Overall Health and Nutrition

Brushing and flossing are both good ways to care for oral health, but this care alone is not enough to maintain oral and overall health in the body. Proper nutrition, hydration, exercise and detoxification is required to avoid systemic complications, disease, inflamation and periodontal infection and breakdown. To read more about healing existing maladies and creating a healthy lifestyle, we have provided the resources listed below.

It is important to eat foods that reduce acid and increase alkalinity.  Acidity causes inflammation and inflammation causes disease.

The Acid/Alkaline food list is from Acid – Alkaline Foods by Dr. Michael Rehme, DDS, CCN on April 7, 2011 in Diet & Nutrition

Alkaline-Producing Foods

For general health: 60%-70% alkalinity suggested. For therapeutic care: 90%-100%. Average American diet consumes approximately 10%-15% alkaline foods.

Acid-Producing Foods

For general health: 30%-40% suggested. For therapeutic care: 0%-10%. Average American diet consumes approximately 80%-90% acid foods.

Additional Resources

priceAnything written by Dr. Weston Price, a dentist known primarily for his theories on the relationship between nutrition, dental health, and physical health.


mercolaAnything by Dr. Joseph M. Mercola, an alternative medicine proponent, osteopathic physician, and entrepreneur.



Accidental Cure by Simon Yu, M.D.

Rescued by My Dentist by Douglas Cook, D.D.S.

Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston Price, D.D.S.

Prescription for Nutritional Healing by James F. Balch, M.D. and Phyllis A. Balch, C.N.C.

The Terrain is Everything by Susan Stokton

The Detox Diet by Elson M. Haas, M.D.

Sugar Blues by William Dufty

Reclaiming Our Health by John Robbins

The Toxic Relief by Don Colbert, M.D.

The Origin Diet by Elizabeth Somer, M.A., R.D.

The Chemistry of Success by Susan M.Lark, M.D. and James A. Richards, M.B.A.

Detoxify or Die by sherry A Rogers, M.D.

Your Body’s Many Cries for Water by F. Batmanghelidj, M.D.

Gastro-Intestinal Health by Steven R. Peikin, M.D.

Smart Fats by Michael A. Schmidt

Pottenger’s Xats: A Study in Nutrition by Francis M. Pottenger, Jr., MD

Cleanse and Purify Thyself by Richard Anderson, N.D., N.M.D.

Food and Behavior by Barbara R. Stitt

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body by Dr. Victor Zeines