The Dental Blog of Bradely J. Olson, DDS

Happy Halloween

CNN Highlights ADA’s Information On Halloween Candy. CNN (10/26, LaMotte) includes candy in its list of “health hazards of Halloween,” noting the American Dental Association says to “be picky if it’s sticky.” The article explains that caramels, gummies, taffy, and other sticky candies cling to teeth longer, contributing to cavities. Hard candies also pose risks […]

Vitamin D

Study Suggests Vitamin D Supplementation Does Not Prevent Falls, Fractures For Most Patients. Endocrinology Advisor (10/19) reported on a study that found vitamin D supplementation offered no benefit in fall or fracture prevention or in bone mineral density. The study results were similar among groups with low-dose and high-dose vitamin D supplementation. “There is little […]

Teeth Staining

Coffee, Tea, Red Wine Among Major Teeth-Staining Culprits. Insider (10/16, Mitrokostas) states there are “plenty of common foods and everyday habits” that may stain teeth, and coffee, tea, and red wine are among “some of the worst offenders.” Dental professionals can direct their patients to MouthHealthy.org, ADA’s consumer website, for additional information on what causes […]

Fluoride Advantages

Science Says Fluoride in Water is Good, Yet Practice Still Sparks Some Debate. NBC News (10/17, Chuck) reports on its website that “a small but vocal minority — are disputing long-established science to say that fluoride added to tap water lowers IQ and causes everything from acne to anemia to Alzheimer’s.” According to the story, […]

Just for Fun

FROM THE ADA Toothy Pumpkin Carving Stencils for Halloween! Download 6 frightfully fun pumpkin carving stencils to bring Halloween fun to your home or office! From “Count Bicuspid” to “Frankentooth’s Molar,” these spooky characters are lurking in MouthHealthy’s Halloween Headquarters.