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 […]

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 […]

What Is Xylitol?

Xylitol is a sweetener that occurs in nature. It’s a sugar alcohol that can be found in fruits, vegetables and even mushrooms. Xylitol is commonly used as a sugar substitute. But it’s not like the “sugar-free” substitutes found in most chewing gums, candies and mints. The sugar-free choices you find in the super market tend […]