “controversy” is equivocating and unclear. As a whole, the article conjured up the image of an eager, pushy dentist insisting that, “Yeah, buddy, wisdom teeth are a huge problem! It may not seem like it, but it’s bad – trust me, I know these things – […]

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Porcelain Laminate Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of a tooth to improve the aesthetics of the tooth or protect the tooth from damage to to the surface. Composites and dental porcelain are the two main types of materials that are used to fabricate a dental veneer. A porcelain veener must be fabricated in a dental laboratory whereas a composite does not have to be. Porcelain laminate veneers were first researched in the early 1980s. This research found that porcelain can be etched with hydrofluoric acid and  porcelain veneers can be bonded on the surface of a tooth permanently. Since then advances in ceramic materials, adhesive technology (bonding agents), and clinical techniques have allowed for porcelain laminate veneers to evolve into the treatment of choice for minimally invasive aesthetic dentistry. Various factors affect the […]

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