“What Kind of Toothbrush Should I Use?”

Posted on Monday, February 14th, 2011

  Dentists seem divided. According to a Wealthy Dentist poll, 32% say electric. 31% say sonic. 28% say a conventional toothbrush. Our take? The best toothbrush is the one you use. And regular flossing – in addition to brushing – is better. Using a proxy brush may be even better than that. The main thing: […]

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. […]

Confused about Fluoride?

Posted on Friday, February 4th, 2011

Recently, the US Department of Health and Human Services recommended lowering the “recommended” amount of fluoride in public water sources due to rising rates of dental fluorosis, and the Environmental Protection Agency released a research review showing an increased risk of bone problems due to long-term ingestion of high levels of fluoride. (Read about it […]

The Ever-Growing List of Why Tongue-Piercings Aren’t So Cool

Posted on Monday, January 24th, 2011

Tongue piercings may look cool, but they can really hurt your teeth and gums. To date, the main problems reported have been infection, gum damage, tooth breakage and orthodontic issues. Now we can add one more to the list: a greater potential for dental and other disease. According to a study recently published in the […]

Stat!: We Say We Value Our Dental Health

Posted on Friday, December 10th, 2010

In fact, according to a recent survey conducted by Philips Sonicare, 97% of adults “agreed that oral hygiene was the most important factor that contributes to a healthy lifestyle.” And 90% claimed to brush at least twice a day. (That number may be a little high.) So, how well are we taking care of our […]

Stat!: Oral Health in the Golden State

Posted on Monday, November 29th, 2010

Among all US states, DC and American territories, California ranks squarely in the middle when it comes to getting professional dental care. Percent of adult Californians who visited a dentist or dental clinic in the past year: 67.7 Rank among all US states and territories: 31 Percent who have had their teeth cleaned in the […]

27 Health & Wellness Articles Worth a Look

Posted on Friday, June 25th, 2010

As mentioned, we check the web daily for health and wellness news and articles that we think may be of interest to you. Inevitably, we wind up with much more material than we can possibly write about yet find worth sharing. So, without further ado, here are 27 more articles that have stacked up over […]

Teeth & Your Memory

Posted on Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Ever have a senior moment? Then you might be missing some teeth, too. Researchers at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) link tooth loss and periodontal disease to cognitive decline in one of the largest and longest prospective studies on the topic to date, released in this month’s issue of the […]

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