How Oral Bacteria Get to the Rest of the Body, & Other News of Note

Posted on Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Mouth as the Gateway to Your Body (MedicalXpress) After cleaning your mouth, plaque begins forming before your brush even hits the cup. A key to plaque formation, said Yiping W. Han, a professor of periodontics at Case Western Reserve University is one of the most abundant and persistent bacterium that inhabits the mouth, Fusobacterium nucleatum. […]


Swallowing Fluoride? Study Shows Risks Without Benefits

Posted on Monday, February 28th, 2011

Low-income children who consumed recommended fluoride doses have more fluoride-damaged teeth and high cavity rates, according to research published in the January 2011 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. For the study, Mexican preschoolers and school-aged children in a low-income area were measured for cavities, fluorosis (fluoride-discolored teeth) and urine fluoride levels. Fluoride […]


How You Live Matters More than Genetics, & Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, February 11th, 2011

Lifestyle Affects Life Expectancy More than Genetics, Swedish Study Finds (ScienceDaily) How long your parents lived does not necessarily affect how long you will live. Instead it is how you live your life that determines how old you will get, reveals research from the University of Gothenburg recently published in the Journal of Internal Medicine. […]


Antibiotics & the Dairy Biz, & Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, January 28th, 2011

FDA & Dairy Industry Spar over Testing of Milk (NY Times) Each year, federal inspectors find illegal levels of antibiotics in hundreds of older dairy cows bound for the slaughterhouse. Concerned that those antibiotics might also be contaminating the milk Americans drink, the Food and Drug Administration intended to begin tests this month on the […]


A Troubling Relationship between Fluoridation & Smarts

Posted on Friday, January 21st, 2011

In the event that the EPA needs more motivation to lower the levels of added fluoride in public water supplies, might we suggest another reason? Via PR Newswire Fluoride in Water Linked to Lower IQ in Children Exposure to fluoride may lower children’s intelligence says a study pre-published in Environmental Health Perspectives, a publication of […]


Antibiotics & Asthma, Asthma & Cavities, & Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, January 14th, 2011

Antibiotic Use in Infancy May Increase Risk of Childhood Asthma (PhysOrg) Children who receive antibiotics within the first six months of life are at a significantly increased risk of developing asthma and allergies by 6 years of age, even without a genetic predisposition, new research by the Yale School of Public Health suggests. The findings […]


How Habitual Mouth Breathing Can Change How a Face Looks

Posted on Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

    To learn more about other issues affecting children’s dental and facial development, see Dr. Verigin’s article “Why Not Raise, Healthy, Attractive and Intelligent Children?”  


Growing New Teeth to Replace Decayed Ones & Other News of Note

Posted on Monday, December 13th, 2010

Gel That Can Help Decayed Teeth Grow Back Could End Fillings (Mail Online) The gel, which is being developed by scientists in France, works by prompting cells in teeth to start multiplying. They then form healthy new tooth tissue that gradually replaces what has been lost to decay. Researchers say in lab studies it took […]


Triclosan, BPA & Your Immune System, & Other News of Note

Posted on Monday, December 6th, 2010

Study: You Can Be “Too Clean” (Detroit News) A study published online this week in the Environmental Health Perspectives journal shows overexposure to triclosan, a chemical compound commonly found in antibacterial soaps, is linked to increased allergies in young people. What’s more, excessive exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) — a common chemical in plastics including […]


Captain Obvious in the Adventure of the Obese Kids & Their Correlated Cavities

Posted on Monday, July 5th, 2010

Stop the presses!     Although the lead author of the study in question, Dr. Kathleen Bethin of SUNY Buffalo, notes that there’s been “very little published data associating” obesity and caries (cavities), we have known for a long time that sugars and fermentable carbohydrates – the two most dominant ingredients in highly processed junk […]



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