How Many Kinds of Toothpaste Do We Need?

Posted on Friday, March 4th, 2011

In 2008, there were 412 different toothpastes available for sale in the US. Today, there are “only” 352. A few years ago, over 100 new kinds or sizes of toothpaste hit the market. Last year, “only” 69. This, according to a recent WSJ article, wonderfully lampooned by Stephen Colbert. Seriously: How many kinds of toothpaste […]

“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: […]

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 […]

Don’t Rush with a Toothbrush

Posted on Friday, September 10th, 2010

We told you about the boy who nearly died from a length of broken toothbrush getting jammed down his throat. Now we get to tell you about the girl who swallowed a toothbrush. According to a case history recently published in the New Zealand Medical Journal, the 15 year old was running up some steps […]

Be Careful with That Toothbrush!

Posted on Monday, August 16th, 2010

Dumb warning labels are always good for a laugh – say, warnings not to use a hairdryer in the bathtub or while sleeping. Aren’t these things common sense? Well…yes. Yet we humans are profoundly fallible. Sometimes we act like we’re invincible – in total control so whatever we do, nothing can harm us. Sometimes, we […]

Improved Oral Health through Tooth Bleaching?

Posted on Friday, July 2nd, 2010

When you think about tooth bleaching, you probably think of it as a cosmetic thing: the means to a whiter, brighter smile. But if a new report published in JADA holds up, it may also be the means to better oral health for the elderly, disabled and others who have trouble with things like standard […]

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 […]

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