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 »

A Few Thoughts About Vitamin Water

You may think with a name like “Vitamin Water” this would be a no-brainer; however, you might want to rethink that! The nutrition label would be a great place to start. The calorie count alone is mind-blowing! In 20 fluid ounces you are about to consume 120 calories. I thought... Read more »

What Does a Dentist Pass Out to Trick-or-Treaters?

I have to admit it: I buy full-size Hershey bars. I live on a busy corner in my small town and am well known for doing so. We get more than 400 trick-or-treating kids — all in costume. I love these two hours of mayhem. My husband and I patiently... Read more »

Don’t Skip the X-rays

Too many times when a patient presents with a broken tooth, I will look back through the records and realize that the patient opted not to have X-rays taken during previous check-ups. When a patient makes this decision, it’s usually for monetary reasons. While I can certainly understand this concern,... Read more »