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The Surprising Link Between Oral Health and Happiness

There is a well-documented link between smiling, happiness, and overall quality of life. In one study, researchers found that healthy adults who reported high levels of life satisfaction also happened to be smiling in high school yearbook photos. Other studies show similar correlations between gum health, happiness, and life satisfaction. Read more to learn simple ways to improve health, strengthen teeth, and build happiness!

By | 2016-04-11T03:32:07+00:00 April 11th, 2016|Holistic Dentistry, Nutrition|0 Comments

Eat Right to Naturally Protect Your Skin This Summer

Summer is here, which means longer, sun-filled days and warm temperatures that lend themselves to outdoor activities. If you’re a fan of the warmer weather, then you’ll love this little known fact: Moderate sun exposure helps the body maintain healthy skin, bones, and teeth. Nourish and protect your skin this summer with these delicious foods, rich in vitamins and antioxidants.

By | 2015-07-06T08:34:18+00:00 July 6th, 2015|Holistic Dentistry, Nutrition|0 Comments

7 Dentist-Approved Ways to a Better Smile

Given the approaching summer weather, you might be highly focused on your weight, diet, and exercise routine. If you’re not keeping your teeth and gums in mind, however, your oral health will suffer. In fact, the two go hand in hand – a healthy lifestyle should be an all-around goal, not limited to one portion of your body over the other. To keep up your oral care routine, remember these seven tips.

By | 2015-06-08T03:00:00+00:00 June 8th, 2015|Holistic Dentistry, Mercury Free Dentistry, Nutrition|0 Comments

Oreos and Oral Health: How Cookies Cause More Than Cavities

For researchers at the College of Connecticut, there’s no question about it: Junk food is addictive. Most addictive are heavily processed snacks that have high levels of sugar and fat, like Oreo cookies. In fact, a recent study indicates that Oreo cookies are just as addictive as cocaine or morphine. This is a startling discovery for parents and children alike, as Oreos are one of America’s favorite sandwich cookies. Nevertheless, the discovery underscores and important fact: The American diet is rich in high-fat and high-sugar snacks that wreak havoc on the teeth, gums, and total body health.

By | 2015-02-25T23:13:57+00:00 February 25th, 2015|Holistic Dentistry, News, Nutrition|0 Comments

7 Ways a Raw Food Diet Hurts Your Teeth and Gums

In theory, the raw diet seems like a great idea. The composition of food changes when it is cooked, leading to a decrease in enzymes, vitamins, and minerals. Proponents of the raw diet believe it delivers higher concentrations of naturally occurring nutrients to promote health, wellness, and vitality. However, recent studies suggest following the raw diet can actually be harmful to the body, especially the teeth and gums.

By | 2015-01-21T22:03:04+00:00 January 21st, 2015|Holistic Dentistry, Nutrition|0 Comments