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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

Does Gum Disease Cause Heart Disease?

Does gum disease cause heart disease? According to the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), there is strong evidence in support of the answer yes. And with 47% of American adults suffering with periodontal (gum) disease, the number of individuals at high risk for cardiovascular issues like heart attack and stroke is staggering.

By | 2016-01-17T21:59:20+00:00 January 17th, 2016|Gum Care, Holistic Dentistry, Nutrition|0 Comments

8 Astonishing Things You Never Knew About Your Teeth and Gums

Smiles are truly amazing. The entire oral anatomy—from teeth to gums and tongue—is an instrumental part of the human experience. From forging positive first impressions to chewing delicious and nutritious foods, our teeth and gums play an integral role in the enjoyment of everyday life. Yet, there is much that goes unknown, or unappreciated, about our oral anatomy. Take a moment to review the following facts about teeth, gums, and holistic health. Then, consider how your oral health might benefit from simple changes to daily routine.

By | 2015-05-29T10:47:08+00:00 May 29th, 2015|Holistic Dentistry, Nutrition, Strong Teeth|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

5 Tips for Healthier Gums in 2012

5 tips for healthier gums in 2012It’s that time of year, Miami! It’s time to reflect in the ups and downs of the previous year and turn to the coming year with excitement and open arms. The transition into the New Year can be symbolic of rebirth and a time to recommit oneself to the pursuit of a well-balanced and healthy lifestyle. Gum disease is one of the most common yet misunderstood oral conditions known. An estimated 30% of individuals are genetically predisposed to developing gum disease, and it is the number one reason for tooth loss in Americans age 30 and over (i). Despite these overwhelming numbers, there is a simply way to build strong and resilient health in the gums.

By | 2011-12-18T23:54:31+00:00 December 18th, 2011|Holistic Dentistry, Miami Dentistry|0 Comments

Debridement Definition: What is Debridement?

miami-dentist-debridement-definitionDo you visit the dentist for a teeth cleaning every 6 months? Chances are good that you do not. Many adults take up to 12 months or more to visit the dentist for an exam or cleaning. Significant amounts of plaque tend to accumulate along the gum line, even though you may be brushing and flossing regularly. Extended absences from the dentist only increase the accumulation of plaque and bacteria in the mouth. Eventually, a process called debridement may be necessary to remove hard-to-reach plaque and restore general oral health.

By | 2011-04-02T02:47:26+00:00 April 2nd, 2011|Gum Care, Holistic Dentistry|0 Comments