Cook Your Vegetables

Most vegetable are best eaten cooked. Raw vegetables are hard to digest. Also there are natural pesticides on the surface tot the plant from bugs. These pesticides are anti-nutritive and block your bodies absorption of essential vitamins. Cooking the veggies breaks the chemical pesticide. Also spinach should never be eaten uncooked as it blocks your body’s absorption of iron.
Broccoli cauliflower and cabbage especially must be cooked to remove a goitogen chemical from these veggies. A goitrogen attacks your thyroid function.
Veggies should always be eaten with oils like butter so your body can absorb the vitamins in the veggies. Salads eaten with zero fat dressing are void of any vitamins because your body needs the fat to absorb the vitamins in the salad.

A healthy Diet Means a Healthy Mouth

The Naughty Dentist
Oral health and systemic health are related. You cannot be healthy and have poor oral health. The evidence is overwhelming that poor oral health is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes, pancreatic cancer, erectile function, dementia and head and neck cancer.
Early treatment of many dental problems can improve your overall health and a healthy mouth makes eating healthy foods possible.
Because most dental diseases are preventable and related to diet, I want to discuss how diet choices can improve your oral and general health.
Some may consider my diet recommendations “naughty” and that is why I call myself the “Naughty Dentist”
First, let’s discuss some bad food choices:
–Sugar and simple carbohydrates have long been known to cause tooth decay. These foods also inflame gum tissue and lead to poor health. Soda pop, in general, is hard on your teeth and bones. Many young girls have osteoporosis similar to 85 year old women because of the acid consumed in soda.
–Grains, including cereal, are promoted as a health food, when in fact, grains block absorption of minerals, raise blood sugar levels and cause arthritis. Cereal was “invented” by Kellogg as a food designed to lower libido. Kellogg was a vegetarian and Seventh Day Adventist that considered sex a sin.
–Bad oils include hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils, like margarine and some cooking oils. Avoid polyunsaturated oils but eat more naturally saturated oils like organic coconut oil, butter and olive oil. Eat more saturated animal fats, which are heart healthy. Canola oil is promoted as a healthyoil, but should be avoided because it is processed and hydrogenated (it was originally engineered to use as a lubricator for machinery.)
–Aspartame (NutraSweet) can turn into methanol or embalming fluid in your system. NutraSweet can also disrupt the electrical system of your heart.
–Bromate found in soda and baked goods attacks the thyroid gland.
– Avoid all soy products, which are loaded with estrogen (not good for men and some women prone to breast cancer.) Soy blocks absorption of many minerals including calcium, and contains “hemogluten” which makes your blood sticky.
–High fructose corn sweetener (HFCS) is found in many processed foods. It raises blood sugar and triglycerides, a risk factor of CVD.
Eat more of these foods for better oral and general health:
–Animal protein: Is the best source of all essential amino acids needed for health and in the correct proportions. Animal protein is rich in B vitamins, phosphorous, magnesium and selenium and is vital for organ and muscle repair. Animal protein is a rich source of Co Q 10, an enzyme essential for heart and gum health and normal blood pressure. Meat also lowers your blood levels of homocystine, another huge risk factor for CVD. Eggs are a rich source of healthy essential fatty acids necessary for heart health.
–Dairy: Raw dairy is a rich source of conjugated linoleic acid for heart health, and butter and cheese are a rich source of vitamin K2. K2 is only found in animal products and is essential to joint health and clearing arteries of calcium deposits.
–Saturated animal fat is essential to many vital systems and is the preferred fuel for your heart. This fat has no effect on blood sugar or triglycerides, two huge risk factors for CVD. Animal fat is also necessary for cholesterol. Cholesterol is essential for good health and brain function along with the production of hormones. Too low a level of cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease and dementia. The over use of statin drugs to reduce cholesterol is responsible for an epidemic of heart failure, dementia and diabetes. Low levels of vital cholesterol can cause depression and lower libido
–Lacto-fermented foods, such as sauerkraut, beets and pickles, are essential for a healthy population of mouth and gut flora. These good bacteria also produce nitric oxide which regulates blood pressure and produce many B vitamins for health.
–Cooked vegetables are always healthier because they are easier to digest. Raw spinach can block the absorption of iron. Cruciferous vegetables should be cooked to remove a chemical that can slow thyroid function.
–Sunshine is necessary for the production of Vitamin D and nitric oxide vital to blood pressure. Low levels of vitamin D are linked to increase CVD, cancer, gum disease and diabetes.
–Never use mouth wash because the chemicals will kill healthy bacteria in your mouth and your gut as you always swallow some of the mouth wash. Some of the bacteria you kill are vital gut bacteria that produce nitric oxide which is necessary for normal blood pressure and erectile function.

