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Blown Away By Airway

Did you know that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States has declared insufficient sleep as a ‘public health problem’? It’s true!  According to a recent CDC study, more than a third of American adults are not getting enough sleep on a regular basis. Poor sleep and insomnia don’t just…

cardiovascular disease

Why Are Heart Attacks and Strokes on the Rise in Young Adults?

After Luke Perry’s death from a massive stroke at age 52, many people asked how this could have happened. Wasn’t the “Beverly Hills, 90210” star too young for a stroke? And could this tragedy have been prevented? Perry joins a growing list of celebrities who have fallen victim to heart attacks or strokes before age…

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Rebranding Periodontal Disease

Consumer Buyers vs. Healthcare Buyers A key difference in motivation separates “consumer buyers” and “healthcare buyers.” Your practice’s marketing and communication strategies must incorporate both for long-term success. Your patient’s well-being is dependent on the effectiveness of a treatment, and treatment acceptance hinges on the implication and gravity of your message to them. This is…

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The Laser-Systemic Connection: A Physician’s Perspective

I was recently invited to give the keynote address at the upcoming annual meeting of the Academy of Laser dentistry. Why? Because this year’s theme is the “Laser Systemic Connection: Lighting the Way to a Healthier Mouth and Body”, and they thought I would be a good fit. Although flattered, I had to agree given…

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One size does not fit all – finding your personal nutritional plan

“Good fats are good for your body” – we hear and read this statement all the time. Walnuts, MTC oil, and extra-virgin olive oil are all shown to be great fats for a healthy nutrition plan. [1] But how do you know these fats are good for YOUR body? We hear a lot of times…

Soda, Sugar, and Chronic Disease

Sugar, Soda Pop, and its Impact on Chronic Disease

What Really Causes Heart Disease? In the article “World Renown Heart Surgeon Speaks Out on What Really Causes Heart Disease” [1] Dr. Dwight Lundell, a heart surgeon, is the past Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery at Banner Heart Hospital, Mesa, AZ. Dr Lundell left surgery to focus on the nutritional treatment of heart…

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Mouth Bacteria May Predict Child’s Obesity Risk

The kind of oral bacteria—even the good kind—in a two-year-old’s mouth may predict their weight gain, a new study reports. The findings suggest this understudied collection of microorganisms could serve as an early indicator for childhood obesity, according to the paper, which appears in Scientific Reports. “One in three children in the United States is overweight…

DNA analysis of Root Canal cavitations also indicated the benefit of using liposomal botanicals in the Dentalcidin™ oral care solution as an adjunct in treatment.

The Oral Microbiome: Mucosal Integrity and the Systemic Consequences of Oral Dysbiosis

“The healthy human mouth is one of the most heavily colonized parts of the body containing hundreds of different bacterial, viral, and fungal species.”[1] Under normal conditions, the oral microbiome exists in a symbiotic relationship with the host and offers beneficial effects to the host similar to the other areas of the body such as…

oral candidosis

Case Study: A Persistent Gingival White Lesion Treated with Acquolab

Introduction Candida is a major human fungal pathogen causing infectious conditions predominantly in the elderly and immunocompromised hosts. Although Candida resides as a member of the oral indigenous microbiota in symbiosis, some circumstances may cause microbial imbalance leading to dysbiosis and resultant in oral candidosis. The diagnosis of oral candidosis is essentially clinical and based…

HPV

Biofilms Trap HPV in Tonsil Pockets

Human papilloma virus (HPV), the culprit behind cervical cancer and some forms of head and neck cancer, may lurk in small pockets on the surface of tonsils in people not known to carry the virus, new research suggests. The finding could be pivotal for preventing oropharyngeal cancers that form on the tonsils and tongue. By…