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Man nearly dies after dentures get stuck in throat for hours
November 8, 2019 -- A 75-year-old man in China almost choked to death after accidentally swallowing his dentures while eating a meal. The dentures were lodged in his throat for about eight hours before they were removed during emergency surgery, according to news reports.  Discuss
UNC fan gets permanent 'Carolina blue' front teeth
November 8, 2019 -- Every time this guy flashes a smile, the University of North Carolina (UNC) basketball team will know where he stands, according to an article on 247sports.com.
Tiger in Germany gets gold-toothed smile
November 4, 2019 -- Cara, a Bental tiger in Germany, is ready for her closeup. Donning a shiny new gold crown for a broken canine may have earned the 125-lb tiger celebrity status, falling into the not-too-shabby group of entertainers, like Beyonce, Pharrell, and Rhianna, who sport blinged-out smiles.  Discuss
'Orthodontic' pacifier misleading to consumers, suit claims
November 1, 2019 -- Two Illinois women have filed a class-action lawsuit against the maker of an orthodontic pacifier for toddlers, claiming the company's deceptive marketing and packaging led them to believe that the product promotes good oral health.  Discuss
Her lips are sealed -- literally
November 1, 2019 -- A new internet challenge gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "my lips are sealed." Teens, mostly girls, are posting videos of themselves gluing their upper lips with different adhesives to achieve perfect pouts.  Discuss
Virtual dentist network offers patients second opinions
November 1, 2019 -- Virtual care company TeleDentists now offers second opinions about dental procedures to patients.
SmileDirectClub teams with Canadian pharmacy chain
October 25, 2019 -- SmileDirectClub has partnered with Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada to offer clear aligners at the retailers' locations.
Bad teeth cost Californians jobs, self-confidence
October 23, 2019 -- Can bad teeth hinder your self-confidence and chances at a new job? Many low-income Californians say yes. A news article recently explored the difficulty some California residents encounter when trying to get a functional smile.  Discuss
WhiteSmile launches LED whitening kit
October 23, 2019 -- WhiteSmile has launched a wireless, rechargeable, and water-resistant LED teeth-whitening kit.
Teledentistry, SmileDirectClub stay in spotlight for good, bad
October 22, 2019 -- Fresh off its filing of a harassment lawsuit against the Dental Board of California, SmileDirectClub finds itself thrust in the news again with investigations into the way it markets it clear aligners and moves to further expand internationally.  Discuss
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Do whitening toothpastes live up to the hype?

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