Diabetes Can Be Manifest Through Your Oral Health

Diabetes can be evident in your oral health in two ways: Gum disease may be the first sign of a possible problem with your sugar level. Though this is not always the case, if you notice some bleeding when you brush or floss, it may be an early sign of... Read more »

The Dental Link: Strokes

Did you know that oral health can be linked to brain health? Gum disease can be an indicator for stroke, and there are even associations between certain types of strokes and the presence of oral bacteria. Streptococcus mutans, or strep mutans for short, is present in about 10 percent of... Read more »

Is a Good Night’s Sleep Necessary for Healthy Teeth and Gums?

Studies have shown that for the healthiest teeth and gums, one needs between seven and eight hours of sleep per night. In addition, the rest should be continual. So, if the sleep is interrupted by periods of waking, it isn't as beneficial as solid blocks of uninterrupted sleep. It is actually the... Read more »

Exercise and Your Dental Health

Did your 2018 include a resolution to begin an exercise program? We would encourage you to keep up the good work, but with a word of caution. There is a link between athletes and an increased risk of higher dental erosion and more cavities. The reason seems to be twofold,... Read more »

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 »