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
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: Becca Malizia, MS, Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating neurodegenerative disease. Although not technically an autoimmune disease, it is considered an inflammatory disease and shares many connections with autoimmune diseases. The cause of Alzheimer’s is currently unknown and its etiology is not completely understood. New evidence is… Continue reading The link between the oral microbiome and Alzheimer’s Disease
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, Becca Malizia, BS, and Ellen M. Martin Do you often find yourself craving a midnight snack? Who thinks about their oral health while they exercise, or blames poor oral health for their bad moods? While neither of these seem obviously related to oral healthcare, new studies show that oral… Continue reading Unusual Aspects of Oral Care: How timing of eating, exercise & mood can affect your mouth