Dental “Secrets” That Aren’t Really So Secret

Posted on Friday, August 14th, 2009

Among the “50 Secrets from Your Dentist” recently featured in Reader’s Digest, we find some excellent, concise statements that pound home some key points about dental health and hygiene – points that bear repeating. Some truly educated people think that if nothing in their mouth hurts, they’re fine. High cholesterol doesn’t hurt, either, but it’s […]

Divorcing the Mouth from the Body

Posted on Friday, August 7th, 2009

Late last month, an article published in the Journal of Dental Research by P. Hujoel of the University of Washington School of Dentistry got a notable bit of media coverage. Most of it focused on the fact that – as the article noted and one headline put it – “diets bad for [the] teeth [are] […]

When Plain Filtered Water Isn’t Enough

Posted on Monday, August 3rd, 2009

We get media releases. A lot of them. Like one that came in a couple weeks ago, which began: Mark it down in your calendar – August 3rd is National Watermelon Day!!! Have a slice or two or better yet, enjoy a refreshing watermelon flavored beverage from HINT water. Watermelon is the most luscious flavor […]

Sugar Prevents Cavities?

Posted on Monday, July 27th, 2009

Check out the headline on this wire story that recently made the rounds:     Note to the headline writers of the World Entertainment News Network, distributor of the story: sugar and sugar alcohol are NOT the same thing…as the article in question clearly states. sub-sti-tute, n., One that takes the place of another; a […]

Another Way Stress Affects Your Dental Health

Posted on Friday, June 26th, 2009

When you’re stressed, you feel it.   JD’na/Flickr   Your neck, shoulders and back may get tight. You may have nagging headaches. Your stomach may churn or feel like lead. It’s a whole body experience. And according to a new study in the International Journal of Dental Hygiene, it affects your mouth’s periodontal tissues – […]

How Do You Know How to Get There If You Don’t Know Where There Is?

Posted on Monday, June 15th, 2009

alasdairnicol/Flickr   Imagine sitting down to play a game of chess. Though you have a basic idea of the rules, you don’t know your objective. You can move your pieces around the board. If you’re lucky, you may capture a pawn or two. But you’re not very likely to win the game. After all, you […]

SANUM Remedies for Dental Conditions

Posted on Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

We use SANUM remedies widely in our practice. These homeopathic and isopathic remedies can help improve and optimize the body’s internal environment – what we call the milieu or “terrain.” This video from Biomed gives a good overview of some of the main dental application of these natural, holistic remedies:     You can learn […]

Captain Obvious Strikes Dental Research Again

Posted on Monday, April 20th, 2009

So there’s this new study in the Journal of Dental Research on “Predictors of Dental Caries Progression in Primary Teeth” – in other words, risk factors for kids getting cavities. We think you can probably guess a lot of them. Want to give it a try?     Now let’s see how you did. The […]

Top 10 Reasons to Practice Good Oral Hygiene

Posted on Monday, April 6th, 2009

  Note: When it comes to articles, normally we publish only those we write ourselves, but we thought this one too effective to pass up.   It is easy to understand why oral hygiene is important for your mouth. But did you know that poor oral hygiene causes problems throughout the rest of your body? […]

Stat!: How Well We Take Care of Our Favorite Physical Feature

Posted on Monday, March 30th, 2009

Most attractive physical feature, according to Americans: smile   Dave Durden/Flickr   Percent of female adult Americans who brush their teeth at least twice a day: 86 Percent of males who do: 66 Percent of adult Americans who floss daily: 49 Percent who think that “a little blood in the sink after brushing their teeth […]

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