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Why Colgate “Total” Toothpaste is Still #1, Despite the FDA’s Ban on Triclosan

This is very interesting. From the NY Times, Sept. 7, 2016: In September 2016, the Food and Drug Administration banned the antibacterial chemical, triclosan, from soaps. But they allowed it to remain in the #1 best-selling, general-purpose toothpaste, Colgate “Total”. …

The Oral-Systemic Link Could Kill You

Could Your Morning Breath Be Your Demise? 1/4 inch deep The Oral-Systemic link is the band of ulcerated, infected tissue that encircles your teeth and teeth roots when you have gingivitis or gum disease. It is the portal that allows …

Breaking the Oral-Systemic Link (or One Way to Reduce Risk of Heart Problems)

Hi Everyone, Dang, it’s been a busy time: I started a new dental practice in January, which took a ton of time to get going, and still requires a lot of work. I auditioned my dental probiotic, “Orchestra”, for Shark …

An Interesting Thing Happened at Our Christmas Party – and Thereafter…

Christmas Party 2016 Here’s our office Christmas party at Romeo Cucina Restaurant in Laguna Beach, CA. (The grizzled-looking guy with the gray goatee and silver hair is me. Unfortunately, I had an uncontrollable urge to blink at the exact snap …

A Unique Flossing Trick

Here’s a little trick I came up with when I was about age 10 (1965). Here’s the story behind it: My mom is a hunchback and as such, she usually had to make her own clothing. As a kid, I …

What if you passed your gut probiotic in 15 minutes or less?

Based upon many scientific studies from the NCBI (NIH, PubMed), Cochrane Collaboration, Human Microbiome Project, and many more, I believe that just as certain probiotics for the gut can help with IBD, IBS, etc., so can certain dental probiotics help …

Your Gut Starts At Your Lips

If you think about it a second, you realize your gut starts at your lips. So, why not take a probiotic for your mouth, in addition to a probiotic for your gut? Digestion actually begins in your mouth as you …

Orchestra™ Dental Probiotic Lozenge coming 6/1/2016

We are excited to announce after more than a year of hard work that our new Orchestra™ adherent, time-release, Place-and-Forget™ dental probiotic lozenge will be available after June 1st, 2016. This is not your ordinary dental probiotic lozenge with just …