Most every adult in the US – 92%, to be exact – have experienced cavities. What’s to be done about it? Quite a bit, actually. Such a high rate of decay is unnatural, and we know the culprit: added sugars. Every time you eat hyper-processed food or sip a soft drink, you consume the stuff. […]
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Even if you’ve never had a “silver” mercury amalgam filling in your mouth, you’re still affected by them day in and day out. Improper or careless disposal of amalgam waste ultimately pollutes our water, our air, our food – in short, all the stuff of our existence. In fact, it accounts for about half of […]
Although current concerns about dental amalgam and mercury-related illness emerged just a few decades ago, it’s not like no one was aware of the problem before then. In fact, the nation’s first dental association – the American Society of Dental Surgeons – made a point of opposing the use of mercury. What we now know […]
About a year ago, voters in Portland, Oregon, said “no” to fluoridation. And since then, it seems the pace of change has really picked up, with more residents in more towns and cities standing up and saying no to this well-intentioned but misguided practice. Here in Missouri, residents in Buffalo recently gave a resounding no […]
Homeopathy can be a big help in dentistry – a point underscored by research published earlier this year in the scientific journal Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice. The study involved two groups of patients with chronic periodontitis – severe, ongoing gum disease which, if left untreated, can ultimately lead to bone and tooth loss. Both […]
Let’s face it: Committing to flossing regularly is a tough task for a lot of people. The most generous surveys say only about half of us floss daily. Others put the figure around 20%. Some folks never floss at all. Maybe flossing feels awkward or icky. Maybe it doesn’t have the same kind of instant […]
The typical toothpaste can contain a lot of things your teeth don’t necessarily need or want. Fluoride, of course, is one. Sodium lauryl sulfate is another. And one more is now banned in Minnesota: triclosan. According to AP, a bill signed in May by Governor Mark Dayton prohibits the use of this chemical in “most […]
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