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Drinking white wine can lead to stained teeth

By Kate Stinchfield

If you think you're doing your teeth a favor by sipping white wine instead of red, you may need to rethink your tooth-whitening strategy.

A new study shows that white wine has an acid content that tends to increase the risk of dark dental stains if you also drink tea or similar beverages.


Revealed: How health chiefs plan to put fluoride in half our water supply to halt tooth decay

By Daniel Martin
Last updated at 7:13 AM on 04th August 2008

Nearly half our drinking water could have fluoride added to it under a 'secret' Government plan.

Dental health chiefs want to add the chemical to 40 per cent of England's water supply to combat high levels of tooth decay.

But critics said the 'mass medication' of water without the population's consent was an invasion of their human rights.


Heavy cannabis use 'damages gums'

Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Heavy cannabis smoking is a major cause of gum disease, research suggests.

An international team tracked the dental health of 1,000 people born in Dunedin, New Zealand, in 1972 and 1973.

They found heavy cannabis smoking was responsible for more than one-third of the new cases of gum disease among the group by the age of 32.

The Journal of the American Medical Association study follows work linking cannabis use to mental health problems, and lung disease.


Fluoride, Teeth, and the Atomic Bomb

by Chris Bryson & Joel Griffiths

Some fifty years after the United States began adding fluoride to public water supplies to reduce cavities in children's teeth, declassified government documents are shedding new light on the roots of that still-controversial public health measure, revealing a surprising connection between fluoride and the dawning of the nuclear age.

Today, two thirds of U.S. public drinking water is fluoridated. Many municipalities still resist the practice, disbelieving the government's assurances of safety.


Autoimmune diseases: They can be caused by the fillings in your teeth, leading dentist warns

07 June 2007

Autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS) Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s could be caused by toxic dental materials such as the mercury used in fillings, a leading dentist believes.

Dr Hal Huggins, of Colorado, USA, argues that dental materials such as mercury, and the newer high-copper amalgam, leak into our systems and bind onto a cell membrane.  


Tooth Decay Analysis Supports 'Out Of Africa' Theory Of Human Evolution

March 16, 2007

Science Daily A New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD) research team has found the first oral bacterial evidence supporting the dispersal of modern Homo sapiens out of Africa to Asia.

The team, led by Page Caufield, a professor of cariology and comprehensive care at NYUCD, discovered that Streptoccocus mutans, a bacterium associated with dental caries, has evolved along with its human hosts in a clear line that can be traced back to a single common ancestor who lived in Africa between 100,000 and 200,000 years ago.


Phosphoric acid in sodas nearly as damaging to teeth as battery acid

Thursday, April 05, 2007 by: NewsTarget staff

According to a report published in the March / April edition of General Dentistry, phosphoric acid in soda causes tooth enamel erosion, even with minimal exposure. While some consumers may believe that sugar is the only culprit of soda's adverse effects on dental health, enamel erosion occurs whether the soda is sweetened with sugar or artificial sweeteners.

"Drinking any type of soft drink poses risk to the health of your teeth," said Kenton Ross, a dentist and spokesman for the Academy of General Dentistry.


Good Nutrition is Essential to Good Oral Health

Oral health: is the term used to refer to the health of the mouth. It is the term used to refer to the overall hygiene of the mouth. This includes the teeth, gums and tongue. This is a very important part of the body because it can affect our communication with people. A bad oral heath can be due to poor dental hygiene but can also be caused due to various illnesses.