Antibiotics not only kill detrimental bacteria, but also healthy bacteria. Our friends from Daily Dental Care have a deep understanding of this concept, and so they've kept this in mind while developing their Oral Care Lozenges. Click here to find out more of how Daily Dental Care has allowed for the selective elimination of bad bacteria through careful nutrient regulation.
The oral microbiome is becoming a front runner in scientific research. Given its complexity, understanding the existing findings and data can be confusing, so we’ve compiled our research into this easy to follow, visual, annotated bibliography!
Sometimes, bacteria don't like each other, and that's the story behind BLIS: bacteriacin-like inhibitory substance. Click here to learn more about the bacteria that help maintain your oral microbiome by bullying other not-so-nice microbiota.
Outlandish names sound great on Pokemon, but terrible on autoimmune diseases. Here we dive into some of the most intimidating-sounding autoimmune diseases and explore how your mouth might be the gateway to their development.
You might've heard of JayZ and Beyonce, but have you ever heard of S. salivarius K12 and S. salivarius M18? No? Well, thank goodness we're here. Take a look as Dr. Bonnie explores how these two strains of bacteria can help fight bad breath, periodontal disease, and ear infections, and how our friends at Hyperbiotics have just the things for your dynamic-duo needs.
We've all heard the question, 'What would you do for a Klondike bar?' but rarely do we ask 'What would a Klondike bar do for you?' For all you ice-cream-loving readers unsure if your oral cavity is good enough for reciprocated love, fear not! Here's some of our favorite teas, probiotics, and pills that will give you a healthy oral microbiome worthy of a Klondike bar.
Envision this: it's summertime, and you leave a banana peel on the kitchen counter. The next thing you know, fruitflies are inhabiting your space as though they pay rent, and they have found their way to the rest of your house. It goes without saying that no one likes fruit flies, and if your house were a sentient being, we're sure it's probably more irritated than you are. What if we told you that your body's equivalent to a rotten fruit is... a rotten tooth? And that your body's equivalent to an irritated house is... your body? Take a look with us as Dr. Bonnie explores how periodontal health plays an integral role in the development of diseases beyond the mouth.
Written by: Hailey Motooka, Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin 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…
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…
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,…