Biological Dental Health in 2014 – A Last Look Back

rearview mirrorFollowing our tradition, we start the new year by taking a quick look back at the past year in the life of this blog.

As ever, we remain especially grateful to all of you who check in here regularly, and who have liked, commented on and shared our posts. You are an integral part of what we do, helping us continue to grow and reach more people who seek to regain, sustain or enhance their health and well being through a comprehensive biological approach that honors the indivisibility of body, mind and spirit, its inherent wisdom and ability to self-regulate and heal.

But before we take a look at what you all were looking at most here in 2014, we start with the usual snapshot via the first sentence of each month. It just might give the best sense of the breadth of this blog.

2014 in First Sentences

  • January: No kind of pain is pleasant, but tooth pain can be a special kind of hurt.
  • February: Recommended maximum daily intake of added sugars, as a percentage of total calories: 10
  • March: Back in December, New York Times columnist Timothy Egan proposed a list of overused and “misused” words to be cast aside with the old year.
  • April: Here’s a breath of fresh air, courtesy of a general dentist and dental consultant over in the UK: Fluoridation – whether effective or not – isn’t really worth fighting for.
  • May: Through recent years, headlines like this one seem to have become routine….
  • June: As we say, the best dentistry is the least dentistry.
  • July: Hold onto your hats and glasses, folks!
  • August:There’s a fascinating read in the latest Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine exploring our society’s beliefs about pharmaceutical drugs and how those beliefs can distract and detract from health and well-being.
  • September: There’s a time for all things – including time to take a little break from blogging, which we’ll be doing for the next few weeks.
  • October: You know there’s a National Month or Week of nearly everything.
  • November: Sodas and other sugary drinks can damage your teeth.
  • December: One of biological dentistry’s most outspoken practitioners and advocates peacefully passed away this past weekend: Dr. Hal Huggins.

Top 10 New Posts in 2014

  1. Pennsatucky’s New Teeth
    We weren’t the only ones with dental questions involving Orange Is the New Black.
  2. 10 Natural Medicine Quotes
    A collection of some of our favorite quotes on nature, health and healing.
  3. Big League Chew, Major League Damage
    On the damage tobacco-caused oral cancer – and conventional treatment for it – can do.
  4. Root Canals Are a Chronic Focus, Part 1
    The first in Dr. V’s four part series, starting with “What Weston Price REALLY Learned About Root Canals.”
  5. How Are Dental Implants Really?
    Those super high success rates you hear about for dental implants? Research shows they are “greatly inflated.”
  6. What You Need to Know About Root Canals & Dental Implants
    An overview of these two treatment options and the problems they can contribute to, with links to additional resources on both topics.
  7. Root Canals Are a Chronic Focus, Part 2
    The second installment in Dr. V’s series looks at “How ‘Saved’ Teeth Become a Problem.”
  8. Monday Morning Funny: There’s a Drug for That
    A comic look at what all too often happens in a drug-driven model of medicine.
  9. Put Up the Pinata! Root Canal Awareness Week Is Almost Here!
    Another year, another National Root Canal Awareness Week.
  10. 5 Toothy Idioms – & What They Mean
    Since teeth are a critical part of our existence, it’s not surprising that so many idioms involve them.

Image by Andrew Sorenson, via Flickr

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