Finding My Purpose as a Holistic Dentist

Finding My Purpose as a Holistic Dentist

by Paul Omalley April 12, 2019

“Well, OK Doc, I guess we just have to pull ‘em all out and go with false teeth then… “

These words came out of the mouth of a young man in his early 20’s. This case really shook my world as a dentist. 

After time spent living, working and practicing as a dentist in the somewhat rural area of West Texas, I was used to having to replace bad teeth with bridges or full-sets of false teeth in the older population set. But this was a young man that should be in the absolute prime of his life.

Unfortunately, there wasn’t much that traditional dentistry could offer him but to pull all of his teeth and have him spend the rest of his life with the discomfort and setbacks of false teeth.

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Probiotics and Cancer Prevention

Probiotics and Cancer Prevention

by Tom Soracco September 01, 2018

Probiotics and Potential Anti-Cancer Properties

One area of probiotic research that has seen much interest of late is their potential anti-cancer properties. Additionally, research has shown that cancer growth can be promoted by bacteria within the body as well. Find out more about how a healthy bacterial micrbiome can help to protect you from cancer.

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Oral Health and High Blood Pressure

Oral Health and High Blood Pressure

by Tom Soracco August 15, 2018

A recent scientific study has linked periodontal disease and poor oral health with not only higher blood pressure but with the fact that poor oral health actually appears to interfere with the effectiveness of treatment to control high blood pressure. 

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The Benefits of Kale–Part of Our Whole Body and Oral Health Superfoods Series

The Benefits of Kale–Part of Our Whole Body and Oral Health Superfoods Series

by Tom Soracco August 01, 2018

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Periodontitis and Oral Bacteria Connects to Cancer

Periodontitis and Oral Bacteria Connects to Cancer

by Tom Soracco July 13, 2018

Healthy teeth and gums are more important than ever. Scientists have long known that there is a link between periodontal disease and various forms of cancer. Now, Swedish researchers have defined an actual mechanism behind why bad oral bacteria can greatly increase your risk of developing cancer.

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10 Doable Steps to Lower Your Cancer Risk

10 Doable Steps to Lower Your Cancer Risk

by Tom Soracco June 10, 2018

Cancer is a scary thing but according to the latest report from the World Cancer Research Fund 40% of all cancers could be prevented. And by researching 3 decades of studies, they assembled 10 doable recommendations to help you to lower your odds of getting cancer.

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Elderly Oral Health Problems and Solutions

Elderly Oral Health Problems and Solutions

by Tom Soracco May 10, 2018

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Your Organic Foods to Buy List or the “Dirty Dozen”

Your Organic Foods to Buy List or the “Dirty Dozen”

by Tom Soracco April 29, 2018

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Sugary Drinks Can Be VERY Unhealthy

Sugary Drinks Can Be VERY Unhealthy

by Tom Soracco April 15, 2018

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Is Green Tea Good for Oral Health?

Is Green Tea Good for Oral Health?

by Tom Soracco March 26, 2018

Green tea has many healthful benefits, but do these known benefits also include better oral health? We take a look at green tea and its healthy benefits in fighting gum disease, tooth bone loss and periodontal problems.

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Lactobacillus? Paracasei? Salivarius? BLIS? What Are those Probiotic Tongue Twisters?

Lactobacillus? Paracasei? Salivarius? BLIS? What Are those Probiotic Tongue Twisters?

by Tom Soracco March 15, 2018

All those long words for probiotics can be a bit scary and leave one with that dazed and glazed look in the eye. Never fear, these words actually break down pretty easily and are actually fun to learn. Take a chance and discover how simple "Salivarius Streptococcus" really is!

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An App to Help Encourage your Child to Brush their Teeth!

An App to Help Encourage your Child to Brush their Teeth!

by Tom Soracco February 20, 2018

Getting your child to brush their teeth can be a tiresome and difficult task. This fun app is simple to use and can make tooth brushing a fun event rather than a dreaded job. Find out more here.

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