hygiene http://wrvo.org en Sugar and cavities: The "tooth" behind what causes decay http://wrvo.org/post/sugar-and-cavities-tooth-behind-what-causes-decay <p>Halloween wouldn’t be the same without horror films, costumes, and of course, candy. The more candy, the more successful the trick-or-treating. But when children start sorting through their sugary treasures, it may not be a bad idea to have a toothbrush on standby to help combat the real horror of Halloween — cavities.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://www.mayoclinic.org/bio/14808331.html">Dr. Thomas Salinas</a> talks about why sugar, something most people -- particularly kids -- love, can cause <a href="http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/cavities/DS00896/DSECTION=risk-factors">cavities and dental decay</a>. Dr. Salinas is a professor of dentistry at the <a href="http://www.mayoclinic.com/">Mayo Clinic</a>, a world renown medical practice and research group in Rochester, Minnesota.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Salinas.</strong></p><p> Sun, 20 Oct 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care 45771 at http://wrvo.org Sugar and cavities: The "tooth" behind what causes decay Why exactly is sugar bad for your teeth? http://wrvo.org/post/why-exactly-sugar-bad-your-teeth <p></p><p><em>October 31 is right around the corner, and with Halloween comes candy. We've all been told, with too much candy comes cavities. But why does sugar cause tooth decay? Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, hosts of WRVO's health and wellness show </em><a href="http://wrvo.org/programs/take-care-wrvo-1-npr-news">Take Care</a><em>, recently spoke with Dr. Thomas Salinas, professor of dentistry at the Mayo Clinic about how cavities occur and how to prevent them.</em></p><p><em>Lorraine Rapp: What is it about sugar that causes cavities?</em></p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 10:26:36 +0000 WRVO News 45770 at http://wrvo.org Why exactly is sugar bad for your teeth? Onondaga County warns of Shigella outbreak http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-warns-shigella-outbreak <p>It's not clear where it came from, but an outbreak of shigellosis, more commonly known as shigella, continues to afflict dozens of people in Onondaga County.&nbsp; Thu, 25 Oct 2012 20:32:56 +0000 Ellen Abbott 28123 at http://wrvo.org