Devil’s in the Details, Theobromine Edition

As we’ve noted several times before, it pays to read beyond the headline, especially if it’s surprising, shocking or sensational. To wit: So before you grab that Hershey bar, know that the study in question – published in Caries Research – actually didn’t involve chocolate at all. What it did involve is a compound called …

“…Tooth Decay Will Generally Be Checked, Provided…”

When we first wrote about the claim that you can “cure” a cavity with little more than butter oil supplements, we had no idea it would become one of our most read and shared posts ever. Nor did we anticipate the strong feelings it would stir among both those who had similar questions and those …

Natural Defense Systems for Your Teeth

A couple weeks ago, we took a quick look at S. mutans, the microbe largely responsible for causing tooth decay. As mentioned, this is just one of 25 species of strep – and more than 600 kinds of microbe total – found in the human mouth. But not all of those “bugs” are bad. In …