Dental and Oral Health

  • Voice Choices

    May 14, 2014


    Rum, sodomy, the lash, and other good times

  • Voice Choices

    November 6, 2013
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    November 21, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Bottled Water May Be Destroying Kids' Teeth

    The New York Times reports that children's chompers have become astonishingly bad lately due to a number of factors. One is the tendency of parents to put their offspring to bed with a bottle of juice, which leaves the sugars eroding teeth during sleep. Another is the preponderance of snacks the kid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    What the Presidents Ate: George Washington

    George Washington didn't really chop down a cherry tree, but he was fond of cherries.​It is said that George Washington had wooden teeth, and they were on display in a museum somewhere. They told us that in elementary school. Actually, his dentures were carved from a hippo horn.

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Which Brand of Flosser Will Save Your Life? We'll Tell You!

    ​Each week, Death by Science kicks down science and technology's door and demands to see where they're hiding the primo goods. Often terrifying, sometimes humbling, our discoveries will make you run to the nearest 7-11 and stock up on canned goods and doomsday porn. This week, we examine the c ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 16, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Peter Vallone, Fluoride-Hating Councilman, Wants Your Teeth to Rot

    ‚ÄčA city councilman from Queens apparently wants your your teeth to rot and fall out. The Daily News says Councilman Peter Vallone is planning to introduce a bill that would end New York's 45-year practice of adding fluoride to its tap water, citing safety concerns and comparing the miner ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Live: Doom-Metal Crew Monarch Lead A Violent Ladies'-Night Spectacular At Cake Shop

    Monarch, doing their slow-shriek thing. Photos by Phil, more below, including one that's not particularly SFW.​Monarch/Tinsel Teeth Cake Shop Friday, November 12 Better than: The usual noise-rock sausage-fest. So Friday night, French doom-metal quintet Monarch brought their first U.S. tour t ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 13, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    The Blessing and the Curse of Lil Wayne's Candy Addiction: Jail Postponement, Eight Root Canals

    ​Let no one say that the judge who postponed Lil Wayne's prison stay in order for the rapper to get dental work was going easy on the man--TMZ reports Wayne endured an eight-hour procedure on Tuesday that involved eight root canals, significant tooth implant repair, and some much needed grill ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 25, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    What Was Your Worst Dental Experience?

    Last year, I went in for a sharp pain in my tooth and told the dentist that I can't abide root canal, so we'd have to find another way to deal with it. I was willing to take the simple way out and just have the thing pulled, but he said he would drill a bit and then we could probably put in a crown. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    Wife, Uncle Guilty in Queens Dentist's Murder

    At the Queens dentist murder trial, the verdict is in: Dr. Mazoltuv Borukhova was found guilty of first-degree murder and conspiracy in the shooting death of her husband, orthodontist Daniel Malakov. Her uncle and triggerman, Mikhail Mallayev, was also found guilty. The trial had captured crime-watc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    What's The Worst Sex You Ever Had?

    Sex is such a glorious, feelgood activity that never fails to titillate and satisfy--except when it does. So to make me feel better about my own dark nights, I need you to step up to the bedpost and spill about the rottenest sexual encounter you care to remember without barfing till your teeth turn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    Strange Snacks of the World--Prawn/Cheese Tube

    I found this industrial-sized toothpaste tube of cheese and prawn spread at Ikea. It's made by Milko, apparently one of Sweden's largest dairy companies. The spread contains cheese and prawns (tiny, pink bits of which are visible in the spread), along with shellfish stock, fish and prawn powders and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Worst Valentine's Day Pitches: "Love Maps"

    Valentine's Day is tomorrow, and our friends in PR seem to have saved their best V-Day flackery for today. Did you know global manufacturer Philips makes weird, podlike his 'n' her vibrators called "Intimate Massagers"? To promote their use on Valentine's Day, Philips suggests decorating oneself wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2008

    Sarah Palin, Welcome to New York! -- Lynn Yaeger

    Good morning, Governor Palin, and welcome to New York! Extensive research reveals you've only visited our fair city a few times before, including one fun-filled 2007 trip with Bristol paid for by the Alaska taxpayers. We think we would have heard if one of the five colleges you attended in six year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2006
  • Film

    September 6, 2005

    American Brooding

    Suburban renewal: Annoying teen-angst subgenre gets a refresher course in wistful emo

  • NYC Life

    December 28, 2004