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Is white bread better for teeth than wholewheat?

One of the clear results Lady May Mellanby’s extensive research on dental decay is what she referred to as “the cereal effect”.  Poorly mineralized teeth and tooth decay were more prevalent in both children and animals who consumed the greatest amount … Continue reading

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Can Cavities Really Be Healed?

In a word…Yes! Dentists use the term “arrested” to describe dental caries in which the decay process has stopped and the decay is no longer active.  In lay terms, arrested can be considered the same as healed. The arrest and … Continue reading

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Dr May Mellanby: A Remarkable Dental Researcher

During the 1920’s and 30’s, Dr May Mellanby undertook “one of the most persistent and intensive investigations that Great Britain has ever seen.”  Those investigations included laboratory and clinical studies of the relationship between diet and teeth, and was published … Continue reading

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