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Cold and Flu

More Than a Flu Shot and Chicken Soup: The Dental Team’s Role in Bulletproofing Against Upper Respiratory Infections, Colds and Flu

It’s “back to school” time and cold and flu season is just around the corner.  Now is the time to prepare!  Our patients may not know it, but we as dental professionals play a vital role in the prevention of seasonal illnesses during the winter months. [1] We all know people who seem healthy until…

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Communicating the Overall Wellness Message in the Dental Operatory: An Opportunity for Healthier Patients

There is a new opportunity in every restorative dental practice revolving around periodontal medicine and overall wellness. As vascular disease continues to be redefined as an inflammatory disease, and not a cholesterol disease, reducing total body inflammation is a goal of treatment. Research is clear that periodontal pathogens influence many processes that contribute to vascular…

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The Prevention and Treatment of Neural Arterial Gingival Simplex

Abstract Neural Arterial Gingival Simplex is a common systemic disease linked to an invasive periodontal pathogen, Porphyromonas gingivalis as the key initiator. Instead of considering separate pathologic conditions as separate diseases, the health community should view this disease as a single entity, to diagnose and treat accordingly. We discuss the evidence for this hypothesis and…

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Finding the root cause of disease – it’s all connected

The mouth is, was and forever will be is part of the body. The old model in traditional medicine of treating symptoms and body parts in isolation, is flawed. Pioneers in functional medicine like Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Mike Roisen, Dr. Axe, Dr. Fuhrman, Dr. Amy Doneen, Dr. Brad Bale, and a host of others are…

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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…