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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

Canadian Voters Aim to End Water Fluoridation

Is fluoride safe? The question is divisive, separating two main factions of health professionals that have very different opinions on the matter. Those in favor of the outdated practice say adding fluoride to public drinking water is a safe way to prevent tooth decay. Those opposed to fluoride disagree, urging Americans to consider that there is no clinical evidence that supports fluoride’s ability to reduce tooth decay. By contrast, there are countless studies that correlate fluoride consumption with severe illness, arthritis, and even death. This November, several Canadian communities will have the chance to voice their opinion on the controversial topic.

By | 2014-11-06T15:54:25+00:00 November 6th, 2014|Fluoride in Your Water, News, Water Fluoridation|0 Comments

Israel Announces End to Water Fluoridation

Israel has officially ended water fluoridation, stoking the controversial issue on the global scale. On one side are dentists and organizations (including the American Dental Association) that support water fluoridation, saying it is an effective way to prevent tooth decay. On the other side, a growing number of scientists and world-renowned research institutions object to the outdated practice, with some naming it a sloppy and ineffective form of medicine. Most alarming was a paper published by the Harvard School of Public Health in 2012, in which researchers issue a strong word of caution against the use of fluoride in public water systems. Read more about this breaking story, and learn 8 reasons why health experts say to stay away from fluoride.

By | 2014-09-07T18:19:50+00:00 September 7th, 2014|Fluoride in Your Water, Holistic Dentistry, Water Fluoridation|0 Comments

Miami Dentistry News: Dental Needs Among Children Are Growing

miami-dentistry-news-dental-needs-childrenOur Miami dental practice is fully committed to helping children develop strong oral hygiene habits at an early age. Studies show that good brushing habits, for example, significantly reduce the chances of developing serious illnesses like heart disease. Good habits start at an early age, however. Young children with good hygiene habits grow in to young adults with strong and healthy smiles. But is this happening? According to recent research, it is not. In fact, recent research indicates that over 80% of the Los Angeles area’s children are in need of immediate dental care (i).

By | 2011-05-20T02:09:06+00:00 May 20th, 2011|Miami Dentistry, News|0 Comments

Do You Have Hidden Caries?

miami-dentist-do-you-have-hidden-cariesHidden caries are more common than you think. Fluoridated water, excessive use of fluoride toothpastes, and regular fluoride rinses may all contribute to hidden caries. These areas are nestled deep in the pits of teeth, undetectable to the naked eye. Take a moment to read this article and learn what you can do to identify, treat, and prevent hidden caries to preserve a life long health smile!

By | 2010-12-02T02:05:25+00:00 December 2nd, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Warning: Too Much Fluoride!

miami-dentist-warning-too-much-fluorideSince the 1945 communities have been adding fluoride to water supplies. At first, the purpose was to improve general public health by treating water to help strengthen teeth. Now, however, modern research shows fluoride treatments can pose serious dental risks. Overuse of fluoride may cause hidden caries, illusive areas of plaque that may cause major dental problems.

By | 2010-11-30T02:49:02+00:00 November 30th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments