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Connecting with Others This Holiday Season

Connecting with Others This Holiday Season

More than any other time of year, the winter holidays are when we really come together. We gather with friends and family for parties, for worship, for gift giving, for feasts. Through our rituals and traditions, we strengthen the bonds that hold us together...
When Pro-Fluoridation “Evidence” Falls Apart

When Pro-Fluoridation “Evidence” Falls Apart

Once upon a time – a bit more than a year and a half ago – some scientists published a study in which they looked at the rates of tooth decay in two large Canadian cities: Edmonton, where the water had been consistently fluoridated since 1967, and Calgary, which...
Your Tongue: To Brush or Not to Brush?

Your Tongue: To Brush or Not to Brush?

You get up in the morning. You brush your teeth (and floss, we hope!). And then this happens: Yes, by the time you get home from work, your mouth is a mess of biofilm, a/k/a plaque. For bacteria are social critters. They learn to work together and protect each other...
Be Kind to Your Gums: Exercise! (Yes, Really)

Be Kind to Your Gums: Exercise! (Yes, Really)

As we mentioned last week, though diet and hygiene are the foundation for good oral health, other factors have an impact, too – factors most people just don’t think about. Exercise, for instance. Now, a new study in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology offers some...