Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Julia Haarhuis, Ellen M. Martin Living with a chronic disease is demanding. Chronic diseases, such as heart disease, obesity, depression, and autoimmune diseases, go along with deprived sleep. Symptoms of poor sleep are not always obvious, because even though people may spend at least the recommended minimum 7 hours… Continue reading How To Naturally Improve Your Sleep
Explore what oral well-being consists of, why it is the new health and wellness, and what you can do for optimal health.
The oral microbiome is a dynamic ecosystem that is both a gateway and a mirror to the rest of the human body. Comprised of millions of bacterial, fungal, and viral communities, the oral cavity is in constant fluctuation between balance and imbalance of symbiotic (health-promoting) and pathogenic (disease-causing) bacteria. Prolonged imbalance of the oral microbiome… Continue reading 2nd AIRS International Conference on Genomics and Microbiomics
Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Becca Malizia, MS, Hailey Motooka, BS, Anna Simon, BS To recap, Elementa nanosilver mouthrinse offers a revolutionary way to rinse your mouth, backed by the latest science. As a reminder, what you most likely think of as a conventional ‘mouthwash’ contains antimicrobial substances, including alcohol, that aim to kill… Continue reading Why We Love Our Elementa Mouthrinse
Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Hailey Motooka, BS, Sarah Hinton Like the shoemaker with badly repaired shoes, I am a dentist with advanced periodontal disease. For many years I have struggled with rapidly advanced gum disease despite my consistent brushing, flossing, and rinsing routine. I have tried all sorts of toothbrushes, a myriad of… Continue reading Cosmos ID Reveals What’s Really Inside Your Mouth
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 We interviewed the creators of quip to find out the secret to successful oral care. Now, Dr. Bonnie and interns Becca and Annie got to try quip’s toothbrushes and toothpaste so we could see for ourselves what the hype is about and give you an honest… Continue reading The quip Toothbrush: An Honest Review
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