Biosis #39: Living with Intention, Reading the Terrain, & More!

Posted on Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

    The February 2013 issue of Biosis, our quarterly newsletter, is now online. In this issue: JoAnne’s Motivational Minute: Living Life Like You Really Mean It “When you arise in the morning,” wrote Marcus Aurelius, “think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to […]


Your Toothbrush’s Dirty Little Secret

Posted on Monday, February 4th, 2013

Maybe you saw the segment on Oprah a few years back. Or the one on Mythbusters. If so, you may have been freaked out by the thought of your toothbrush being a festering swamp of fecal matter and bacteria. But that’s TV. Can you trust it? A new literature review in Evidence Based Dentistry says […]


The Dentist Who Says You Don’t Need to Floss

Posted on Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Remember when Jessica Simpson made those comments about never brushing her teeth? (“I just use Listerine,” she said, “and sometimes I’ll use my sweater.”) Remember that South Korean TV show guest whose claim to fame was not brushing for a decade or more? (“I do not understand why people should brush teeth, as it is […]


Better Than…

Posted on Friday, August 24th, 2012

If you’re in profit-driven medicine, there are lots of ways you can expand your market. You can invent new “diseases” for your drug, device or therapy to treat. Or change the symptoms of old ones. Or repurpose old drugs for different conditions. Or invent new delivery systems for them. Enter Dexcel Pharma with their new […]


10 Tips for Taming Bad Breath

Posted on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

The start of the new school year got us thinking: Is there anyone who didn’t have at least one teacher with an annoying habit or trait that to this day defines your memory of them? Maybe it was the math teacher who always spit a little when he talked, or the one who tapped her […]


Dental Don’t: Dirty Dentures

Posted on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Remember the post about why you really need to clean your retainers? The same goes for dentures – any removable appliance or prosthetic, really – for they’re just as apt to harbor pathogenic microbes and provide more surface for them to cover. These “bad bugs” include the microbes involved in dental disease and others such […]


Is Flossing All That?

Posted on Friday, April 13th, 2012

Pop quiz: Brushing and flossing have been well proven to reduce dental biofilm (plaque) more than brushing alone – true or false? True, you say? Not quite, according to a recent literature review in Evidence-Based Dentistry. The authors looked at randomized, controlled trials that compared the effects of brushing and flossing with brushing alone. All […]


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 […]


Improved Oral Health through Tooth Bleaching?

Posted on Friday, July 2nd, 2010

When you think about tooth bleaching, you probably think of it as a cosmetic thing: the means to a whiter, brighter smile. But if a new report published in JADA holds up, it may also be the means to better oral health for the elderly, disabled and others who have trouble with things like standard […]



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