Snoring and Sleep Apnea

It’s been estimated that approximately 90 million people in North America suffer from sleep disorders, including insomnia, snoring and sleep apnea. Patients visit their dentist on a more regular basis than other health care professionals, therefore dentists have an excellent opportunity to diagnose and treat their patients with oral appliances when that’s determined to be the treatment of choice. Snoring …

Top Tips To Prevent Tooth Grinding

How are Americans dealing with these difficult economic times? They’re taking the stress out on their teeth, if you ask dentists. The Chicago Dental Society recently surveyed more than 250 of its members to see if stressing about the economy was wreaking havoc on patients’ oral health. Nearly 75 percent of dentists surveyed said their patients reported increased stress in …

Taking Care of Baby Teeth

The American Dental Association’s Council on Scientific Affairs recently updated its guidance to caregivers – now recommending children’s teeth be brushed with a fluoride toothpaste as soon as the first tooth arrives. CSA previously recommended using water to brush the teeth of children younger than 2 years old and a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste to brush the teeth of …

Cappuccino Panna Cotta Recipe

Panna cotta (Italian for “cooked cream”) is a dessert of sweetened cream and flavored with rum, vanilla or coffee. This version combines dark chocolate and coffee, both are good sources of antioxidants. Have dessert with benefits! Active time: 15 minutes Total time: 3 hours, 20 minutes Serves: 6 1 13.5-oz. can coconut milk 1/3 cup turbinado sugar 1 tsp instant espresso granules 1/4 tsp …

Immune-Boosting Broth

Slay vampires and keep colds at bay with this healthy broth. Garlic has long been used for its medicinal properties, which include allicin, a chemical that might relieve pain and act as an anti-inflammatory. Note: parsley will help with the garlic breath. Instructions: Heat 2 tbsp. of extra-virgin olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add 1 head …

Slow-Roasted Salmon

Ingredients: 1/3 c. extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 c. harissa paste (preferably New York Shuk) 1 garlic clove, grated 1 lemon, halved 1 2-lb. skinless center-cut salmon fillet Kosher salt Mixed tender herbs (such as parsley, cilantro, dill, and/or chives; for serving) Instructions: Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Whisk oil, harissa, and garlic in a medium bowl. Pour half of harissa …

Tahini Cake

A slice of cake and a fit lifestyle are not mutually exclusive. This easy recipe from Eva Kosmas Flores, the Portland, Oregon-based author of First We Eat, contains healthy fats from coconut oil and tahini. The latter is also rich in vitamins B and C, potassium, and methionine, an essential amino acid that promotes tissue growth and repair. Ingredients: 2 …

Protect Your Greatest Asset: Your Head

April is National Facial Protection Month. We want to make sure our patients and their teammates are properly protected from sports-related injuries to teeth, mouth and face. Here is some information on how to keep your smile intact and pretty. Simple and relatively inexpensive protective sports gear – such as mouth guards – can make a big difference in reducing …

Best Time to Brush Your Teeth?

Does timing actually matter when it comes to brushing our teeth? Yes, it turns out the order in which we perform our morning rituals can impact the health of our teeth over the long haul. Other than getting rid of “morning breath”, another reason to brush before breakfast is that many of the foods consumed during breakfast, such as oranges …

Top Invisalign Myths

1. Invisalign is only for minor tooth movement. Invisalign can be used for more difficult cases. Since Invisalign moves teeth differently than braces do, the treatment success relies on the doctor’s understanding of the mechanics and experience. Dr. Bui is experienced in multiple treatment techniques and is able to effectively treat difficult cases, including those requiring extractions with Invisalign. She has …