Making Your Own Toothpaste at Home

Making Your Own Toothpaste at Home

Keeping your mouth healthy isn’t just about brushing and flossing, as our patients and regular readers of this blog know. Crucially, it involves eating right, going for nutrient-dense foods while avoiding sugars, refined grains, and other fermentable carbs –...
So Is Olive Oil as Good as Coconut for Oil Pulling?

So Is Olive Oil as Good as Coconut for Oil Pulling?

So if olive oil can help you keep your gums healthy, should you switch to that for oil pulling? Not necessarily, says a small study recently published in the Journal of Orofacial Research. Thirty-four adults took part, half of whom were told to pull with coconut oil...
What’s On YOUR Toothbrush?

What’s On YOUR Toothbrush?

Every few years, it seems there’s a big freakout about how your toothbrush could be speckled with bits of fecal matter courtesy of open-lid toilet flushes. It’s no wonder, really. A poo-covered toothbrush isn’t particularly nice to think about. Only, your brush may...
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