Beyond Floss

Posted on Monday, August 10th, 2009

According to a recent Wealthy Dentist poll, 64% of dentists recommend “regular dental floss” for cleaning between teeth.   pattyanne:made/Flickr   If you factor in the dentists who opt for floss picks, the figure jumps to 75%, while just 13% recommend interproximal brushes and 3% recommend power flossers. “I just want them to floss with […]

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 […]

The Dental Power of Aloe and Other News of Note

Posted on Monday, July 27th, 2009

Teeth and Gums Also Benefit from the Healing Power of Aloe Vera (Medical News Today) The aloe vera plant has a long history of healing power. Its ability to heal burns and cuts and soothe pain has been documented as far back as the 10th century. Legend has it that Cleopatra used aloe vera to […]

No Time to Floss?

Posted on Monday, June 29th, 2009

pattyanne:made/Flickr   Many say that a good smile is a person’s most attractive physical feature. But fewer of us seem committed to keeping our own smiles attractive. Oh, most of us are fairly good at brushing our teeth. About two-thirds report doing so at least twice a day. But flossing? Less than half of us […]

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 […]

Mindfulness, Environment and Other News of Note

Posted on Monday, June 8th, 2009

Mindfulness Training Busts Stress (CNN) Lead investigator Kimberly Williams said the goal was to relieve stress. “Mindfulness means to pay full attention to what you are doing, moment by moment,” she said. “We taught them how to recognize sources of stress, how stress impacts them, and then what they could do to come out of […]

Biosis 25: Root Canals, Implants & Illness…and More

Posted on Friday, May 22nd, 2009

  The new issue of our quarterly newsletter Biosis is now available online. Check it out now to learn more about:   * The toxic role played by root canals and implants in the disease process * The right tools for cleaning your teeth * Finding security in your self   Read the issue – […]

Oral Care Key to Transplant Success and Other News of Note

Posted on Monday, April 27th, 2009

Oral Care Key to Successful Organ Transplants (MediLexicon News) Study after study point to the connection between oral health and a person’s general well-being. However, for thousands of Americans waiting for an organ transplant each year, maintaining good oral health, free of infection, is critical for successful organ transplantation and requires specialized dental care. In […]

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? […]

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