Oral Hygiene

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 - foods...

ingredients to make toothpaste at home
Diet & Nutrition

Tips to Get Kids Eating More Healthfully

The good news: Kids are eating healthier these days. According to a large study published last year in JAMA, the proportion of kids eating a poor quality diet plummeted from 76.8% to 56.1%. Meantime, the proportion eating an intermediate quality diet jumped up from...

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Periodontal Health

Healthier Gums Through…Olive Oil

A Mediterranean diet is an anti-inflammatory one, so you’d think that it might be especially helpful in lowering the risk of gum disease, which is marked by chronic inflammation and linked with other inflammatory conditions. That’s exactly what a new study in the...

bowl of olive oil
Oral Hygiene

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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