Did you catch the terrific article Dr. Mercola posted last week on the science of the relationship between positive emotions and health? (If you didn’t, go check it out now. We’ll wait for you.) Yet all too often in such discussions, oral health tends to get overlooked – even as we know that negative emotions […]
The Evidence for Traditional Diets Doesn’t Come from Just Weston Price
Nearly 80 years ago, Weston Price showed how oral health and development both suffered when traditional diets were replaced with Western ones, loaded with refined sugar and flour. For most of those 80 years, mainstream dentistry dismissed those findings, accusing Price of shoddy research methods and fitting evidence to preconceived conclusions. All the while, other […]
Have Dentists Come Down Too Hard on Dried Fruit?
What did Dr. Glaros learn in dental school that seems as true four decades later as it did back then? Here it is: “Avoid retentive, fermentable carbohydrates!” In other words, don’t eat the sticky, sugary stuff. “But what if it’s natural?” some folks might ask. Let’s look at fruit juice, for instance. It’s certainly natural […]
It Starts with Quitting the Sugar
We’ve said it before: If you want to keep your teeth healthy and whole for a lifetime, you’ve got to limit the sugar. It’s as simple as that. As one 2015 paper put it, Without sugars, the chain of causation is broken, so the disease does not occur. So a new study in the Journal […]
A New Must-Read: The Case Against Sugar
You’ve got to read Gary Taubes’ new book, The Case Against Sugar. As the title suggests, Taubes’ purpose is to present the case against sugar – both sucrose and high-fructose corn syrup – as the principal cause of the chronic diseases that are most likely to kill us, or at least accelerate our demise, in […]
Should You Try an “Oil Pulling Mouthwash”?
With a headline asking “Is Fluoride the New Mercury?” how could you not go see what it has to say, even if it’s on a site you never, ever visit – in this case, Vogue? Is fluoride the new mercury? Neither belongs in the human body. Both are neurotoxins. But that’s not what the article […]
Enjoy Your Holiday Desserts with Your Dentist’s Blessing
Candy canes. Cookies. Fruitcake. Fudge. Mulled cider or wine. Egg nog. All of the most conspicuous traditional holiday treats seem to be sugar bombs. Yet who can imagine the holiday season without them? It just wouldn’t feel like Christmas – or any of the other winter holidays and observations – without the traditional foods we […]
“Floss First” – Science Says
When it comes to oral hygiene, Dr. Glaros’ mantra is “Floss First.” That way, you can’t “forget” to do it. And not many folks will routinely “forget” to brush. Now science suggests another good reason to floss first: It may help you do a better overall job with your cleaning. That’s the conclusion of a […]