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Disease Fighting Teas

Able Dental
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Food For Your Health: Delicious disease-fighters Interest in natural herbs and plants is high these days, and while I do ask my patients to let me know if they’re taking high-dosage supplements, I appreciate and enjoy that some simple everyday natural products have a preventive dental health benefit of their own. For example, green tea has been shown to protect against oral and other canc ..

Childhood Speech Problems

Able Dental
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Listen Closely-Correctible childhood speech problems In most instances, babies begin to make vowel sounds as early as 2-3 months. As a parent, your delight and response to them is an important way to create an affectionate bond and encourage speech development. Although you can usually expect proficiency with vowels by the time your child is finished teething, consonant sounds are more difficu ..

The Relation Between Oral Health and Body Health

Able Dental
Monday, September 29, 2014
Your Mouth Is Key … To Overall Body Health! Every day there is more and more evidence that proves the important connection between your oral health and your overall body health. In my own career I have seen increasing collaboration between dentistry and medicine because inflammatory diseases are common to both health management groups. That is, there are many ways in which researchers a ..

Your Diet Evolution

Able Dental
Monday, September 15, 2014
The Evolution Of Your Diet: Your predecessors had a lot to smile about Here’s something you might want to ponder. How did our human ancestors manage when there were no dental teams to care for damaged teeth or clean away plaque? It seems logical to assume that a lot of early humans must have been walking around with toothless grins, yet the truth is quite the contrary. Evidence shows tha ..

Facts About Men’s Health

Able Dental
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
About Men’s Health I’d like to share some information with you about men’s health. This discussion was triggered, ironically, by some great news about women. Research published in the April 2011 issue of the Journal of Periodontology confirms once again something that most dentists already recognize – women are more proactive than men in maintaining their oral health. Not only that, but numero ..

Why Babies Need Fluoride

Able Dental
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Babies Need Fluoride … And Here’s Why Babies need fluoride before their teeth start to form to help make them stronger as their development begins. How does it work? Fluoride, which is a naturally-occurring mineral, enters the bloodstream through food and water and becomes part of the tooth enamel even before the teeth erupt making them stronger and more resistant to decay. (Later ..

Gum Disease

Able Dental
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
From Gum Disease …To Healthy Gums I sometimes feel that I’m harping about gum disease at the office, but I really do see it as the number-one dental problem for adults. While most of us will experience it to some degree at some time during our lifetimes, credible estimates of the number of stricken adults run from 75-90%. That’s a lot of potential suffering. Having said that, gum diseas ..

Sugar and Your Diet

Able Dental
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Sweet Seduction - You can regain control of your diet Have you ever heard of the Law Of Unintended Consequences? It’s most commonly used in economics, but it has other applications where the best intentions go unexpectedly awry. Think email/spam, dieting/yoyo weight gain, lower fat/higher sugar for taste. It’s this last one that is of concern to me. Our sugar intake has increased at an alarmin ..

Cavity Prevention

Able Dental
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Goodbye Cavities … Hello Cavity Prevention! Everyone is susceptible to cavities, and I mean everyone. In fact, they are so common and lacking in mystery that most people think they have a good understanding of them. Interestingly, that’s not what I see and hear when I talk to some patients at my practice, so I thought I’d take a few minutes to go back to the basics with you.  ..

Your Overall Health

Able Dental
Friday, April 11, 2014
Strong Links Between Your Overall Health and Oral Health Get Into The Groove Women can fit in fitness! A significant focus of patient education at my practice is ensuring that patients understand the strong links between their overall health and oral health. Of course, this is not an age-specific or gender-specific issue, but today I’d like to take a moment to consider women in particula ..