The November 2013 issue of REAL SIMPLE magazine notes the top rated mouthwashes according to a test of over 30 brands. Here's what they found: 1) Best Whitening - REMBRANDT DEEPLY WHITE - Tooth-brightening peroxide helps the liquid penetrate the enamel so it tackles discoloration both on and beneath the surface. Leaves breath minty fresh, [...]
24% of adults have untreated cavities today. These tiny holes in the tooth surface start out often with no symptoms. But with regular checkups, these areas of bacterial decay can be treated quickly and inexpensively, before the cavity hurts. Once the cavity gets larger and deeper, affecting deeper layers of the tooth structure, you are [...]
Shiitake Mushroom Chicken with Millet (Recipe by Karen D. Krchma) Coconut oil is suggested for sautéing because it has a high smoke point and the heat from cooking does not easily damage the oil. Coconut oil has been shown to have many health related benefits; one of them is an antibacterial effect. The medium chain [...]
Strawberry-Lemon Sorbet (Recipe by Karen D. Krchma) Strawberries are a perfect way to end a meal. Here is a healthy way to reduce sugar desserts and still have fun! Strawberries are great tooth “scrubbers” and high in fiber, a definite health plus. Lemon assists with pH balance in the body. Stevia is a natural sweetener and does [...]
Did you know? Tooth decay - cavities - rank in the highest of chronic medical conditions. Only colds are more common.
A brief article in the June 2011 issue of "Redbook Magazine" discussed radiation and when to be concerned. "Radiation is all around us. When should you worry? The  nuclear crisis in Japan sparked not only debate about the safety of power plants but also fear over radiation we encounter every day. But Henry Royal, [...]
Your nighttime routine can obliterate morning breath! The September issue of "Cosmopolitan" Magazine has a great recommendation to alter your dental hygiene routine at home before bedtime and you can eliminate that pesky morning breath. "BRUSH...for two minutes (30 seconds on each quadrant) to remove surface debris. FLOSS...to dislodge hidden food and plaque - a [...]
Dental implants are the best option for patients who have severely cracked or missing teeth. Performed in single or multitooth restorations, implants are a permanent option for those who might otherwise need something like dentures. For decades, titanium implants were the only choice, but the new zirconia implants offer several benefits, including a holistic one, [...]
New findings from Loma Linda University of California supports the evidence that laughter triggers healthful phsyiological responses similar to those produced by exercise. Research subjects who watched funny videos experienced positive changes in blood pressure. Study author Lee Berk suggests spending time each day with people, videos, or blogs that crack you up. "A joke [...]
Shape Magazine noted that German researchers found that a topical ointment containing the herb lemon balm was found to reduce redness and swelling of cold sores within only 2 days. Try Cold Sore Relief by Enzymatic Therapy ($11 at www.phytostore.com).