While it’s one thing to talk about the science that shows how root canal teeth can become harbors of infection that can damage overall health, it’s quite another to understand the journey from health to illness and back again. One man’s story is the subject of a new documentary: Root Cause. The film opens with […]
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Our thanks to biological dentist Dr. Gary Verigin for letting us share this article from his office newsletter, Biosis. View the original article here. Explore other newsletter issues here. By Gary M. Verigin, DDS, CTN Every week, we get calls from people who desperately want to know if we remove root canal teeth. They say […]
Recently, headlines everywhere were hollering about the danger of fluoride-free toothpastes. “They won’t stop cavities!” concerned “experts” warned. Why the sudden interest? A new review of selected previous studies concluded that Personal oral hygiene in the absence of fluorides has failed to show a benefit in terms of reducing the incidence of dental caries. However, […]
While there’s still plenty of denial in mainstream dentistry about the health risks of mercury amalgam “silver” fillings, environmental concerns like the ones we raised last week are hastening the retirement of this toxic and antique material. The Minamata Convention on Mercury is a key part of this. This global agreement to reduce mercury pollution […]
You might think that if you don’t have any mercury amalgam “silver” fillings in your mouth, the dental mercury issue doesn’t really affect you. But if you breathe air, drink water, or eat food, you are indeed affected. That’s because dentistry is one of the biggest sources of mercury pollution in our environment. Some mercury, […]
The link between gum disease and other inflammatory conditions is well established. Those systemic health problems include heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, and some cancers. Consider breast cancer, for instance. A while back, we looked at a 2011 study out of Sweden in which more than 3200 women in their 30s were followed for more than […]
A recent survey out of the UK revealed that most folks don’t know a lot about enamel erosion – what causes it; how to prevent it. We suspect the results would be similar for Americans. When asked about their knowledge of the health or lifestyle habits which could have a negative impact on their teeth […]
Chances are, you already know that good oral health is essential to overall health. But did you know that gum disease is more common in heart attack patients than in healthy individuals? Not only are both conditions marked by chronic inflammation; many of the bacteria involved in gum disease also appear to play a role […]
Here’s a blunt truth: Mercury amalgam fillings are no friend to your health. As we’ve discussed before, When a person has these so-called “silver” fillings, mercury vapor is outgassed with every bite and swallow. Even something as benign as brushing your teeth can release vast amounts of vapor, which then gets inhaled and makes its […]
We’ve recently talked about how fluoridation of public water supplies does more harm than good. And we all know that lead has no place in your drinking water. But these aren’t the only water contaminants that are cause for concern. Consider tungsten, a heavy metal that has many modern industrial applications. With the highest melting […]
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