- Last Active
Hey everyone so far people do seem to be on the right track. Yes, it is true that the mechanical action of the brush is what does most plaque removal. Think about dog treats or dentastix for them. If you've ever tried to brush your dog's teeth you'll see that it doesn't work very well. They react as if you are stabbing their mouth with an arsenic-tipped chainsaw so instead it's the mechanical action of that crunchy dog treat that helps remove food and plaque from their teeth. Toothpaste itself does have a place but a good portion of it is to help make things feel more 'fresh and clean' so to speak or add fluoride to enamel to assist in its re-calcification. There are studies that indicate that certain toothpastes can be about 1% more effective* than other ones but in the real world the biggest effect is just making sure you are physically removing plaque and food, etc. with the goal of not allowing carbohydrates (sugar, even in salty foods like potato chips) to stay in contact with your teeth for long periods of time. The normal bacteria that live in everyone's mouth consumes these carbohydrates and create acid byproducts from them.
So everyone keep doing what you're doing! Brush, floss, etc.
(* Hyperbole, not an actual statistic)
First official Bald Move dentist here. I believe I've heard over the last few years a couple other dentists that have contributed some valuable info in that time, particularly referring to a long evaluation of Kit Harrington's slack-jawed mouth. Props to that doc for a pretty detailed diagnosis but unfortunately I don't remember their name.In the time I've been a listener I've been involved with the Breaking Bad finale, season 4 of the Walking Dead, and Bald Movies podcasts Mean Girls, Grosse Pointe Blank, Stargate, and Donnie Darko and built the lego Bald Move studio model.I hope a good number of you have enjoyed that content as much as I have. There have been a surprising number of patrons that have come along and just blown the doors off of that on their commissions.While sponsoring content isn't for everyone, the thing that led me to do so originally was a reflection of how much time I had spent listening to their free content prior to that point and ever since. I stumbled across their podcast at the very start of Breaking Good season 4 and Watching Dead season 3. I usually listen to each podcast a couple of times, once to actually enjoy it and at least once more for just a familiar voice in background noise when I'm busy with something. I've subscribed to roughly 40 different podcasts at various times over the last 5-6 years (lots of travel) and by far Jim and A. Ron have provided the most thoughtful analysis of character motivations and much needed humor out of all those casts, at least as far as television goes. If anyone here remembers the "Yeah It's That Bad" podcast that just abruptly ended about 3 years ago after a 2-3 year run, that was something I have really missed and anyone that enjoyed the triumverate there I hope can apply that situation to what the loss of Bald Move might mean. Whenever the Walking Dead drops a complete dud of an episode I enjoy the Watching Dead podcast discussing it exponentially more and it makes a terrible episode of television palatable.If you've spent hours each week listening to GoT, BG, WD, MMHH, Justified, etc., please consider going forward what that content has meant to you and whether you would enjoy the shows as much without Bald Move as a companion. Every hour of podcasting probably requires about 3-4 hours minimum to watch, re-watch, discuss pre-show, then record. I consider that time well spent as a listener and it shows in their passion for the content. Listening to 4 of their podcasts a year on average probably would cost the average listener about 30 cents per hour (just a wild guess) at the new rate of $48/year. You can easily spend that money on one evening at a restaurant, bar, golf, etc. All in all, I believe the hours they spend on their content is easily worth that contribution.Here's wishing for another decade of Bald Moving going forward.B Devito, First, but far from only, BMD
Thanks Jim, Aron, bald move fans for the Donnie Darko love on my commission. Had a great time hearing all the effort you put into the research for it. So far I've got Donnie Darko, Mean Girls, Stargate, Grosse Pointe Blank. Will have to think of something really out there for #5 - Brandon
Since they are moving now to ‘seasons’ of different podcasts I would personally love a 3-month weekly run on how oblivious we were as kids to tv shows in the 80’s-early 90’s and their cultural impact in today’s political climate. No need for them to know every episode by heart but general themes to things like The Dukes of Hazzard, Hunter, Three’s Company, Diff’Rent Strokes, Good Times, etc. Each weekly cast focused on one series they watched which can be supplemented with info found quickly on web. There has to be a goldmine in there when you think of how insensitive they were by today’s norms.