Candy Is Dandy…for Preventing Cavities?

First, there were the lollipops. Then there were the mints. Now come the gummy bears: dreyboblue/Flickr ScienceDaily — The tooth-protecting sugar substitute xylitol has been incorporated into gummy bears to produce a sweet snack that may prevent dental problems. Giving children four of the xylitol bears three times a day during school hours results in …

Quick Links: Oral Piercing Problems, Organic Food Quality, Compact Fluorescent Bulb Safety & More Pharma Phollies

Warning for Teens: Teeth and Jewelry Don’t Mix (Science Daily) Is Organic Food Really Healthier? (Earth Land Journal, via Alternet) Are Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs Dangerous? (Scientific American) Key Opinion Leaders: Independent Experts of Drug Representatives in Disguise? (BMJ) 6/24 Addendum – Re: the SciAm article on fluorescent lightbulbs, Dr. Verigin adds, If mercury is that …

Sites We Like: Fluoride Action Network

The Fluoride Action Network “is an international coalition seeking to broaden public awareness about the toxicity of fluoride compounds and the health impacts of current fluoride exposures.” And indeed, their site is packed with valuable, timely scientific information on all sources of fluoride and the damage it can do. They also provide news on fluoride …

The State of American Teeth

Best Teeth Image from Wisconsin Historical Society, via Flickr (CC) Worst Teeth Ranks of Northern California cities in survey: San Francisco – 21 (B) Fremont – 26 (B) San Jose – 32 (B-) Modesto – 49 (C+) Oakland – 55 (C) Sacramento – 73 (D+) Numbers crunched by Men’s Health using CDC data “on the …