Bad Breath: Can You Smell The Cause?

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Can the odor be described as rotten, foul or unclean, musky, strong, pungent, rancid, rank? Dental professionals can strengthen their role as trusted gatekeepers of systemic and oral health by developing their sense of smell to diagnose breath malodor. It’s subjective nature is problematic. Sinusitis, allergies, smells in the operatory, diet and medications can all interfere with an accurate organoleptic …

Triclosan Trickle Effect: An Anti-Bacterial Pesticide

When ‘Anti-Bacterial’ soaps came on the market, the additional ingredient was triclosan. It was first created for hospital use but quickly spread to the mass market for use in:   antibacterial soaps and shampoos (Dial, Softsoap, Clerasil…) skin cleansing wipes (SaniCart) toothpaste (Colgate Total…) deodorants (Old Spice, Right Guard…) shaving gels (Gilette…) childrens toys (Playskool…) brake fluids (STP, Valvoline, Penzzoil…) antibacterial …

Myth: Sugar Feeds Cancer Cells

“Sugar does not feed cancer cells any differently than it feeds healthy cells,” says Amanda Bontempo, a nutritionist and registered dietitian. Every cell in our body needs glucose (sugar) to survive, cancer cells and healthy cells alike. If we removed all sugar and carbohydrates from our diets, our bodies will naturally create sugar from protein and fat.  However, excess added sugar may increase …

HPV16: Increased Risk with Tobacco Use

The numbers of HPV16 cancers have increased 225% in the United States over the past two decades. An October 2014 study by Johns Hopkins researchers, shows an increased risk with tobacco use in any form including second hand smoke of the serious strain of the HPV16 virus in the throat and mouth. The study detected the virus with a 30-second …