Fremont Natural Dentistry

New Research Delivers More Bad News for Fluoride

Evidence continues to stack up against fluoride, which makes perfect sense when you consider that it’s a known neurotoxin and endocrine disruptor. Now, several new studies add weight to the case against relying on fluoride to prevent tooth decay.  One of these, just published in JAMA Pediatrics, took a fresh look at the suspected relationship […]

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The Hard Truth About Soft Drinks

It’s hardly news when dentists tell folks to avoid soda – that the sugary stuff fuels disease, oral and otherwise; that the acids in regular and diet soda alike eat away at tooth enamel, leaving the teeth more vulnerable to decay.  Soft drinks do no favors at all for your dental health, even if you’re […]

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How Chronic Stress Can Damage Your Mouth (& What to Do About It)

Whether it’s movie one-liners, karaoke tunes, or kimchi, everyone enjoys a good listicle. And Fremont recently came in at the top of one, naming ours the Least Stressed City in America. If you’re a little skeptical of our city’s outranking the 182 included in WalletHub’s survey, maybe you’re not one of those least stressed citizens […]

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Eating Healthy Isn’t Hard. Finding the Time, Money, & Motivation Can Be: Some Tips to Get You Started

We applaud Harry and Meghan for using their high-profile status as British royals to promote healthy eating! Putting in their own organic garden and making their own baby food is great inspiration for the rest of us, isn’t it? But something tells us they’re going to get a lot of help from their full time […]

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Does the Kind of Toothbrush You Use Matter?

When it comes to oral health, brushing and flossing (or otherwise cleaning between your teeth and at the gum line) are a must. Sometimes, though, it can be easy for a lot of us to rush or even neglect. It’s a tendency that can start young, as a recent study reminds, listing some of the […]

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Why Cleaning Between Your Teeth Matters So Much – & the Best Way to Do It

You’ve been told time and again: Make sure you floss your teeth. Maybe you’ve felt a little guilt when a hygienist or dentist has asked if you floss, and you could only respond with a mumbled “no” or “once in a while.” But we don’t ask to embarrass or shame you. It’s just that cleaning […]

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Is There a Role for CBD in Your Oral Health? Early Research Says Maybe So

Cannabis – the family of plants that includes marijuana – has been used medicinally for thousands of years, yet only recently have we seen surging interest in how it may support healing. It’s a trend that got a big boost from the 2018 Farm Bill, which created a legal distinction between marijuana and hemp. This […]

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“Silver” Fillings Are More Mercury Than Silver – & Risky to Reproductive Health, Pregnancy Outcomes, & More

If you need another reason to favor mercury-free, mercury-safe dentistry, consider the review just published in Reproductive Toxicology. Looking at over 40 years of research on the impact of mercury exposure on reproductive function in both men and women, the authors confirmed that mercury negatively impacts human reproduction, affecting the reproductive and endocrine systems in […]

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What You Want (and Don’t Want) in a Toothpaste

Patients regularly ask us what kind of toothpaste they should use. Of course, truth be told, you don’t really need toothpaste at all. The mechanical action of brushing is the main way that plaque gets removed. Toothpaste just makes it a little easier, providing some grit to help break up that sticky biofilm. It can […]

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Bacteria in Your Mouth May Affect Your Risk of Cancer

Of all the links established between oral and systemic health, the relationship between oral health and cancer elsewhere in the body is perhaps the most surprising. Yet research continues to show that the oral microbiome – the community of bacteria living in your mouth – is a potential influence on cancer risk. Consider, for instance, […]

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