How do we create a healthy oral microbiome? For the mouth-body connection to be healthy there should be balanced, healthy flora in the oral cavity.
The word ‘microbiome’ shouldn’t be intimidating. It simply means “the community of microbial residents in our body.” Coined by Nobel Prize winner Joshua Lederberg, the term describes the ecological community of microorganisms that literally share our body space.
You might not know this but your tongue has the amazing ability to tell you—ok maybe more like show—what’s going on in your body, in particular your organs.
The mouth is the gateway to, and start of, the digestive system that extends for about 30 feet in adults. Dr. Geeta Maker-Clark reminds us that removing irritants from the digestive tract and replacing them with agents for digestive support helps promote a healthy “gut immune barrier”.1https://drgeetamakerclark.com/healthy-living/healthy-digestion (Our intestinal immune system resides in these 30 […]
A few years ago we shared information about the Ayurvedic morning routine. With so many of us leading such busy lives–and feeling that time is being compressed–we thought it would be good to revisit the age-old wisdom of living a balanced lifestyle. To this end, practicing consistency is a key to success. As Ayurvedic physician […]
Several scientific studies show that children who were breastfed showed oral and overall health benefits. The British Dental Journal states that dentists are now being advised to read about the positive oral health benefits of breastfeeding in the first year, which includes a decreased risk of dental caries (tooth decay).1 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41415-019-0056-6?WT.ec_id=BDJ-201902&sap-outbound-id=6244D3DAE835D8033012EDED29AC6E3E71C7818E Keep in mind, even […]
For many of us the New Year is a time to make resolutions and pledge to exercise and live a healthier lifestyle. We join a gym, sign up for a spin class, check out the latest Yoga trends, purchase some new athletic wear, or just make a commitment to amping up our daily physical activity….Why? […]
“Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson RW Emerson sure knew how to enjoy summertime—and so can you! In fact, you might actually have a little more to smile about when you make the most of those natural summertime foods! The bountiful supply of summer […]
Congratulations—you’re having a baby! Now, have you discussed this with your dentist? If you haven’t, you should consider making an appointment right now for a complete oral health exam. If you are still in the planning stages, you should notify your dentist even before you become pregnant to ensure your oral health is in tip-top […]
If you’ve ever seen the movie, Mary Poppins, you simply can’t forget the delightful little ditty, “A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down.” (I bet you’re singing it out loud right now.) Does it make you wonder if this helped trigger our collective fascination with those little white crystals known as sugar? Regardless of […]