The Naughty Dentist
Oral health and systemic health are related. You cannot be healthy and have poor oral health. The evidence is overwhelming that poor oral health is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes, pancreatic cancer, erectile function, dementia and head and neck cancer.
Early treatment of many dental problems can improve your overall health and a healthy mouth makes eating healthy foods possible.
Because most dental diseases are preventable and related to diet, I want to discuss how diet choices can improve your oral and general health.
Some may consider my diet recommendations “naughty” and that is why I call myself the “Naughty Dentist”
First, let’s discuss some bad food choices:
–Sugar and simple carbohydrates have long been known to cause tooth decay. These foods also inflame gum tissue and lead to poor health. Soda pop, in general, is hard on your teeth and bones. Many young girls have osteoporosis similar to 85 year old women because of the acid consumed in soda.
–Grains, including cereal, are promoted as a health food, when in fact, grains block absorption of minerals, raise blood sugar levels and cause arthritis. Cereal was “invented” by Kellogg as a food designed to lower libido. Kellogg was a vegetarian and Seventh Day Adventist that considered sex a sin.
–Bad oils include hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils, like margarine and some cooking oils. Avoid polyunsaturated oils but eat more naturally saturated oils like organic coconut oil, butter and olive oil. Eat more saturated animal fats, which are heart healthy. Canola oil is promoted as a healthyoil, but should be avoided because it is processed and hydrogenated (it was originally engineered to use as a lubricator for machinery.)
–Aspartame (NutraSweet) can turn into methanol or embalming fluid in your system. NutraSweet can also disrupt the electrical system of your heart.
–Bromate found in soda and baked goods attacks the thyroid gland.
– Avoid all soy products, which are loaded with estrogen (not good for men and some women prone to breast cancer.) Soy blocks absorption of many minerals including calcium, and contains “hemogluten” which makes your blood sticky.
–High fructose corn sweetener (HFCS) is found in many processed foods. It raises blood sugar and triglycerides, a risk factor of CVD.
Eat more of these foods for better oral and general health:
–Animal protein: Is the best source of all essential amino acids needed for health and in the correct proportions. Animal protein is rich in B vitamins, phosphorous, magnesium and selenium and is vital for organ and muscle repair. Animal protein is a rich source of Co Q 10, an enzyme essential for heart and gum health and normal blood pressure. Meat also lowers your blood levels of homocystine, another huge risk factor for CVD. Eggs are a rich source of healthy essential fatty acids necessary for heart health.
–Dairy: Raw dairy is a rich source of conjugated linoleic acid for heart health, and butter and cheese are a rich source of vitamin K2. K2 is only found in animal products and is essential to joint health and clearing arteries of calcium deposits.
–Saturated animal fat is essential to many vital systems and is the preferred fuel for your heart. This fat has no effect on blood sugar or triglycerides, two huge risk factors for CVD. Animal fat is also necessary for cholesterol. Cholesterol is essential for good health and brain function along with the production of hormones. Too low a level of cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease and dementia. The over use of statin drugs to reduce cholesterol is responsible for an epidemic of heart failure, dementia and diabetes. Low levels of vital cholesterol can cause depression and lower libido
–Lacto-fermented foods, such as sauerkraut, beets and pickles, are essential for a healthy population of mouth and gut flora. These good bacteria also produce nitric oxide which regulates blood pressure and produce many B vitamins for health.
–Cooked vegetables are always healthier because they are easier to digest. Raw spinach can block the absorption of iron. Cruciferous vegetables should be cooked to remove a chemical that can slow thyroid function.
–Sunshine is necessary for the production of Vitamin D and nitric oxide vital to blood pressure. Low levels of vitamin D are linked to increase CVD, cancer, gum disease and diabetes.
–Never use mouth wash because the chemicals will kill healthy bacteria in your mouth and your gut as you always swallow some of the mouth wash. Some of the bacteria you kill are vital gut bacteria that produce nitric oxide which is necessary for normal blood pressure and erectile function.

