glyphosate

Glyphosate is the most widely-used agricultural weed killer in the world. Two years ago, a branch of the World Health Organization declared the already controversial herbicide as “probably carcinogenic to humans.” The 2015 report when on to say the following: “The agricultural use of glyphosate has increased sharply since the development of crops that have…

processed foods

Processed foods have long been linked to health conditions like obesity, high blood pressure and an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. Research shows that some processed foods may double your chances of developing colon cancer. Still, many Americans keep processed foods as a staple in their daily diets. In the United States, we eat…

The holiday season is right around the corner. It’s difficult to maintain a healthy diet during the winter festivities, often filled with sweet treats and decadent desserts, but sticking to your nutritional needs is pertinent any time of year. Although indulging once in a while is perfectly fine, keeping a balance of leafy greens, lean…

Gum Health

In the past, your dental professional might have warned you about gingivitis – or the mild form of gum disease that can usual be reversed by a more rigid home cleaning routine and regular office cleanings. In fact, many adults in the U.S. suffer from some form of gum disease or another, whether it be…

Recipes for healthy teeth

Most people understand the link between cavities and overconsuming sugar, or that too much coffee can stain your pearly whites. But what about the foods that make your mouth healthier? Some organic eats can prevent decay and help deter bacterial growth – two key prevention strategies for maintaining a healthy smile. Here are four foods that promote…

To promote holistic health and reduce the incidence of tooth decay, Assure A Smile recommends families be aware of recommended daily sugar allowances as well as the most common sources of sugar.

The health benefits of apple cider vinegar are well documented. Despite a growing body of research supporting these health benefits, many Americans are still unaware of this simple yet powerful type of vinegar. In this article, we review a few key health benefits and offer tips for anyone interested in making apple cider vinegar a bigger part of daily nutrition.

Almost everyone can agree that sugar tastes delicious. From candy to pastries and even cereal, sugar is added to many of America’s top selling foods in an effort to sweeten the deal for consumers. If you visit the dentist regularly, you are probably aware that too much sugar can cause tooth decay and eventually cavities. Most recently, however, a new study has been published that suggests an even more severe side effect to too much sugar consumption.

There is a well-documented link between smiling, happiness, and overall quality of life. In one study, researchers found that healthy adults who reported high levels of life satisfaction also happened to be smiling in high school yearbook photos. Other studies show similar correlations between gum health, happiness, and life satisfaction. Read more to learn simple ways to improve health, strengthen teeth, and build happiness!

Does gum disease cause heart disease? According to the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), there is strong evidence in support of the answer yes. And with 47% of American adults suffering with periodontal (gum) disease, the number of individuals at high risk for cardiovascular issues like heart attack and stroke is staggering.

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