Dental sealants are heralded as one of the ‘great hopes’ to stop tooth decay in modern culture. Numerous research studies about sealants for teeth over the past 20 years have shown that sealants decrease tooth decay. But what’s really going on here? Are the results of the studies accurate or being manipulated to paint…Read More
Why are some subjects, like xylitol, so polarized–some experts praise them while others throw them under the bus? In the same vein as our article on the safety of brushing with baking soda, today let’s explore whether it’s a safe and wise choice to use xylitol in the mouth on a regular basis.
“Is baking soda safe to brush with?“ “Will I damage my teeth if I brush with baking soda?“ These are just a couple of the many ‘baking soda safety’ questions that we commonly receive from readers like you. There are experts who claim that regularly brushing with baking soda can cause wear on tooth enamel…Read More
We’ve all been there many times… We’re running late getting out the door to go to work, to the gym, on a date, so we drag our brush over our teeth for 20 seconds and promise our pearly whites we’ll make it up to them later (err, scratch that, we probably don’t rush brushing…Read More
In part 1 of this two-part article series, we explored the importance of feedback mechanisms / feedback loops. In other words, we need a way to evaluate whether or not the actions we’re taking are helping us create positive changes in our oral health. This seems pretty straightforward. However, we do things all the time…Read More