What is Halitosis?

Posted on March 12, 2018 in Uncategorized

What is Halitosis? More than 80 million people suffer from chronic halitosis, or bad breath. In most cases it originates from the gums and tongue. The odor is caused by wastes from bacteria in the mouth, the decay of food particles, other debris in your mouth and poor oral hygiene. The decay and debris produce a sulfur compound that causes …Read the Full Article

What’s the problem with mercury silver fillings?

Posted on March 5, 2018 in Uncategorized

Mercury fillings have been used in dentistry since the Civil War era. They are an amalgam of 50% mercury, mixed with silver, copper, tin and other metals. Mercury fillings were invented as a cheap alternative to gold. Because they are easy to place and inexpensive, mercury fillings have been widely used for 150 years. So what is the controversy?   …Read the Full Article

Reminerialization & Fluoride

Posted on February 28, 2018 in Uncategorized

Reminerialization & Fluoride Tooth decay is a progressive disease resulting in the interaction of bacteria that naturally occur on the teeth and carbohydrates (sugars) in the everyday diet. Carbohydrates are the main food source for bacteria. They produce acids that break down the mineral in teeth, forming a cavity. The dentist removes the decay and will restore the tooth to …Read the Full Article

Scaling and Root Planing

Posted on February 21, 2018 in Uncategorized

Scaling and Root Planing Scaling & Root Planing: a different kind of cleaning for our patients with periodontal (gum) disease we might recommend a “Scaling and Root Planing” which is sometimes called a “deep cleaning.”  In a healthy mouth a regular cleaning, or prophylaxis, focuses on removing plaque and polishing teeth above the gum line. Scaling and Root Planing takes …Read the Full Article

Is Xylitol Safe?

Posted on February 14, 2018 in Uncategorized

Is Xylitol Safe? Xylitol is perfectly safe for the human body, and has been given the FDA’s safest rating as a food additive. Xylitol is a low-glycaemic sweetener and is metabolized independently of insulin. Xylitol does not cause the sharp increase in blood sugar level or the associated serum insulin response, which is usually seen following consumption of other carbohydrates. …Read the Full Article

Olive Oil And Other Vegetable Oils Better Than Animal Fats

Posted on February 7, 2018 in Uncategorized

Olive Oil And Other Vegetable Oils Better Than Animal Fats Vegetable Oils are better for us than animal fats. Animal fats raise the cholesterol blood level, choke our arteries and cause heart attacks and strokes. Vegetable oils differ from animal fats in that they contain less hydrogen, are therefore termed “unsaturated.” Some vegetable oils (coconut an palm oils) are exceptions …Read the Full Article

What causes bad breath?

Posted on January 24, 2018 in Uncategorized

What causes bad breath? Bad breath is primarily caused by poor oral hygiene but can also be caused by retained food particles or gum disease.   Does bad breath come from other sources than the mouth? Bad breath also may occur in people who have a medical infection, diabetes, kidney failure or a liver malfunction. Xerostomia (dry mouth) and tobacco …Read the Full Article

Your 2018 Dental Benefits may have renewed.

Posted on January 17, 2018 in Uncategorized

Happy New Year!  Your 2018 Dental Benefits may have renewed!   Happy New Year!  With 2017 now in the past we look to 2018 as a year of new, exciting changes! What are you looking forward to in 2018? Many people set resolutions on New Year’s Eve to become healthier this year–whether it is weight loss, exercise more, quit smoking or just trying …Read the Full Article

How do I control bad breath?

Posted on January 10, 2018 in Uncategorized

How do I control bad breath?   It is important to practice good oral hygiene, such as brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice a day. Proper brushing, including brushing the tongue, cheeks and the roof of the mouth, will remove bacteria and food particles. Flossing removes accumulated bacteria, plaque and food that may be trapped between teeth. To …Read the Full Article

Enjoy Strawberries the Tooth-Wise Way

Posted on January 3, 2018 in Uncategorized

Enjoy Strawberries the Tooth-Wise Way Considered a “super-fruit,” the strawberry is rich in antioxidants and extremely beneficial to heart health. Low in calories but high in vitamin C, potassium, fiber and folic acid, strawberries are a tasty part of a healthy diet — but too much of a good thing can be bad for your teeth.   Unfortunately, strawberries, like …Read the Full Article