Taking a Bite Out of Tooth Decay

Flossing and Brushing in the Classroom February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and I, Dr. Marielle Pariseau, a retired dentist from Canada now living in Utah, have chosen to celebrate this special month in a unique way. On January 30th, I launched a 30day Kickstarter Campaign to promote Oh’Pal, a waterless toothbrush I invented to take a bite out of tooth decay. Before we go any further, let’s address the funny name. Here is what Oh'Pal means:

Facts You Need to Know About Sugar

Facts You Need to Know About Sugar
Know the Facts 1. More than Tooth Decay. We all know that eating too many sweets causes tooth decay. What we talk much less about is the fact that sugar plays a role in heart disease, obesity and fatty liver disease. It also plays a role in Type II diabetes, and kidney disease. But why do we keep on eating something we know is bad for us? 2. Sugar is addicting and it reprograms your brain What happens in the brain that makes sugary foods so hard

Dental Erosion Flying Under the Radar

Dental Erosion Flying Under the Radar
An independent study presented at the American Association of Dental Research (AADR) in Los Angeles on March 17th, 2016, shows that The Canary System® can detect dental erosion. Dental erosion is the loss of tooth structure by acid dissolution without the involvement of bacteria.  Visual examination can only detect significant surface loss.   Dr. Clifton Carey and his team at the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Colorado Denver

Global Health & Innovation

I feel like shouting: I have been invited to speak at the Global Health & Innovation Conference (GHIC)! The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world's leading and largest global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference, with 2,200 professionals and students from all 50 states and more than 55 countries. This thought-leading conference convenes leaders and change-makers from all sectors of global h...

First Teeth Tips for New Parents

Although your baby’s teeth will not pierce through the gums until around 6 months, the enamel on all of those baby teeth is already perfectly formed. Your job is to keep that enamel perfect by starting with a few good habits early, well before the first tooth appears. Start cleaning your baby’s mouth, well before the first teeth appear. This can be easily done with a damp baby facecloth and should be done after each feeding. Here is a short video demon