added on: December 11, 2018

When I was growing up, I believed cavities were caused by eating too much sugar and not brushing my teeth often enough or well enough.  While that is true, it is no longer the whole truth. What we eat not only affects our overall health, it can affect if our… Read More…


added on: September 21, 2018

Do you read those labels on the side of packaged food products? Maybe you should.  In 2016 the Food and Drug Administration approved a new label that highlights the sugar levels in foods.  The push for the FDA’s decision came from an effort to address the connection between diet and… Read More…


added on: December 5, 2015

  Periodontal diseases include gingivitis and periodontitis. These infections are serious and can lead to loss of teeth. Adequate nutrition Adequate nutrition is an important part of maintaining resistance to periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is associated with an increased production of reactive oxygen species, which can damage cells and tissues…. Read More…

Posted In: Nutrition

added on: August 3, 2015

Some of our favorite rules from Michael Pollan’s book Food Rules For good dental health, you need good overall health – start with what you eat, or don’t eat… #1 Eat food. These days this is easier said than done, especially when seventeen thousand new products show up in the supermarket each… Read More…


added on: July 16, 2015

more from the book FOOD RULES – by Michael Pollan For good dental health, you need good overall health – start with what you eat, or don’t eat… There are basically two important things you need to know about the links between diet and health, two facts that are not in dispute…. Read More…


added on: May 28, 2015

Of course, one of the most important reasons for good dental health is to be able to chew your food properly; you need the nutrition from foods to live well. With many people choosing to eat healthier – raw fruits and vegetables; nuts and grains, etc. – let’s review what it means to… Read More…


added on: August 15, 2014

Written by: Karen Davis, RDH, BSDH Cutting Edge Concepts karen@karendavis.net If you had to swallow 30 teaspoons of table sugar on any given day, you would probably have a difficult time getting it down. When added to frozen pizzas, cereals, breads, soups, condiments, yogurt and beverages, the average American consumes… Read More…


added on: June 18, 2014

When I graduated from dental school in 1986, I anticipated that during my career as a dentist tooth decay would be nearly eliminated thanks to fluoridated water and toothpastes, the development of an anti-cavity “vaccine,” and an increased public awareness of the relationship between sugar consumption and tooth decay. The… Read More…


added on: September 30, 2013

When Dr. John got out of dental school in 1986, researchers were predicting the end of dental decay within a generation. Fluoridated water, public health campaigns and a “vaccine” for dental decay seemed to indicate that cavities would soon become a thing of the past. The advent of sweetened drinks… Read More…


added on: June 27, 2013

Better dental health leads to better overall health; better overall health depends on a healthy diet. Elaine Harvey, MS, CN, is a Certified Nutritionist with a private practice in Cedarburg, WI, and is the consulting nutritionist at the LeClub Health Club in Glendale, WI. She consults with individuals and groups… Read More…