Before We Get Any Further into 2019, One Last Look Back at the Tooth/Body Blog in 2018

by | Jan 9, 2019 | Biological Dentistry, General Health & Wellness

There’s much we look forward to in this new year – not the least of which is this blog’s 10 year anniversary, hard as it is to believe.

Yet in just a few weeks, the Tooth/Body Blog will be a decade old – a decade through which we’ve covered everything from dental toxins to lifestyle habits that support good oral health, and plenty in between.

But as the turn of one year to the next is also a time of reflection, we thought that before pressing forward, we’d take one last look back at the life of this blog in 2018.

And what were folks looking at? Naturally, with an archive reaching so far back, a number of older posts were consistently among the most viewed every month. The top three?

  1. Tinnitus Finally Gone
  2. Amazing CoQ10: Repair & Heal Periodontal Disease
  3. Is There a Battery in Your Mouth?

Just these three posts alone were viewed by more than 45,000 site guests!

But what about newer content? The top three posts for 2018 were

  1. How to Get Fluoride-Free Water
  2. You’ll Want to Check Out This New Documentary on Root Canals & the Oral-Systemic Link
  3. Coconut Oil & the Yeast in Your Mouth

While these give a good sense of the range of topics we cover here, browsing the first sentence of the first post of each month in 2018 widens the view a little more:

Can coconut oil help fight yeast infections, including those in the mouth?

Your oral health and overall health are linked.

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know how the inflammation that underlies gum disease can hurt your overall health.

In case there was any question that Americans don’t like to floss, yet another study has come along that highlights the reluctance many feel about this necessary part of good oral hygiene.

So back to the problem of drinking fluoride – or rather, how to avoid that problem to begin with.

If your teeth hurt, it usually means that you have a dental issue; but “usually” isn’t always.

We’ve recently talked about how fluoridation of public water supplies does more harm than good.

A recent survey out of the UK revealed that most folks don’t know a lot about enamel erosion – what causes it; how to prevent it.

Recently, headlines everywhere were hollering about the danger of fluoride-free toothpastes.

It’s long been thought that bruxing (tooth grinding) and gum disease are linked.

If you’re a Millennial, we hope your oral hygiene habits are better than those of the folks who participated in a new study in BMC Oral Health.

If you’re using a conventional over-the-counter mouthwash on a regular basis, you could be raising your risk of diabetes – or so research suggests.

And next up? Stay tuned for news of some of the latest research confirming the need for mercury-free dentistry, coming up next week!

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