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The Grossest Thing in the Bathroom: Your Toothbrush

“If you have your toothbrush too close to the toilet,” microbiologist Charles Gerba, PhD, tells WebMD, “you are brushing your teeth withwhat’s in your toilet.” He explains that when you flush with the lid open, contaminated water vapor settles on surfaces in your bathroom. And that’s not the only way germs pollute your toothbrush. Brushing…
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Dental Phobia: Is your fear of dentists harming your oral health?

Dental phobia can be devastating. It has been estimated that 10%-20% of the North American population is dental phobic and upwards of 50% of us harbor some reservations about visiting the dentist. These feelings can lead to people avoiding their regular check-ups and hygiene visits thereby compromising their oral health. In the worst cases of…
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In the Teeth of the Action

RCDSO member Peter Nkansah jokingly gives the Raptor mascot’s incisors an inspection during a recent match with the New York Knicks. As official team dentist for the Toronto Raptors, Dr. Nkansah is front and centre at all the home games. “I guess some small problem comes up about every other game. The worst I’ve had…
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