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Fluoridation, And Why Montreal Males May Be Better Lovers

By Dr. W. Gifford Jones

January 21, 2007

"Doctor, I'd suggest fluoride treatment to protect your teeth" my dentist said.

I agreed. After all, I'd been told since I was knee-high that fluoride prevents cavities. I've also used fluoride toothpaste for years. But I recently decided to research this topic to see if there was a downside to this treatment. Now I know why Montreal males are better lovers than those in Toronto.

Fluoridation of Water A Health Benefit Or a Toxic Drink?

By Dr. W. Gifford Jones

January 1, 2007

"Doctor, I'd suggest fluoride treatment to protect your teeth". I agreed with my dentist. After all, I'd been told since I was knee-high that fluoride prevents cavities. I've also used fluoride toothpaste for years. But I recently decided to research this topic to see if there was a downside to this treatment.

Prevent Your Teeth From Falling Out

By Dr. W. Gifford Jones

What an appalling situation! We send rockets to Mars. We transplant hearts and kidneys. Yet we can't stop North Americans from losing their teeth. By age 60 one in three have lost, not some, but all of their teeth. Why does this happen when the solution is so, so simple? It's because of several misconceptions about dental care. And laziness.

Do Infected Gums Cause Heart Attack

By Dr. W. Gifford Jones

Why did the patient die from a sudden heart attack? The victim was a thin, middle-aged who had never smoked and exercised regularly. Blood cholesterol values had always been normal and there was no history of diabetes. Moreover, both parents were still living and well. Could this death have been prevented by the household dishwasher?

For want of a nail the kingdom was lost

By Dr. W. Gifford Jones

George Herbert in 1640 wrote. "For want of a nail, the horse's shoe was lost. For want of a shoe, the horse was lost. For want of a horse, the rider was lost. For want of a rider, the battle was lost. And for want of a battle, the kingdom was lost." A report from the American Dental Association shows that due to a series of errors and misconceptions many North Americans lose precious teeth. Why does it happen, and what can you do to keep your teeth for a lifetime?

Finally an end to the clickety-clack

By Dr. W. Gifford Jones

George Washington, the first President of the United States, always looks tight-lipped in his portraits. But he had good reason not to smile. The President had difficulty keeping his wooden dentures from falling out. Today there's been a vast improvement in dentures, yet it hasn't entirely removed that clickety-clack noise. Or the embarrassment of having to remove false teeth. Or the difficulty of eating certain foods. Conventional dentures however, will soon be as antiquated as the Model-T Ford. We have entered the age of dental implants. They are a momentous breakthrough in the history of dentistry.

How travellers should handle dental emergencies

By Dr. W. Gifford Jones

What should you do if you develop an abscessed tooth in Mexico? Or if a tooth is knocked out in Berlin? Or if hemorrhage occurs after a recent extraction while travelling to Moscow? There are some important do's and dont's if you seek dental care in a foreign land.

A high score keeps your teeth a lifetime

By Dr. W. Gifford Jones

"What a shame", I thought, "that she had never read Don Quixote". My wealthy patient had fingers loaded with diamonds. But at 40 years of age she was wearing a complete set of dentures in her mouth. Miguel de Cervantes the Spanish novelist wrote 400 years ago," For what I would have you know , Sancho, that a mouth without molars is like a mill without a stone, and a tooth is more precious than a diamond."


W. Gifford-Jones M.D is the pen name of Dr. Ken Walker graduate of Harvard. Dr. Walker's website is: Docgiff.com

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Pre-2008 articles by Gifford Jones