Did you know that Listerine was once marketed as a surgical antiseptic and powerful floor cleaner? What you don’t know about mouthwash might surprise you. Especially when it comes to your dental health. In my latest video Mouth Wash Is Bad For You I share my thoughts on Mouthwash. Please keep reading to learn more about
Make sure you choose a “SMART” dentist! It is widely known that mercury is a toxic substance to human health. Unfortunately, millions of people around the world have had this toxic substance put in their mouths under the guise of it being a “silver filling.” That sounds so noble, yet in truth, the filling is
We’ve talked about it before: Gum disease is an epidemic and it’s hurting more than our mouths. Untreated gum disease has now been shown to cause heart disease, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, high blood pressure, strokes, and many other serious health complications. So why does it seem like nobody’s doing anything about it? Well, if you
Recently, Dr. Blodgett was a guest on Portland’s KGW news to talk about the importance of oral health and how it affects our whole body health. It’s an important topic and one Dr. Blodgett has blogged about in the past. Watch the video Are you saying your dental health can affect your whole body health?
Have you had a root canal procedure? You’re not alone. Root canals are one of the most common dental procedures. Nearly 15 million root canals are performed every year in the United States alone. That’s not a good thing! In today’s post we’re going to talk about a subject I’m passionate about: root canal toxicity.
You are young. You drink in moderation. You don’t smoke or chew tobacco. So there’s no need to worry about oral cancer, right? Think again! That’s why throughout the month of April, Blodgett Dental Care will be taking part in Oral Cancer Awareness month. We want to raise awareness and clear up the confusion
Painful dental treatments and lengthy procedures should be a thing of the past. Dentistry is healthier, safer, and more effective than ever before. From laser-assisted gum disease treatments and the Perio-Protect system to zirconia dental implants and pinhole gum rejuvenation – there’s more reason than ever to seek a progressive and holistic periodontal dentist like
If you’re a frequent visitor to our website or dental office, then you’ve heard us say it before: Your mouth is a window to your overall health. The reason we continue to bring this up is because so many people view issues like cavities or gum disease as ailments relating only to the mouth. This
What is Dental Ozone? Kelly J. Blodgett, DMD is always seeking out new ways to offer his patients the best holistic and preventive dental treatments in Portland. Recently, his commitment to lifelong learning and study has led him to discover a powerful new treatment option: Dental Ozone. Dental Ozone is: Completely natural Biocompatible Non-toxic A
Eating a rich diet of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and quality sources of protein is key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. But have you ever stopped to think about the effect your diet has on your teeth and gums? In today’s post, we’ll take a look at some foods that are great (and not so