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Food for Healthy Teeth

Food and Drinks that Are Good For Teeth Nutrition from food is an essential part of oral health! As the old saying goes, "You are what you eat." The nutrition we obtain from food and drink significantly contributes to our health, and that includes your teeth as well. Some food can increase the risk for cavities and tooth decay, while others provide benefits as a source for critical nutrients. Here [...]

Food for Healthy Teeth2021-03-16T08:00:49-07:00

Vitamins, the Spice of Life

"Recommended Dietary Allowances." "Minimum Daily Requirement." Do you sometimes feel bullied by vitamin manufacturers and dietitians? Since the science of nutrition got off the ground, 40 or so nutrients vital to our health have been identified. And depending on what they're selling, we're told we need more or less of one or the other. In fact, with rare exceptions, a varied diet will fulfill all requirements for most people, without [...]

Vitamins, the Spice of Life2019-01-22T08:00:33-08:00

Facial Growth, Oral Health, and “Modern” Food

How the "Foods of Commerce" Have Shaped Us From where we sit, getting dinner on the table is a piece of cake compared to what faced early man. We "hunt" at the grocery store, "forage" in the produce department, and "stalk" hamburger joints. What we end up eating, though, may be far less nutritious than the food ancient man dished up. How can this be? Well, we may be living [...]

Facial Growth, Oral Health, and “Modern” Food2018-10-09T00:00:46-07:00

The ABC’s of Vitamins

Here's our Cast List: Vitamin A; the "B's" (B1, B2, B3, B6, B12); Vitamins C, D, E, K, and P. Some, like Vitamin C, are old friends; others, like Vitamin P (bioflavonoids) are more mysterious. What they have in common: all can be found in one or another food source. And all can be taken as "Vitamin Supplements." Here's where the ABC's of vitamins begin to get fuzzy. Not everyone [...]

The ABC’s of Vitamins2016-11-08T00:00:27-08:00

Guard Against Gum Disease

More than half of adult Americans have gum disease. Poor nutrition caused much of it, with neglect contributing a share. Gum disease has been linked to heart disease. Doctors suggest that bacteria from diseased gums moves into the blood and then to the heart, causing heart attacks and stroke. The saliva of people with gum disease doesn’t have the antioxidant effectiveness of healthy people, inhibiting the body’s ability to ward [...]

Guard Against Gum Disease2013-12-10T00:00:15-08:00
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