Gum health is connected to your heart health.

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Inflammation is one element that connects the body with several conditions at the same time. Arthritis, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and gum disease are some of those connections. http://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/playing-with-the-fire-of-inflammation?dlv-ga-memberid=10866807&mid=10866807&ml=251440 When inflammation is acute, the body is working on the normal healing process. But, chronic inflammation is the body working against itself. Protect your health by talking […]

Triclosan in toothpaste

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The chemicals triclosan and triclocarban are on a list the FDA recently required be removed from hand and body soap. The thinking is based on a couple of  questions. First, are these antibacterial chemicals making a health difference? And, are we manufacturing a line of products that create resistant bacteria in people and our environment? […]

Why Floss?

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Floss will keep you healthy. As will a Waterpik or Showerflosser, Hydro Floss, Perio Aid and soft picks keep the places between your teeth in good shape. You have many options. The Surgeon General and Federal Government need new research stating a medical benefit for flossing, a  legal reason to place floss on a list […]

Broccoli has health-promoting qualities

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University of Illinois is researching broccoli to find the type with the highest antioxidant levels. This superfood reduces inflammation throughout the body. Cooked or raw you can lower your risk for coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, asthma, and several types of cancer. We need superfood antioxidants from our diet because we do not make […]

CDA Cares Ventura

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When you donate an old crown the value of that supports this clinic.  Volunteer dentist care for patients. https://youtu.be/I2YxS5Js99M

Tooth Ache?

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If a tooth wakes you in the middle of the night it is worth a phone call in the morning. If you are lucky it never returns but, maybe that tooth is calling for attention.  There are other pains you should never brush off… www.womansday.com/health-fitness/womens-health/advice/g1546/body-pain/

Charcoal as a tooth whitener?

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There is always something new and entertaining when it comes to cosmetic products. Teeth whitening is safe and effective when you use peroxide based rinses and gels. Opalescence teeth whitening has a long history of success. What will damage the tooth surface, eventually, is anything abrasive. If you are naturally curious, take a look at […]

Dry Mouth because of your breathing

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A good night sleep will enhance the body’s ability to repair at any age. The ability to breath through your nose during an entire night’s sleep is a big factor. The body receives more oxygen when breathing through the nose and dry mouth problems are reduced. If you want to look into a medical grade […]

Teeth Whitening

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Looking for a brighter smile now that it is Spring? We have a few options for you in our Opalescence product line. https://ultradentmarcom.smugmug.com/Opalescence/n-Jz33B3/i-jZb2f6k