Chocolate That’s OK for Your Teeth

Posted on Friday, December 19th, 2008

jcolman/Flickr Eat a lot of sugar, increase your risk of cavities. We all know this. But why is it so? As we wrote earlier, Refined carbohydrates like sugar have a much greater tendency to stick to the tooth enamel than fats and proteins. Oral microbes love this and set about feasting on the sugars. They […]


Little Proof that Fluoride Is Effective for Kids 6 and Under, Says New JADA Study

Posted on Friday, November 14th, 2008

Groups like the American Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry just love fluoride, claiming that it is “effective” in preventing tooth decay. But thanks to a new review commissioned by the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs and published in their own journal, JADA, when it comes to children, they may need to start […]


Biofilm Build-up: Are You Disturbing?

Posted on Monday, September 29th, 2008

What do a stagnant pond, Clearly Ambiguous/Flickr a grimy shower krossbow/flickr and your teeth ozma/flickr all have in common? They are all places where biofilm thrives. Gross, we know. But strictly speaking, that “fuzz” you sometimes feel on your teeth is a biofilm. Dentists used to call it “plaque,” thinking it was a single substance […]


Quick Links: Stress Effects, Incense & Cancer, Cavity Detection, How Words Wound, & Global Benefits of Going Local

Posted on Friday, August 29th, 2008

Chronic Stress Alters Our Genetic Immune Response (Science Daily) In a very promising preliminary study, Miller and colleagues found that the pattern of gene expression differed between caregivers of family members with cancer relative to a matched group of individuals who did not have this type of life stress…. Gregory Miller, Ph.D., corresponding author, explains…that, […]


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”



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