Don’t Rush with a Toothbrush

Posted on Friday, September 10th, 2010

We told you about the boy who nearly died from a length of broken toothbrush getting jammed down his throat. Now we get to tell you about the girl who swallowed a toothbrush. According to a case history recently published in the New Zealand Medical Journal, the 15 year old was running up some steps […]


Be Careful with That Toothbrush!

Posted on Monday, August 16th, 2010

Dumb warning labels are always good for a laugh – say, warnings not to use a hairdryer in the bathtub or while sleeping. Aren’t these things common sense? Well…yes. Yet we humans are profoundly fallible. Sometimes we act like we’re invincible – in total control so whatever we do, nothing can harm us. Sometimes, we […]


Late Night Nosh Can Damage Your Teeth & Other News of Note

Posted on Monday, June 14th, 2010

Midnight Snacking Damages the Teeth, Experts Warn (BBC) Eating food in the middle of the night can seriously damage your teeth, Danish experts have warned. Researchers examined medical records of 2,217 Danes and found midnight snacking ups the risk of tooth loss, regardless of the type of food eaten. The University of Copenhagen team blamed […]


$350,000 for No Toothpaste?!

Posted on Monday, May 17th, 2010

rjg329/Flickr   Talk about frivolous lawsuits! Rights Juris reports: Jerry Flanory, 58, of Flint, Michigan filed a lawsuit against prison officials a few years ago. It was dismissed as “frivolous.” The Federal Appeals Court has reinstated his lawsuit against the officials at Newberry prison in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Jerry Flanory contends that not being allowed […]


Teaching Kids Good Dental Hygiene Habits

Posted on Monday, March 8th, 2010

As we’ve noted previously, children’s tooth decay continues to rise, often left untreated. We can imagine a few reasons parents might ignore the issue – from financial hardship to the belief that decay in primary teeth doesn’t really pose a problem since the teeth will just fall out anyway. The latter, of course, isn’t a […]


Biosis 28: Understanding Illness & Healing, Dental Hygiene Tips & More

Posted on Friday, February 19th, 2010

  The new issue of our quarterly newsletter Biosis is available online now. Check it out now to learn more about: A biological dentist’s perspective on living systems, illness and healing Why just brushing your teeth isn’t enough to avoid cavities and gum disease Persevering through tough times Read Biosis 28 now.  


Just Brushing Your Teeth Isn’t Enough

Posted on Friday, January 22nd, 2010

It’s a common refrain: brush your teeth after meals or at least twice a day. But did you know that you can brush regularly yet still be at risk of cavities and gum disease? Consider a study recently published in the Swedish Dental Journal. The study examined 500 randomly selected adolescents from Västra Götaland (Fyrbodal […]



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