“Healthy” Food Substitutions Gone Wrong

As we move into the autumn eating season in San Jose, we know that there are numerous occasions where we’ll be eating more sugar than is good of us, and sugar that can cause cavities. Halloween kicks off the sugary holidays, and it all goes downhill from there! So you might be Read More

MRIs Release Mercury from Fillings

A new study is causing a stir about the impact of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) on metal amalgam fillings. The study shows that when people get MRIs, their fillings release mercury. Most of the news coverage on this study focuses on the fact that high-powered MRIs caused a high release of mercury. However, the truth Read More

Why Being a Top Athlete Can Give You Bad Teeth

Athletes often work hard to take care of their bodies. They know that being in top health means being more competitive. That’s why the results of a new study are shocking: it shows that many top athletes in Great Britain have bad teeth. These results are likely widely applicable to athletes around the world. But Read More

Ozone: Cleaning Up Oral Pollution

Last year, the American Lung Association reported that California had the worst air quality in the United States. The Bay Area was ranked 6th as the most polluted metropolitan area. Santa Clara County in particular received an ‘F’ for the quality of its ozone levels. Despite these results, the news isn’t all bad. In fact, Read More

A New Tooth-Mounted Sensor Could Help You Achieve Holistic Oral Health

If you’ve ever tried to watch what you eat, you’ve probably tried more than one diet-curbing method. From food diaries to calorie counters, apps that remind you to drink water and watches that monitors your fitness levels, there are plenty of tools. While any healthy habit requires patience and discipline, most dietary tools are unreliable Read More

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