adrenal fatigue

Ten steps to reverse adrenal fatigue

Exactly 80 years ago, Dr Hans Selye, a budding Hungarian medical graduate, was credited for bringing the word “stress” into our vocabulary. His defining discovery was that any form of toxic insult on our body, be it foreign chemicals, physical trauma or emotional upset produced very similar and reproducible effects on our body that he termed the “General Adaptation Syndrome” …

Oral disease: When the toothbrush is not the answer

As dentists, we understand the importance of good oral hygiene to prevent oral disease. Meticulous tooth-brushing, flossing and gargling with an antiseptic mouthwash are the bedrock of preventive dental care. I have often wondered why some patients, despite their impeccable oral hygiene, continued to have rotting teeth, bleeding gums and bone loss. This blog will discuss other, lesser-known causes of …

How to sleep like a baby: Part 1

Do you have a hard time getting a good night’s sleep? With one-third of our lifetime spent with our eyes shut, why do we lose our ability to “sleep like a baby” in our adult years? We will discuss the first 5 of 10 powerful (and drug-free) methods that can potentially offer significant improvements for your sleep quality. From an …

Oral Hygiene – Bedtime Routine

Oral Hygiene – Bedtime Routine

Everyone has their own unique bed time rituals. Some people like to check their social media accounts while others pay attention to their hygienic habits before jumping off to bed. Taking a shower or applying some anti-aging skin treatments are popular to some. However, one thing most people commonly forget to do before retiring at night is brushing their teeth. …

Bruxism - Excessive Teeth Grinding

Bruxism – Excessive Teeth Grinding

People sometimes grind their teeth without any symptoms or problems. However, regular and persistent teeth grinding can cause jaw pain, discomfort and even damage your teeth. This excessive teeth grinding is the main sign of having the condition called bruxism. Getting to Know Bruxism People can clench and grind without being aware of it. It can happen to individual affected …

Protect Your Heart with Healthy Teeth and Gums

You feel better when your teeth are healthy. No one wants to go through their days with toothaches and swollen gums. Your teeth say a lot about you, and recent studies show that missing teeth and gum disease increases your risk of heart disease. Read on to learn how improving the health of your teeth and gums makes you a …

Protecting Your Oral Health From Tobacco Use

There is no denying that tobacco smoke can cause a lot of health issues, not to mention that it poses grave health risk not only to you but to those around you. Did you also know that tobacco use also has consequences towards your oral health? While every smoker is aware that tobacco smoke can cause serious health issues overall, …

High sugar diet

What your Sweet Tooth tells me about you!

Have you ever craved chocolate, coffee, donuts, protein milk shakes or cake slices? The high sugar levels common in all of these, may have led you to smugly tell others: “Look: I just have sweet tooth!”. By trivializing the “simple choice of sugar” in our diet, we neglect the fact that our bodies may, in fact, be craving or “addicted” …

halitosis

Halitosis: Know Its Cause & Learn How to Treat It

In many respects, it is the oral health condition that no one wants to talk about face-to-face. For millions of Australians and hundreds of millions of people around the world, halitosis is a very real condition that has a negative effect on personal confidence and self-consciousness. In much the same way that having bad teeth do. Known more commonly as …

The Wonders of Holistic Dentistry

The Wonders of Holistic Dentistry

Whole-body dentists understand that the entire body is made up of interrelated systems. This means that oral problems can impact the overall health of the body. Similarly, other physical problems may present themselves as dental issues. The practice of holistic dentistry aims to treat the symptoms and the underlying issues and does it in a natural and non-invasive way. How …