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The BLIS Discovery that Awoke the Probiotic Force

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin, Hailey Motooka Meet one of today’s pioneers of oral microbiology…   If the concept of The Force in Star Wars were applied to oral microbiology, then Dr. John Tagg would be the Obi-Wan Kenobi of this modern scientific galaxy. Instead of Legos, video games, or other… Continue reading The BLIS Discovery that Awoke the Probiotic Force

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The Oral Origins of Autoimmune Diseases

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin, Hailey Motooka Crohn’s, Lupus, and Celiac mean different things to different people. To some, they are completely foreign words that could pass as Pokemon names. To others, they are words occasionally mentioned in commercials about some medication with a million different side effects. But to the… Continue reading The Oral Origins of Autoimmune Diseases

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Hyperbiotics: The Mind behind the probiotics, for the Body, driven by Soul

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin, Hailey Motooka It all began with a fight for life. Jamie Morea was inspired to start Hyperbiotics to overcome illness, conquer hardship, and achieve maximal well-being. While healing from a parasitic infection that kept her bedridden for several months, she studied to understand the microbiome. Through… Continue reading Hyperbiotics: The Mind behind the probiotics, for the Body, driven by Soul

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The Rising Culture of Probiotics, Pills, and Fruity Tea to Reduce Oral Pathogens

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin, Hailey Motooka (Yes, the pun in the title was intended.) A new culture is coming, and it has nothing to do with the Kardashians or a sudden spike in kale consumption, but everything to do with the oral microbiome and health. Today’s demand for a straighter… Continue reading The Rising Culture of Probiotics, Pills, and Fruity Tea to Reduce Oral Pathogens

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The Oral Microbiome’s Role in Heart Disease, Lung Disease, and Cancer

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin, Hailey Motooka Long before anyone knew about the existence of the oral microbiome, or even about the existence of microbes themselves, Hippocrates reportedly cured systemic conditions, such as arthritis, by pulling infected teeth (1). Sound crazy to you? Well it sounds crazy to a lot of… Continue reading The Oral Microbiome’s Role in Heart Disease, Lung Disease, and Cancer

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The Mouth: Fun, Flirty, and Full of Bacteria

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin, Hailey Motooka Most people have personal reasons to practice good oral hygiene, whether to get a whiter smile, have minty fresh breath to impress a date, or just to prevent cavities that require an unfun visit to the dentist. But most people are unaware that good… Continue reading The Mouth: Fun, Flirty, and Full of Bacteria

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The Oral Microbiome: Critical for Understanding Oral Health and Disease

By Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA and Ellen M. Martin As a dentist trained in the 1980s, I am happy to report that much of what I learned in dental school so many years ago may no longer apply.  New understanding of the microbiome is changing our ideas about health and disease, and is pertinent to… Continue reading The Oral Microbiome: Critical for Understanding Oral Health and Disease

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Starts in the Mouth?

Did you know there is a mouth-body connection? Research has demonstrated a link between periodontal (gum) disease and rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease. Although oral health and joint pain may seem unrelated, as we learn more about the oral microbiome, they may be closer than we imagined. Mysteries of the Mouth The oral microbiome is… Continue reading Rheumatoid Arthritis Starts in the Mouth?