Chances are that you probably learned most of your oral health practices at home from your parents or your siblings. Perhaps you picked up a few at school, from friends or even from surfing the web or social media.
Nothing wrong with it, but we have all learned by now that just because it is on the internet does not mean it is true! So, to help you get your dental and oral care facts straight, here are some common are oral health care myths and misconceptions:
Probiotics has become quite a “buzzword” these days. There certainly are tons of claims, from preventing diarrhea to promoting cardiovascular health and even boosting your immune system as a whole. It has been over a century since probiotics were first “discovered” and it would seem that the science has held up.
Assuming that probiotics can do a body good, a very important question remains–is it better to get your probiotics from real food sources or from probiotic supplements?
A healthy breakfast can be the most important meal of the day. The word literally means to break a fast (not eating all night) and so even those of us that are intermittent fasters can consider that first meal of the day “breakfast” even if it is at one in the afternoon! Here are some probiotic boosting ideas...
Probiotics are likely one of the most potentially misunderstood dietary supplements out there at the moment. Chances are that you’ve heard of the benefits of taking them. But what about the downsides? Are there any potential risks in taking probiotics? Find out more...
“Well, OK Doc, I guess we just have to pull ‘em all out and go with false teeth then… “
These words came out of the mouth of a young man in his early 20’s. This case really shook my world as a dentist.
After time spent living, working and practicing as a dentist in the somewhat rural area of West Texas, I was used to having to replace bad teeth with bridges or full-sets of false teeth in the older population set. But this was a young man that should be in the absolute prime of his life.
Unfortunately, there wasn’t much that traditional dentistry could offer him but to pull all of his teeth and have him spend the rest of his life with the discomfort and setbacks of false teeth.