The Naughty Dentist
Oral health and systemic health are related. You cannot be healthy and have poor oral health. The evidence is overwhelming that poor oral health is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes, pancreatic cancer, erectile function, dementia and head and neck cancer.
Early treatment of many dental problems can improve your overall health and a healthy mouth makes eating healthy foods possible.
Because most dental diseases are preventable and related to diet, I want to discuss how diet choices can improve your oral and general health.
Some may consider my diet recommendations “naughty” and that is why I call myself the “Naughty Dentist”
First, let’s discuss some bad food choices:
–Sugar and simple carbohydrates have long been known to cause tooth decay. These foods also inflame gum tissue and lead to poor health. Soda pop, in general, is hard on your teeth and bones. Many young girls have osteoporosis similar to 85 year old women because of the acid consumed in soda.
–Grains, including cereal, are promoted as a health food, when in fact, grains block absorption of minerals, raise blood sugar levels and cause arthritis. Cereal was “invented” by Kellogg as a food designed to lower libido. Kellogg was a vegetarian and Seventh Day Adventist that considered sex a sin.
–Bad oils include hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils, like margarine and some cooking oils. Avoid polyunsaturated oils but eat more naturally saturated oils like organic coconut oil, butter and olive oil. Eat more saturated animal fats, which are heart healthy. Canola oil is promoted as a healthyoil, but should be avoided because it is processed and hydrogenated (it was originally engineered to use as a lubricator for machinery.)
–Aspartame (NutraSweet) can turn into methanol or embalming fluid in your system. NutraSweet can also disrupt the electrical system of your heart.
–Bromate found in soda and baked goods attacks the thyroid gland.
– Avoid all soy products, which are loaded with estrogen (not good for men and some women prone to breast cancer.) Soy blocks absorption of many minerals including calcium, and contains “hemogluten” which makes your blood sticky.
–High fructose corn sweetener (HFCS) is found in many processed foods. It raises blood sugar and triglycerides, a risk factor of CVD.
Eat more of these foods for better oral and general health:
–Animal protein: Is the best source of all essential amino acids needed for health and in the correct proportions. Animal protein is rich in B vitamins, phosphorous, magnesium and selenium and is vital for organ and muscle repair. Animal protein is a rich source of Co Q 10, an enzyme essential for heart and gum health and normal blood pressure. Meat also lowers your blood levels of homocystine, another huge risk factor for CVD. Eggs are a rich source of healthy essential fatty acids necessary for heart health.
–Dairy: Raw dairy is a rich source of conjugated linoleic acid for heart health, and butter and cheese are a rich source of vitamin K2. K2 is only found in animal products and is essential to joint health and clearing arteries of calcium deposits.
–Saturated animal fat is essential to many vital systems and is the preferred fuel for your heart. This fat has no effect on blood sugar or triglycerides, two huge risk factors for CVD. Animal fat is also necessary for cholesterol. Cholesterol is essential for good health and brain function along with the production of hormones. Too low a level of cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease and dementia. The over use of statin drugs to reduce cholesterol is responsible for an epidemic of heart failure, dementia and diabetes. Low levels of vital cholesterol can cause depression and lower libido
–Lacto-fermented foods, such as sauerkraut, beets and pickles, are essential for a healthy population of mouth and gut flora. These good bacteria also produce nitric oxide which regulates blood pressure and produce many B vitamins for health.
–Cooked vegetables are always healthier because they are easier to digest. Raw spinach can block the absorption of iron. Cruciferous vegetables should be cooked to remove a chemical that can slow thyroid function.
–Sunshine is necessary for the production of Vitamin D and nitric oxide vital to blood pressure. Low levels of vitamin D are linked to increase CVD, cancer, gum disease and diabetes.
–Never use mouth wash because the chemicals will kill healthy bacteria in your mouth and your gut as you always swallow some of the mouth wash. Some of the bacteria you kill are vital gut bacteria that produce nitric oxide which is necessary for normal blood pressure and erectile function.

