Why should drinking soda terrify you?
No doubt, the best way to keep your body hydrated is drinking pure water. H2O is the foundation of life as we know it. The human body is about 60% ...
Why does your pet’s (or partner’s) microbiome matter more than you thought?
Have you ever kissed someone? Have you ever shared a straw, a water bottle, a cigarette, a spoon or any surfaces that were in contact with someone ...
Bad breath (halitosis) and the oral microbiome
Halitosis, also known as ‘bad breath’ or oral malodor is a common problem affecting around 25-45% of the general population. Bad breath is the thir...
Is flossing really that good?
How is that flossing is always emphasized by dentists and yet not practiced widely enough? The thing is, it really works. The return on investment ...
Oral benefits of fasting
When I did my first 5-day water-only fasting, I noticed some surprising immediate side effects. My teeth felt much cleaner. I found myself brushing...
Is antimicrobial mouthwash safe long term?
The oral cavity is the home of about 700+ different microbial species. Among those, a handful that is potentially pathogen plays a role in disease....
Drinking tea for oral health
Drinking green tea regularly seems to help to prevent the most common oral diseases, dental caries (cavities), periodontal disease (gum disease) and halitosis (bad breath).
Dental probiotics for teeth, gums, and throat health
The mouth provides shelter for about 700-1000 different microorganisms. Collectively, all their genetic information is called the oral microbiome. ...
Habits for Oral Health
Humans are creatures of habit. We’re what we repeatedly do. What we do and avoid on a regular basis makes up our lives. These fundamental patterns ...
Diet for Oral Health
To sum up the relationship between diet and oral well being, Michael Pollan’s words are excellent: "Eat food, not too much, mostly plants."
What Can Be Done for Oral Health?
Like in most areas in life, there are factors in and out of our direct control in terms of oral health. It’s worth discussing both parts broadly an...
Oral Microbiome - Oral Diseases Axis
Two extremely common chronic diseases are dental caries (cavities) and periodontal disease (gum disease). Both of these conditions are considered m...
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