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Top Reasons Not to Skip Dental Cleanings

Dental cleaning is something that we all skip from time to time. I think that the reason we skip the procedure is because we really don't understand how important it is. We think that because we spend time caring for our teeth each day, and get through the examination with out any problems that we can skip a cleaning and suffer no repercussions. Having been diagnosed with oral cancer that could have been caught earlier for a better outcome, I have learned just how important dental cleanings are. Learning why something seemingly unimportant is crucial to your overall health may help you reconsider skipping your next cleaning. This site will help you learn why dental cleanings are so important, by teaching you what your dentist looks for during the examination.


Happy Smiles: This Bruschetta Recipe Can Help Prevent Dental Cavities

You and your dentist are doing everything to keep your teeth cavity-free. But there is more you can do, like trying the following tooth-friendly bruschetta recipe.

Cavity-Busting Ingredients In The Bruschetta

The first ingredient you need to pay attention to is the cheese itself. This recipe calls for Gorgonzola cheese, which is important because cheese contains vitamin K2. Just make sure the Gorgonzola is aged because aged cheese contains a good amount of vitamin K. Vitamin K2 is important because it tracks down calcium-deficient areas in your body, like decalcified teeth. And a tooth that is lacking calcium is susceptible to bacterial attacks that can cause cavities. As a bonus, cheese contains a healthy amount of calcium, too.

The next ingredient you should pay attention to is raw honey. For one, raw honey is highly osmotic and will dehydrate the harmful bacteria in your mouth to death. Raw honey also contains enzymes that help minimize the reproductive abilities of the cavity-causing bacteria attacking your oral health. You can purchase raw honey from your local bee farm, farmer's market, health food store or online.

The recipe also calls for fermented vegetables. This is important because fermented vegetables also contain vitamin K2. And these vegetables are full of probiotics, which can help eliminate harmful bacteria from your mouth. Probiotics feed on bad bacteria, so making sure you feed your body these organisms is important. You can find naturally fermented vegetables at your local healthfood store.

Remember that these are preventative ingredients and should not replace your regular dental check-ups.

The Cavity-Busting Bruschetta Recipe

You will need the following:

  • 36 slices of baguette bread (this number can be adjusted)
  • ¼ a cup of virgin olive oil
  • 8 ounces of sliced Gorgonzola
  • 3 tablespoons of raw honey
  • Your choice of fermented vegetables, like kimchi or curtido


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place your baguette slices over a baking sheet.
  3. Brush your slices with your olive oil.
  4. Bake for about 10 minutes or until golden and crispy.
  5. Place the cheese on the baguette's, and put them back in the oven for 3 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  6. Remove the baguette's from the oven, and drizzle them with raw honey.
  7. Add your desired amount of fermented vegetables.
  8. Let the bruschetta sit for a few minutes, and serve.

As you can see, taking care of your teeth can also be a wonderful culinary experience.