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is at the core of
everything your body
does for you.

From health to sickness,
from energy to lethargy,
from happiness to depression –
the necessary nutrients your cells
receive or do not receive affect
everything about you. If only one cell
in your body is deprived, it slowly affects
the rest of you.

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How should you
clean your teeth?
Let me count the ways!
When I was a kid
going to the dentist,
my dentist always told me
I had to brush harder.
What did that mean?
When my family moved to another city,
my new dentist told me totally different
things about brushing my teeth.
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Gum Disease

Bad Bacteria In My Own Mouth

Alvin H. Danenberg, DDS • Nutritional Periodontist March 27, 2017     Do I have bad bacteria in my own mouth? If I did, could they be out of control? I wanted to know.   A few weeks ago I wrote “Gum Disease: When Bad…

Gum Disease:
When Bad Bugs Revolt

Alvin H. Danenberg, DDS • Nutritional Periodontist February 27, 2017     When bad bugs revolt, the result is gum disease.   The most obvious signs of gum disease are bleeding gums and gum infection. The most obvious causes are unhealthy clumps of dental plaque…

Mouth Bacteria Must Be Fed

Alvin H. Danenberg, DDS • Nutritional Periodontist February 7, 2017       Don’t kill the bacteria in your mouth. Instead, feed them. Yes, mouth bacteria must be fed in ways that keep them healthy. Balanced, healthy bacteria are your friends – not your enemies….

Dark Chocolate and Gum Health

Alvin H. Danenberg, DDS • Nutritional Periodontist December 12, 2016     OMG! Dark chocolate.   Growing up, chocolate was my thing – chocolate cookies, chocolate ice cream, chocolate cake, chocolate milk, chocolate candy. None was healthy. Chocolate itself wasn’t the problem. The stuff that…