Don’t spit that gum out of your mouth

Chewing gum has traditionally gotten a bad rap. It’s not considered proper for adults to chew gum in public, and kids can get into trouble for chewing gum in school. But scientists have long known that chewing gum is actually

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Take Vitamin D to defeat dental decay

Vitamin D is truly a super vitamin: not only is it purported to reduce the risk of cancer, it may also play a role in combatting tooth decay. A new study concludes that vitamin D may reduce tooth decay by

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The little toothbrush that saved a space station

The little toothbrush that saved a space station

It was the case of the little toothbrush that could. Most toothbrushes have a simple, but worthwhile, purpose in life: to prevent tooth decay and gum disease by cleaning teeth. But one toothbrush had a loftier mission: to save the

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Save your teeth. Sip soda through a straw.

Save your teeth. Sip soda through a straw.

Using a straw when drinking pop can help reduce cavities and acid damage, but there’s a catch: the straw has to be positioned in the right spot. This is because pop contains acid that can erode tooth enamel, which protects

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Does gum disease really lead to heart disease?

Does gum disease really lead to heart disease

Some ads for antibacterial toothpaste strongly imply that their product will help prevent heart disease. But is this claim really true? According to the Berkeley Wellness Letter, just because there is a link between gum disease and cardiovascular disease, that

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