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Is Juice Good for Your Teeth?

The Washington Post recently ran an Op-Ed by diabetes specialists on the health dangers of fruit juice, which stand in marked contrast to the perception that juice is healthy. The authors did a good job of running down many of the risks related to fruit juice in terms of weight gain, insulin surges, and more. [...]

How an Unhealthy Mouth Can Lead to Weight Gain

You might blame your weight gain on what you’re putting in your mouth, but the truth might be that it’s your mouth that’s the problem. It’s an illustration of the complex, reciprocal relationship between oral health and your overall health. From encouraging unhealthy behaviors to directly triggering weight gain, an unhealthy mouth can contribute [...]

Why Top Athletes Can Have Bad Teeth

A new study confirms that top athletes in Great Britain have bad teeth. Although the study looks exclusively at athletes from the UK, its results are much more broadly applicable than that--many top athletes are plagued by dental problems. Understanding why competing as an elite athlete damages teeth helps show why a Holistic Dentistry

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Smarter Living Guide Helps Us Learn to Live without Sugar

We’ve all been the victims of a conspiracy. That conspiracy by the sugar industry was designed to make us think that fat was the problem in our diet. For more than 50 years, they influenced nutrition research, pointing to fat as the reason for the rising obesity epidemic. All the while, added sugar levels in [...]

Good News for Teeth: Sugary Drink Consumption Continues to Decline

In holistic dentistry, we know that taking care of your teeth is more than just oral hygiene and making regular dental visits. It’s about adopting a lifestyle that is healthy for your teeth and your body. And one of the best places to start with that is by changing your diet. Changing [...]