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Nutrition: Page 2
$8B U.S. plan includes fortifying dentists' nutrition literacy
On September 28, the Biden administration unveiled an $8 billion plan to end hunger and reduce diet-related disease in the U.S. by 2030 through several actions, including pledges from the Children's Oral Health Institute and others to bolster education in nutrition.
September 29, 2022
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September 9, 2022
Dr. Alvin Danenberg launches new book
Dr. Alvin Danenberg's new book,
Eat as if Your Life Depends on It!
, launched September 9. Danenberg highlights the prevalence of gingivitis and periodontitis in the U.S. and describes the importance of a robust immune system to prevent chronic diseases, including periodontal disease and dental decay.
September 8, 2022
Which beverages cause the most dental erosion?
Which type of sugary drink causes the greatest amount of dental erosion to baby teeth? Researchers soaked 52 extracted molars in flavored milk, orange juice, and Pepsi for four weeks to find out. They shared their results in an article published on September 6 in the
Pediatric Dental Journal
September 7, 2022
5 back-to-school tips from a dental hygienist
It's that time of year again: Supplies are bought, backpacks are donned, and kids are returning for yet another school year. Lindsey Dalley, RDH, lists five messages your practice can share with parents and children to ensure oral health isn't forgotten in the back-to-school shuffle.
August 29, 2022
Diabetes affects tooth hardness in mice study
A recent animal study shows that type 1 diabetes can negatively affect the microhardness of enamel and dentine, according to findings published in the
Archives of Oral Biology
July 6, 2022
Bleeding gums? Consider hydrogen-rich water
Bleeding gums may be typical, but they're not normal. In this column, Dr. Alvin Danenberg explores how the overproduction of free radicals in gum cells serves as a catalyst for active periodontal disease and why drinking hydrogen-rich water may improve gum health.
July 6, 2022
TikTok trend may harm tooth enamel
A trending recipe that mixes flavored sparkling water with balsamic vinegar to create a so-called healthier alternative to soda has gone viral on social media platform TikTok. However, some are concerned about the effect on teeth, since acid can erode tooth enamel.
June 20, 2022
How sugar taxes impact low-income communities
Research published June 1 in
JAMA Open Network
provides compelling evidence that sugar-sweetened beverage taxes decrease consumption of sugary drinks. Though the evidence is convincing, the study's authors urge policymakers to consider the larger impact of these taxes on society.
June 2, 2022
Are sugar taxes actually effective?
More than 45 countries and local jurisdictions have implemented taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages. But are these taxes effective? To find out, researchers systematically reviewed and meta analyzed existing literature in a new article published June 1 in
JAMA Network Open
June 1, 2022
Why our ancestors had healthy mouths without flossing
Our primal ancestors never brushed their teeth with commercial toothpaste or flossed with string. But they also generally had healthy mouths. Dr. Alvin Danenberg explores the science to help explain why both of these statements can be true.
April 27, 2022
Gut bacteria trigger loss of tooth-supporting bone in mice
A recent study challenges the notion that oral microbes solely regulate bone loss in the mouth. The findings show gut bacteria appear to maintain alveolar bone, opening the possibility that interventions aimed at the gut may also support oral health.
April 19, 2022
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