Should you be taking a nitric oxide supplement? Learn why nitric oxide is critical to dental and overall health, and how to help your body produce more of it.
Gum disease is one of the most prevalent diseases in the world—60% of us have it.
When did we become okay with this? It’s not normal for a population to be this sick! If we were talking about heart disease or diabetes being this prevalent, we’d call those rates unacceptable. And yet, gum disease persists. Many of us, including dentists, think of gum disease such as gingivitis and periodontitis as solely a problem of dental health. If you feel pain in your mouth, you have gum disease, or you sense that any part of your body is inflamed, then please consider the great power your next meal has on your ability to heal.
You’ve heard dentists go on and on about how you have to floss and brush in order to control biofilm and plaque. But flossing and brushing are only part of the equation – it’s the foods you eat that determine your oral health.
Garlic is a superfood for the teeth that can help fight tooth decay and gum disease by promoting healthy ratios of good to bad bacteria in the mouth.
We are programmed to love sugar, yet with quantities in the modern diet, sugar has become toxic. Here’s everything you need to know about sugar and sweeteners to indulge safely.
Here are my tips for which Easter candy to go for and which to skip, as well as some of my favorite healthy swaps to indulge your sweet tooth this Easter.
Not all sugar is created equally and some candies are less damaging to your teeth than others. Ever wondered what the worst and best candies are for your teeth?
This is my favorite tip from a reader for what to hand out to trick-or-treaters. It’s refreshing, delicious, healthy, and protects the teeth during all that candy consumption!
A dentist recommending chocolate? Yes, that’s right, you read correctly, and it might even be more effective than fluoride.
One of the best, most little-known ways staving off flu symptoms is taking a Vitamin D supplement. Vitamin C has kept the reputation for fighting symptoms of the flu, but this isn’t backed up by scientific evidence. Vitamin D, on the other hand, has a whole slew of studies backing its power as a flu…