Month: January 2015

Exercising For Your Oral Health

The benefits of exercise are all over the news, internet, and other media. Exercise is important. The truth is exercise takes energy and determination and not all of us have in equal amounts. Some of us don’t have it at all. Let’s talk about some of the benefits of exercise. Physical activity helps your body… Read more »

How Genetics Affect Your Teeth

Your body is made up of genes which affect every aspect of your life. They determine the color of your hair, eyes, your height, the shape of your face, your body type, your personality, what diseases you might develop, and they even affect your teeth. That’s right, your genes can affect whether or not you… Read more »

Is There Something Better Than Toothpaste?

Toothpaste has a long history. It is not a modern development as you might think. Although we brush our teeth with more modern ingredients, toothpaste has been around since ancient times. Some cultures used crushed shells, sand, or other abrasives to brush their teeth. The Asian cultures used more aromatic and palatable ingredients. The Romans… Read more »

What’s This About Seaweed?

Seaweed has been of pharmaceutical, industrial, and botanical interest for centuries. Its high nutrient content made it a popular food in Asian countries. The Japanese, Romans, and Chinese used it to treat medical issues. Seaweed is high in vitamin K, an important source of minerals, and is low in sodium. Recent research indicates that seaweed… Read more »