Dental health is one of the most neglected parts of our well-being. A lot of people do not realize that there is an intimate connection between dental health and overall health, which in turn is co…
What to Know About Gum Disease
Dr. Branon Johnson discusses how periodontal (gum) disease begins to form, what warning signs to look out for, and what treatments are available.
Do DIY Teeth Whitening Methods Really Work?
Some "natural" ways of whitening teeth, such as brushing them with a strawberry and baking-soda mixture, do not actually whiten teeth, and may even weaken them, new research finds.
Everyone should cook with MSG, says food scientist
"I like to encourage my kids to eat a little healthier, so I'll sprinkle a little 'supersalt' in there. That stuff is really powerful."
Child Development: Anxiety and Children
Just like adults, children can experience anxiety. The pressure to succeed in school and sports can begin at an early age, even before children understand what these stressful feelings are. When children begin experiencing abnormal amounts of anxiety, parents often notice them beginning to isolate themselves, acting out in class or social situations, chewing their fingernails, picking at their skin or pulling their hair out. Children suffering from anxiety often feel incapable of completing normal, everyday tasks that their peers easily complete, such as putting away and organizing toys in their bedroom or classroom. This anxiety is often triggered by simply being told to complete a task that a teacher or parent may view as reasonable…