Tag Archives: oral hygiene

Hoda & Kathy Lee

http://www.today.com/video/how-long-should-you-brush-teeth-for-517170755848 The link above is a clip of a Kathy Lee and Hoda Show in which they talk about how much time it takes to properly brush your teeth. While Hoda and Kathy Lee getting the word out that, “Australian … Continue reading

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Sugar & Baloney!

Misleading information abounds on the internet. Check out this opening line from an article on QZ.com, “Modern dental hygiene would have been quite unnecessary for ancient Romans living in Pompeii, as research has revealed that they had impressively healthy teeth” http://qz.com/516672/ancient-romans-had-no-need-for-dentists-because-of-one-food-they-didnt-eat/?utm_source=YPL. Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s & Gum Disease

Holy cow, if healthy teeth and gums that last a lifetime isn’t enough reason to practice good oral hygiene this certainly would tip the scale for me. It seems that the bacteria involved in periodontal or gum disease, P. gingivalis, is also … Continue reading

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Knees & Oral Hygiene

“A woman in Wisconsin got a nasty bacterial infection in her knee, but the infection’s source was an unexpected culprit: her vigorous tooth-flossing regimen” according to Live Science.com http://www.livescience.com/51953-flossing-knee-replacement-bacteria-infection.html. What!? Actually I’m not surprised. A few years ago we had … Continue reading

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Snake Oil

I’ve read and seen quite a few things online about, “oil pulling” as an oral hygiene practice. I say hooey! Oil is not scientifically known to whiten teeth, clean teeth, or kill bacteria. Oil is known to make teeth oily, … Continue reading

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Brushing Apps

Everyone should brush their teeth for a full two minutes. Some electric tooth brushes come with timers and that is great. We give little kids plastic sand-glass timers, and while those are a good idea I don’t think they are … Continue reading

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45 Degrees

Listening to NPR last week they had a story about my favorite topic – tooth brushing! Actually it was a story about inventions and inventors, but the dentist in the story is inventing a new tooth brush that places the bristles … Continue reading

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John Adams

HBO’s Documentary Mini Series, John Adams is really great. Of course, I like history and I like Paul Giamatti, and Laura Linney (who play John and Abbigail Adams), so I was bound to like it. But I think it’s compelling … Continue reading

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Web MD

http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/healthy-teeth-10/cavities-myths?page=3 This is a link to great article and I agree completely with it. There is a lot of dental misinformation out there, and I am glad to see that WebMD is doing their part to combat it. Of the … Continue reading

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Distal Spin

I got a nifty new toothbrush this past weekend. I got one of those spinning, electric toothbrushes that you can get at the drug store. I believe Crest first came out with them, but I bought the store brand. It … Continue reading

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