Want to Spend Thousands on Dental Care? Guzzle Sports Drinks!

Posted on Monday, March 15th, 2010

SpecialKRB/Flickr Sports drinks like Gatorade can be great when you’re really, really dehydrated, but for most of us, most of the time, water is just fine. Of course, you wouldn’t know that, judging by what we see at sporting events, where sports drinks – and their brands – are ubitiquous, both on the sidelines and, […]


The Oral-Systemic Health Link & Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, February 19th, 2010

Your Mouth Can Tell a Lot about Your Health (SFGate) Troubled teeth and gums aren’t always just a dental problem. Sometimes they indicate deeper issues, and dentists are increasingly picking up the clues…More… Influenza Vaccines: Poor Evidence for Effectiveness in Elderly (PhysOrg) Evidence for the safety and efficacy of influenza vaccines in the over 65s […]


The Problem with Sour Candies & Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, January 29th, 2010

Sour Candy Like Battery Acid to Teeth (CBS News) Research indicates tooth enamel erodes in a pH of less than 4.0. More than two dozen popular candies were shown to have acid levels ranging from 3.0 pH down to 1.6 pH. “When they’re gummy or sticky, then they stick to our tooth surface,” said [dentist […]


How to Stop Tooth-Wrecking Dry Mouth Naturally

Posted on Monday, January 25th, 2010

Here’s an aspect of good dental hygiene most of us don’t usually think about: spit. Yes, amongst other things, saliva helps keep your teeth healthy. For one, it acts as a perpetual bath for your teeth, helping to wash away food particles and the oral microbes that make up dental biofilm (plaque). And according to […]


Just Brushing Your Teeth Isn’t Enough

Posted on Friday, January 22nd, 2010

It’s a common refrain: brush your teeth after meals or at least twice a day. But did you know that you can brush regularly yet still be at risk of cavities and gum disease? Consider a study recently published in the Swedish Dental Journal. The study examined 500 randomly selected adolescents from Västra Götaland (Fyrbodal […]


“Candy Season” & Your Teeth

Posted on Friday, October 30th, 2009

Originally posted in September 2008, in slightly different form   A Fall 2008 headline and lead from 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 […]


Gum Disease Raises Arthritis Risk & Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, October 30th, 2009

Gum Disease Raises Arthritis Risk (WebMD) “We’ve known for a while that there is an association between gum disease and rheumatoid arthritis. But our new work suggests periodontal disease is causal,” says study head Jerry A. Molitor, MD, PhD, associate professor in the division of rheumatology and autoimmune disease at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. […]


20 Health & Wellness Articles Worth Checking Out

Posted on Friday, September 18th, 2009

Every day, we check the web for health and wellness news and articles that we think may be of interest to you and the rest of our readers. Inevitably, we wind up with much more material than we can possibly write about yet find worth sharing with you. So, without further ado, here are 20 […]



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