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Emmi-dent. It's the toothbrush you're not supposed to brush your teeth with. But that's not to say you shouldn't use it regularly. Like any other toothbrush, Emmi-dent has a head full of bristles. But they're for transmitting ultrasonic impulses from...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesImagine having the fountain of youth as close at hand as the bathroom. We're not there yet — but there's a burgeoning number of at-home, high-tech beauty gadgets that claim to smooth wrinkles, whiten teeth and remove hair without the need to...
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My wife required blood hormone tests every two weeks for a while. One lab cost $30 but another charged $145 for the same test. Both were listed in our Blue Shield PPO insurance information. When we inquired about the higher bill, the lab that charged...
It's hard to believe, but there was a time not long ago when everyone walked around (in public!) with naturally colored teeth. Today, with so many whitening gels, strips and trays out there, yellowish grins aren't as common — nor the natural look as...
All The RageIf you’re like me and wore braces for two and a half years, then the sight of those metal brackets and fluorescent rubber bands might induce a panic attack and memories of sore gums and soup. But seeing the orthodontic......
Times are tough enough for Californians; they're even tougher for Californians' teeth. "One-quarter of all adults and 28% of children in California have untreated dental caries [cavities]," says Len Finocchio, a senior program officer at the California...
Show TrackerAfter last week's borderline classic, "Louie" was back tonight with an episode that felt rather formless. I get that the series doesn't tell traditional, three-act stories, but it usually has vignettes that take the form of clever little tales that......
Booster ShotsConcerned about the strength of teeth-whitening chemicals and by the growing number of non-dental venues through which theyâre being sold, the American Dental Assn. today asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to evaluate the compounds for safety...
L.A. NOWMore than 3,000 people lined up Sunday morning to sign up for treatment at a massive free health clinic that will begin Tuesday at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. Organizers of the free clinic, which served more than 6,300 people......
L.A. NOWOverwhelmed by demand for dental services among the more than 1,000 patients at the massive free medical clinic at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena Tuesday, organizers asked about 115 patients to return next week. The patients, many of whom had......
L.A. NOWMore than 1,200 people flocked to the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena on Tuesday for the start of a weeklong free clinic. Organizers tried to shorten the lines this year by distributing color-coded wristbands in advance, signifying the day and......
Sure, snorers can be loud. But for really cringe-worthy nighttime noise, it's hard to beat a dedicated grinder. With jaw muscles clenched tight -- perhaps because of stress or misaligned teeth -- a grinder can create a crunching sound reminiscent of two...
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