The Naughty Dentist
Oral health and systemic health are related. You cannot be healthy and have poor oral health. The evidence is overwhelming that poor oral health is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes, pancreatic cancer, erectile function, dementia and head and neck cancer.
Early treatment of many dental problems can improve your overall health and a healthy mouth makes eating healthy foods possible.
Because most dental diseases are preventable and related to diet, I want to discuss how diet choices can improve your oral and general health.
Some may consider my diet recommendations “naughty” and that is why I call myself the “Naughty Dentist”
First, let’s discuss some bad food choices:
–Sugar and simple carbohydrates have long been known to cause tooth decay. These foods also inflame gum tissue and lead to poor health. Soda pop, in general, is hard on your teeth and bones. Many young girls have osteoporosis similar to 85 year old women because of the acid consumed in soda.
–Grains, including cereal, are promoted as a health food, when in fact, grains block absorption of minerals, raise blood sugar levels and cause arthritis. Cereal was “invented” by Kellogg as a food designed to lower libido. Kellogg was a vegetarian and Seventh Day Adventist that considered sex a sin.
–Bad oils include hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils, like margarine and some cooking oils. Avoid polyunsaturated oils but eat more naturally saturated oils like organic coconut oil, butter and olive oil. Eat more saturated animal fats, which are heart healthy. Canola oil is promoted as a healthyoil, but should be avoided because it is processed and hydrogenated (it was originally engineered to use as a lubricator for machinery.)
–Aspartame (NutraSweet) can turn into methanol or embalming fluid in your system. NutraSweet can also disrupt the electrical system of your heart.
–Bromate found in soda and baked goods attacks the thyroid gland.
– Avoid all soy products, which are loaded with estrogen (not good for men and some women prone to breast cancer.) Soy blocks absorption of many minerals including calcium, and contains “hemogluten” which makes your blood sticky.
–High fructose corn sweetener (HFCS) is found in many processed foods. It raises blood sugar and triglycerides, a risk factor of CVD.
Eat more of these foods for better oral and general health:
–Animal protein: Is the best source of all essential amino acids needed for health and in the correct proportions. Animal protein is rich in B vitamins, phosphorous, magnesium and selenium and is vital for organ and muscle repair. Animal protein is a rich source of Co Q 10, an enzyme essential for heart and gum health and normal blood pressure. Meat also lowers your blood levels of homocystine, another huge risk factor for CVD. Eggs are a rich source of healthy essential fatty acids necessary for heart health.
–Dairy: Raw dairy is a rich source of conjugated linoleic acid for heart health, and butter and cheese are a rich source of vitamin K2. K2 is only found in animal products and is essential to joint health and clearing arteries of calcium deposits.
–Saturated animal fat is essential to many vital systems and is the preferred fuel for your heart. This fat has no effect on blood sugar or triglycerides, two huge risk factors for CVD. Animal fat is also necessary for cholesterol. Cholesterol is essential for good health and brain function along with the production of hormones. Too low a level of cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease and dementia. The over use of statin drugs to reduce cholesterol is responsible for an epidemic of heart failure, dementia and diabetes. Low levels of vital cholesterol can cause depression and lower libido
–Lacto-fermented foods, such as sauerkraut, beets and pickles, are essential for a healthy population of mouth and gut flora. These good bacteria also produce nitric oxide which regulates blood pressure and produce many B vitamins for health.
–Cooked vegetables are always healthier because they are easier to digest. Raw spinach can block the absorption of iron. Cruciferous vegetables should be cooked to remove a chemical that can slow thyroid function.
–Sunshine is necessary for the production of Vitamin D and nitric oxide vital to blood pressure. Low levels of vitamin D are linked to increase CVD, cancer, gum disease and diabetes.
–Never use mouth wash because the chemicals will kill healthy bacteria in your mouth and your gut as you always swallow some of the mouth wash. Some of the bacteria you kill are vital gut bacteria that produce nitric oxide which is necessary for normal blood pressure and erectile function.

