Just recently, we read about a new version of Crest that promises to “detoxify” your mouth – courtesy of roughly double the concentration of fluoride, itself a toxin. Go figure. Anymore, there seems to be a toothpaste for everything. Whitening. Remineralizing. Reducing sensitivity. The question is: Do they actually do what we’re told they do? […]
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 […]
“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 […]
Hate to Floss? Other Options for Cleaning Between Your Teeth
When it comes to your regular home hygiene, our motto is “floss first.” But of course we know there are some folks who dislike flossing so much, they’ll opt to “forget first” and just brush their teeth instead. Maybe it’s how the floss feels wrapped around their fingers. Maybe they don’t like sticking their fingers […]
Saying “No” to Triclosan
According to the latest research review, triclosan is supposed to be just dandy in toothpaste. Specifically, its authors concluded that regular use of fluoride toothpaste containing triclosan, an antibacterial agent, and a copolymer, which helps prevent the triclosan from being washed away by saliva, reduces plaque, gingivitis and bleeding gums and slightly reduces tooth decay […]
Just How Natural Are Listerine Naturals?
The first of what we hope will be many posts by our dental hygienist Brittani… A recent conversation with a patient about home hygiene products inspired me to do some digging. It’s only been 5 years since I graduated from dental hygiene school, and a lot has changed in just that short amount of time. […]
Oiling Pulling: Magical or Mythical?
It seems everyone’s talking about oil pulling these days – from mommy bloggers to fashionistas to the Huffington Post and plenty more in between. But what is it? And why is it? And why have Dr. Glaros and many of us here in the office happily taken up this ancient Ayurvedic practice? What Is Oil […]
The Bluetooth Toothbrush Blues
Cleaning your teeth isn’t rocket science. You don’t need a lot of fancy technology. A simple brush and floss will do. Some people even use small sticks. (Yes, even in this day and age!) You don’t even need toothpaste to get the job done, since it’s the mechanical action of brushing that matters most. A […]