Want to Keep Your Teeth Whole? Start by Sticking to Water and Tea

Posted on Friday, December 5th, 2008

We’re not sure why the media release on a study published this past summer has just recently been distributed, but better late than never, we guess. The study looked at the effects of different beverages on tooth enamel, and was published in General Dentistry, the journal of the Academy of General Dentistry. While it’s been […]

Grind or Clench Your Teeth?

Posted on Friday, November 21st, 2008

The latest issue of Biosis: Integrated Health Solutions is now available. In it, you’ll find information on: Turning worry into something positive Grinding and clenching of teeth – why it happens, the damage it does and treatments for it How an extreme runner uses homeopathic Body Mend for support and healing Read it online now. […]

Dental Benefits: Use ‘Em or Lose ‘Em

Posted on Monday, November 3rd, 2008

If you have dental insurance and benefits you’ve not used yet this year, you might want to think twice. Why? 1. If you’re paying your premium, you should get what you pay for. If you don’t have dental work that needs to be done, you still should have regular cleanings and exams to prevent the […]

The Superficial Smile

Posted on Friday, October 24th, 2008

We’ve all seen them: people with teeth so white, they practically seem to glow. Sometimes, we snicker about them, how they look fake, unreal. And yet, the pursuit of a super white smile is one that ever more people seem intent on pursuing for themselves. The question we hope they’ll ask is: is a preternaturally […]

And the Prize for Scariest Sweet Goes to…

Posted on Friday, October 17th, 2008

Antony Pranata/Flickr Halloween’s coming up, and according to the California Dental Hygienists’ Association (CDHA), there’s one kind of treat that’s scarier than others: sour candy. This is due to the fact that “most of it contains acid levels so high that it approaches the pH level of battery acid.” “This Halloween, we are advising adults […]

The Economy and Your Teeth

Posted on Monday, October 13th, 2008

Via the Seattle Post-Intelligencer: New research has found that when the economy is bad and you’re unemployed, you take it in the teeth, putting dental care at the bottom of your to-do list (even if you have dental insurance!). And that can drag down the rest of your body (not to mention your love life). […]

Dental Health as Preventive Medicine

Posted on Monday, October 6th, 2008

As the economic outlook has grown bleaker, the more you’ve heard about people cutting back on health care. While this can seem logical in the short term, it can include the risk of aggravating current health problems or developing new ones. And without a doubt, treating these will be much more expensive in the long […]

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 […]

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