Great Athletes, Terrible Teeth

Research has shown that exercise lowers the risk of gum disease and supports good oral health. You’d think professional athletes would have pretty healthy mouths, right? Think again. A new study in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports shows a much higher incidence of tooth erosion among triathletes. What’s more, those who …

Acupuncture Improves Dry Mouth Symptoms

As long as we’re on the subject of saliva and dry mouth conditions, there’s another recent study that may be of interest to you. According to a paper published last fall in the Annals of Oncology, acupuncture appears effective for relieving dry mouth. All of the nearly 150 people who participated were cancer patients suffering …

Oral Flora & Your Sleeping Mouth

Your morning breath may not be gnarly, but it’s still, well, morning breath. We all have it to some degree. Why? Simple: It’s the spit – or, rather, a lack of it, since we produce less while we sleep. During the day, saliva is a perpetual bath for your teeth, helping wash away food particles …

How to Stop Tooth-Wrecking Dry Mouth Naturally

Here’s an aspect of good dental hygiene most of us don’t usually think about: spit. Yes, amongst other things, saliva helps keep your teeth healthy. For one, it acts as a perpetual bath for your teeth, helping to wash away food particles and the oral microbes that make up dental biofilm (plaque). And according to …