The 6-Step Oral Health Routine of a Dental Hygienist

Anke Neustadt

If you’re a human being, your oral health routine is probably your oldest habit. Twice a day you brush your teeth and you totally floss every night… right? If you’ve been operating on autopilot since, well, forever, it’s time to take a second look at how you practice oral self […]

What’s Really At The Heart Of Dental Health?

Anke Neustadt

(NAPSI)—What’s the way to someone’s heart? You may be surprised to learn the answer could be “dental health.” As the gateway to your body and all its major organs, including the heart, your oral health can also be a good indicator of your overall health. This interconnectivity of our bodies […]

Poster contest raises awareness on children’s dental health

Anke Neustadt

A poster contest this month aims to raise awareness on children’s dental health. Shown is Elyse Eastman’s winning poster from 2021, when the theme from the American Dental Association was “Water, nature’s drink.” Photo courtesy of MCD Public Health The Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has various oral […]

Is Clover Edible? Nutrients, Benefits, and Downsides

Anke Neustadt

Clovers (Trifolium) are members of the legume family. They’re rich in antioxidants and have been used by many cultures in traditional medicine to treat inflammation of the joints and as a cough remedy (1, 2, 3). Today, they’re important forage crops, used in many agricultural systems as food for grazing […]

Nutrition, Health Benefits, and More

Anke Neustadt

Most people enjoy a few go-to fruits and vegetables on a regular basis, but there are thousands of different types grown around the world — many of which you may never have heard of (1). Sapodilla is a fruit that many people in the United States are unfamiliar with, even […]

Nutrients, Benefits, Downsides & More

Anke Neustadt

Meat often makes a regular appearance in the diet of humans. Whether you choose red or white meats, meat is rich in protein, vitamins, and minerals. Meat can be sourced from various animals, the most popular including cow, lamb, and chicken. Recently, goat meat has started to gain some traction. […]

8 Nutrition and Health Benefits of Okra

Anke Neustadt

Okra is commonly called gumbo in Africa, and it’s known for its sticky, thickening properties used to make the hearty comfort food that southerners in the United States know as gumbo, naming the dish for the plant itself. Aside from being a five-star comfort food, okra’s potential health benefits are […]