Posts Categorized: Nutrition

Smile-Friendly Alternatives to Traditional Treats

Halloween is just around the corner, now, and that means you may soon be greeted by ghosts, goblins and a host of other kids in costumes. Before you head to the store to stock up on candy, though, why not consider smile-friendly treats, instead? The good news is that you don’t have to hand out… Read more »

Is Chocolate Really Good for Your Teeth?

Bitter-sweet is an interesting phrase, and one that chocolate embodies well. In its purest form, cocoa can have a bitter taste, yet chocolate is best known for its rich, sweet goodness. In fact, that sweetness is one of the reasons why chocolate is so-often demonized as bad for your teeth. However, despite its reputation, research… Read more »

How Eating the Right Foods Can Help Ease Your TMJ Pain

If you’ve been diagnosed with TMJ, you may wear an occlusal splint supplied by your dentist. While occlusal splints can help reposition the jaw so that the jaw muscles can relax, they may not be effective at relieving TMJ pain in the short term.  According to the TMJ Association, lifestyle changes, including diet modification, should… Read more »

Does Tooth Loss Increase Your Risk of Heart Disease?

Current research suggests that the number of Americans with no remaining natural teeth – approximately 9 million – is likely to remain stable. Unfortunately, that number still represents a sizable percentage of the U.S. population that can expect declining health and an increased risk for cardiovascular disorders like high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke… Read more »

Can Diet Alone Cure Tooth Decay?

In our enthusiastic pursuit of healthier and more holistic approaches to wellness, we sometimes proceed without knowing all the facts. A few high profile books and websites promoting dietary cures for tooth decay have recently gone viral, fueled by enthusiastic devotees on social media sites like Facebook and Pinterest. While curing your cavities at home… Read more »