Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Anna Simon, BS Our phones are an addiction. The average American checks their phone every 12 minutes, with usage totaling over three hours per day according to these stats. Imagine what you could accomplish with 3+ extra hours in your day: three more hours reading a book, or honing… Continue reading How To Do a Digital Detox
Written by: Becca Malizia, MS, Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin Did anyone have a mom or grandmother who pestered you over your posture? “Chin up, mouth closed, shoulders back.” While these may have seemed annoying and trivial at the time, it turns out there is more than etiquette at stake! So what is… Continue reading What is oral posture and why should you care?
Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Anna Simon, BS, Ellen M. Martin Bad breath (or halitosis) can be caused by dental caries (cavities), gum disease, infections, dry mouth, tobacco, and chronic conditions such as diabetes, gastrointestinal issues, and liver or kidney disease. More recently it has been recognized that an important source of bad breath… Continue reading How to Cure Bad Breath
Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Anna Simon, BS, Ellen M. Martin Dry mouth (or xerostomia) is a common symptom of certain autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, particularly prevalent in Sjogren’s Syndrome, Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and scleroderma. Other causes of dry mouth include medication use, mouth breathing, and nerves or stress. Dry mouth may increase the… Continue reading How to Remedy Dry Mouth
Written by Kacey Haptonstall, MS, Becca Malizia, MS It’s a wonderful thing when the mentees teach the mentor. My young and talented team combined what they are learning in school with some of the research we do here, enlightening me in the process. Let us know what you think! – DrBonnie360 Alzheimer’s Disease is the… Continue reading Could a Cure for Alzheimer’s Disease Lie in the Mouth?
Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Anna Simon, BS, Ellen M. Martin Anxiety disorders are the most common group of mental illnesses. Chronic anxiety and anxiety disorders are often linked to conditions such as diabetes, hypo- and hyperthyroidism, chronic pain, and IBS, although many people with chronic disease are not unusually anxious. Even healthy people… Continue reading How to Reduce Anxiety
Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Anna Simon, BS, Ellen M. Martin Gastrointestinal (GI) issues are common symptoms of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, especially IBD (Crohn's and ulcerative colitis), and irritable bowel syndrome. Even healthy people experience stomach issues from factors such as food intolerances, stress, hormones, and dehydration. Although the GI tract contains not… Continue reading How to Reduce Stomach Pain and Bloating
Written by Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Becca Malizia, BS, and Ellen M. Martin 1. Avoid sticky foods Most obviously this could refer to candy, but also think about sweet cakes, licorice, dried fruits, even something like Cheetos that can start off crunchy but quickly gets embedded in your teeth. Sticky foods do just as the… Continue reading 5 Diet Tips for a Happy, Healthy Mouth
Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Anna Simon, BS, Ellen M. Martin Depressed mood is a common symptom of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. Even healthy people may feel fluctuations in mood from factors such as hormones, life events, fatigue, and even the foods you eat. We want you to feel like your best self, so… Continue reading How to Naturally Improve Your Mood
Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Anna Simon, BS, Ellen M. Martin Having achy muscles and/or joints is one of the most common symptoms of autoimmune diseases, including lupus, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, mixed connective tissue disease, and the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes. In addition to autoimmune disease, causes of joint and muscle pain can stem from… Continue reading How to Relieve Achy Muscles and Joints