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The Heart Breaking Truth About Sugar and Soda

Almost everyone can agree that sugar tastes delicious. From candy to pastries and even cereal, sugar is added to many of America’s top selling foods in an effort to sweeten the deal for consumers. If you visit the dentist regularly, you are probably aware that too much sugar can cause tooth decay and eventually cavities. Most recently, however, a new study has been published that suggests an even more severe side effect to too much sugar consumption.

By | 2016-05-09T09:25:10+00:00 May 9th, 2016|News, Nutrition|0 Comments

Why Do We Hate Flossing?

Difficult things are often the most rewarding. And when it comes to oral health, this concept is particularly true. Flossing is one of the most difficult habits to adopt—most children and adults recoil at the idea of having their teeth flossed during a dental cleaning, much less every night. Yet flossing is one of the most important oral hygiene habits to develop.

By | 2016-02-15T03:59:11+00:00 February 15th, 2016|Gum Care, Holistic Dentistry, Strong Teeth|0 Comments

This Valentine’s Day, Love the Gums You’re With

This Valentine’s Day, the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) encourages men and women of all ages to love the gums you’re with. This health initiative spreads awareness for the holistic connection between the mouth and body—emphasizing the ways gum disease may significantly increase your risk of developing other serious illnesses. Visit this article to learn more about the AAP, gum disease, and ways to prevent serious illness.

By | 2016-02-08T03:34:23+00:00 February 8th, 2016|Gum Care, News, Strong Teeth|0 Comments

AAP Reports Gum Disease May Cause Respiratory Infection

Holistic dentistry studies the connections between the mouth and the rest of the body. In past articles, we’ve explored how gum disease can increase the risk of heart disease. This mouth-body connection is just one of many examples that show how each piece of the human body is connected to the next. Below are two new studies that indicate another connection, one that may surprise most readers.

By | 2016-02-02T07:56:33+00:00 February 2nd, 2016|Holistic Dentistry, News|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

European Commission Recommends Mercury-Free Dental Fillings

As most holistic dentists recognize, amalgam fillings are extremely harmful to the human body. But, it’s taken a long time for the general health system to promote the removal and ban of silver amalgam fillings, even though the side effects are proven to be detrimental to patients’ health. The European Union’s Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) said that when it comes to children and pregnant patients, “alternative materials to amalgam should be the first choice.” Read more on how to eliminate mercury toxins from your mouth and life.

By | 2015-06-15T08:42:00+00:00 June 15th, 2015|Holistic Dentistry, Mercury Free Dentistry, News|0 Comments

Can Prescription Medications Contribute to Tooth Decay?

Prescription medications often carry an array of unwanted side effects. For those who suffer with a gluten sensitivity or Celiac disease, those side effects might even include abdominal pain, weight loss, fatigue, irritability, ADHD, and arthritis. That’s because many prescription medications are coated with gluten, a wheat protein that causes more than 300 undesirable side effects for an estimated 3 million Americans (i). There is another side effect to gluten consumption that is often overlooked, even by those who suffer with allergy or Celiac disease. That side effect is oral decay, and it has the potential to lead to infection, gum disease (periodontitis), and increased risk of stroke and heart disease.

By | 2015-04-13T16:05:36+00:00 April 13th, 2015|Holistic Dentistry, News|0 Comments