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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...
Spinning the Science Sugar Biz Style

Spinning the Science Sugar Biz Style

As many of us were baking pies and whipping up marshmallow-laden sweet potato casseroles and other carborific dishes for our Thanksgiving feasts, the sugar industry was coming under fire – again – for for operating by Big Tobacco’s playbook. As the New York Times...