The Naughty Dentist
Oral health and systemic health are related. You cannot be healthy and have poor oral health. The evidence is overwhelming that poor oral health is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes, pancreatic cancer, erectile function, dementia and head and neck cancer.
Early treatment of many dental problems can improve your overall health and a healthy mouth makes eating healthy foods possible.
Because most dental diseases are preventable and related to diet, I want to discuss how diet choices can improve your oral and general health.
Some may consider my diet recommendations “naughty” and that is why I call myself the “Naughty Dentist”
First, let’s discuss some bad food choices:
–Sugar and simple carbohydrates have long been known to cause tooth decay. These foods also inflame gum tissue and lead to poor health. Soda pop, in general, is hard on your teeth and bones. Many young girls have osteoporosis similar to 85 year old women because of the acid consumed in soda.
–Grains, including cereal, are promoted as a health food, when in fact, grains block absorption of minerals, raise blood sugar levels and cause arthritis. Cereal was “invented” by Kellogg as a food designed to lower libido. Kellogg was a vegetarian and Seventh Day Adventist that considered sex a sin.
–Bad oils include hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils, like margarine and some cooking oils. Avoid polyunsaturated oils but eat more naturally saturated oils like organic coconut oil, butter and olive oil. Eat more saturated animal fats, which are heart healthy. Canola oil is promoted as a healthyoil, but should be avoided because it is processed and hydrogenated (it was originally engineered to use as a lubricator for machinery.)
–Aspartame (NutraSweet) can turn into methanol or embalming fluid in your system. NutraSweet can also disrupt the electrical system of your heart.
–Bromate found in soda and baked goods attacks the thyroid gland.
– Avoid all soy products, which are loaded with estrogen (not good for men and some women prone to breast cancer.) Soy blocks absorption of many minerals including calcium, and contains “hemogluten” which makes your blood sticky.
–High fructose corn sweetener (HFCS) is found in many processed foods. It raises blood sugar and triglycerides, a risk factor of CVD.
Eat more of these foods for better oral and general health:
–Animal protein: Is the best source of all essential amino acids needed for health and in the correct proportions. Animal protein is rich in B vitamins, phosphorous, magnesium and selenium and is vital for organ and muscle repair. Animal protein is a rich source of Co Q 10, an enzyme essential for heart and gum health and normal blood pressure. Meat also lowers your blood levels of homocystine, another huge risk factor for CVD. Eggs are a rich source of healthy essential fatty acids necessary for heart health.
–Dairy: Raw dairy is a rich source of conjugated linoleic acid for heart health, and butter and cheese are a rich source of vitamin K2. K2 is only found in animal products and is essential to joint health and clearing arteries of calcium deposits.
–Saturated animal fat is essential to many vital systems and is the preferred fuel for your heart. This fat has no effect on blood sugar or triglycerides, two huge risk factors for CVD. Animal fat is also necessary for cholesterol. Cholesterol is essential for good health and brain function along with the production of hormones. Too low a level of cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease and dementia. The over use of statin drugs to reduce cholesterol is responsible for an epidemic of heart failure, dementia and diabetes. Low levels of vital cholesterol can cause depression and lower libido
–Lacto-fermented foods, such as sauerkraut, beets and pickles, are essential for a healthy population of mouth and gut flora. These good bacteria also produce nitric oxide which regulates blood pressure and produce many B vitamins for health.
–Cooked vegetables are always healthier because they are easier to digest. Raw spinach can block the absorption of iron. Cruciferous vegetables should be cooked to remove a chemical that can slow thyroid function.
–Sunshine is necessary for the production of Vitamin D and nitric oxide vital to blood pressure. Low levels of vitamin D are linked to increase CVD, cancer, gum disease and diabetes.
–Never use mouth wash because the chemicals will kill healthy bacteria in your mouth and your gut as you always swallow some of the mouth wash. Some of the bacteria you kill are vital gut bacteria that produce nitric oxide which is necessary for normal blood pressure and erectile function.

White or silver fillings

Patients always ask me if I recommend white composite or silver fillings. Silver or amalgam fillings have gotten lots of press lately because of the mercury content of these fillings. I offer both in our office and I let patients decide which is best for them after they have all facts. Silver fillings have been around for over 100 years, and yes a silver filling does contain mercury along with other important metals such as silver, zinc and copper. Silver and zinc prevent the tooth from reinfecting with another cavity. The mercury that is in the filling is inert and bound and does not leak or dissolve. When patients say they want to replace their silver fillings because they are unhealthy , I always ask, what are you going to replace them with? White fillings also contain harmful chemicals such as Bis-Phenol A which does leak and is a know carcinogen. Bis-Phenol-A also damages kidneys and causes diabetes. White fillings leak and many times when I remove a white dental filling, there is usually decay under the white filling. The reason? Bacteria can eat a white filling, bacteria can’t eat silver. Silver has been used for centuries to clean water. In ancient times water was stored in vessel with bars of silver to kill germs. Modern in home water filters use silver to purify water.
We do however use white fillings. We use white fillings on front teeth for aesthetics and we do place white fillings on back molars when a patient request a white filling. We do not recommend replacement of a good silver filling with a white filling. It is unethical and illegal for any dentist to recommend removal of a good silver filling just to replace with a white filling. Any dentist that does this is committing fraud and does not have your best interest in mind. He only has his own best financial interest in mind.
You may have also heard that silver fillings crack teeth, this is false and in fact white fillings have been known to crack teeth during the curing process. Any dentist that tells you that silver fillings cause any systemic disease is scaring you and committing fraud and does not have your best interest in mind.
And that’s the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

