What Causes an Abscessed Tooth and How You Can Avoid Them

April 30, 2022

A tooth abscess also called an abscessed tooth, is right up there with root canals, subjects that we all need to be aware of to have a clear understanding of what to do if we have an abscess as well as how to avoid ever having a tooth abscess. Anyone who has ever had an […]

Is Stress the Primary Cause of Gum Disease?

April 18, 2022

This week we’d like to step back and take a broad view to find what may be the primary undermining factor that keeps each of us from living our fullest life possible with an optimized immune expression. After all, without an immune system humming along in good rhythm, chronic infections like gum disease can continue […]

Can Brushing After a Meal Damage My Teeth?

March 31, 2022

At some point in the journey each of us takes toward optimal oral health, we wake up to realize that we have to take better care of our teeth and gums. Unfortunately, at this point, most of us simply increase what we are doing, assuming for example, “I must not be brushing my teeth enough”. […]

Is Your Cell Phone Causing Your Teeth to Decay? (and how to stop it)

March 21, 2022

Have you ever been using your cell phone and felt/heard a weird sort of buzzing/whining sound? I have and it freaked me out. I felt a high-pitched stinging feeling in my ear. Having this first-hand experience has caused me to take a closer look at what impact cell phones could have on our oral and […]

What should you do if you despise flossing?

March 3, 2022

We’ve been talking a lot recently about the importance of flossing, not only for our oral health but for whole-body health as well. We also recently discussed a detailed analysis of what are the best flosses on the market as well as why we are not fans of flosser picks. However, there are some circumstances […]

Electric vs manual brushing, which is better?

February 15, 2022

We are honored to have been asked to contribute to an expert roundup regarding whether electric or manual toothbrushes are better for maintaining oral health. In our opinion, the question, ‘which is better, electric or manual brushes?’ is a little too narrow, so it’s missing some important considerations. Let’s expand this a bit and give […]

Oral health habits for life: five out and five in

January 14, 2022

If you think about your health, no matter whether you talk about your oral health, your diet, or general fitness, it does all come down to habitual behavior, whether good or bad. Many people out there might have bad habits but perhaps aren’t aware that they could have an impact on their oral health. So, […]

Medications and Oral Health

December 31, 2021

Many medications—both those prescribed by your doctor and the ones you buy on your own—affect your oral health. A common side effect of medications is dry mouth. Saliva helps keep food from collecting around your teeth and neutralizes the acids produced by plaque. These acids have the potential to harm the hard surfaces of your […]

Meth Mouth: How Methamphetamine Use Affects Dental Health

December 16, 2021

Methamphetamine (meth) is a dangerously addictive drug that can have severe health consequences, including stroke and permanent brain damage. It’s also devastating to your dental health, according to a December 2015 study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and published in The Journal of the American Dental Association. “Meth mouth” is characterized by […]