Diabetes and a healthy mouth

Diabetes and a healthy mouth

Diabetes is the most common chronic illness: 1.2 million Dutch citizens have diabetes. Because of fluctuating blood glucose levels the immune system of diabetic patients works less well. The consequence? An increased risk of inflammation, infections or other...
Toothpaste with enzymes, baking soda or charcoal

Toothpaste with enzymes, baking soda or charcoal

Charcoal or activated carbon as toothpaste?More and more often you see toothpaste with active charcoal on the shelves of stores. It’s being advertised or sold as a bleaching tool. It’d absorb and remove stubborn stains off the teeth. Yet, it isn’t as...
What can you do to prevent bone loss?

What can you do to prevent bone loss?

If you often experience bleeding gums, that may be a sign that you have inflammation somewhere. Don’t ignore this red flag, because it could have serious consequences. Often, you won’t feel direct pain and might not notice what’s happening. This is dangerous,...
What can you do against cold sores and cankers?

What can you do against cold sores and cankers?

A lot of people experience periods of low resistance from time to time. Your immune system takes a hit and because of that you can get a painful sore in your mouth: canker sores. Usually they go away within a few days but they never really heal or disappear...
Bad breath? Maybe it’s your medication…

Bad breath? Maybe it’s your medication…

Did you know that about 15% of the Dutch population is chronically suffering from bad breath? This is a fairly high percentage that grows every year. The main reason for this is the deterioration of human health. This has to do with all kinds of factors including:...