Posts From May, 2013

A Good Laugh

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 […]


Herbal Calm for Cold Sores

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).


What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root, made of titanium metal. It is placed in your jaw by the dentist to hold a replacement crown or bridge, and is a permanent fixture that has outstanding long-term success. Why not just leave the space where there is a missing tooth? When a space is left […]


Tips for Fresher Breath

Did you know, that bacteria grows in your mouth?  Yuk!  But it’s true.  Bacteria is a main cause for bad breath.  Fluoride kills some bacteria, so be sure you’re using a toothpaste or mouth wash that contains fluoride.  A toothpaste that boasts it contains mouthwash isn’t going to give you cleaner teeth, but it will […]


Watch Your Tongue

An article in Shape Magazine noted that tongue cancer has risen 111% in Caucasian women younger than 44.  The cause for the increase in cases is a mystery.  During your dental checkup, we conduct a visual examination for oral cancer on the tongue and soft tissues of the mouth.  Between your dental visits, be on […]


Tips on Reading Lips

Allure magazine says that while the old adage notes the eyes are the window of the soul, you can tell far more from a smile.  Marianne LaFrance, professor at Yale and author of Lip Services: Smiles in Life, Death, Trust, Lies, Work, Memory, Sex and Politics gives tips on how to read lips.  Want to know […]


Smile Whitening

Common foods and drinks, such as coffee, red wine, berries, and tomato sauce, will stain your teeth.  Over time, your teeth loose their brightness and you see a yellowish tinge to your smile.  As you age, daily wear and tear creates etchings on the tooth surface which make teeth more susceptible to stains than you […]


Teeth Retirement?!

It is difficult to turn on the TV or open a magazine these days without seeing some reference or advertisement to financial planning for retirement. That’s because of the vast number of people nearing retirement. In fact, Pew Research estimates that 6,200 baby boomers will retire each day for the next nineteen years! Wow! Those […]


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