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Blueberry Extract Could Fight Gum Disease

Dr. Phillips is keen on whole health dentistry. Recently there was an article related to blueberry extract and its benefit in fighting gum disease. Gum disease is a common condition among adults that occurs when bacteria form biofilms or plaques on teeth, and...

Nail Biting and Your Teeth

Nail biting, or onychophagia, is a relatively common habit that affects people of all ages. There are many theories as to why people bite their nails, but most agree that it often stems from stress or may be an activity that’s picked up as a child. Estimates suggest...

Dental Concerns for Senior Adults

Just 60 years ago, it was an assumption that as we age we would lose our natural teeth. But, that’s not the case for today’s older adults who are keeping their natural teeth longer than ever before. A healthy mouth and teeth help you look good, eat delicious and...

Pregnancy Affects Your Oral Health

Following a consistent oral health care routine is especially important for pregnant women for several reasons. Pregnancy changes the hormones in the body that put pregnant women at increased risk for periodontal disease, which is the most severe form of gum disease....

Smiling Boosts Your Immune System

It’s true. Smiling boosts your immune system and other fun facts about smiling… 1. Forcing yourself to smile can boost your mood: Psychologists have found that even if you’re in bad mood, you can instantly lift your spirits by forcing yourself to smile. 2. It boosts...

Your Diet and Your Teeth

To prevent cavities and maintain good oral health, your diet — what you eat and how often you eat — are important factors. Changes in your mouth start the minute you eat certain foods. You need lots of calcium for healthy teeth and gums. Low-fat dairy...