Ask the Dentist
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Ask the Dentist

Ask the Dentist

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Set this new year's resolution for yourself: get screened for sleep apnea at your dentist. You can ask for it during your teeth cleaning -- how easy is that?

Okay, so you haven't been to the dentist in forever. Maybe your new year's resolution is to change's how you can make it easier on yourself:

It's about a lot more than just a nice smile. Our oral health affects the health of the whole body.

Should You Really Try Oil Pulling? A Dentist Explains

Based on the scientific literature as well as my own personal experience practicing dentistry for 30 years, here are 8 important things you need to know before trying oil pulling:

If you're tossing and turning, grinding your teeth, or snoring during the night, you're not getting the quality sleep you need to fight off the common cold this winter:

Everyone knows what it feels like to be so stuffed up that you have to breathe with your mouth open, especially during cold season. With all the negative health consequences linked to mouth breathing, it makes a lot of sense to learn this myofunctional therapist's technique to unblock your stuffy nose (plus it only takes 5 minutes): -- via Sarah Hornsby, RDH, Myofunctional Therapist

The days of tasteless egg white omelets and “health foods” that taste like cardboard are over. My friend Mark Hyman MD's new book Eat Fat, Get Thin Cookbook will prove to you that it’s possible to eat delicious, deeply satisfying foods while getting healthy, and it all starts with putting fat back into our meals: #eatfatgetthin

It's not how MUCH you have -- it's how long your teeth are exposed, that matters when it comes to cavity-prevention. If you're sipping on a gingerbread latte all morning, the teeth have to go hours before getting a break from all that sugar exposure!

If you struggle with anxiety or depression, you owe it to yourself to rule out a sleep disorder as a root cause. Download a sleep app to your smartphone to see how you're sleeping tonight:

These almond butter brownies are unreal. We've made them in our house too many times to count. I love that they use ZERO flour and get their sweetness from coconut sugar, which has a low glycemic index and will help keep your blood sugar steady during the holidays. The only thing I do differently is add 3 tablespoons of water AND an egg when I make them to get a perfect brownie texture…