5 Things You Can Do Now If You Are Experiencing Orofacial or Jaw Pain

By Dr. Kelsea Flannery The joints and musculature of the face and jaw are some of the most complex in any area of the body. According to studies done at Harvard Dental, up to 30-40 percent of Americans have some sort of orofacial pain. Jaw pain can be of varying intensity. Pain can be felt in your head, ears, teeth,... read more »

Is YEAST Sabotaging Your Health?

Please join Quay L. Holland, Yeast Imbalance Strategist as she educates you on the effects yeast can have on your overall health and well-being. Quay has 15 years of experience in the fitness and wellness industry. She brings a vast amount of knowledge to this subject as she once was silently suffering from the effects of having this autoimmune disorder.... read more »

Grape Seed Extract

Grape Seed Extract may make your fillings last longer and strengthen dentin.  The UIC College of Dentistry’s Restorative Department stated that where resin bonds to dentin is the weak point that causes restoration breakdown but that the proanthocyanidins round in grape seed oil can strengthen the collagen in dentin and provide stronger adhesion, hence, increasing the life of the restoration

Natural compounds can fight bad breath and prevent cancer

Quercetin is one of the most abundant dietary flavonoids with an average daily consumption of 25–50 mgs. Flavonoids like Quercetin can prevent inflammation and cancer.  Quercetin can temporarily control or reduce malodor. and may reduce plaque, caries, gingivitis, periodontal disease, oral mucosal ulceration or oral cancer. The etiology of malodor involves many factors such as gingivitis, periodontitis, nasal inflammation, chronic... read more »

Dry Mouth

Are you taking anxiety meds? meds for depressions? using an inhaler?   Then your teeth could be at risk of deterioration. Healthy Saliva = Healthy You Saliva consists of mainly water but also contains electrolytes digestive enzymes, antimicrobial agents, buffering agents, and functional proteins that play an important role in maintaining health in so many ways: -initiates digestion -buffering pH... read more »

Cystic Fibrosis and Dental Health

Cystic Fibrosis and Increased Risk for Cavities: Cystic Fibrosis is a lethal genetic disease in Caucasians with 1000 patients being diagnosed with CF in the U.S. each year. This condition affects dental health dramatically. The disease is caused by an autosomal recessive mutation to the cystic fibrosis transmembrane regularly (CFTR) gene. This gene defect disrupts sodium and chloride ion movement... read more »

Did you know your mouth can help keep you cancer-free?

Periodontal Disease Could Increase Lung Cancer Risk: Accordingly to research published in the Journal of Periodontology, individuals with periodontal disease have 1.24-fold increase in lung cancer. The study evaluated 321,420 subjects. Alcohol consumption, smoking habits, and those diagnosed with diabetes were at a 1.36-fold increase in lung cancer. Women with periodontal disease are more likely then men to develop lung... read more »

Saliva testing save lives!

Many serious illnesses such as cancer leave traces of their presence in a patient's saliva. Salivary diagnostic testing services may allow us to diagnosis dangerous conditions earlier.   There is evidence that almost any illnesses with an inflammatory component, including cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases can be seen through a saliva sample "We have successfully linked the secretion of substances... read more »

April Is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Oral cancer kills one American every hour. Roughly 40% of new diagnosis are YOUNG, NON-SMOKERS --- how can this be when oral cancer used to be a disease associated with 40+ year-old male smokers and tobacco users? It is because HPV exposure (which can be transmitted through saliva, skin contact or sex) is the cause of a 15x increase in... read more »