While fermented drinks can provide hard-to-get nutrients and probiotics, they do have one drawback: They all contain some degree of carbonation, and carbonation can do a number on your teeth. Does the potential for harm outweigh the benefits of probiotic drinks? Let’s take a look at the issue in greater depth. Carbonation is what makes […]
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Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for oral health. Among other things, your gut needs it to efficiently absorb the calcium from your food. After absorption, it helps ensure that you have enough calcium and phosphate in your blood to keep your teeth well mineralized, protected against decay. Of course, D is essential to your […]
Keeping your teeth strong and free of decay depends on a balance between two continually occurring processes, demineralization and remineralization. Demineralization occurs under acidic conditions, especially when minerals levels are low. Calcium and phosphate end up being leached from the outer surface or enamel of the teeth. Demineralization occurs naturally to some degree, but there […]
Watch enough television, and you’ll come away with a pretty skewed picture of health in the US. Case in point, advertisements for proton pump inhibitors – one of the most prescribed types of pill in the nation, yet also readily available over-the-counter. Many are lured by the possibility that our heartburn can be easily relieved […]
One thing we are deeply grateful for this Thanksgiving is our patients. We appreciate the trust they place in us. We’re honored that they’ve chosen our office out of many to provide for their oral health care needs. So to our patients, we say thank you. Each and every one of you is a gift. […]
When it comes to witty truths, no one was more prolific than Mark Twain. And when we read about the recent Canadian study claiming that the end of fluoridation in Calgary caused a spike in children’s cavities, we couldn’t help but think of one particular truth often attributed to him (whether he actually said it […]
By Michael G. Rehme, DDS, CCN Although the heading seems to state the obvious, you might find this article quite interesting as we uncover the underlying events that actually occur to our teeth when our diets become compromised. Poor diets eventually invite a decaying process to develop within the oral cavity. Not eating properly, and […]
When Representative Donna Lichenegger first introduced her fluoride notification bill to the Missouri House of Representatives a couple years ago, it failed to make it to the floor for debate. So last year, she re-filed it. The bill made it out of the Senate Committee but failed to get final approval. Now, she’s trying again. […]
Disease is not due to the presence of bacteria, but rather to the body being out of balance in such a way that the bacteria responsible for the inflammation are breeding out of control. Killing the bacteria is not the answer. Placing the body back in balance is a much more effective method of treatment. […]
As long as we’re on the subject of beverages, let’s take a look at yet another type you’ll find near soft drinks, teas and juices: sparkling water. What makes sparkling water sparkle is carbonation – the infusion of carbon dioxide gas into water. Here’s how it works: The process makes the water more acidic than […]
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