July 16, 2015

Providing Patients With Healthier Dental Care Options

We are excited to share this guest post by Heather Carpenter of Adler Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Boulder, CO. Check out their website at http://www.adlerdentistry.com/.   Our dental practice is located in the small city of Boulder, Colorado, population just a little over 100,000 people. For those unfamiliar with Boulder, the city and surrounding area consistently […]

May 22, 2014

From Pregnancy to Menopause: How Hormones Affect Oral Health

From puberty to the first menstruation cycle, and from pregnancy to menopause, women go through significant hormonal changes during their lifetime. While some of these changes are expected and understood, many women may be surprised to learn just how much these same hormonal transitions can impact their gums, teeth, and overall oral health. Hormonal life […]

December 26, 2013

What Are the Risk Factors of Gum Disease?

Gum disease is an inflammatory condition marked by an excessive presence of harmful oral bacteria in the mouth. Although we tend to think that all bacteria are harmful, the majority are not. Of the 350 bacteria species present in the average healthy mouth, over 95% are either harmless or beneficial1. However, when the balance of […]

November 26, 2013

Flu, Cold & Disease Prevention: Is There An Oral Health Connection?

The flu and cold season generally arrives in sync with brisk winter weather. Getting a flu shot, washing your hands often, and avoiding those who are sick can help reduce the risk of illness, and while most people are aware of these common sense precautions, one of the most overlooked preventative measures is the practice […]

October 24, 2013

Medications that Affect Oral Health

During the past decade there has been a significant increase in the number of people taking prescription medications. A recent study by Mayo Clinic and Olmstead Medical Center researchers states that nearly 70% of Americans take at least one prescription drug regularly—and more than half of those take two prescription medications or more. Twenty percent […]

September 18, 2013

Top 10 Reasons To Use A Natural Mouthwash

Using a natural mouthwash in conjunction with regular brushing and flossing is a good way to reduce oral bacteria and maintain (or achieve) optimal oral health and hygiene. Also known as a mouth rinse, oral rinse or tonic, a natural alcohol-free mouthwash may be the right choice for you. Here are ten great reasons why: […]

August 26, 2013

Why Choosing a Natural Toothpaste Will Give You Something to Smile About

The market for natural products has skyrocketed over the past few years. In response to the demand for healthier foods, body care products and household cleaning products, grocery stores across the country now have aisles dedicated to organic and natural products. What’s driving the change? One important reason is the increase in public information regarding […]

July 11, 2013

What Is Your Bad Breath Trying to Tell You?

Morning breath commonly occurs because the mouth is exposed to less oxygen than normal during the night. Dry mouth results—especially in those who sleep with their mouths open. A thorough morning brushing will eliminate the problem, but if bad breath (also known as halitosis) persists throughout the day and lasts for an extended period of […]