Christie Brinkley on the Coolness Quotient of Braces

Posted on Monday, January 5th, 2009

I lucked out and got my mom’s beautiful straight teeth. I never needed braces and I never got cavities. That doesn’t mean I didn’t want braces, because it seemed like the coolest kids had them. I wanted them so badly I would bend a paper clip and wear it like a retainer! ..its.magic../Flickr You can […]

Health Risks from Dental Sealants

Posted on Friday, October 31st, 2008

Mrs Hilksom/Flickr It’s funny what gets passed off as “preventive dentistry” for kids. Brushing, flossing, good nutrition and healthy lifestyle habits seem to be considered much too hard to instill in children. So instead, dentists turn to things like fluoride treatments, even though fluoride is a known neurotoxin, and sealants, even though they contain BPA […]

Dental Stress, Stress About the Dentist and Other News of Note

Posted on Monday, October 20th, 2008

tvol/Flickr Worries About Money Can Take a Toll on Your Teeth (Daily Herald) Does the sinking stock market cause you to clench your teeth? Do you wake up with a headache, sore teeth or a sore jaw? Millions of people clench and grind their teeth without realizing it, particularly while they’re sleeping. Both habits can […]

How You Make Batteries Out of Teeth? Mixed Metal Fillings in Your Mouth

Posted on Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Do you have both “silver” (i.e., mercury amalgam) and gold restorations in your mouth? If so you’ve got the necessary conditions for oral galvanism. Dr. James Rota explains:     Learn more: Oral Galvanism Oral Galvanism and Electromagnetic Fields (EMF): Factors Along with Mercury’s High Volatility and Extreme Toxcity in Significant Exposure Levels and Oral […]

On the Difference Between American and British Teeth

Posted on Friday, October 10th, 2008

Via the BBC: “US teeth are sometimes whiter than it is physically possible to get in nature – there is a new reality out there. The most extreme tooth bleaching is terrifying, it looks like it’s painted with gloss paint and has altered what people perceive as normal,” says Professor Jimmy Steele, of the School […]

Your Mouth Is Connected to Your Heart and Your Brain and the Rest of You…

Posted on Monday, September 29th, 2008

Some articles that ran while we were on our blog holiday that we want to be sure you didn’t miss:   New Data on Dental Health & Heart Disease (Wellness Resources) The clear links between dental health and heart disease just got a lot stronger, which may now be a motivational factor for many people […]

4 Off-Beat Dental Videos

Posted on Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Some odds and ends (with a slight emphasis on “odds”) that we’ve run across while searching for dental videos on YouTube… We start with the amazing singing, dancing tooth: “How to Properly Brush and Floss Your Teeth,” shown in old school animation styles: A 1939 educational film on dental hygiene, as “Told by a Tooth”: […]

No Evidence that Mercury Fillings Are a Health Hazard? Guess Again.

Posted on Friday, August 29th, 2008

Please. Dr. Weil. Stop. In June 2008, the FDA settled a lawsuit with some consumer groups by agreeing to warn the public about the potential health risks posed by mercury from amalgam fillings, even though no new evidence has emerged linking the amalgam fillings to health problems. While there is no question that mercury vapor […]

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