oral health, oral well-being, Uncategorized

2nd AIRS International Conference on Genomics and Microbiomics

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

oral health, oral well-being, Personal Experiments, Uncategorized

Cosmos ID Reveals What’s Really Inside Your Mouth

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

lifestyle, Uncategorized

How To Do a Digital Detox

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

oral health, Personal Experiments, Uncategorized

The quip Toothbrush: An Honest Review

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

Biohacking, food matters, lifestyle, oral health, Uncategorized

How to Cure Bad Breath

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

Biohacking, food matters, lifestyle, oral health, Uncategorized

How to Remedy Dry Mouth

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

oral health, patient guides, Uncategorized

Exploring the Oral Microbiome ebook

As a practicing dentist back in the 1980’s, I was feared by most of the patients who walked through my door. Now, in 2019, not much has changed. Dentists are still feared by the public, and the mouth is still viewed as a 'gross' body part, despite its significance in overall body health. Did you… Continue reading Exploring the Oral Microbiome ebook

Biohacking, food matters, lifestyle, Uncategorized

How to Reduce Anxiety

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

oral health, Uncategorized

Burst – A Toothbrush Approved by the People

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Hailey Motooka, Ellen M. Martin In efforts to familiarize ourselves within an evolving and rapidly growing oral care industry, we here at Your Autoimmunity Connection have interviewed a wide variety of companies with products ranging from nano silver mouthwash to the world’s first oral microbiome probiotic. We thought we had… Continue reading Burst – A Toothbrush Approved by the People

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How to Naturally Improve Your Mood

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