Oral Health & Pregnancy, Questioning ADHD Drugs and Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Better Oral Hygiene Could Reduce Complications in Pregnancy & Help Newborn Babies (Medical News Today) Bacteria from a mother’s mouth can be transmitted through the blood and amniotic fluid in the womb to her unborn child. This could contribute to the risk of a premature delivery, a low birth-weight baby, premature onset of contractions, or […]

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 […]

How the Macaque Remove Plaque

Posted on Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Not so long ago, it was believed that one of the things that made humans unique among animals was our ability to make tools. Then that theory was blown out of the water byJane Goodall’s observation of chimps in Tanzania. But here’s some particular tool use we’ve not seen before (via KOVR/CBS13 Sacramento): A research […]

Raw Foodism, Dental Cavities, Shades of Graze

Posted on Monday, February 16th, 2009

We regularly see new clients who eat a raw food diet to enhance their health. Yet when we examine their teeth, it is not uncommon to find a lot of decay. This often comes as a surprise to the client. Indeed, it seems counterintuitive when you consider that a raw food diet forgoes all processed […]

A Few Tips for Helping Your Kids Have Good Dental Health

Posted on Monday, February 2nd, 2009

The state of children’s teeth is, to put it mildly, not so good. According to data recently distributed by the American Dental Hygientists’ Association (ADHA), 41% of children under 11 years old have primary tooth decay, and from there, the rate of caries (cavities) only increases. Amongst older teens, 68% have at least one decayed […]

Short Term Bisphosphonate Use Also Damaging, and Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, January 9th, 2009

Common Oral Osteoporosis Drugs Linked to Serious Jaw Necrosis (ScienceDaily) Researchers at the University Of Southern California, School Of Dentistry release results of clinical data that links oral bisphosphonates to increased jaw necrosis. The study is among the first to acknowledge that even short-term use of common oral osteoporosis drugs may leave the jaw vulnerable […]

Little Proof that Fluoride Is Effective for Kids 6 and Under, Says New JADA Study

Posted on Friday, November 14th, 2008

Groups like the American Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry just love fluoride, claiming that it is “effective” in preventing tooth decay. But thanks to a new review commissioned by the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs and published in their own journal, JADA, when it comes to children, they may need to start […]

Stat!: American Opinions on Dental Health and Hygiene

Posted on Monday, October 27th, 2008

Percent of Americans who say that good dental hygiene is “absolutely needed”: 80 Percent who say their hygiene is “excellent”: 33   Source: ADA, Crest, Oral-B opinion survey, via Medical News Today   Image: bre pettis/Flickr

The Economy and Your Teeth

Posted on Monday, October 13th, 2008

Via the Seattle Post-Intelligencer: New research has found that when the economy is bad and you’re unemployed, you take it in the teeth, putting dental care at the bottom of your to-do list (even if you have dental insurance!). And that can drag down the rest of your body (not to mention your love life). […]

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