Dental and Oral Health

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    Hey Kids! Masticate Your Way to Molar Health

    I can be a bit lazy about brushing my teeth. Don't be too grossed out, I still do it every day (often twice), but my technique sort of sucks and I don't always follow the two-minute rule. These (mal)practices have led my spouse and siblings to compare me on occasion to an impatient child. Actually ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    Survey: Texans Aren't Big on Flossing, Houston Eighth Worst in the U.S.

    "Now, take your big ass home and brush that tooth." - Richard Pryor in Harlem Nights. DenTek makes flossing devices, so it isn't really surprising they would commission a survey about it, but what is interesting about this particularly survey is where Texas ended up on the list. And the news is pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    Go to Hell, Milk Duds: The 5 Foods Most Likely to Mess Up Your Mouth

    On Halloween night, I sat at home having wine with two of my best friends. No trick-or-treaters ever come through our neighborhood, thanks to its close proximity to the county jail, so we were set for a quiet evening of drinking and cheese-bingeing. Until one friend pulled out the Halloween candy. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    National Ice Cream Soda Day: 5 Unique Ice Cream Sodas

    Soda fountains are not as popular today as they were in the 1950s or '60s, but who doesn't love a good, old ice cream float? Creamy and sweet ice cream dunked into a fizzy and bubbly soda satisfy any sugary craving. Tomorrow, June 30, is National Ice Cream Soda Day, so here are five unique ice cre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Dry Mouth? Two Texans Have the Cure

    Have you ever been "that guy" sitting in a quiet theater, watching a performance and out of nowhere you get a tickle in your throat? You try to swallow it away, but it grows and grows and all of a sudden you have a full-on coughing fit right when everything is super quiet. It happens to the best of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    The Worst Groupon Ad Ever?

    50 percent off sandwiches with a "vise-like grip"!​"My mom sent me this today," began the email from my co-worker, which he'd simply titled "How NOT To Write a Groupon Description." "She says the place is really terrific," he continued, "but this description...I mean..." The Groupon ad, for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Stacy Shey: Dr. Brown's Alleged Stripper Ex Says He Spent $60K/Month on Gal Pals

    Attention hot twenty-year-old strippers: Have you ever wondered what it'd be like to date a famous Houston doctor? Namely, one who pledges to treat you "like family"? Well, according to one gal we spoke with, it's quite the gig. Our peek into the dating life of former hand surgeon/man-about-town-no ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 27, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Christopher Harding Allegedly Punches and Chokes His Disabled Mom, Rips Out Her Dentures

    Christopher Harding left the dentures out for this mugshot.​A good set of fake chompers will set you back about a grand, so if you have your eye on a fly pair, be prepared to pay. It's all part of the code of conduct every denture-wearer should adhere to before adhering a set. For instance, d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    Something Called Total Beauty Thinks Houstonians Are Fat, Stinky & Have Bad Teeth

    We feel shame​Just when we were getting over whatever the latest pseudo-ranking that someone put out, we get hit again.Houston, you smell, you have bad teeth, you're fat and you don't move around much.So says Total Beauty, and since it combines the words "total" and "beauty" they must know what th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    Texas Veterinarians: Horse Teeth Floaters Are Breaking the Law

    Takes on a whole new meaning with horse teeth floaters​Who knew that in one week Hair Balls would write not one, but TWO stories about horse teeth floaters and live to tell about it.As we discussed on Thursday, Libertarians rallied in Austin on Friday to protest changes to rules that could negativ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Music's Top 10 Messed-Up Mouths

    ​Rocks Off went to the dentist this morning for the first time in... well, a long time. The importance of taking care of your choppers is thus fresh in our minds - especially since we have to go back tomorrow, this time to a "specialist." So... yeah. This would probably be a good time to mention t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Oh, God: Now It's Our Teeth We Have To Be Self-Conscious About

    ​What is it with Houston and lists? Fattest city, most polluted city; even when it's a good thing, it's only something like being a cheap place to date. You know, we're guessing Des Moines, Iowa, is a cheap place to date, too. It's just that no one bothers to check.Now it's our teeth.Once again a ... More >>

  • Music

    August 30, 2007

    Mandy Moore

    concert preview

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Film

    October 9, 2003

    A Ball, Screwed

    The Coens make a '40s comedy with a Cary named Clooney

  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001

    Best Fusion Building

    Heights Dental Clinic and Deli

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Angst-Ridden Show

    This Is Our Youth

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000
  • News

    October 28, 1999

    Strangers in Paradise

    Kosovar refugees in Houston fight to hang on in a land they don't understand