Oil Pulling is sometimes called oil gargling and it is an old Ayurvedic method of cleaning the mouth that is said to have originated in India some 2,000 years ago. Currently there is excitement about oil pulling in online articles… Read More ›
Stained Teeth – a Brighter Future!
Everyone wants a shining, white smile, so it’s disheartening if baby or adult teeth are discolored or have marks on them. Stains can be all shapes and sizes: spots, patches, a line that crosses the tooth, or a dark ring that… Read More ›
Want a Whole New Mouth?
Have you read Dr. Ellie’s book “Kiss Your Dentist Goodbye” yet? In “Kiss Your Dentist Goodbye“, Dr. Ellie Phillips teaches how anyone can achieve and maintain a truly healthy mouth. Empower yourself as you improve the look and feel of… Read More ›
Ugh! Your Dentist Says You Have a New Cavity!
Decay never targets one tooth. Cavity-forming germs live all over the mouth and even in saliva. If you have recently had a cavity, or been told you have one, it means cavity-forming germs are attacking every surface of every tooth,… Read More ›
Q&A with Dr. Ellie: Looking for Data
Every month Dr. Ellie Phillips will answer your oral health questions as part of the Ultimate Oral Health Guide. ———– Q: Hello Dr. Phillips, I’ve purchased the parts to your Complete Mouth Care System and have presented the program to my husband. He is… Read More ›
The Negative Effects of Bleaching Teeth
When something is commonplace, it is assumed to be safe – correct? Many people believe if whitening teeth were bad, someone would step in and stop the sale of bleaching products. The whitening industry has been growing rapidly over the… Read More ›
Pediatric Sedation & Early Childhood Caries
Pediatric sedation Pediatric sedation is a dental procedure that is rapidly becoming more common in practices around the country. Some dentists think it’s because there are more young children showing up with decay, others say it’s because we have an… Read More ›
3 Things You Need To Know If You Want Healthy Teeth
Brushing and flossing are not enough I know many people who value their smiles and try to look after their teeth as carefully as possible. The problem is that you can religiously brush and floss, yet end up with ongoing fillings,… Read More ›
How Sipping & Snacking Are Weakening Your Teeth
Why “To Go” Drinks Damage Teeth A few years ago I visited Paris and discovered, to my surprise, that take-out drinks were not readily available. The French appear to drink coffee seated at a table or the restaurant bar and… Read More ›
Is Flossing the Best Way to Prevent Dental Disease?
Overview The dentist’s mantra is to “brush and floss” but is flossing useful or could other protocols keep teeth cleaner and healthier? Flossing has devotees who trust it is the only way to oral health, but where did their emphatic… Read More ›