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Which strength of fluoride in toothpaste is most effective?

Tooth decay (caries) is a widespread disease, affecting billions of people worldwide. Fluoride has long been used to prevent decay, through a variety of different methods including toothpaste, water, milk, mouthrinses, tooth gels and varnish. 976 more words

Tooth Decay

Looking after your Mouth - Part 1 - Brushing



I called this ‘looking after your mouth’ rather than ‘looking after your teeth’ for a reason.  Dentists don’t just look after your teeth! 957 more words


Why I always have a piece of apple and water with me- it is not what you think.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, or so they say. No doubt the apple has so many health benefits and they have really come a long way since the old days when our choices were limited to either a tart Green Granny Smith or a sweet (but mealy) Red Delicious. 364 more words


Mitos infecciosos en Atención Primaria

Hemos trabajado, y seguimos, en nuestro centro para mejorar el uso de antibióticos en diversos procesos infecciosos, es decir indicarlos cuando procede, principio activo adecuado, duración, dosis correcta, y evitar usarlos cuando no está clínicamente indicado. 47 more words

Sesiones Clínicas

How to Prevent Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is basically the destruction of tooth enamel and dentin. The major reason for tooth decay is the production of acids that are produced by bacteria which consume foods remains consisting of sugars and carbohydrates. 393 more words

Birth of a conspiracy theory? In defense of oral hygiene.

“Historical perspectives on advertising and the meme that personal oral hygiene prevents dental caries” by Hujoel V.P., Gerontology, 2018

This alarming article states that insufficient amounts of vitamin D rather than dental plaques caused by mouth bacteria cause tooth decay thus contradicting the consensus (Bowen, 2016; Selvitz… 427 more words

Bad Science

What we can learn from the 20th century history of the Inuit

I’ve just spent an afternoon disappeared down the rabbit hole that is PubMed.

It started with a paper I spotted documenting the health changes that took place among Alaskan Inuit during the mid 20th century — an unusual topic to see in the British Medical Journal — but one which immediately struck a chord with my knowledge of the work of Weston A Price. 2,290 more words