Recently Dr. Oz on his show promoted a natural whitening solution for your teeth. The secret to whitening, he said, was a fruit mixture. Basically it's mixing baking soda with strawberries to naturally and safely whiten your teeth, and while baking soda is actually good for your teeth, the mixture simply doesn't work. And it's not just doctor Oz who was supporting it, he was … [Read more...] about Don’t Pull A Doctor Oz: How Strawberries Can’t Whiten
After extensive testing and research, it seems a drug used to treat osteoporosis, when mixed with the stuff fillings are made of, can really help your teeth. The article here is a bit technical, but the break down is that they've found a way to make fillings that helps restore the tooth around it, making fillings stay in better than ever and reducing risks of future problems. … [Read more...] about Osteoporosis Medicine Mending Mouth Maladies
Yes there are more studies now linking your dental hygiene with heart health. There is still no direct causal link between heart disease and your gums, but another study on the bacteria from your mouth shows, again, it does travel elsewhere, causing inflammation and additional problems! It seems you may have to floss while jogging to keep you heart health up. Read more here. … [Read more...] about Yet More Hard Heart Evidence
There is always so much hub-bub around you health- so much so that it is hard to keep track of what is a myth and what isn't. Sometimes it's an old adage that's wrong, and sometimes it's something once splattered all over the news, either way we've got some busted myths for you. Did you know that whiter teeth are not necessarily healthier? While you chompers should … [Read more...] about Unmaking Myths
It seems that the summer 2012 Olympians had some off the track and field issues. Recently studies have shown that athletes have more oral health issues due to the intense work out dehydrating them and drying out their mouths, but what's stunning is of these people in peak condition, half hadn't seen a dentist in over a year! … [Read more...] about Odd Olympic Oral-Malady
What happens if you get into an accident on a Saturday and bust a couple of teeth? The ER isn't equipped to handle that right, and you could be stuck waiting either until Monday or having to wait until the dentist can fit you in as a new patient! It seems a dentist in Plano, Texas decided that 9-5 wasn't good enough, so she started some after-hours dental. Read about her heroic … [Read more...] about After-Hour Dental?
What is a dental implant? That's a question many of us have. The short and sweet answer is that dental implants are the way to go for tooth loss, and though they are impressive there are still a few issues. When you lose a tooth via some form of trauma (for me a hockey puck) or through gingivitis you need to have the tooth replaced or you'll have some more serious problems … [Read more...] about Dental Implants- The Impact
Or maybe it's not a surprise. Yet another recent study is showing that children's dental health is still shockingly poor- and not that maybe parents are worried. It makes sense, there are a zillion and one things to worry about in a day as a parent, but kids need to take care of there teeth- especially with how many links we have now between dental and overall health. Read what … [Read more...] about Surprise For Children’s Dental
Crest Oral-B announced that they are releasing a “smart brush”- that's a tooth brush that syncs via Bluetooth to your smart phone. It will keep track of stats that can help your dentist determine the best course of action. For example, it will record brushing times and pressure along with other pertinent bits. See more on the smart brush here. … [Read more...] about Smart Phones, Now Smart Brushes?
Sometimes a product that is marketed as being good for you is actually bad for you in more than one way- especially when it comes to your teeth. Did you know that sports drinks are like battery acid to your teeth? Not only are they loaded with sugar and calories, but the actual pH level is high enough that the drink acts as an acid on the your chompers! Add to that the fact … [Read more...] about Some Shocking Tooth Rotters