Archive for 2016

EMFs and the Growing Problem of Electrosensitivity

There is little debate, our lives depend on electrical current to run conveniently and efficiently. The down side of all that convenience? The overabundance of electrical current that runs through every aspect of our lives can expose us to electromagnetic fields (EMFs). There is concern that these EMFs can negatively impact our health. Though research, […]

Whole Body Vibration May Just Jiggle You to a Healthier, Longer, Stronger Life

Exercise is the new wonder drug, according to the British Academy of Medical Royal Colleges.  In a recent report, Exercise: the miracle cure and the role of the doctor in promoting it, The Academy details how exercise, just exercise, can reduce chronic diseases of inflammation by 30% or more.  You know the ones, diabetes, heart […]

Taking Issue with Fluoride

In 1945 when Grand Rapids, Michigan became the first city to implement community water fluoridation, the Precautionary Principle didn’t exist. When an activity raises threats of harm to human health or the environment, precautionary measures should be taken even if some cause and effect relationships are not fully established scientifically.  Sure, you might have heard your […]

Attaining Optimal Oral Health When Diagnosed with Gum Disease

If you have an advanced stage of gum disease, you know how devastating to oral health it can be. Left unchecked, gum disease will destroy your connective tissue attachment and periodontal tissues. It’s aninfection that can cause pain, tooth mobility, and tooth loss. More than “just” an oral disease, the pathogenic bacteria present in gum […]

Fructose: How Sweet It Ain’t

By now we’ve all heard the news, sugar is not only packing on the pounds, it supports chronic diseases of inflammation. From tooth decay and gum disease to heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, scientific evidence now indicates we are living the sweet life at the risk of death. This year the […]

A Better Way to Do Dentistry

Because the relationship between oral health and general well-being is constantly evolving, we must, in our commitment to your healthy future, continue to grow in our holistic knowledge. As part of that process, Dr. Yoshida recently completed his residency in integrative biologic dental medicine, earning his certification in Naturopathic Dentistry from the American Board of […]

Scrubbing Bubbles for Oral Health

Oh, sure, you’re familiar with the the tools used for your dental cleaning – the spit sucker, the water shooter, the air blower, the dreaded scraper (to use their familiar, not clinical, names) Then there’s the ultrasonic scaler. The what?! Ultrasonic scaler – a tool that can take your typical cleaning to the next level, […]

Scared of the Dentist? 3 Ways to Calm Dental Anxiety

If the idea of going to a dental appointment reminds you of a scene from Little Shop of Horrors, you’re not alone. Some 60 million Americans avoid dental visits because of fear. Even among those who do make their appointments, an astonishing 82% say they have dental anxiety. When you think about it, it’s not […]

Psyching Yourself Out of a Healthy Mouth?

If the state of your mouth is getting you down, you’re not alone. According to a recent Children’s Dental Health Project survey, more than 40% of people “believe they have little or no control over whether they get a cavity.” If you fall into that 40%, this post is for you. For while habits certainly […]

Feed Your Gums: The Role of Vitamins D3 & K2 in Periodontal Health

Good hygiene is only a part of preventing – or reversing – gum disease. While hygiene helps keep periopathogens under control, nutrition helps restore the tissues that they wreck. On the one hand, it’s about limiting foods that feed the harmful bacteria in your mouth – sugar, of course, but also refined grain products (think […]