Have Healthier Teeth & Gums by Following These 5 Wellness Points!

Wishing for a healthier mouth in 2017? Want to put an end to gum disease, cavities, and other oral health issues? Take control of your own oral health. You can achieve Ultimate Oral Health this year by understanding these 5 Oral Wellness Points. https://youtu.be/5fcWQWOfAUQ 5 Oral Wellness Points Bacteria Transfer Eating Causes Acidity Saliva is Your Best … Continue reading Have Healthier Teeth & Gums by Following These 5 Wellness Points!

Xylitol for Seniors: Keeping Teeth Young and Ageless

Xylitol isn’t just for young people! Many seniors accept dental problems, thinking they simply happen as teeth age. Xylitol helps to keep teeth young and ageless – by preventing damage caused by plaque, mouth acidity or dry mouth. Xylitol can help protect the oral health of denture wearers– by protecting the mouth and lips from … Continue reading Xylitol for Seniors: Keeping Teeth Young and Ageless

Are Cavities About Zip Code?

My book, Kiss Your Dentist Goodbye, was written when Dr. Richard Carmona was Surgeon General of the United States. Dr. Carmona was concerned about the state of oral health in America and he graciously gave my book a glowing testimonial and his personal support. In chapter eight I explain why “community” water fluoridation (adding fluoride … Continue reading Are Cavities About Zip Code?

Our Priorities in Preventing Cavities

We agree about the need to prevent cavities, but how much more important is it to prevent cavities in children? Perhaps one of the most important groups to target with prevention are children with disabilities - those with compromised health or physical disabilities. Included in this group should be kids who are adopted and or … Continue reading Our Priorities in Preventing Cavities

Global Dental Health

A number of my friends are dental missionaries and visit countries where problems from dental disease are intense. They see adults with many lost teeth and visible tooth damage that can be overwhelming. These dentists provide emergency extractions and care, but wish they could offer long-term help. Some take toothbrushes while others teach nurses to … Continue reading Global Dental Health

Changing Viewpoints

When I was a child there were X-ray machines in shoe stores. As we were fitted for a pair of shoes it was customary to stand in a machine so the store clerk could take an X ray and check your toes had adequate room to grow. There was no protection from the X rays … Continue reading Changing Viewpoints

Ugh! Your Dentist Says You Have a New Cavity!

Decay never targets one tooth. Cavity-forming germs live all over the mouth and even in saliva. If you have recently had a cavity, or been told you have one, it means cavity-forming germs are attacking every surface of every tooth, all day, every day (and particularly at night). These germs do not go away by … Continue reading Ugh! Your Dentist Says You Have a New Cavity!

Q&A with Dr. Ellie: Looking for Data

Every month Dr. Ellie Phillips will answer your oral health questions as part of the Ultimate Oral Health Guide. ----------- Q: Hello Dr. Phillips, I've purchased the parts to your Complete Mouth Care System and have presented the program to my husband.  He is interested in what type of data you have assembled to support the use of your … Continue reading Q&A with Dr. Ellie: Looking for Data

Pediatric Sedation & Early Childhood Caries

Pediatric sedation Pediatric sedation is a dental procedure that is rapidly becoming more common in practices around the country. Some dentists think it’s because there are more young children showing up with decay, others say it’s because we have an ADA push to get children to the dentist by their first birthday. Personally, I think … Continue reading Pediatric Sedation & Early Childhood Caries

3 Things You Need To Know If You Want Healthy Teeth

Brushing and flossing are not enough I know many people who value their smiles and try to look after their teeth as carefully as possible. The problem is that you can religiously brush and floss, yet end up with ongoing fillings, repairs and other treatments. The blame is usually placed on poor habits, genetics, or defects … Continue reading 3 Things You Need To Know If You Want Healthy Teeth