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

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, bad breath, and hot and cold sensitivity. Causes of gum disease include plaque and tarter build-up, nutritional deficiencies,systemic illnesses, allergies, lack of fresh food, too much meat, refined food or sugar in the diet, and poor brushing and flossing habits. The best way to insure healthy gums is an improved diet. Eating lots of fresh, crunchy foods like celery, apples, cereal, seeds, and green salads can improve gum health. Always chew food well and avoid acid forming foods like tomatoes, soft drinks, and refined foods when brushing is inconvenient. Another way to keep the mouth [...]

By | December 16th, 2015|Categories: Family Dentist, Healthy Teeth|0 Comments

Bone Broth Builds Healthy Teeth

It's that time of year for comfort foods and healthy eating. Nourish your teeth and soul with these easy bone/vegan broth recipes: Traditional Bone Broth Recipe 4 pounds of beef marrow, knuckle bones, bits of leftover beef, or 2 chicken feet 3 pounds meaty rib or neck bones 4 or more quarts cold water 1/4 cup vinegar (apple cider is our favorite) 3 onions, coarsely chopped (or your bag of collected frozen onion parts) 3 carrots coarsely chopped (I omit this sometimes) 3 celery sticks, coarsely chopped (I omit this if I don’t have celery) Sea salt (optional)only after broth is completed, add 2-3 garlic cloves 2 hours before completion and parsley if desired. Preparation: Place all of your bones that have meaty bits on them on a large cookie sheet (with sides) or roasting pan and brown in the oven at 350 degrees until well-browned (30-60 minutes usually). Meanwhile, [...]

By | November 21st, 2015|Categories: Healthy Teeth|Tags: , |1 Comment

Beating Cavities and Remineralizing Teeth

Every day in our office we see patients with cavities and demineralized tooth structure and we get asked the same question: I brush my teeth how can I be getting cavities? What causes them? Some Common Causes of Cavities Demineralize means to deprive mineral content from teeth and bones. The repeated cycles of acid attacks cause the enamel to continue to lose minerals. If a tooth is exposed to acid frequently if you eat or drink foods or drinks containing sugar and starches If you have acid reflux If you drink juices/sports drinks/energy drinks, etc A white spot may appear where minerals have been lost. This is a sign of early decay. Tooth decay can be stopped or reversed at this point. Enamel can repair itself by using minerals from saliva and one can strengthen the inside of the tooth and repair mechanisms through diet. Here's the type of diet [...]

By | November 21st, 2015|Categories: Healthy Teeth|Tags: , |0 Comments

Home Remedies to Stop Tooth Pain

Get Salty! Salt n Pepper paste is amazing. It is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and an analgesic. I prefer “RealSalt” or a Himalyan Salt because they are full of minerals help to remineralize teeth and beat cavities. Grind black pepper and make a 50/50 mix of pepper and salt and apply it to the painful or sensitive tooth and let it sit. Repeat every hour, if pain does not subside try crushing garlic cloves and adding it to the paste. Get Oily! Clove oil will numb the pain and Helicrysium and Frankincense Oil will work on helping to get rid of bacteria and infection. Give your oil addition antiseptic properties by adding real vanilla in with these oils. 1 drop of the oil mixture should be placed on affected area every 10 minutes until pain subsides up to 6 applications. Get Weepy! Stop crying from the tooth pain and start Crying from [...]

By | November 10th, 2015|Categories: Healthy Teeth|Tags: , |0 Comments

Healthy Breakfast Ideas and Your Smile

Healthy Breakfast Ideas, Breakfast Choices to Avoid, and How They Affect Your Smile It's no secret that a healthy breakfast can make for a healthier body. The John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health says that a healthy breakfast provides you with the energy and nutrients that lead to increased concentration and a healthier body weight. A nutritious breakfast can also decrease the likelihood of a mid-morning slump. Evidence shows that healthy breakfast choices can lead to improved dental health too! Here are some tips, foods to avoid and healthy breakfast ideas to help support your body's overall health and give you a healthier smile too! Don't Damage Your Smile with Popular Breakfast Choices You wouldn't eat candy for breakfast, right? Popular breakfast cereals and pastries are often full of sugar. If you're eating these regularly, then you actually are basically eating candy for breakfast. If you're not brushing and [...]

By | July 31st, 2013|Categories: Healthy Teeth|Tags: , , , |0 Comments