Video: What Happens to Your Teeth After You Clean Them?

Posted on Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

The oral bacteria set to recolonizing and biofilm – the stuff we used to call “plaque” – starts to form. Check it out: “In vitro simulation of biofilm forming on enamel surface as human saliva is pulsed over an initially clean surface”

Looks Good Enough to Eat…Until You Open the Package

Posted on Monday, August 4th, 2008

In our earlier post on the prevalence of fast food outlets here in the Central Valley – and some of the corresponding health consequences – we provided a link to Fast Food Ads vs. Reality, a gallery of images comparing commercial photos of fast food with what you actually get. Since then, via Fark, we’ve […]

Recommended Reading: Environmental Health Risks, the Mind-Pain Relationship, Life Choices and Alzheimer’s & More

Posted on Friday, August 1st, 2008

Dr. Fortanasce Explains the Alzheimer’s Disease Crisis and a Protocol to Prevent or Delay It – at Any Age (ProHealth) In this interview about his book The Anti-Alzheimer’s Prescription, Southern California neurologist Vincent Fortanasce, MD, describes important triggering factors for Alzheimer’s – sedentary, stressful lives and poor diets – and how diet, exercise, mental stimulation […]

Quick Links: ‘That Viagra for Women Study,’ Saliva Proteins, Chemical Scents & CAM for MS

Posted on Friday, August 1st, 2008

What’s Wrong with that ‘Viagra for Women’ Study in JAMA? (Jim Edwards’ NRx) Licking Your Wounds: Scientists Isolate Compound in Human Saliva that Speeds Wound Healing (PhysOrg) Fresh Scent May Hide Toxic Secret (Seattle P-I) Exposure to Bad Air Raises Blood Pressure (Science Daily) ‘New Car Smell’ Becoming Less Toxic (CNET News) Complementary and Alternative […]

Candy Is Dandy…for Preventing Cavities?

Posted on Friday, August 1st, 2008

First, there were the lollipops. Then there were the mints. Now come the gummy bears: dreyboblue/Flickr ScienceDaily — The tooth-protecting sugar substitute xylitol has been incorporated into gummy bears to produce a sweet snack that may prevent dental problems. Giving children four of the xylitol bears three times a day during school hours results in […]

Follow-Up: More Problems with Bisphosphonate Drugs

Posted on Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

A good amount of good research has already shown that the bisphosphonate drugs claimed to prevent osteopenia and  treat osteoporosis can cause bone death in the jaw – a condition known as osteonecrosis. Despite this, as well as the fact that a study in the Archives of Internal Medicine this year found that Fosamax doubled […]

How Much Dentistry Is Too Much?

Posted on Monday, July 28th, 2008

Not long after posting our recent item on the use of lasers in treating TMD, we ran across info on another application of lasers in dentistry: A new technology that spots tooth decay almost as soon as it’s begun promises to reduce the need for drilling and filling. Drilling is one of the top dental […]

Disney and Dentistry

Posted on Monday, July 28th, 2008

MousePlanet is an online guide to Disney theme parks that also posts articles on other Disney-related topics, such as this recent offering that grabbed our attention – on Disney and dentistry: From April to October 1938, Disney storymen struggled to develop a never-made Disney short titled Mickey’s Toothache. Given laughing gas, poor Mickey Mouse enters […]

Quick Links: Diet and Exercise Edition

Posted on Friday, July 25th, 2008

89 Percent of Children’s Food Products Provide Poor Nutritional Quality, Study Finds (Science Daily) The Productive Diet (Washington Post) Regular Walking Nearly Halves Elderly Disability Risk (Science Daily) Active Lifestyle May Prevent Cancer: Japan Study (Reuters) Prolonged Sitting Turns Off Fat-Burning Enzyme (Natural News) Weight Watchers Vs. Fitness Centers (Science Daily)

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