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Cuckoo for Coconut Water? What You Should Know

Cuckoo for Coconut Water? What You Should Know

When looking at the latest in health trends, it can be tough telling what’s truth and what’s clever marketing. This is certainly the case with coconut water. Coconut water is literally the liquid found inside a coconut and not to be confused with coconut milk. The...

New Research Delivers More Bad News for Fluoride

New Research Delivers More Bad News for Fluoride

Evidence continues to stack up against fluoride, which makes perfect sense when you consider that it’s a known neurotoxin and endocrine disruptor. Now, several new studies add weight to the case against relying on fluoride to prevent tooth decay.  One of these, just...

The Hard Truth About Soft Drinks

The Hard Truth About Soft Drinks

It’s hardly news when dentists tell folks to avoid soda - that the sugary stuff fuels disease, oral and otherwise; that the acids in regular and diet soda alike eat away at tooth enamel, leaving the teeth more vulnerable to decay.  Soft drinks do no favors at all for...

Does the Kind of Toothbrush You Use Matter?

When it comes to oral health, brushing and flossing (or otherwise cleaning between your teeth and at the gum line) are a must. Sometimes, though, it can be easy for a lot of us to rush or even neglect. It’s a tendency that can start young, as a recent study reminds,...

What You Want (and Don’t Want) in a Toothpaste

Patients regularly ask us what kind of toothpaste they should use. Of course, truth be told, you don’t really need toothpaste at all. The mechanical action of brushing is the main way that plaque gets removed. Toothpaste just makes it a little easier, providing some...

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