Why Your Snoring Isn’t as Innocent as You Believe
If the sonorous chorus of a loved one’s snoring has you at your wit’s end, rather than burying your face in your pillow and lambasting them in the morning for their motorcycle muffler cacophony, you may wish to suggest they see the doctor instead. Frequent snoring, particularly when punctuated by moments of “interrupted” snoring, can [...]
What’s Up with All that Poking at My Gums During a Cleaning Visit?
Have you ever wondered why your dentist or hygienist starts rattling off a series of numbers in the middle of your cleaning? 2, 2, 3, 2, 4, 5! What's going on there? What your dentist or hygienist is doing is checking the depth of gum tissue pockets that surround your tooth. It's a proactive way [...]
Can a Meat-Free Diet Be Bad For Your Teeth
In America, we're blessed with a wonderful selection of food to fuel our bodies. Crops are plentiful, and what doesn't grow here arrives via ship or air, creating food lifestyle choices not possible a generation ago. So, if you're more of a fruit and vegetables person, and are either a vegan or vegetarian – or [...]
What is Oil Pulling, and is it Good for Your Mouth?
If you’re a fan of natural health remedies and always aim to keep your mouth in tip-top-shape, you may have heard about a centuries-old tradition from India referred to as oil pulling. The process is simple and is believed to rid the mouth of many different types of bacteria that contribute to bad breath, cavities [...]
The Link Between Gum Disease and Your Heart: Fact or Fiction?
For years we've heard how the plaque we allow to develop in our mouths has a habit of traveling to other parts of our bodies and collecting there as well - namely in the arteries and vessels of our hearts and brains. We learned that oral plaque is linked to all sorts of diseases from [...]
10 Ways You Unwittingly Destroy Your Own Teeth
“Take care of your teeth,” they say, “and they’ll last a lifetime.” And, while we tend to know that “taking care of our teeth” entails brushing, flossing, eating well, and going to the dentist, we tend to ignore a lot of this wisdom. So, here are the top ten things (in no particular order) you [...]