Natural Defense Systems for Your Teeth

Posted on Friday, August 26th, 2011

A couple weeks ago, we took a quick look at S. mutans, the microbe largely responsible for causing tooth decay. As mentioned, this is just one of 25 species of strep – and more than 600 kinds of microbe total – found in the human mouth. But not all of those “bugs” are bad. In […]

Aesthetics Matter, but Health Comes First

Posted on Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Cosmetic dentistry has its place, but as we’ve written before, it’s too often overdone, with aesthetics taking a backseat to health. Recently, we ran across a similar critique, written by a dental consultant for the Faculty Dental Journal. We think the message bears repeating. In “Porcelain Pornography,” Martin Kelleher hones in on the destructive aspect […]

Be the Boss of Your Mouth

Posted on Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Just for fun, one more classic Sesame Street clip we ran across while browsing videos for our recent post on “Muppets & Teeth”…

Old Toothbrushes Can Make You Sick

Posted on Friday, June 17th, 2011

Quick!: How old is your toothbrush or brush head? If you’re like most people, you probably don’t know. And if you don’t know, it’s probably time to get a new one. We all should change our toothbrushes every three months or risk potentially serious oral health problems, says Dr. Nigel Carter of the British Dental […]

Stat!: Brush & Floss as I Say, Not as I Do?

Posted on Friday, May 20th, 2011

Percent of Americans who would be “most disturbed” if their romantic partner went without deodorant for a week: 24 Percent who would be “most disturbed” if they went without brushing or flossing for a week: 59 Percent of Americans who would grade their own dental hygiene at grade C or lower: 58 Percent of Americans […]

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