Would you ignore bleeding if you saw it coming from any part of your body? If your eye was bleeding when you opened it in the morning? If your hand started bleeding at work? Wouldn’t you do something about it? Why is it that we ignore bleeding gums? Even a trace of blood from gums upon brushing or flossing is not normal.More
Stunning new research has found a potential link between gum disease and the development of Alzheimer’s disease. While this is not a ‘causal’ element, we have reason to believe gum disease plays an important role in Alzheimer’s onset and progression.More
by Bela Bernstein, RDH
Nightguards are one of the most powerful oral appliances to keep many patients comfortable after experiencing chronic jaw pain and tooth sensitivity. When choosing the appropriate type of nightguard for each patient, not only should the cause of the problem be considered but systemic issues as well. One such example is a gluten allergy.More
There are a thousand ways to do overnight oats, but these are my personal favorite recipes for fast, easy, and healthy breakfast oats!
Ever notice how your workout routine is disrupted by a stressful day? Are you working on a big project, or dealing with difficult clients? Did you get stuck in traffic on your way home? Or, maybe you just spent an hour scrolling through pintrest and instagram? Although these things are not physically taxing on the body and seem completely unrelated, they all are in fact mentally draining. Studies show that a workout performed in these conditions will ultimately suffer.
Dental health can no longer be viewed as separate from overall health. Studies show a very strong correlation between periodontal disease and several of the leading causes of death, including heart disease, cancer, lung diseases, diabetes, and stroke.
Vertical dimension of occlusion, VDO, is defined as the relationship between the maxillary (top) and mandibular (bottom) teeth in a closed mouth. Loss of VDO can result in premature aging of the face as the bite becomes collapsed.More
Tension headaches are the most common form of headache that can vary in range from mild pain to debilitating agony. This pain can last anywhere from a few hours to several months. The cause is mostly unknown, but we are aware of the triggers that elicit the pain to begin. Due to the nature of these headaches, there is a wide range of pain sensations a person can feel, from tightness around the head to neck stiffness. Read more for common causes, symptoms, and treatments for tension type headaches.More
Winter is here! With short, cold days, and the fear of new influenza strains. Many of us struggle with sickness and lack of energy during this daunting season. Here is an easy (and delicious!) recipe for a very green smoothie that is guaranteed to boost your energy and immune system.More