The Dental Blog of Bradely J. Olson, DDS

Keep moving for a longer life

Replacing Just 30 Minutes Of Sitting With Any Kind Of Movement On A Daily Basis May Help People Live A Longer Life, Study Indicates. TIME (1/15, Ducharme) reports new research “published in the American Journal of Epidemiology finds that replacing just 30 minutes of sitting with any kind of movement, every day, could help” people […]

More help for dry mouth

Sugar-Free Gum Or Candy May Help Alleviate Xerostomia. Reader’s Digest (1/11, Feintuch) stated that “hundreds of medications, such as antihistamines, decongestants, and muscle relaxers, as well as those to treat nerve pain and anxiety, can cause dry mouth,” which is a common cause of bad breath. To help alleviate dry mouth, the article stated that […]

Maintaining oral health for a lifetime

Older Adults Keeping Teeth Longer, Data Indicate. The ADA News (1/7, Manchir) reports the cover story of the January issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association suggests that “older Americans are keeping their teeth longer.” After examining data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, the authors of “Tooth Loss Among Older […]

We provide an oral cancer screening at each check up.

Skipping Cancer Screening Associated With Higher Mortality From Other Causes, Analysis Indicates. Reuters (1/2, Rapaport) reports research suggests that “adults who skip recommended cancer screenings may be more likely than those who don’t skip them to die prematurely from causes unrelated to malignancies.” Investigators “think skipping screenings may be a marker for more generally neglecting […]

More evidence to the effectiveness of fluoride.

Study In Juneau Shows Benefits Of Fluoride In Drinking Water. NPR (1/1, Martin) reports that a decade after Juneau, Alaska “stopped adding fluoride to its tap water” the prediction of “more cavities … has now proven true.” A study published in BMC Oral Health comparing the situation before and after Juneau stopped fluoridating its water […]