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Pangolins Use Rocks in Lieu of Teeth

31 May 2018

Pangolins, or scaly anteaters, are amazing little mammals. There are eight species of them, and they are the only living creatures in their order of Pholidota. Spread throughout Asia and Africa,...

Alcohol in mouthwashes doesn’t actually kill bacteria

3 May 2018

It’s common knowledge that alcohol can kill bacteria (it’s commonly used as a disinfectant), so it makes sense that the alcohol in mouthwashes is added specifically to kill the bacteria that give...

Is Carbonated Water Bad for Your Teeth?

13 Nov 2017

It's a well-known fact that soda is bad for your health. We've all read the reports and articles detailing how the sugar in pop will rot our teeth, cause obesity, or give us diabetes. So perhaps,...

Oil your Problems Away!

20 Mar 2017

Oh my! Yet another sure-fire detox! This time it's "oil pulling." I'm not pulling your leg with this one. The claim is that you swish oil, usually sunflower, sesame or coconut, around your mouth...

The Fluoride Controversy

20 Mar 2017

What is the most common disease in the world?  Infections probably come to mind.  Or heart disease, or cancer, or perhaps even AIDS.  Actually, it is the common cold!  And what comes in second?

Can toothpastes really whiten teeth?

20 Mar 2017

Hippocrates used a powder made from the skeletons of mice. Pliny the Elder used burnt eggshells, and the ancient Arabs resorted to twigs from the Arak shrub. What were they trying to do? Clean...

You shouldn't brush your teeth after drinking fruit juice!

21 Feb 2017

You might think it’s a good idea to brush your teeth after drinking sugary fruit juice, but it isn’t. The acid in the juice weakens the tooth enamel, which can then be damaged during brushing. The...

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