Improving gum health

gum health

How can I tell if my gums are healthy? You will be able to recognize if your gums are healthy because, when they are, you will observe the signs or “symptoms” of healthy gums. Your gums will be pink, firm, and never bleed or hurt with routine brushing, flossing, or when chewing food. It’s nice … Read more

Periodontal supplements

Periodontal Supplements

So what is gum disease or periodontal disease? In a healthy mouth, your gums are firmly attached to your teeth by what is called the periodontal, ligament. Periodontal means around the tooth. The attachment is strong and tight enough to prevent any germs or their toxins from getting through, and any body fluids from getting … Read more

Natural remedies for gum disease

Natural Remedies for Gum Disease

So what is gum disease or periodontal disease? In a healthy mouth, your gums are firmly attached to your teeth by what is called the periodontal, ligament. Periodontal means around the tooth. The attachment is strong and tight enough to prevent any germs or their toxins from getting through, and any body fluids from getting … Read more

Root canal options

Root Canal

What is the difference between the nerve in a tooth and the pulp in a tooth? The nerve and the pulp in a tooth are one and the same thing. Dentists call the living tissue in the center of a tooth, “pulp tissue” or “pulp”, for short. The pulp has both nerves and blood vessels. … Read more

Root canals – yes or no?

root canal procedure

What is the difference between the nerve in a tooth and the pulp in a tooth? The nerve and the pulp in a tooth are one and the same thing. Dentists call the living tissue in the center of a tooth, pulp tissue or pulp, for short. The pulp has both nerves and blood vessels. … Read more

Causes of Sore Gums

Causes of Sore Gums

What are the reasons people experience sore gums? There are a variety of conditions that can cause your gums to be sore. Some ailments are of dental origin and some are not. You may need professional help from a dentist or physician with some of the causes of sore gums described on this page. Please … Read more

Vitamins for healthy gums

Vitamins for Healthy Gums

What are the specific vitamins needed for your gums? Your gums are part of your body and they need the same vitamins that your whole body needs to remain healthy. Certain vitamins like vitamin D and K and C, and a vitamin helper called Coenzyme Q10 are essential for the health of all body tissues … Read more

Dental plaque control

Dental plaque control

What is dental plaque? Dental plaque is a soft deposit that accumulates on the teeth. The buildup of dental plaque on teeth is a normal physiologic process, occurring in both healthy mouths, and mouths with cavities or gum disease. Plaque is natural and contributes to disease resistance by stimulating our immune defense system. However, like … Read more

Fluoridation and tooth decay

tooth decay

The main purpose of this page is to help you understand why fluoride in drinking water has completely failed as a cavity prevention technique for teeth. The other purpose of this page is to help you understand why diet and whole food nutritional supplementation are more effective and safer as cavity fighters for your teeth. … Read more

Metallic Taste in Mouth

Metallic Taste in Mouth

Why do you sometimes get a metallic or metal taste in your mouth? Our mouth, like the rest of our body, was designed to allow electrical impulses or signals to be transmitted along nerve pathways and to facilitate energy or chemical reactions inside cells and between cells. All this is part of the magic of … Read more