Chocolate That’s OK for Your Teeth

Posted on Friday, December 19th, 2008

jcolman/Flickr Eat a lot of sugar, increase your risk of cavities. We all know this. But why is it so? As we wrote earlier, Refined carbohydrates like sugar have a much greater tendency to stick to the tooth enamel than fats and proteins. Oral microbes love this and set about feasting on the sugars. They […]


And the Prize for Scariest Sweet Goes to…

Posted on Friday, October 17th, 2008

Antony Pranata/Flickr Halloween’s coming up, and according to the California Dental Hygienists’ Association (CDHA), there’s one kind of treat that’s scarier than others: sour candy. This is due to the fact that “most of it contains acid levels so high that it approaches the pH level of battery acid.” “This Halloween, we are advising adults […]


Eat Sugar – Support Your Local Dentist

Posted on Friday, September 19th, 2008

An irresponsible headline and lead, courtesy of the LA Times: It’s candy season so let the kids indulge It’s that time of year. The haul of Halloween candy kicks it off, and close on its heels are Thanksgiving pies and Christmas cookies. Here’s some surprising advice from a pediatric dentist: Let them stuff their little […]


Vintage Video: Jack LaLanne On “Sugarholics”

Posted on Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

Though refined, processed sugars show up in many, many more foods than mentioned in this clip, the message is still so relevant after all these years…maybe even more so.


Quick Links: Plasma Needles, Drugs, Nitrates, Junk Foods

Posted on Friday, May 9th, 2008

Cold Plasma Needles for Dentists Edge Closer (New Scientist) Drugmakers Need to Rein in Ads, Hearing Told (Reuters) Psychiatry Handbook Linked to Drug Industry (NY Times) Nitrates in Vegetables Protect Against Gastric Ulcers, Study Shows (Science Daily) Top 10 Junk Foods in Disguise (Mark’s Daily Apple) How Much Sugar Do You Consume? (Diet Blog)



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