Smile More with these Summertime Foods

  “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 […]

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sugar awareness

Sugar Awareness Week – How Much are You Consuming?

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 […]

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2018, wellness trends

Wellness Trends to Start Your Year Off Right

As the new year rolls in, we are almost programmed to seek out ways to improve our lives. This is not a bad thing; however, we need to make sure we don’t go overboard in our expectations.  After all, the point is to achieve wellness, peace and serenity…not to add more stress to our already […]

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wellness, centered

Staying Centered and Well During the Holidays

There are many things we look forward to during the holidays such as visiting family, celebrating, shopping for gifts, preparing and sharing lavish meals and having time off from our job. However, these same joys can bring about extra stress and make us vulnerable to elevated anxiety, sickness and fatigue. So all the things we […]

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oral health complications

Diabetes & Oral Health Complications – Part 3

Diabetes & Oral Health Complications – Prevention and Hope Having shared the basics of diabetes as well as some of the signs and symptoms in our recent blog series, we now offer something to smile about.  That is, healthy lifestyle choices and activities – including good oral health care – may be key contributing factors […]

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Diabetes and Oral Health

Diabetes & Oral Health Complications – Part 1

To shine a light on the upcoming World Diabetes Day (November 14), we’re posting a blog series on diabetes and how it relates to oral health.  First, check out these staggering facts from The National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2017 recently published by The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention): An estimated 30.3 million people […]

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What is Natural & Holistic Health? Begin Your Journey Here

“Natural” is a word used every day and is fairly simple to define—existing in or caused by nature; not made by humankind.  “Holistic”, though used less frequently, also has a fairly simple meaning—relating to or concerned with wholes or complete systems.   So ‘natural, holistic health’ should be simple to define, right? Well, as there […]

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Plaque and Health, Part 2: How to Remove Plaque

As we learned in the previous blog post Plaque and Health Part 1: What is Plaque?, plaque is a harmful community of microorganisms – known as a microbial biofilm – found on tooth surfaces. Plaque buildup can lead to other oral health and overall health issues, so it’s important that you practice habits to remove […]

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