Gum Disease Misconceptions

Gum disease is a very common condition. At least half of American adults have some degree of gum disease. Unfortunately, the frequency of the condition doesn’t mean that understanding the disease is common knowledge. Instead, many people have misconceptions about the disease, misconceptions that can lead to very serious consequences. Here are some of Read More

Early Death for Those with Gum Disease, Lost Teeth

There are many great things in life, and we all want to have time to enjoy them. Well, it turns out that one of the smartest things you can do to try to give yourself that time is to take care of your teeth. That’s because a new study highlights the link between gum disease, Read More

People With Most Risk Least Likely to Make Dental Implant Appointments

Dental implants are the healthiest tooth replacement option, they look and function like natural teeth, and they only require the same maintenance as your natural teeth. Just brush, floss, and make your regular dental visits. If you do that, your dental implants can last a lifetime. Unfortunately, even though people invest Read More

Health Impacts of Long-Term Marijuana Use

In California, the partial legalization of medical marijuana has been seen as a victory for holistic medicine, allowing people more access to what is seen by many as a natural remedy and an alternative to pharmaceutical drugs. However, others are concerned about the long-term health effects, and as holistic dentists we are concerned about the Read More

Are Powered Toothbrushes Damaging Teeth?

Brushing is key to preventing tooth decay and protecting your teeth from gingivitis. Many people, especially those with arthritis, opt for powered toothbrushes instead of manual. Most people find that the extra rotations that come from a powered toothbrush are great for cleaning their teeth. However, recently there has been an upswing in Read More

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