Before you start that new diet…

  With bathing suit season quickly approaching, many of us are trying to shed a few pounds before bearing it all at the pool.  With so many different theories and diet plans out there it may seem challenging to find the right one.  I’ll be the first to say I haven’t quite mastered that myself…

What is the deal with red wine and oral health?

Categories: Oral Health

    We have noticed somewhat conflicting information about the effects of red wine on oral health. Below are two samples of what we mean.            Red Wine May Have Cavity-Fighting Powers From the article: Red wine may have effects on teeth beyond giving them a funny hue: A new study…

Gum Disease Was Found Where?!?

  New findings while researching the Otzi Iceman shows evidence he suffered from periodontal disease! Repost from: Non-Human DNA Discovered During Biopsy Of Ötzi The Iceman July 16, 2014 | by Janet Fang Read more HERE   Now, a team led by Frank Maixner of EURAC Research in Italy reanalyzed the metagenomic data of the Iceman’s genomic survey (pictured below). They…

5 drinks NOT to send to school

School is back in session and that means parents are once again faced with the task of packing school lunches. Make sure to pack a tooth-friendly lunch this year by avoiding some of the most harmful drinks. The key to protecting kids’ teeth is to keep drinks above the critical pH point of 5.5. At…

5 Smile Protection Hacks for Moms

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  The other day I was sitting by an obviously over-tired mamma of 2. She had a familiar look in her eye, like she was “one-more-cheerio-on-the-floor “away from a mommy-melt-down.  I felt for her. So I offered to help collapse her stroller and hoist it into her car. She thanked me and said ‘well, that…

Dry Mouth and Oral Health

  Researchers at the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recently published that nearly 70% of Americans are taking at least one prescription drug daily and more than half of Americans take at least two prescriptions daily.  Among the laundry list of medication side effects one of the most common of both prescription and over-the-counter medications…

FAQ: CTx4 Treatment Rinse

  If your dentist has indicated you have high levels of cavity causing bacteria, they’ve likely recommended you use the CariFree CTx4 Treatment Rinse as part of your homecare regimen.  Here are some frequently asked questions about the Treatment Rinse…   Why does it taste like pool water? The antimicrobial agent used in the CTx4…

Your teeth and Pregnancy

Congratulations!  You or someone you love might have just received the exciting news of pregnancy! There is so much to plan and to prepare for the new bundle of joy, but do not forget about the dental care of the mother.  With all the changing hormones that occur during pregnancy it can cause some dental…

A simple way to save your mind

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There are simple things you can do daily to help deter the onset of dementia, like keeping your mind active with crossword or other puzzles, or drinking green tea. Yet, did you know that the health of your teeth and gums can help predict dementia? Research conducted at the University of Southern California found that…

Dry mouth?

Do you usually have a dry mouth or bad breath?  What about cracked lips, the skin splitting at the corners of your mouth or a frequent sore throat?  If you answered “yes,” you may suffer from xerostomia, a condition caused by a lack of saliva. Commonly known as “dry mouth,” it makes swallowing, speaking and…