Archive for 2018

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

An Alternative to Periodontal Surgery that Draws on Your Body’s Own Healing Response

Just as gum disease is a progressive disease, so is treatment for it. Where scaling and root planing – “deep cleaning” – or ozone therapy may be enough to resolve it in its early stages, surgical measures may be called for as it worsens. Yet the thought of surgery – the cost, the potential pain, […]

Why You Really Should Make Oil Pulling Part of Your Oral Hygiene Routine

We’ve talked before about the benefits of oil pulling, an ancient Ayurvedic practice that essentially involves swishing oil around in your mouth. Those benefits are numerous, as a 2017 review of the science neatly sums up: . Oil pulling generates antioxidants which damage the cell wall of microorganisms and kill them. These oils will attract […]

How Are Oral & Overall Health Linked? Let Us Count the Ways…

It wasn’t so long ago that orthodox dentistry scoffed at the idea that oral and systemic health could be linked. These days, we have a World Oral Health Day that focuses on that very relationship. For oral health is much more than just a nice smile. Oral health and general health have a two-way relationship, […]

Colonics for Better Health

You may not realize it, but digestion actually begins in your mouth. As soon as you take a bite, your chewing and saliva do the initial work of breaking down the food so it can be used by your body. And just as it’s important to take care of the front end of your digestive […]