Dentalcidin Toothpaste—Why It’s a Good Choice

I came across a YouTube video that highlights a toothpaste called Dentalcidin.  I highly approve of this toothpaste because of it’s natural ingredients and it’s ability to disrupt biofilm.  Biofilm is responsible for the growth of decay and gum disease causing bacteria.   Dentalcidin  is a gel with a mildly minty and herbal flavor thatContinue reading “Dentalcidin Toothpaste—Why It’s a Good Choice”

Probiotics, Prebiotics, and the cancelling effects of antibiotics

Since my last posting about probiotics I have been doing more research about gut health and healing the body.  In doing so I have learned that though antibiotics have decreased the death rate from bacterial infections, they have created a whole new line of low grade long-lasting diseases that are just as deadly, like cancerContinue reading “Probiotics, Prebiotics, and the cancelling effects of antibiotics”

Knock Down the Inflammation

Do you know what inflammation is?  Think red, think swollen, think heat.  Like when you roll your ankle and it swells up like a balloon.  Inflammation is the body trying to heal. Inflammation is also a sign that something is wrong.     These signs should not be ignored. I recently received an update from AAOSHContinue reading “Knock Down the Inflammation”

Dental Floss and Toxins

Toxins are a part of our world, it’s unavoidable.  But toxins that we voluntarily put in our body are avoidable.  This is an article posted in USA Today on January 10, 2019 which cautions against using floss that is treated with PFAS, a potentially toxic chemical used as a gliding agent.  I would suggest reading thisContinue reading “Dental Floss and Toxins”

The Good and Bad of Our Little Bugs

Bacteria seem to get a bad rap. Sure, bad bacteria can be responsible for many sicknesses, but the right bacteria can also prevent many sicknesses.  It’s the right balance of good and bad bacteria that keeps you in good health. What? Bugs can be good for me?  You bet! To demonstrate, let’s talk about washingContinue reading “The Good and Bad of Our Little Bugs”

Stuck at a Crossroad: Which Dental Insurance is Right For Me? Maybe…None

Quite frequently I am asked which dental insurance is the best.  My answer?  Well, unless you get complimentary dental insurance through an employer, you may want to consider an alternative.  I call dental insurance a benefit, it does help cover some dental costs, though none of them cover everything.  But do you really understand whatContinue reading “Stuck at a Crossroad: Which Dental Insurance is Right For Me? Maybe…None”

Why Everyone Should Consider having a 3-D X-Ray

Can anyone argue that seeing the whole picture is critical in knowing what you’re up against? When it comes to your health, every year it is recommended having x-rays so the dentist and hygienist can look for any cavities and gum disease. While the yearly 2-D x-rays are very helpful, they miss a lot ofContinue reading “Why Everyone Should Consider having a 3-D X-Ray”

Laser Therapy

Periodontal disease is a growing epidemic in the adult population. A 2013 CDC report provided the following data related to prevalence of periodontitis in the U.S.: 47.2% of adults aged 30 years and older have some form of periodontal disease. Periodontal Disease increases with age, 70.1% of adults 65 years and older have periodontal disease. I haveContinue reading “Laser Therapy”

Dental Emergencies

I just created this document for an emergency preparedness fair and thought I would share: Dental Emergencies Dental First Aid Tooth Sensitivity Signs/symptioms: tooth is sensitive to cold tooth may be sensitive to sweets rubbing/scraping a fingernail on the side causes pain Treatment: put pea sized amount of sensitive toothpaste like Sensodyne on finger, rubContinue reading “Dental Emergencies”