New Painless Cavity Detection Method

Diagnodent is a new FDA approved laser cavity detector. The Diagnodent uses a painless laser that can detect cavities that traditional methods usually miss. Developed in Germany by Kavo Corporation, the Diagnodent detects cavities that lie below the surface and are easily missed with a dental explorer or dental pick. The Diagnodent is painless and emits an audible noise when a cavity is found. The Diagnodent can detect cavities on the surface of the tooth. Cavity detection X-rays are still required to find cavities in between teeth. The dentists at Main Family Dental Care employ the Diagnodent during routine examinations.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are now an accepted treatment for missing teeth. Dental implants can be placed in healthy patients in about an hour. Although there are different sizes of implants and hundreds of companies that make dental implants, all dental implants require certain conditions for implant success. Over all, the five year survival rate of an implant depends on many factors. The patient must have healthy bone and a healthy body to increase the success of an implant. The maxillary bone or upper jaw bone is softer and not as dense as the mandibular or lower jaw bone. The lower jaw bone has a much higher success rate then the upper jaw for implants. The five year survival rate for implants is 85-95%.
Patients who smoke or who have have poor bone quality are discouraged from having dental implants. There must also be adequate bone width and height to receive a dental implant. If there is inadequate bone to accept a dental implant, then a bone graft is recommended.
The implant is a titanium root that is placed in the bone and gum. After the implant heals, a crown or tooth is cemented onto or into the implant. when finished and restored, the dental implant, looks natural, like any other tooth in your mouth

Why Mouthwash is Bad for You and Your Mouth

Patients like to ask me as their dentist, what mouthwash I recommend?. For years, my answer has been, I don’t like mouthwash. Mouthwash has harsh chemicals which dry your mouth and kill bad and good bacteria in your mouth and in your gut. When you kill bad bacteria you also kill some of the good bacteria. Then the bad bacteria come back with a vengeance. When you use mouthwash you will also swallow some mouthwash which then kills some of the beneficial bacteria in your gut. The good bacteria in your gut produce life sustaining vitamins and chemicals needed for health.

Recent research has proven again that your oral health determines your overall health. Bacteria linked to pancreatic cancer were found in the mouths of patients with pancreatic cancer. These cancer patients also were missing some friendly bacteria in their mouths.
Also it was discovered that a certain bacteria that causes tooth decay can destroy the human papilloma virus(HPV). The HPV virus is responsible for 85% of head and neck cancers. So when you rinse with mouthwash you may be killing some life saving bacteria that can kill the HPV virus.

Brushing and flossing will is the best way to keep your mouth healthy. Also a little yogurt and some kefir will keep your mouth and gut healthy with friendly bacteria.

I would run away as fast as I could from any dentist recommending mouthwash.

Mouthwash Could Ruin Your Sex Life

Mouthwash can destroy the healthy bacteria in your gut. These bacteria produce precious Nitric Oxide which is produced by your body to keep your arteries open and healthy. When you have low levels of nitric oxide the arteries especially those in the heart and penis will narrow and cause poor circulation. This can result in erectile dysfunction and heart problems. So don’t use mouthwash. Eat fermented foods, like yogurt, kefir, pickles, saucer kraut and other fermented vegetables.
I am not just a dentist, I’m your dentist, now you know the truth, the whole truth.

Are Dental X-Rays Safe?

Patients are always concerned about being exposed to unnecessary radiation when dental x-rays are taken. Let me first explain why dental x-rays are taken. Your needs x-rays or radiographs to do thorough exam to detect cavities, gum disease or tumors in the jaw. With out x-ray images, many cavities, and gum disease will go undetected until it is too late.

Many offices use digital x-ray units that use 90% less radiation than traditional x-ray units. The digital x-ray images are safer, of better diagnostic quality and can be safely stored off site to protect from damage.

Floss Your Arteries?

Yes actually, when you floss your teeth you are protecting your arteries. Regular flossing has been shown to lower blood levels of cholesterol. The bacteria that hide in tooth plaque are the same bacteria that grow in artery plaque. When plaque is left on your teeth, the plaque causes inflammation in your gums. The gum inflammation creates an open sore that allows bacteria to enter you blood stream. The bacteria then attaches to your arteries creating inflammation and more plaque build up in your arteries. When you floss, you reduce the gum inflammation and thus plaque build up in your arteries.

Attention All Diabetics

Here is an easy way to help your lower blood sugar levels, floss your teeth once a day before bedtime. Numerous research studies have shown that by simply flossing once per day you can have better blood sugar control especially if you are a diabetic.
I recommend flossing once per day before bedtime. Just like any good thing, yes you can over do flossing. It takes the bacteria 24-48 hours to cause damage to your teeth and gums, so flossing once per day is adequate.