Is Flossing All That?

Pop quiz: Brushing and flossing have been well proven to reduce dental biofilm (plaque) more than brushing alone – true or false? True, you say? Not quite, according to a recent literature review in Evidence-Based Dentistry. The authors looked at randomized, controlled trials that compared the effects of brushing and flossing with brushing alone. All …

Guest Post: A Mouth Full of Bacteria, a Tablespoon of Oil

By P. Vernon Erwin, DDSThe Holistic Dentist Did you know that there are more bacteria in your body than human cells? Yes, really. Microbes outnumber them, 10 to 1. That’s not a bad thing. For not all “bugs” are bad (despite what you see and hear in some ads). Some are essential to human health, …

Ya Gotta Have a Gimmick: Toothbrushes

Thus spake “Dr. Mark Foster” – “a Well known Authority on Different Personal Hygiene and Dental Care Issues”: Inside the event you believe the exceptional problems that individuals say in at the very least 1 30 Second Smile evaluation, then the method to cleaner and whiter teeth is just 30 seconds away. This revolutionary new …

Improved Oral Health through Tooth Bleaching?

When you think about tooth bleaching, you probably think of it as a cosmetic thing: the means to a whiter, brighter smile. But if a new report published in JADA holds up, it may also be the means to better oral health for the elderly, disabled and others who have trouble with things like standard …

Possible Mouthwash/Oral Cancer Link, Autism Reporting, and Other News of Note

New Australian Study Links Alcohol Containing Mouthwashes and Oral Cancer (Flap’s Dentistry Blog) A new study appearing in the December edition of the Journal of the Australian Dental Association finds “sufficient evidence” that “alcohol-containing mouthwashes contribute to the increased risk of development of oral cancer.”   California’s Autism Increase Not Due to Better Counting (ScienceDaily) …