Food as Medicine? The Big Picture Matters (Guest Post)

Posted on Friday, April 5th, 2013

From the blog of William P. Glaros, DDS – Used with permission For all the “health care” that happens in this country, we seem to have a real problem when it comes to preventive care – in dentistry or otherwise – even as all of our most common chronic conditions can be largely avoided. Yet, […]

Sticking It to Burning Mouth Syndrome

Posted on Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

One thing can be said for medical and dental terms that come directly from Greek and Latin: as serious as they may sound, they seldom gross you out the way a description can. “Oral myiasis,” for instance, is a heck of a lot nicer to think about than “fly larvae feasting on your spit and […]

Acupuncture Improves Dry Mouth Symptoms

Posted on Friday, January 18th, 2013

As long as we’re on the subject of saliva and dry mouth conditions, there’s another recent study that may be of interest to you. According to a paper published last fall in the Annals of Oncology, acupuncture appears effective for relieving dry mouth. All of the nearly 150 people who participated were cancer patients suffering […]

Biological Dental Health – A Look Back at 2012

Posted on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Happy New Year to all! We hope yours is off to a fantastic start and that 2013 brings you joy, peace, health and all good things. Once again, it’s time to take a look back at the year just past, our fourth full year of blogging. And once again, our readership nearly doubled. Thank you […]

Essential Oils & Healthy Gums

Posted on Friday, October 5th, 2012

There’s a new, small study out suggesting that “essential oil mouth rinse” may not improve your periodontal health all that much if you’re already pretty diligent with your hygiene. So are essential oils just a kind of gimmick? It depends on what kind of oils you’re talking about. The study, published in the International Journal […]

Pain after Tooth-Pulling? Why You Need to Let Your Dentist Know

Posted on Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Via Australia’s Herald Sun, A woman who had to have a jaw reconstruction and all her bottom teeth removed after a simple tooth extraction is suing a Queensland hospital. Suzanne Marie Scott, 48, claims medical staff at Kirwan Women’s Hospital in Townsville should have diagnosed the onset of osteomylitis – a chronic bone infection – […]

A Second Glance & Some News Is a Lot Less Interesting

Posted on Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Consider this recent story from io9: It’s true: The idea that a tooth dropped in soda will dissolve overnight is an urban legend. But does this mean that soda doesn’t damage your teeth? Nope. Evidence consistently shows that soft drinks erode enamel and contribute to caries (cavities; tooth decay). And in a similar fashion, even […]

Can Oil “Cure” a Cavity?

Posted on Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

NOTE: Read the follow-up/update of this post That appears to be the claim of a post we recently saw over at The Healthy Home Economist, which describes healing a child’s “cavity” with butter oil capsules and a switch from tahini to raw butter at breakfast. While it’s true that decay can be arrested with good […]

How Smoking Primes the Mouth for Disease, & Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, February 17th, 2012

In the Mouth, Smoking Zaps Healthy Bacteria, Welcomes Pathogens (MedicalXpress) Despite the daily disturbance of brushing and flossing, the mouth of a healthy person contains a stable ecosystem of healthy bacteria. New research shows that the mouth of a smoker is a much more chaotic, diverse ecosystem — and is much more susceptible to invasion […]

Ingenious Little Bugs

Posted on Monday, December 19th, 2011

Spit. It even sounds gross. And that’s kind of the point. According to word historians, it’s “of imitative origin.” It sounds like what it means. Even the more polite “saliva” may come from a root word meaning “dirty.” But saliva is also kind of amazing stuff.     And in more important ways than that. […]

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