Want a Healthy Smile? Think Probiotic

Korean researchers recently found that people who eat less yogurt are more likely to suffer from periodontitis. But why should yogurt protective against this severe form of gum disease? Contrary to what some expected, it’s not because of its calcium content. As we’ve discussed before, periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory condition caused by harmful… Read More Want a Healthy Smile? Think Probiotic

One Key to Kicking Gum Disease: Exercise

We’ve looked before at how exercise supports healthy teeth and gums just as much as it does your overall health and well-being. Now new research suggests that one of the ways this happens is by keeping inflammation under control. Inflammation, of course, is a common thread through the many health conditions linked to gum disease.… Read More One Key to Kicking Gum Disease: Exercise

A New Weapon Against Oral Infection: Structured Silver

Even after you’ve brushed and flossed, your mouth is home to hundreds of species of bacteria. Many of them are helpful. Others contribute to decay, gum disease, and other oral infections. Maintaining good dental health is largely about encouraging the good microbes and keeping the bad guys in check. In our office, ozone is one… Read More A New Weapon Against Oral Infection: Structured Silver

It’s Mercury-Free Dentistry Awareness Week

Although more dental offices these days are mercury-free like ours, the unfortunate truth is that most American dentists still place amalgam fillings – restorations that are 50% mercury, a known (and potent!) neurotoxin. According to a survey published earlier this year in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 62% of general dentists and 56% of… Read More It’s Mercury-Free Dentistry Awareness Week