Dry Mouth and the Importance of Saliva Saliva is essential to protecting teeth from tooth decay. It acts as a natural cleansing agent to prevent bacteria from adhering to tooth surface and initiating the decay process. Cavities cannot form if they cannot bind to teeth.
Diabetes Defined Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a condition that results in prolonged elevated blood sugar levels throughout the body. Normally, our pancreas produces a hormone, insulin, to remove sugar from blood when we eat. In Type I DM, the pancreas does not produce enough insulin. Type II DM results from insulin-resistance, where the body does […]
The outer surface of your teeth is covered by a protected coat, called enamel. Over time, chewing and habits such as grinding or clenching can cause some wear to this layer. The good news is, there are many simple ways you can make your teeth stronger every day.
For all you sweet lovers looking for alternative pastries to stay fit for the upcoming summer months and bikini weather, here’s a great recipe for you! Just for some background information, I came up with this recipe because I am allergic to egg yolk and milk. Furthermore, I am very health conscious and always watch […]
Here is an excellent light and healthy tilapia recipe I came up with for seafood lovers! This crunchy almond and garlic buttery cracker top with soft flakey lemon tilapia filets is simply irresistible and very simple to make. Enjoy! 🙂
It is estimated that approximately 20% of the population grind their teeth without even knowing it, a phenomenon called bruxism. Most of these cases are at night, but some people may grind or clench their teeth during the day. Current research points at daily stress, anxiety, and tension as the biggest culprits of bruxism. Other […]
First, let’s look at some numbers. About 50% of Americans drink 2.6 glasses of soda daily. This adds up to approximately 45 gallons of soda a year! While most of us know that soda contains high concentrations of sugar, this is only a small fraction of how these beverages harm our teeth. In addition to […]