Could Mouthwashes and Oral Rinses Help Protect Against Coronaviruses

Could Mouthwashes and Oral Rinses Help Protect Against Coronaviruses

by Thomas Soracco November 24, 2020

Could ordinary, everyday products help to inactivate and slow the transmission of human coronaviruses? Several scientific studies were carried out to research this possibility. And the results support the effectiveness of everyday rinses (including baby shampoo and over-the-counter mouthwashes) at lowering the transmission and spread of the human corona virus.

Bottom Line–A Healthy Mouth Helps Prevent Disease and Promotes Greater Overall Health!

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Common Mistakes Made When Brushing Your Teeth

Common Mistakes Made When Brushing Your Teeth

by Thomas Soracco September 04, 2020

It should be a pretty simple operation, just grab a pretty brush and start! But most people never learned the toothbrushing drill and make some common mistakes. These made not seem serious, after all it is just toothbrushing, but over time bad brushing can contribute to not only tooth decay but gum disease and recession as well.

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An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away… But How About the Dentist?

An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away… But How About the Dentist?

by Thomas Soracco August 26, 2020

Like many timeworn sayings, we often repeat these without really thinking about them. As kids, we all learned that apples=good health, but few of us, if any, ever investigated if that were true or not. Since our business and interests lie more with oral health, than overall health, let’s just say that the idea of eating more fresh fruits and veggies is generally a plus in terms of your health and well-being. But what about your oral health? Apples do contain quite a bit of natural sugars and even acids. How could they be good for your teeth?

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When Did People Start Brushing their Teeth? Or, if Cavemen Did Not Brush, Why Should I?

When Did People Start Brushing their Teeth? Or, if Cavemen Did Not Brush, Why Should I?

by Thomas Soracco August 12, 2020

It would seem logical that with all the care we give to our teeth today, that our ancestors should not have any teeth left at all. Right? So, it can seem perplexing that our ancient ancestors, talking cavemen here, rarely had any signs of tooth decay. The answer to this caveman riddle is simple, their diets were far simpler than ours and contained far fewer carbohydrates–with grains and sugars almost non-existent. 

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Why You Should Eat Slowly–Or What Is Bad About Eating Fast

Why You Should Eat Slowly–Or What Is Bad About Eating Fast

by Thomas Soracco July 27, 2020

The speed at which you eat can have a direct relationship not only on your overall health but clinical studies also relate fast eating to being overweight. That is right, numerous studies point to the fact that those that gulp down their food and don’t chew enough are far more likely to: consume more calories, derive less nutritional value from their food and gain weight more rapidly than slow-eaters.

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Is It Safe to Brush Your Teeth with Charcoal? Does Charcoal Toothpaste Actually Whiten Your Teeth?

Is It Safe to Brush Your Teeth with Charcoal? Does Charcoal Toothpaste Actually Whiten Your Teeth?

by Thomas Soracco July 09, 2020

The emergence of activated charcoal dental products is one of the latest fads to hit the teeth whitening field. And while activated charcoal is a proven product for the removal of toxins, can it really whiten your teeth? And is it even safe to use on your enamel. 

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Prebiotics and Probiotics: What Is the Difference?

Prebiotics and Probiotics: What Is the Difference?

by Thomas Soracco June 30, 2020

Probiotics? Prebiotics? What is the difference or are they really just the same thing. Are they both important to take? If you want a healthy gut, and a healthy body, then these are good things to understand.

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Probiotics, Healthy Bacteria, Your Gut and Diabetes

Probiotics, Healthy Bacteria, Your Gut and Diabetes

by Thomas Soracco June 13, 2020

Diabetes could be defined as a metabolic problem. The body cannot metabolize sugars and is resistant to insulin. A healthy metabolism is closely linked to a healthy balance of bacteria in the gut, and throughout the body. And so, science is studying the effect and relationship between the two. Bringing one to the question, can probiotics and improving your gut health also help with diabetes?

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Healthy Bacteria Are a Part of You and Are Your Partner in Life

Healthy Bacteria Are a Part of You and Are Your Partner in Life

by Thomas Soracco May 31, 2020

Bacteria play a key role as players and partners in your life. Seeing to their care and well being is just as important as taking care of your own health–if for no other reason that they are a part of you and your life.

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Oral Microbiome Research and a Word on Oral Health and Expectant Mothers

Oral Microbiome Research and a Word on Oral Health and Expectant Mothers

by Thomas Soracco May 15, 2020

The world of research and understanding of the oral microbiome is rapidly advancing, almost revolutionizing our view of oral health and overall health in general. And discover some interesting information about how an expectant mother's oral health can impact her child, even in the fetus!

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Bad Breath–It's Bacterial (But is it too much or the wrong kinds?)

Bad Breath–It's Bacterial (But is it too much or the wrong kinds?)

by Thomas Soracco April 28, 2020

Bad breath (or as dentists like to call it “oral malodor”) is one of the top three complaints that dentists hear from their patients. Oral malodor ranks right up there with gum disease and tooth decay as an unwanted condition. But is it the AMOUNT of bacteria in your mouth? Or the wrong kind of bacteria in your mouth?

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Are E-Cigarettes and Vaping Bad for Your Mouth and Oral Health?

Are E-Cigarettes and Vaping Bad for Your Mouth and Oral Health?

by Thomas Soracco April 01, 2020

Although companies might lead you to think that vaping and electronic cigarettes are a safe choice, a recent study by the NY University College of Dentistry explores the dangers to your oral bacteria and health.

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