Category: Research

These posts catalogue research relating to the MouthBody topics covered on this website.

Video: Probiotics For Your Mouth

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Professor John Tagg of Otago University, New Zealand, tells the story of his own childhood illness with a streptococcal throat infection and associated rheumatic fever. His experiences motivated him over the course of his career to search for a probiotic … Continue reading

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Research: Enhancing the Tooth’s Own Repair Mechanism

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Research at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) conducted by Dr H. Ralph Rawls PhD of the biomaterials department of restorative dentistry, and Dr. Mary MacDougall PhD, associate dean for research and professor of paediatric … Continue reading

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Research: Tooth Decay in Children Associated With Passive Smoking

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This research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2003 shows a link between a child’s exposure to cigarette smoke as measured using serum continine levels, and tooth decay. In fact, the researchers calculate that exposure to … Continue reading

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Research: Electrical Tooth Treatment Holds Promise for Decay Reversal

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King’s College, London has developed a new technology known as Electrically Accelerated and Enhanced Remineralisation (EAER), which encourages a decayed tooth to repair itself by causing an influx of necessary minerals using a tiny electric current. A two-step process first prepares … Continue reading

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Research: Dentine Repair Promoted Using Lasers

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Bioengineers at the Wyss Institute, Harvard, led by Core Faculty member Dr David Mooney, PhD and conducted by Dr Praveen Arany DDS PhD as part of his graduate research have shown that laser light can be used to activate stem cells in … Continue reading

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Research: Biophotonics Reveals Acupuncture Meridians

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This study shows evidence of the existence of the acupuncture meridian system of the human body. After moxibustion (heated herbs or specific light stimulation) ‘light channels’ become evident which are identical to the meridian pathways as maintained by Traditional Chinese … Continue reading

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The Thin Veneer of Evidence Based Medicine 1

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Although allopathic medicine and dentistry like to insist that they are evidence-based – that is, that their interventions have all been proven to be beneficial in controlled clinical trials and such results published in peer reviewed journals – this is … Continue reading

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The Thin Veneer of Evidence Based Medicine 2

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Continued from The Thin Veneer of Evidence Based Medicine 1 GlaxoSmithKline: Business as usual? Another contemporaneous Big Pharma scandal is that four senior members of GlaxoSmithKline’s operation in China have been arrested and accused by the Chinese government of ordering … Continue reading

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The Marketing of Medicine 1

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The face that ‘modern’ medicine shows to the world is that of dedicated researchers striving to solve the world’s health problems and producing breakthrough after breakthrough in their ability to treat any and all forms of human suffering. Every day … Continue reading

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The Marketing of Medicine 2

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Continued from The Marketing of Medicine 1 The research institutions Most pharmaceuticals are required to pass through several stages before coming to market. The first of these is animal testing, the second is conducting studies on healthy human volunteers and … Continue reading

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Video: Quotations About Being Wrong

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This video offers quotations from the pages of the Mouth-Body Doctor website about the capacity of the ego to proceed confidently (and arrogantly) whilst being hopelessly wrong. 12 mins Relevant products: For more information on this topic read Wrong: Why Experts … Continue reading

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Research: The Link Between Chronic Respiratory Disease and Periodontal Disease

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Many studies have now established a link between the severity of periodontal disease and chronic respiratory disorders. Dr Frank Scannapieco DMD PhD and oral biologists at the School of Dental Medicine, University of Buffalo, New York, have published many papers on this … Continue reading

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Research: The Effects of Coffee on Bone Density

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Caffeine is known to induce a loss of calcium and to influence the normal development of bone. In this study female rats given coffee daily and their male pups who were also given coffee daily from birth had a tooth … Continue reading

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Research: Fluorescent Lighting and Decay Rates

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Another missed opportunity. Another lead that was never pursued because it didn’t fit within the received paradigm of decay causation. I bring you fascinating research from over 40 years ago. In a 1971 animal study by Sharon, Feller, and Burney … Continue reading

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DNA Analysis of Dental Implant Biofilms: Case Study

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A 6 foot Colorado athlete, aspiring to compete in cycling experienced heart irregularities, arrhythmias, loss of endurance and other problems resulting in reduced performance after placement of a dental implant. He sought a biological dentist who was willing to remove the implant and … Continue reading

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