Is Mouthwash Bad for You?

Is Mouthwash

If you’re like many Americans, you probably have a large bottle of blue or green mouthwash in your bathroom. You probably use it as directed by your dentist to kill bacteria and freshen your breath. But is killing bacteria in your mouth really a good thing? And are there downsides to regular mouthwash use? As […]

A Biological Dentist’s Approach to Oral Health and Heart Disease


As February rolls around, so does American Heart Health Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about cardiovascular health and disease prevention. While discussions often focus on factors like diet, exercise, and stress management, one crucial aspect often overlooked is oral health. As a biologic dentist, I am keenly aware of the intricate connection between […]

Chronic Lyme Disease and Oral Health

Man And Woman

Biological dentistry considers the mouth connected to all body systems. Oral health corresponds with whole-body health. As we understand more, we see connections between the mouth and chronic diseases, including Lyme disease. Keep reading to uncover more about these connections, including: What is Lyme disease? Lyme disease symptoms How Lyme disease affects oral health and […]

Airway-Focused Dentistry and Functional Breathing: Why You Should Care

Physician Doctor Doing Sinusitis Examination For Sinus Inflammation

A recent article explored the connection between sleep and oral health. Another piece of the picture is airway health and how breathing function influences sleep and dental concerns. Airway dentistry is an exciting new branch of functional dentistry focused on restoring functional breathing patterns to optimize health. Today’s article will explore airway-focused dentistry and why […]

Exploring the Link Between Sleep Quality and Oral Health


Consider this: the root cause of your oral health issues could be poor quality sleep or a sleep disorder. There is a strong link between sleeping disorders and dental problems, like cavities, gum disease, and oral microbiome imbalances. In functional dentistry, we look beyond the mouth for the root cause of disease. For many patients, […]

Are Teeth Connected to Organ Health?

A primary tenant of functional and holistic medicine is everything is connected, including the teeth. As a biological dentist and functional medicine practitioner, I believe health starts in the mouth. Because of the mouth-body connection, good oral health translates to good overall health and quality of life. Your mouth and teeth significantly impact organs and […]

Everything You Need to Know About Preventive Dentistry

Preventive dentistry is the practice of taking care of your teeth (and the rest of your mouth) to maintain good health and avoid oral health issues like cavities, gingivitis, and tooth sensitivity. Daily oral hygiene and regular dental cleanings are the cornerstones of preventative dentistry. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends dental visits at regular […]

Cold Sores vs. Canker Sores: How To Tell the Difference

Cold sores are contagious fever blisters that usually occur outside the mouth while canker sores are non-contagious blisters that happen inside the mouth. To get rid of these sores, you must understand the difference. Keep reading for symptoms, causes, and treatments of both cold sores and canker sores. To learn more about the connection between […]

I Have White Spots On My Teeth. What Are They?

White teeth can mean healthy teeth. Lots of people desire a pearly white smile! White spots on teeth are undesired discolorations that don’t match the color of the rest of your teeth. There are multiple causes of white spots on teeth, including poor dental hygiene or fluoride toothpaste. Below, are the 6 common causes for […]