Entries by Maya Wooden

Traditional / Heritage Diets

By Jason Pawloski, RDN | Registered Dietitian There is no one single diet or style of eating that works for all! For many, one important thing to consider when eating healthfully is honoring some of the traditions of your upbringing or family history. This may mean preparing common meals that your family and ancestors used […]

5-Minute Lunch Ideas – Nutritious & Easy

By Alexander Clabourne, RD | Registered Dietitian Have you ever struggled to find something healthy for lunch while at work or didn’t have enough time to meal prep? Look no further with these simple lunches that can be made in 5 minutes or less! Eating healthy does not need to be a complex task. It’s […]

Weeding Through Nutrition Information

By Annie Dodt, RDN | Registered Dietitian Let’s face it, in the age of technology, there’s endless nutrition information available, making it difficult to be an informed consumer and knowing who and what to trust. Nutrition can be confusing to navigate and conflicting information from health influencers without expertise doesn’t make it any easier. Here […]

Charcoal Toothpaste: Is it Safe and Does it Work?

By Mina Youssef, RDH | Dental Hygienist Is charcoal dangerous for my teeth? Charcoal is known to be a very abrasive substance. Charcoal is very coarse and gritty, which in turn helps to remove surface stains and plaque from your teeth. Also, charcoal is so harsh that it also wears away the top layer of […]

Does my Toothpaste Need to Include Fluoride?

By Jane Roots, RDH | Dental Hygienist Yes! Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay. According to the ADA, Fluoride has been considered safe, effective, and necessary in the prevention of tooth decay since 1950. By strengthening and slowing down the decay process, fluoride limits the ability for plaque and bacteria to break down the enamel of […]

Honoring Black History Month: Dr. Louis T. Wright

Among many of his accomplishments, Dr. Louis T. Wright was the first African American on the surgical staff of a non-segregated hospital in New York City. Louis T. Wright was born in 1891 in La Grange, Georgia. Wright was the son of a doctor and graduated from Clark Atlanta University in 1911. He went on […]

Why You Should Attend Your Local Farmer’s Market

By Carolina Grant, RD, IBCLC | Registered Dietitian March is National Nutrition Month, and this year’s topic is Fuel for the Future. There are many ways we can do this, and a good way to start is by being surrounded by nutritious foods such as the ones you can find at the farmer’s market. Around […]

X-Rays – What are They Used For?

By Jane Roots, RDH | Dental Hygienist There’s a lot more to your teeth than what you can see with the naked eye. Luckily, we have X-rays to see parts of your teeth that aren’t easily visible, like in between tooth surfaces. Dental X-rays are just like X-rays for any other part of your body. […]

How Often Should You Floss?

By Celeste Ouyoung, RDH | Dental Hygienist We all know that the number one rule for healthy teeth and gums is brushing and flossing, but knowing and practicing are two very different things. Just because we know it by heart does not mean we follow it. Many people think just brushing twice a day is enough […]

What is the Best Kind of Toothbrush to Use?

By Celeste Ouyoung, RDH | Dental Hygienist Need help deciding on the toothbrush that is right for you? We’ve got you covered. The best kind of toothbrush is one with a soft bristle. Using a soft bristled toothbrush is the safest and most comfortable toothbrush to use. It will minimize the risk of scratching and damaging […]