The All Smiles Blog

Often, your dentist may recommend sealants as a preventative measure against plaque and cavities for your child, or even yourself. But are they worth the extra expense, appointment, or time in the dental chair?? Dental sealants are a liquid resin that is applied to the back teeth (molars and pre-molars) , which are the hardest...
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Continuing with our discussion of Ultrametabolism, our final myth addresses the food industry and the types of food they push. 30% of Americans eat at least one meal in their car a week, and I don’t think they are packing a healthy meal to eat on the go! That is a lot of fast food....
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This week we are continuing our discussion of Dr. Mark Hyman’s book, Ultrametabolism. There is a lot of interest in the past couple of years with the phenomenon that French people (and other Europeans) are much thinner than Americans, despite their rich diet and consumption of wine. What is it about the French lifestyle that...
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Interestingly enough, the diet of a Sumo wrestler is to skip breakfast, then exercise for 5 hours straight in the morning. They finish this off with a huge meal and a long nap. They wake up, eat a big dinner, then go back to bed! It is obvious that modeling your daily routine off of...
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I don’t know about you, but so far, Dr. Mark Hyman’s principles from his book Ultrametabolism , have turned my ideas about dieting upside down. This week’s myth is especially pertinent, because can any of us really say that we haven’t tried out a low-carb diet? The fact is that carbohydrates are the most important...
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Our national fat consumption has gone from 43% of total calorie intake to around 34% in the last 40 years. This is due to the invention of many diet, or low-fat alternatives to our favorite foods and snacks (diet coke, Weight Watchers brand items, low fat cheeses, etc.) , as well as the misguided belief...
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As discussed last week, we’re going through some myths regarding dieting and weight loss. These myths are taken from Dr. Mark Hyman’s new book Ultra-Metabolism, a great read if you are ready to make some serious dietary changes to focus on eating whole, unprocessed foods. Myth #2: You can control your weight by counting calories....
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Dr. Mark Hyman has recently released a list of 7 myths about weight gain in his book “Ultra-Metabolism.” Don’t be mistaken by the title of the post– this is not a post advocating weight loss or dieting. We believe in eating for health, and a positive side effect of this can be weight loss. Over...
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A couple of months ago, we discussed the effects of fluoride and your teeth, both positive and negative. There has recently been an increase in the media about water fluoridation and children. Dental fluorosis only effects children between 3 months and age 8. It is a result of a child receiving too much fluoride during...
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In addition to preventing dental health issues and checking for cavities and gum disease, regular dental exams can detect several serious health issues to prevent further complications and get early treatment. By maintaining your regular 6 month appointments, your dentist can also let you know about any signs of other health conditions. Dental exams can...
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