YOUR Quarterly NEWSLETTER FROM DENTAL HEALTH ADVICE, November 2015
Welcome to the third newsletter from Dental Health Advice!
Hi, my name is Dr Richard Mitchell. I've been a dentist since 1979, working in the United Kingdom, Barbados, Germany, Australia and now Spain. I've written my website and quarterly newsletters to give honest and reliable dental advice that doesn't depend on you being a patient of ours. I also want to explain my knowledge as simply as I can... what better way than online?
In this edition don't miss the special
feature on dentures, cleaning and maintenance, plus lots of other fun
facts about teeth! Also my festive dental gift ideas for friends,
family or even your favorite dentist!
Please feel free to contact me direct with suggestions and feedback!
An ultrasonic denture
cleaner is a fantastic
little device for cleaning your dentures microscopically! This is a
small metal or plastic bath that takes your dentures underwater, and
uses ultrasound to remove bacteria-laden deposits from the surfaces of
They are useful for removing plaque and food debris from little spaces that are awkward to get to, such as getting into gaps between teeth, and the tiny ridges and grooves on the palate.
The BEST ultrasonic denture cleaner is the Branson 200. It is very well constructed, and gets your dentures extremely clean. The only downside is the cost - it is a little more expensive than other ultrasonic cleaners, but is well worth it, in my opinion. It is more powerful than the others, and will last much longer!
Here is a link directly to Amazon for the best price on the Branson 200!
The Toothbrush that went to The Moon!
What's the big deal about a used plastic toothbrush with a broken rubber tips and the usual signs of wear? Plenty when it's been to the moon and back with the second man ever to walk on the lunar surface. Recently the toothbrush belonging to Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin sold at auction for the astronomical sum of $22,705 - more than double the opening bid of $9,000.
The toothbursh came with a letter of authenticity signed by Aldrin confirming it was one of only 2 brushes taken to the moon during the first landing on July 20 1969, and was used during the mission Aldrin piloted with Commander Neil Armstrong. Doesn't the price of that toothbrush make you see stars!!
Here's the 'went to the moon' brush - nothing like the electric toothbrush I recommend!!
I thought it might be fun to look around for some gift
ideas with a dental theme. We had a lot of fun looking for various
things, and I have written a page on the website listing all the great
I will be adding more each week, right up to Christmas, so if you're looking for a tooth-themed gift idea, or something special for your own dentist, take a look at my page HERE!
Why is cleaning your dentures the right way a good thing?
What should you be trying to do when you clean your dentures?
The answer is quite simple, but actually DOING IT is not easy.
Essentially, cleaning your dentures the
right way will remove loads of
bacteria-laden plaque from between the teeth and on the palate,
where a simple denture cleaning tablet in water
Why is it important to remove bacteria-soaked plaque from your dentures?
There are THREE reasons!
So what are you going to do about it? To find out, go HERE for my detailed advice and BEST recommendations!
'Gone with the Wind' actor Clark Gable had a terrible gum
infection and wore dentures by age 32.
George Washington was known to have terrible teeth
throughout his life but his dentures weren't wooden as many peope
thought for years. He wore dentures made of ivory that were secured to
his natural teeth with wire. Here they are!!
Emma Watson was only 9 years old when she was cast in the Harry Potter films. After she lost some noticeable baby teeth, Watson wore dentures to keep Hermione's smile perfect during filming.
Winston Churchill had his dentures fitted in a certain way so that he could keep his signature lisp. In 2010 the British Prime Minister's partial dentures were sold at an auction for a whopping 23,723 dollars! Although many respected him for being one of the greatest wartime leaders, that's still a lot of money for a pair of teeth.
One final celeb denture story! Janice Dickinson has several false teeth, which she actually lost at a restaurant in 2011!
FUN FACT!Zoo Panda has successful Dental Surgery!