Fremont Natural Dentistry

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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Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF): A Natural Option for Faster, Better Healing

When it comes to dental work, biocompatibility is crucial. Always, we want to be sure that any materials we use in replacing or restoring teeth are a good match for a patient’s individual biochemistry. This is why, for instance, we use BPA-free composite resins when we need to fill teeth and not mercury amalgam. The […]

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Could Hidden Jawbone Infections – Cavitations – Be Affecting Your Health?

Not all dental problems are obvious ones. Infections in the jaw can go on for years without causing any pain or discomfort – infections that can have a real impact on your overall health. One such infection that not many know about is chronic ischemic jawbone disease. “Chronic” simply means ongoing. “Ischemic” refers to a […]

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If You Want Dental Implants, You Want Metal-Free Zirconia – Here’s Why

No one wants to lose a tooth, but sometimes it happens. When it does, you’ve got three options for replacing it: a bridge, a partial denture, or an implant. Implants are the closest thing you can get to natural teeth, and this is because of how they work. Where once there were roots, a screw-shaped […]

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Why We Practice Mercury-Free, Mercury-Safe Dentistry

Of course, oral galvanism and its tendency to accelerate mercury release from “silver” amalgam fillings are hardly the only problems that dental mercury can cause. Yes, even though you hear people call them “silver” fillings, those metal restorations are actually 50% mercury that’s alloyed with silver, copper, zinc, and other metals. As Dr. Mercola noted […]

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Mixed Metals in the Mouth Can Be Trouble: Oral Galvanism

For all the amazing things modern dentistry has to offer, it still holds forth some pretty bad ideas. Filling teeth with neurotoxic mercury amalgam is one. Another? Placing a variety of metals in a person’s mouth. Now, there are a number of ways you could wind up with more than one metal in your mouth. […]

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Triclosan in Your Oral Hygiene Products? It May Promote Colon Cancer

Do you know what’s in your toothpaste? It may include a controversial chemical called triclosan. Walk-through colon image by A Healthier Michigan, via Flickr Numerous concerns have been raised about its safety and effectiveness. Now, a study just published in Science Translational Medicine adds to them by showing that it may promote colon cancer. http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/10/443/eaan4116 […]