Fremont Natural Dentistry

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Why It’s Time to Get Back into the Habit of Regular Dental Visits

As the world continues to reopen, you might be thinking about the pleasure of eating indoors again. Or being able to go to the movies. Or attending an A’s or Giants game. Or simply getting together with friends and family face-to-face for the first time in a long time. We would suggest you also add […]

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You Really Should Brush Your Teeth Before Drinking Coffee or Wine. Here’s Why.

There’s another hazard to drinking tea, beyond the fluoride issue we looked at last month – one that’s shared with both coffee and wine: It can really stain your teeth. Not only is this unsightly; it can actually make you look…well…old. Yet, also like tea, coffee and wine may have some real oral health benefits, […]

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Tea Can Mean a Healthier Mouth (but Beware the Extra Fluoride)

Just about a thousand years ago, tea drinking started to become a thing in Japan – thanks to a Buddhist priest named Eisai and a book he wrote called Kissa Yōjōki (喫茶養生記), or Drinking Tea for Health. It’s good for the heart, he said. It’s good for energizing body and mind. Drinking tea before meditation, […]

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Are You Breathing Through Your Mouth or Your Nose? The Answer Matters

Think “nutrition,” and you probably think of food. But in a broader sense, it can encompass anything we provide to our body to fuel it, sustain it, and, ideally, keep it in good working order. Think exercise. Or sleep. Or water. Or the air we breathe. One thing you might not realize, though: How you […]

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Puffy, Bleeding Gums Mean Gum Disease – and a Greater Risk of Some Cancers, Research Suggests

Think about what you can do to lower your risk of developing cancer. Things like healthy eating, exercise, and limiting exposure to EMFs and environmental toxins probably come to mind. And those are all helpful, to be sure. But many folks don’t realize that maintaining good oral health is a part of that, too – […]

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“Silver” Fillings Aren’t OK for Everyone, Says FDA

Mercury-free, mercury-safe dentistry has been the norm in our office for years. Why use a neurotoxic material to fix decayed or damaged teeth when the biocompatible materials available today are stronger and more durable than ever – and create a more natural-looking smile? It’s better for our patients, our team, and our environment. And now, […]

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How Vaping Can Destroy Your Mouth

Vaping might look cool to some. More than a few people might say that it’s a healthier option than smoking tobacco. But the mouth tells a different story. And the oral effects of vaping can happen fast – in as little as 24 hours, according to one recent study of 123 healthy adults. Some were […]

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The Dream of Mercury-Free Dentistry Is Becoming Reality Around the World

Dentistry has a huge role to play in limiting the use of mercury. After all, it’s one of the greatest sources of mercury pollution today, contributing about 100 tons of the neurotoxin each year. It’s one reason our office is mercury-free and mercury-safe, and why each year we recognize Mercury-Free Awareness Week each summer in […]

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Keeping It Clean with the Power of Ozone

Ozone has a remarkable range of uses in dentistry, including preventing and treating gum disease, tooth decay, and other infections. But as a patient, you may be less aware of how it also helps keep our water lines clean and pathogen-free. Dental unit water lines – DUWLs, for short – are those skinny tubes that […]

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How We’re Providing Natural Dentistry Safely in the Age of COVID-19

While some folks remain concerned about going to the dentist from fear of exposure to COVID-19, the truth is that getting the dental care you need – including regular cleanings and exams – is crucial to supporting your overall health and well-being. Because we’ve been practicing mercury-safe dentistry for years here at Fremont Natural Dentistry, […]

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