Recently a heart surgeon reached out to us with a patient experiencing jaw pain. It turned out the pain was related to her TMJ, and we took care of the problem.
I’ve been reading an exceptional book by Maya Shetreat-Klein, a pediatric neurologist (not just a holistic practitioner).
She provides a natural approach that sheds light on a possible link between ADHD, eczema, asthma, learning delays etc and the diet we provide our children.
I very rarely get sick. So I was surprised when I got a horrible stomach flu last weekend, and I was down for 24 hrs.
Here’s my secret to jumping right back.
Some people fear the dentist as a cold, dark & awful place. Moonlight Beach Dental is focused on breaking those negative expectations in every way.
Here’s how we help people overcome their fears of the dentist:
With all the changes going on in healthcare across the political spectrum, it’s a frustrating and confusing time for just about everyone with insurance.
It’s no different with dental insurance.
We’ve attempted to try and explain some of the issues regarding dental insurance, in a clear and simple way, on this new Insurance FAQ page.
Xylitol is a game changer for your teeth. Xylitol is a natural sugar; it is not an artificial sweetener. With a glycemic index of 7, it’s safe for diabetics. It’s digested as a fiber with no insulin released.
Five exposures to xylitol each day will reduce plaque as effectively as toothbrushi
Most people don’t realize that they have a metal allergy. They also don’t realize that standard braces contain nickel and the wires contain nickel titanium.
This patient had a severe inflammatory reaction to the braces from another dentist. She was probably told by the dentist that she wasn’t brushing enough around her brackets – when in fact it was due to an allergy.
I just finished reading The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan by Dr. David Perlmutter. I highly recommend reading this book, as it discusses the autoimmune effects that gluten and many grains can cause, even in those people who are not gluten sensitive.
One of my personal favorite topics is leaky gut and it’s prevention.
I discussed this with my pediatrician, and I now add drops of probiotics and vitamin D to pumped milk. Many, if not most babies can be deficient in Vitamin D. I also supplement myself.
In need of extra protein? Don’t want one that is synthetic or allergenic?
Oh hey, this is my favorite brand of whey, I say!
As a breastfeeding momma, I have to increase my protein in order to have a healthy supply. The problem? I can’t have soy, cow whey, or egg protein, and I dislike the taste of pea protein.
My new obsession is Pressed Juicery, because it is so affordable. 8 drinks for $38 or a cleanse for $39.50.
As someone who regularly spends $12 per juice, this is a steal! You can order them online, or pick them up at the UTC mall.
For those who don’t already know, your skin is your largest organ. Many skin care products contain gluten, petroleum, parabens and other chemicals and preservatives that can be harmful. All of which your skin rapidly adsorbs!
Over the years, I have noticed some incredibly healthy mothers who are distraught by having toddlers with rampant tooth decay – even when they are given mostly breast milk and a well-rounded diet.
A correlation seems to suggest be that the mothers are unknowingly deficient in many minerals, which in turn may lead to deficiencies in their newborn/infant/toddler.
Many times, these children can develop softer enamel, which is much more decay prone.
My new favorite restaurant in Encinitas is EVE.
A super-healthy, clean place to eat, EVE is located just 2 blocks from our office.
Enjoy delicious smoothies. I love the bowls filled with gluten-free options and gut-healthy probiotic fermented foods.
Meet my new favorite beverage: The ginger turmeric latte from Ironsmith Encinitas.
This anti-inflammatory drink has turmeric, ginger and coconut oil – and it tastes delicious.
Your gut is your “second brain” and does so much more than we often understand. This book makes it so easy to understand.
Are you reactive to cow milk and pasteurized products like I am? It is an autoimmune inflammatory food for me.
I have been able to reintroduce this yumminess in my diet by consuming goat milk kefir and goat yogurt.
A new “holisitic”, Agent Nateur’s N°3 is my new favorite deodorant.
This is all natural, free of aluminum, parabens, and other heavy metals.
I got to really put it to the test with your recent heat wave, and I give it an A+.
If you know what this is, you are very smart – maybe even a NASA scientist!
Worried about x-rays or radiation exposure at the dental office? Many of my patients are.
Tocotrienol is part of the vitamin E family. It has been discovered to have the effect of helping to protect against radiation exposure.
Here’s a new fave of mine for breakfast: Gluten-free paleo banana nut porridge.
Paleo deliciousness. So easy and nutritious.
I recently got to try the most amazing floss ever… coated in coconut oil to help increase dental health.
They have both strawberry and coconut flavors, amazing packaging, and the floss expands to get the maximum possible amount of plaque out.
Did you know that the bugs in your mouth are associated with heart and peripheral artery diseases?
My good friend who is an interventional cardiologist sent me this slide from a lecture at a conference for vascular surgeons and cardiologists.
Behold! A crown from a patient of mine that I had not seen in 7 years.
She had gone to another dentist, and that dentist placed a crown with a metal substructure.
Every day, I pride myself in trying to find the upside, the positive and the beauty in the things in my life.
This new journal is a commitment I’ve made with myself by putting these things in writing each day.
Typical of the start of a new year, most people focus on making changes for themselves in the upcoming year.
I too, am always focused on personal growth and self improvement. While I pride myself in being an overall very happy person, many times, I can be a bit of a workaholic, which can leave my life imbalanced.
Here are two apps I’ve found that help me slow down and appreciate life more.
As a dentist, I see a lot of people with canker sores, yet very few people seem to understand what they are or how to treat them.
I was at a party when I heard about the Skin Deep app. It is sponsored by the Environmental Working Group.
The app allows you to scan barcodes on skin care products and it shows how toxic they are.
Here’s a blog post for dog lovers like myself. I give you turmeric dog paste!
Everyone knows I love juice and juice cleanses. Adding a juice a day as a meal replacement or snack is a great way to add nutrients to your diet.
Leucadia’s Fully Loaded Micro Juicery is amazing. Located on Coast Highway 101, between Lou’s Records and Pannikin, you’ll find everything you need as far as cold-pressed juice goes.
Ever wonder what’s in your cosmetic products?
On a recent trip to Chicago, I walked into a store called LUSH. They have a line of all-natural, organic, hand-made cosmetics.