Archive for the ‘ Oral Health & Hygiene ’ Category

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Why It’s Time to Get Back into the Habit of Regular Dental Visits

As the world continues to reopen, you might be thinking about the pleasure of eating indoors again. Or being able to go to the movies. Or attending an A’s or Giants game. Or simply getting together with friends and family face-to-face for the first time in a long time. We would suggest you also add […]

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You Really Should Brush Your Teeth Before Drinking Coffee or Wine. Here’s Why.

There’s another hazard to drinking tea, beyond the fluoride issue we looked at last month – one that’s shared with both coffee and wine: It can really stain your teeth. Not only is this unsightly; it can actually make you look…well…old. Yet, also like tea, coffee and wine may have some real oral health benefits, […]

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Tea Can Mean a Healthier Mouth (but Beware the Extra Fluoride)

Just about a thousand years ago, tea drinking started to become a thing in Japan – thanks to a Buddhist priest named Eisai and a book he wrote called Kissa Yōjōki (喫茶養生記), or Drinking Tea for Health. It’s good for the heart, he said. It’s good for energizing body and mind. Drinking tea before meditation, […]

Puffy, Bleeding Gums Mean Gum Disease – and a Greater Risk of Some Cancers, Research Suggests

Think about what you can do to lower your risk of developing cancer. Things like healthy eating, exercise, and limiting exposure to EMFs and environmental toxins probably come to mind. And those are all helpful, to be sure. But many folks don’t realize that maintaining good oral health is a part of that, too – […]

How Vaping Can Destroy Your Mouth

Vaping might look cool to some. More than a few people might say that it’s a healthier option than smoking tobacco. But the mouth tells a different story. And the oral effects of vaping can happen fast – in as little as 24 hours, according to one recent study of 123 healthy adults. Some were […]

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How We’re Providing Natural Dentistry Safely in the Age of COVID-19

While some folks remain concerned about going to the dentist from fear of exposure to COVID-19, the truth is that getting the dental care you need – including regular cleanings and exams – is crucial to supporting your overall health and well-being. Because we’ve been practicing mercury-safe dentistry for years here at Fremont Natural Dentistry, […]

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How Chronic Stress Can Damage Your Mouth (& What to Do About It)

Whether it’s movie one-liners, karaoke tunes, or kimchi, everyone enjoys a good listicle. And Fremont recently came in at the top of one, naming ours the Least Stressed City in America. If you’re a little skeptical of our city’s outranking the 182 included in WalletHub’s survey, maybe you’re not one of those least stressed citizens […]

Does the Kind of Toothbrush You Use Matter?

When it comes to oral health, brushing and flossing (or otherwise cleaning between your teeth and at the gum line) are a must. Sometimes, though, it can be easy for a lot of us to rush or even neglect. It’s a tendency that can start young, as a recent study reminds, listing some of the […]

Why Cleaning Between Your Teeth Matters So Much – & the Best Way to Do It

You’ve been told time and again: Make sure you floss your teeth. Maybe you’ve felt a little guilt when a hygienist or dentist has asked if you floss, and you could only respond with a mumbled “no” or “once in a while.” But we don’t ask to embarrass or shame you. It’s just that cleaning […]

What You Want (and Don’t Want) in a Toothpaste

Patients regularly ask us what kind of toothpaste they should use. Of course, truth be told, you don’t really need toothpaste at all. The mechanical action of brushing is the main way that plaque gets removed. Toothpaste just makes it a little easier, providing some grit to help break up that sticky biofilm. It can […]