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Grape Seed Extract

Grapes

Grape Seed Extract may make your fillings last longer and strengthen dentin.  The UIC College of Dentistry’s Restorative Department stated that where resin bonds to dentin is the weak point that causes restoration breakdown but that the proanthocyanidins round in grape seed oil can strengthen the collagen in dentin and provide stronger adhesion, hence, increasing […]

Natural compounds can fight bad breath and prevent cancer

Bad breath

Quercetin is one of the most abundant dietary flavonoids with an average daily consumption of 25–50 mgs.[12] Flavonoids like Quercetin can prevent inflammation and cancer.  Quercetin can temporarily control or reduce malodor. and may reduce plaque, caries, gingivitis, periodontal disease, oral mucosal ulceration or oral cancer. The etiology of malodor involves many factors such as […]

Dry Mouth

Medications

Are you taking anxiety meds? meds for depressions? using an inhaler?   Then your teeth could be at risk of deterioration. Healthy Saliva = Healthy You Saliva consists of mainly water but also contains electrolytes digestive enzymes, antimicrobial agents, buffering agents, and functional proteins that play an important role in maintaining health in so many […]

Cystic Fibrosis and Dental Health

Oral manifestations infographic

Cystic Fibrosis and Increased Risk for Cavities: Cystic Fibrosis is a lethal genetic disease in Caucasians with 1000 patients being diagnosed with CF in the U.S. each year. This condition affects dental health dramatically. The disease is caused by an autosomal recessive mutation to the cystic fibrosis transmembrane regularly (CFTR) gene. This gene defect disrupts […]

Did you know your mouth can help keep you cancer-free?

Periodontal Disease Could Increase Lung Cancer Risk: Accordingly to research published in the Journal of Periodontology, individuals with periodontal disease have 1.24-fold increase in lung cancer. The study evaluated 321,420 subjects. Alcohol consumption, smoking habits, and those diagnosed with diabetes were at a 1.36-fold increase in lung cancer. Women with periodontal disease are more likely […]

Vegan Bone Broth (see bone broth post from last year if you want our traditional bone broth recipe)

As promised for our Vegan Patients I wanted to get you my recipe for vegan bone broth in time for Fall. Bone broth is seeking popularity due to it’s nourishing and healing properties and it’s high mineral content for the body. I get asked every day by patients if they should start to incorporate bone […]

Saliva testing save lives!

Many serious illnesses such as cancer leave traces of their presence in a patient’s saliva. Salivary diagnostic testing services may allow us to diagnosis dangerous conditions earlier.   There is evidence that almost any illnesses with an inflammatory component, including cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases can be seen through a saliva sample “We have successfully […]

April Is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Girl in dental chair

Oral cancer kills one American every hour. Roughly 40% of new diagnosis are YOUNG, NON-SMOKERS — how can this be when oral cancer used to be a disease associated with 40+ year-old male smokers and tobacco users? It is because HPV exposure (which can be transmitted through saliva, skin contact or sex) is the cause […]

Black Pepper Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Black pepper

Warm your body and your mouth this winter by using a common cooking herb in your daily brushing and flossing routine. In the past, black pepper was used as currency and traded for gold. Why was black pepper so valuable then and now? Because it is fundamental to your oral and whole body health. What’s […]

Want to Avoid Bad Breath and Receding Gums? Head to your Herb Garden and WF!

Herbs

Gum diseases like pyorrhea and gingivitis are common in today’s society. They are usually progressive disorders affecting the gums and underlying bone structure. Gum diseases can be successfully treated with herbs. Symptoms of gum disease include red, swollen gums that bleed easily, loose or shifting teeth, receding gums, loss of teeth, changes in bite pattern, […]