It’s Cheaper Than Replacing Teeth

Posted on Friday, March 30th, 2012

Let’s face it: Periodontal treatment is expensive. And considering how many people suffer from some degree of gum disease – up to 75% of the US adult population – it’s an expense that lots of us may face at some point. Unfortunately, there are those who balk at the cost and decide to take their […]


Guest Post: A Mouth Full of Bacteria, a Tablespoon of Oil

Posted on Monday, March 26th, 2012

By P. Vernon Erwin, DDSThe Holistic Dentist Did you know that there are more bacteria in your body than human cells? Yes, really. Microbes outnumber them, 10 to 1. That’s not a bad thing. For not all “bugs” are bad (despite what you see and hear in some ads). Some are essential to human health, […]


Ya Gotta Have a Gimmick: Toothbrushes

Posted on Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Thus spake “Dr. Mark Foster” – “a Well known Authority on Different Personal Hygiene and Dental Care Issues”: Inside the event you believe the exceptional problems that individuals say in at the very least 1 30 Second Smile evaluation, then the method to cleaner and whiter teeth is just 30 seconds away. This revolutionary new […]


Reducing Mercury Exposure When Eating Fish, & Other News of Note

Posted on Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Coffee, Tea Reduce Mercury Exposure When Eating Fish (Montreal Gazette) Forget sake – a groundbreaking new study from the Université de Montréal shows that sushi-lovers should be eating their raw fish with coffee or tea to reduce their exposure to mercury. The study, published last week in the journal Environmental Research, also shows that boiling […]


Another Perio/Systemic Health Link, & Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Periodontal Disease May Aggravate Respiratory Disease (Dr. Bicuspid) The list of systemic conditions influenced by periodontal disease appears to be growing longer every day. Now a new study has found an association between respiratory disease and periodontal disease (Journal of Periodontology, August 2011, Vol. 82:8, pp. 1155-1160). Respiratory infections, such as pneumonia and the exacerbation […]


What to Do for Receding Gums

Posted on Monday, July 18th, 2011

Receding gums are a real problem for many – and not just for aesthetic reasons. The hard enamel covering the visible part of your teeth doesn’t extend to the roots. Those are covered by a much softer, permeable material called cementum – softer even than dentin, the delicate tissue that the enamel protects. As the […]


Stat!: Brush & Floss as I Say, Not as I Do?

Posted on Friday, May 20th, 2011

Percent of Americans who would be “most disturbed” if their romantic partner went without deodorant for a week: 24 Percent who would be “most disturbed” if they went without brushing or flossing for a week: 59 Percent of Americans who would grade their own dental hygiene at grade C or lower: 58 Percent of Americans […]


How Oral Bacteria Get to the Rest of the Body, & Other News of Note

Posted on Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Mouth as the Gateway to Your Body (MedicalXpress) After cleaning your mouth, plaque begins forming before your brush even hits the cup. A key to plaque formation, said Yiping W. Han, a professor of periodontics at Case Western Reserve University is one of the most abundant and persistent bacterium that inhabits the mouth, Fusobacterium nucleatum. […]


Multitasking’s Effect on Brain Health, & Other News of Note

Posted on Monday, April 25th, 2011

All Those Tweets, Apps, Updates May Drain Brain (SF Chronicle) Human minds evolved to constantly scan for novelty, lest we miss any sign of food, danger or, on a good day, mating opportunities. But the modern world bombards us with stimuli, a nonstop stream of e-mails, chats, texts, tweets, status updates and video links to […]


Tamiflu Effectiveness Overstated, & Other News of Note

Posted on Monday, April 11th, 2011

Tamiflu Effectiveness Overstated (CBC News) A University of British Columbia professor who specializes in researching publicly approved medicines is casting doubt on the effectiveness of the anti-pandemic drug Tamiflu. Dr. Barbara Mintzes says she’s looked at the manufacturer’s own clinical research and found that Tamiflu’s beneficial effects have been significantly overstated by the manufacturer Roche. […]



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