Your Mouth Is Connected to Your Heart and Your Brain and the Rest of You…

Posted on Monday, September 29th, 2008

Some articles that ran while we were on our blog holiday that we want to be sure you didn’t miss:   New Data on Dental Health & Heart Disease (Wellness Resources) The clear links between dental health and heart disease just got a lot stronger, which may now be a motivational factor for many people […]


Eat Sugar – Support Your Local Dentist

Posted on Friday, September 19th, 2008

An irresponsible headline and lead, courtesy of the LA Times: It’s candy season so let the kids indulge It’s that time of year. The haul of Halloween candy kicks it off, and close on its heels are Thanksgiving pies and Christmas cookies. Here’s some surprising advice from a pediatric dentist: Let them stuff their little […]


Are You Using the Right Tools to Clean Your Teeth?

Posted on Monday, September 15th, 2008

When you clean house, do you use a broom to clean everything? Of course not. It can’t do a thorough job. It misses too much, is too big for some tasks and useless on carpets, draperies and upholstery. So you use multiple tools—broom, rag, vacuum, mop—to get the job done. Likewise, you need multiple tools […]


A Knockout Record

Posted on Monday, September 1st, 2008

Did you know that Muhammed Ali once made a record about dental hygiene?     Neither did we. Listen to the whole thing – with special guest appearances by Frank Sinatra, Richie Havens, Jayne Kennedy, Ossie Davis and play-by-play (yes, really) by Howard Cosell – here. (And if 30-some minutes of cavity fightin’ fun seems […]


No Evidence that Mercury Fillings Are a Health Hazard? Guess Again.

Posted on Friday, August 29th, 2008

Please. Dr. Weil. Stop. In June 2008, the FDA settled a lawsuit with some consumer groups by agreeing to warn the public about the potential health risks posed by mercury from amalgam fillings, even though no new evidence has emerged linking the amalgam fillings to health problems. While there is no question that mercury vapor […]


Is Toothpaste Damaging Your Mouth?

Posted on Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is the stuff most often used in toothpaste to make it foam. While debate continues as to how much of a health risk it may pose, new research has shown that it may cause breakdown of the mouth’s soft oral tissues. Justin Shearer/flickr A study recently published in the International Journal […]


To Bleach His Own: Retail Tooth Whitening

Posted on Monday, August 11th, 2008

You’re going to the mall. You need some new shoes, say, or a gift for a friend’s birthday, or maybe…get some cosmetic dentistry done?   Strolling through the Riverchase Galleria you may be tempted by a  number of impulse purchases. Here’s one right here; a cosmetic teeth whitening kiosk to brighten your smile in just […]


Quick Links: Gum Disease & Diabetes, Fluoride Risks, Weight & Place, Flossing Findings & Feeding Your Brain

Posted on Friday, August 8th, 2008

Researchers Report Periodontal Disease Independently Predicts New Onset Diabetes (Medical News Today) Periodontal disease may be an independent predictor of incident Type 2 diabetes, according to a study by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. While diabetes has long been believed to be a risk factor for periodontal infections, this is the […]


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 […]



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