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By Gary M. Verigin, DDS, CTN Originally published in Biosis (Issue #7) For Halloween 1973, I had a bumper sticker made to hand out to trick-or-treaters. It said, “Eat Sugar and White Flour – Support Your Local Dentist and Physician.” … Continue reading
Hold onto your hats and glasses, folks! A study just published in the Journal of Dentistry finds that… Wait for it… Wait for it… Wait for it… Sugary drinks cause cavities in adults. And the more you drink, the higher … Continue reading
Xylitol is pretty interesting stuff – a sugar alcohol that seems to help prevent cavities and remineralize teeth. But new research suggests what we noted before: It’s no magic bullet. Published earlier this year in JADA, the study involved several … Continue reading
Let’s play a little game of Follow the Logic: Sugar in food and drink is a drag on dental health. There’s no evidence that the sugar in medicine causes cavities. People eat a lot of sugar. There’s no point in … Continue reading
You wouldn’t know from the opinion piece under that headline. Having been trained as a microbiologist prior to going to dental school, I tend to look for the classic signs of disease progression, such as those found in Koch’s postulates. … Continue reading
Originally posted 17 April 2009 The American Dental Association has a bit of a track record of supporting dental procedures – the use of mercury fillings, fluoride, sealants – that have been shown to be potentially hazardous and, at best, … Continue reading