Charcoal Toothpaste: It Doesn’t Live Up to the Hype

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We’ve had dental patients asking our opinion about charcoal toothpaste. While the concept of charcoal as a teeth cleaner sounds really great – “natural” ingredients and so forth – the truth is that the products are inconsistent, they can have some serious drawbacks, and there are better choices. For a good article on the topic, … Continue Reading »

Avoid & Reverse Cognitive Decline

Avoid & Reverse Cognitive Decline “Alzheimer’s disease can be prevented, and in many cases its associated cognitive decline can be reversed.” ― Dale Bredesen, MD, The End of Alzheimer’s: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline What is dementia? Mild decline in memory is normal as we age, for example, forgetting someone’s name or where … Continue Reading »

Optimal Oral Health Is Key to Greater Immunity

“When the mouth is healthy, the oral immune system is healthy which contributes to the entire body’s immunity to disease,” says Dr. Isaac Comfortes of Encino, California. “What we do in dentistry is essential to whole body wellness. Postponement of regular hygiene visits and exams and postponement of treatment for gum inflammation, dental caries, and … Continue Reading »