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Triclosan in Your Oral Hygiene Products? It May Promote Colon Cancer

Do you know what’s in your toothpaste? It may include a controversial chemical called triclosan. Walk-through colon image by A Healthier Michigan, via Flickr Numerous concerns have been raised about its safety and effectiveness. Now, a study just published in Science Translational Medicine adds to them by showing that it may promote colon cancer. http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/10/443/eaan4116 […]

Implants, One Option to Replace that Missing Tooth

If you’ve had a tooth extraction, you may be faced with the decision of how to replace that tooth for optimal esthetics and function. Depending on your particular circumstance, you may have some options for that. Increasingly, patients are choosing an implant to fill that gap. Traditionally the only material choice for implants was titanium. […]

Whole Body Vibration May Just Jiggle You to a Healthier, Longer, Stronger Life

Exercise is the new wonder drug, according to the British Academy of Medical Royal Colleges.  In a recent report, Exercise: the miracle cure and the role of the doctor in promoting it, The Academy details how exercise, just exercise, can reduce chronic diseases of inflammation by 30% or more.  You know the ones, diabetes, heart […]

Attaining Optimal Oral Health When Diagnosed with Gum Disease

If you have an advanced stage of gum disease, you know how devastating to oral health it can be. Left unchecked, gum disease will destroy your connective tissue attachment and periodontal tissues. It’s aninfection that can cause pain, tooth mobility, and tooth loss. More than “just” an oral disease, the pathogenic bacteria present in gum […]

Fructose: How Sweet It Ain’t

By now we’ve all heard the news, sugar is not only packing on the pounds, it supports chronic diseases of inflammation. From tooth decay and gum disease to heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, scientific evidence now indicates we are living the sweet life at the risk of death. This year the […]

Scrubbing Bubbles for Oral Health

Oh, sure, you’re familiar with the the tools used for your dental cleaning – the spit sucker, the water shooter, the air blower, the dreaded scraper (to use their familiar, not clinical, names) Then there’s the ultrasonic scaler. The what?! Ultrasonic scaler – a tool that can take your typical cleaning to the next level, […]