It’s a New Year! Let’s Floss Daily!

If you were looking for a wonderful New Year's resolution, there just couldn't be a better one than flossing daily. So, if you are one of the many people who started 2018 off with this great new habit — here's to you! Flossing daily is a habit that will have... Read more »

Did You Quit Smoking This New Year?

If you quit smoking this new year, we want to congratulate you on a giant step forward in your overall health! The link between smoking and periodontal disease is a well-established one. Though quitting will not bring back any bone that has already been lost, it will certainly give you... Read more »

New Year’s Juice Cleanse?

For those of you beginning 2018 with a New Year's juice cleanse, here are a few things to remember to be mindful of your dental health. First and foremost, use straws to keep the acidity of the vegetable and fruit juices off the enamel surfaces of your teeth. When the... Read more »

Looking for a Grain-free Alternative for Dinner?

Here is a recipe that I came up with while on a trip earlier this year to Lyon, France. I gathered most of the ingredients at local farmers’ markets. Bon appétit! GRAIN-FREE CHICKEN POT PIE Serves 6 - 8. for the crust 2 cups almond flour 1 tsp salt 1/2... Read more »

Guidelines for Pulling Coconut Oil

Many patients have been asking me to write my thoughts regarding pulling coconut oil for the purpose of whitening teeth. Some have asked for the purpose of a holistic approach for cavity prevention. While I do not think it should be used in place of regular homecare, I do think... Read more »

The Dangers of Whitening with Charcoal Powder

One of the trends in recent years, thanks to YouTube and social media, is brushing with charcoal powder. With claims that it is absorbent and removes stains and toxins, charcoal powder appears to be flying off shelves! However, dental professionals warn that this abrasive substance can lead to enamel deterioration... Read more »

The Best Accessory

No matter the outfit this holiday season, one thing will outshine every accessory: a beautiful smile! We have many teeth-whitening options ranging from in-office to take-home. All are affordable and easy. Click on the "Teeth Whitening" tab (beneath the drop-down menu for "Services") on our Home page for answers to... Read more »

Thankful

I would be remiss if I did not take this opportunity in my blog to give a huge shout-out to my amazing staff. They have my back and the backs of my patients. My staff members are constantly on the phones, their computers, Facebook, etc., working for each of my... Read more »

Sodium Content of Sports Drinks

It always amazes me what can be advertised as one thing when actually it is another. Take Gatorade, for example. Have you ever noticed the amount of sodium in Gatorade? If you haven’t looked for yourself, it has 250 mg of sodium! That's 11% of the U.S. daily recommended allowance... Read more »

Forego the Sports Drinks

If you are raising an athlete, chances are you have purchased a case of sports drinks at least once. Have you ever read the nutrition label? They are loaded with electrolytes; however, they are also loaded with calories and sugar. Your athletic powerhouse could be much better served with a... Read more »