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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Plaque and Health: Part 1 – What is Plaque?

What is Plaque? Plaque is a harmful coating that is constantly being produced in the mouth, an ideal environment for the growth of bacteria.  (Saliva helps maintain the pH range and also provides nutrients to feed bacteria.) According to Dr. Phillip B. Marsh in BMC Oral Health, plaque is a community of microorganisms known as a […]

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Ayurveda & Balance: Morning Routine

To live a balanced lifestyle, practicing consistency is a key to success. As Ayurvedic physician Vasant Lad suggests, “Routine helps to establish balance in one’s constitution. It also regularizes a person’s biological clock, aids digestion, absorption and assimilation, and generates self-esteem, discipline, peace, happiness, and longevity.” For this reason, routine is important for overall health. […]

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Kombucha and Teeth: How to Maintain Good Oral Health

Kombucha is a popular beverage touted for its health benefits, like natural probiotics. Though it comes in a spectrum of varieties, it is essentially a fermented tea – that is concocted with sugar and sometimes different flavors (e.g. fruits, herbs, etc.) – and is full of beneficial bacteria. It becomes naturally carbonated throughout the fermentation […]

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Keep Flossing: It Isn’t If You Should Floss, It’s How You Floss

Recently, the Associated Press reported that due to lack of research, flossing isn’t necessary and therefore had been removed from federal government dietary guidelines as of last year. However, a lack of research does not equate to the effectiveness of flossing.  Flossing is difficult to study per federal regulations as they require evidence be obtained via […]

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History of Amalgam Mercury Fillings

Dental fillings are used to repair a tooth that has suffered from tooth decay and help restore its original form. Dental amalgam is a primitive filling material consisting of about 50% liquid (elemental) mercury. So how is it that this toxic substance has ended up in our mouths? Early French dentists discovered that mixing silver with […]

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