Give Your Child The Gift of a Lifetime of Smiles

We all want the same for our children: health, happiness, a lifetime of smiles.

And with a few simple oral health changes at home, we CAN give our kids a bit of each!

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This article about pediatric oral health came out in 2017, and it remains just as important as ever. CLICK HERE to read the full article on The Huffington Post.

 

© 2018 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

Dental Health Tips for Kids: Help Your Child’s Smile Bloom

We all want the same for our children:

Health. Happiness. A lifetime of smiles.

And with a few simple oral health changes at home, we CAN give our kids a bit of each! Today, let’s start with just four of these easy-to-do changes for healthier smiles and healthier kids.

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Click HERE to read the four tips on The Huffington Post,

And bring your kids to Harvard Dental Center on February 3, 2018, for free dental care, crafts, education and more! Call 617-432-1434 Option #1 to schedule your child’s FREE dental visit.

© 2017 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

The Ethics of Dentistry

One of the standards of dental ethics is patient self-determination. By providing patients with the opportunity for voluntary, informed consent or refusal, dentists can empower patients to take charge of their treatment choices.

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After being in the dental clinic as a pre-doctoral student, my eyes opened to the possibility:

  • What if this informed consent process were made easier – for patients and providers?
  • What if the information weren’t so … dare I say, boring, and possibly even confusing?
  • What if quality of process and experience were both taken into consideration in a re-haul of this tedious routine?

So I took to the Huffington Post with a dental practice management article of a research-base. If informed consent is something that interests you, be sure to FOLLOW THIS LINK and take a look.

© 2017 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

Because You Deserve a Healthy Smile

Chances are, every single one of us reading this post either has or knows someone who has dental anxiety. The fear is real!

More importantly, the fear is manageable.

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Working with your dentist and these five simple tips, you can start to bring that anxiety under control, because nothing should come between you and the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve.

CLICK HERE to read my latest dental article on The Huffington Post, and be sure to share it with that dentist or anxious family member/friend in your life!

© 2017 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

 

10 Lessons from 10 Dental Specialties

Open wide’ to the possibilities in the dental profession, and do please keep your jaw cracked open, too. We’re almost done with the soft tissue exam.

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We can learn so much from the many specialties of the dental profession!

CLICK HERE to read my latest Huffington Post article and to find out if you have the chutzpah of a prosthodontist!

© 2017 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

Making Headlines

I’m so honored and thrilled to see my latest Huffington Post articles hit dental news! Now that’s a great Friday feeling 🤗

You can find tips for making toothbrushing fun for the family by CLICKING HERE, and you can find the video HERE.

You can find tips to manage dental anxiety by CLICKING HERE, and you can find the video HERE.

Happy reading and healthy smiling this beautiful Friday!

© 2017 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

Fluoride Varnishes the News, Again!

Raise your central incisor [front tooth] if you ever questioned the benefits of Fluoride.

I know I once did.  Years ago, before a dentist ever explained to me what this goopy stuff was.  And now, this goopy substance and water supplement is all over the news!

–> Check out this latest HUFFINGTON POST ARTICLE to find out my three reasons for loving Fluoride so much!

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–> And check out the ilikemyteeth.org blog to see how dental professionals responded to the Harvard School of Dental Medicine class blog post about community water fluoridation from a few months back.

Your teeth will thank you!

© 2017 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

Consider the Evidence: Fluoride for Healthy Futures

Hot off the HuffPost Press . . .

On February 1, 2016, in the late hours of the night, my jaw fell to the floor. I just couldn’t believe what I was seeing . . .

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And so my class of 2019 DMD Candidates at Harvard School of Dental Medicine joined together to respond.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE RESPONSE.

© 2017 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

#CallitOut: A Diagnosis That Heals

Between you and me, diagnosis, being able to call out that burden of an ailment and put a word to its pain, is, in and of itself, an important part of healing and symptom relief! In fact, it’s the only kind of name-calling I’d actually encourage! So together, let’s #CallitOut:

Give it a name. Your worries. Your struggles. Your pain. Your disorder. Give it a name. Assign it a plaque. And then #CallitOut! Holler its syllables before every trusted friend and family member, doctor, therapist and guide. #CallitOut in the mirror and under the steam of a shower. We cannot go on ignoring our suffering, but neither can we hold onto that suffering alone. So give it a name. And make that name heard.

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Have you ever been told it was ‘all in your head.’ I know I have!

CLICK HERE to read my latest Huffington Post article about an elderly Chinese man, his (in)visible syndrome, and what we can do to put words to the pain!

© 2016 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.