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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 […]

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 […]

A New Weapon Against Oral Infection: Structured Silver

Even after you’ve brushed and flossed, your mouth is home to hundreds of species of bacteria. Many of them are helpful. Others contribute to decay, gum disease, and other oral infections. Maintaining good dental health is largely about encouraging the good microbes and keeping the bad guys in check. In our office, ozone is one […]

Dr. Yoshida Joins Hundreds of Dental Workers to Provide Free Care to Those in Need

Dr. Yoshida with team members at last year’s event. In one respect, holistic dentistry is all about connectedness: mouth connected to body, for instance, and the body/mind/spirit connection that makes up each individual we see. In our office, it’s also important for us to honor and act on the connections we share with our local […]

Implants, One Option to Replace that Missing Tooth

If you’ve had a tooth extraction, you may be faced with the decision of how to replace that tooth for optimal esthetics and function. Depending on your particular circumstance, you may have some options for that. Increasingly, patients are choosing an implant to fill that gap. Traditionally the only material choice for implants was titanium. […]

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 […]

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 […]