Late Night Nosh Can Damage Your Teeth & Other News of Note

Posted on Monday, June 14th, 2010

Midnight Snacking Damages the Teeth, Experts Warn (BBC) Eating food in the middle of the night can seriously damage your teeth, Danish experts have warned. Researchers examined medical records of 2,217 Danes and found midnight snacking ups the risk of tooth loss, regardless of the type of food eaten. The University of Copenhagen team blamed […]

What Makes Bad Breath Bad – & 7 Tips to Help Get Rid of It

Posted on Monday, May 24th, 2010

There are some smells that are just so wrong, even the thought of them can be a little stomach churning: rotten eggs or milk, burning hair, chronic bad breath – the kind that may be temporarily covered up by mouthwash, toothpaste, mints or gum but always returns with a vegeance. It returns, of course, because […]

Mouthwash Isn’t a Toothbrush or Floss

Posted on Monday, April 5th, 2010

Oh, the news – or what passes for news – that we almost missed while taking a break from blogging: Us Magazine‘s headline of Jessica Simpson saying,     “I just use Listerine – and sometimes I’ll use my sweater,” she claimed, bursting into laughter. “I do brush every now and again, but my teeth […]

Teaching Kids Good Dental Hygiene Habits

Posted on Monday, March 8th, 2010

As we’ve noted previously, children’s tooth decay continues to rise, often left untreated. We can imagine a few reasons parents might ignore the issue – from financial hardship to the belief that decay in primary teeth doesn’t really pose a problem since the teeth will just fall out anyway. The latter, of course, isn’t a […]

Biosis 28: Understanding Illness & Healing, Dental Hygiene Tips & More

Posted on Friday, February 19th, 2010

  The new issue of our quarterly newsletter Biosis is available online now. Check it out now to learn more about: A biological dentist’s perspective on living systems, illness and healing Why just brushing your teeth isn’t enough to avoid cavities and gum disease Persevering through tough times Read Biosis 28 now.  

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 […]

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