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

Is Saturated Fat Really Evil? (The Short Answer: No)

Some folks act like saying something over and over again will somehow make it true – like the American Dental Association insisting that neurotoxic mercury amalgam is “safe.” Or the American Heart Association (AHA) constantly telling us how much healthier we’d all be if we just replaced saturated fats with unsaturated. They did it again… Read More Is Saturated Fat Really Evil? (The Short Answer: No)

New Fruit Juice Guidelines for Kids May Still Mean Too Much Sugar

Sure, fruit juice is delicious. Why wouldn’t it be? It’s concentrated sugar – and we humans are hardwired to crave that flavor, especially in childhood. As parents, it’s our responsibility to limit the sugar and ingrain healthy eating habits. That includes limiting juice consumption. According to the latest guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics,… Read More New Fruit Juice Guidelines for Kids May Still Mean Too Much Sugar

Encapsulating the Nutrients of Nature: Liposomal Vitamin C

If liposomal technology sounds Greek to you, that’s because the roots of the word lie in the Greek language. Lipo means fat, and soma means body. The technology incorporates these two words, fat and body, to define the mechanical process developed originally by the pharmaceutical industry. Liposomal technology is a method that encapsulates a liquid… Read More Encapsulating the Nutrients of Nature: Liposomal Vitamin C