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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Concerned About BPA in Dental Fillings? What You Need to Know

Concerned About BPA in Dental Fillings? What You Need to Know

“But I heard that tooth-colored fillings contain BPA,” you’ll hear some folks say – as if that somehow negates all concern about the mercury in amalgam fillings. And yes, it’s true: Most composite resins available today do contain this endocrine-disrupting chemical or...

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Mercury-Safe Dentistry Is a Must – Here’s Why

Mercury-Safe Dentistry Is a Must – Here’s Why

When a patient asks us to remove their mercury fillings and replace them with biocompatible restorations, we follow extensive safety procedures. After all, mercury is extremely toxic – on par with substances such as arsenic and lead. Mercury toxicity has been...

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Composite Equal to or Better Than Amalgam, New Study Shows

Composite Equal to or Better Than Amalgam, New Study Shows

One of the most common defenses of mercury amalgam fillings you still hear these days is that they last so much longer than tooth-colored composites. This statement from Delta Dental is typical: With more durable resin material available for only a decade, resins...

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Taking a Holistic Approach to Oral Health

Taking a Holistic Approach to Oral Health

One of the first things new patients notice about our office is all the greenery. We have about 200 plants in all – an expression of Dr. Wall’s love for seeing life flourish, and not just in plants but people, too. After all, all life is connected. That’s been the...

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Why You Want a Dentist Who Uses Ozone

Why You Want a Dentist Who Uses Ozone

Keeping your mouth healthy, as we’ve said, is largely a matter of controlling the billions of bacteria that live there. A good many of them are actually helpful, but others aren’t so nice: S. mutans. P. gingivalis, F. nucleatum, Actinomyces…and the list goes on. A...

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