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 […]


A Knockout Record

Posted on Monday, September 1st, 2008

Did you know that Muhammed Ali once made a record about dental hygiene?     Neither did we. Listen to the whole thing – with special guest appearances by Frank Sinatra, Richie Havens, Jayne Kennedy, Ossie Davis and play-by-play (yes, really) by Howard Cosell – here. (And if 30-some minutes of cavity fightin’ fun seems […]


Quick Links: Stress Effects, Incense & Cancer, Cavity Detection, How Words Wound, & Global Benefits of Going Local

Posted on Friday, August 29th, 2008

Chronic Stress Alters Our Genetic Immune Response (Science Daily) In a very promising preliminary study, Miller and colleagues found that the pattern of gene expression differed between caregivers of family members with cancer relative to a matched group of individuals who did not have this type of life stress…. Gregory Miller, Ph.D., corresponding author, explains…that, […]



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