Plaque, Tartar, & Calculus: What’s the Difference?

Most of us are aware that we need to brush our teeth regularly to avoid dental decay and cavities, but we don’t exactly know why. Dentists often refer to harmful buildup on the teeth as plaque, tartar, or calculus without explaining the difference between each of them. At Glendale Holistic Dentistry, we believe awareness about […]

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Vegan Food in Glendale

As a holistic dentistry practice, we strongly believe in taking care of our entire bodies, from our hygiene routine, to what we eat, to our daily activities. In 2019, many people have decided to switch to a vegan diet for various reasons, whether it be for the overall health benefits or the preservation of animal’s […]

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Yoga Studios in Glendale

Here at P Vernon Erwin, we believe in a holistic approach to oral health that includes taking care of your entire body. This involves proper nutrition and a balanced diet, as well as mindful exercise. Yoga offers many awesome health and wellness benefits, including oral health! Relaxing your muscles can help you stop grinding your […]

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The Truth About Pumpkin Spice

Nothing says “happy holidays” quite like the warm, delicious flavor of pumpkin spice. Whether you enjoy pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin soup, or any of the other options that fill our favorite restaurants and coffee shops this season, you’re bound to consume at least a few pumpkin treats before the year is […]

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Are You Getting Enough Calcium?

Here at P Vernon Erwin, we believe in a holistic model of dentistry and health. In order to maintain good oral health and high quality of life, it is important to fuel your body with all of the nutrition it needs. There are a lot of vitamins and minerals that contribute to the health of […]

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Floss Is Hardly Your Only Option for Cleaning Between Your Teeth

Are you one of those people who only floss when it’s time to go to the dentist for your semi-annual exam and cleaning?   The trouble with only brushing is that you leave lots of each tooth uncleaned. It’s like washing your face, neck, hair, and limbs while leaving the rest of your body still […]

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The Modern Problem of Underdeveloped Jaws

Compared to our early ancestors, our jaws are much smaller, narrower. But why? And what are the consequences? That’s the concern of a new book we recently received, Jaws: The Story of a Hidden Epidemic. And while preventing the problem might not be an option for us adults, we can help our kids avoid it.   […]

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How to Control Gum Disease Holistically

That gum disease and diabetes appear to be linked isn’t news. What is new is a study in Acta Diabetologica confirming the association.   For it, researchers analyzed a set of 13 studies involving nearly 50,000 individuals, including 3197 who had diabetes. And what did they find?   Meta-analyses of adjusted estimates showed that diabetes […]

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Do You Trust Our Food System?

How much do you trust our country’s food system?  If your answer is “not so much,” you’re not alone.   According to a new industry report, just  25% of consumers strongly trust our food system – 12% less than just last year. And less than half think that it’s even headed in the right direction. […]

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Another Beneficial Botanical: Galla Chinensis

Plants and botanical remedies can play a big role in oral health – and have for centuries. Some of the most common include clove, garlic, cinnamon, and neem. Newer to the conversation is Galla Chinesnsis, or Chinese sumac. Traditionally, this herb has been used to treat things like chronic coughing, excessive sweating, and diarrhea. It has […]

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