Stress and Oral Health

Stress is an inevitable part of life, and its effects can permeate various aspects of our well-being, including oral health. While many people associate stress with headaches and muscle tension, its impact on oral health is often overlooked. There are both direct and indirect effects of stress on oral health. Direct Impact on Oral Health … Continued

Preparing for Mercury Filling Removal: Four Vital Steps for a Safer Transition

More individuals are considering the removal of mercury fillings as the awareness of the health risks of mercury are increasing. However, the process of removing mercury fillings requires careful planning to minimize potential exposure and ensure a safe transition. Before scheduling an appointment with a SMART certified dentist, it’s essential to understand the process and … Continued

The Power of the Vagus Nerve and the Position of the Tongue

The vagus nerve is often referred to as the body’s longest parasympathetic cranial nerve and plays a pivotal role in regulating vital bodily functions. This multifaceted nerve is intricately linked to processes such as breathing, digestion, and relaxation, making it a key player in maintaining overall physiological balance. The vagus nerve, also known as the … Continued

Minerals for Oral Health

Minerals play a critical role in both oral health and your overall health. Here are some key minerals you need to make sure you are getting to protect your teeth, but also to keep your body healthy as a whole. Calcium for Tooth Enamel Calcium is a building block for teeth, contributing to their structure … Continued

Vitamins for Oral Health

Maintaining good oral health is not only essential for a dazzling smile but also for overall well-being. The key to achieving optimal oral health lies not only in regular dental care practices but also in a balanced and nutrient-rich diet. Among the various factors influencing oral health, vitamins play a crucial role in supporting the … Continued

Vitamin D and Oral Health

Oral health is a critical aspect of overall well-being, and its importance goes beyond just having a bright, white smile. Healthy teeth and gums are essential for proper nutrition and digestion. What many people may not realize is that vitamin D, often associated with bone health, also plays a significant role in maintaining oral health. … Continued

Why Do You Need to Remineralize Your Teeth?

Remineralization of teeth is crucial for overall oral health, and it can have broader implications for your general well-being. Here’s why remineralization of teeth is important: Prevents Tooth Decay Remineralization helps repair the enamel of your teeth, which is the protective outer layer. When enamel demineralizes due to acids produced by bacteria in your mouth, … Continued

The Power of Collaboration: Integrative Dentistry, Craniosacral Therapy, Osteopathy, and Myofunctional Therapy for Optimal Health

In recent years, healthcare has witnessed a paradigm shift towards a more integrative approach, emphasizing the interconnectedness of different bodily systems. One field where this biological perspective has been particularly influential is dentistry. Integrative dentistry combines traditional dental practices with therapies to provide a comprehensive approach to oral health. At Santa Teresa Smiles, we believe … Continued

Hydroxyapatite Toothpaste

In recent years, a revolutionary dental innovation has taken the oral care market by storm—Hydroxyapatite toothpaste. This natural mineral compound has gained recognition for its numerous benefits in dental care and many studies have been done on its effectiveness. We will explore the benefits of using Hydroxyapatite toothpaste and why it might be your next … Continued