When you hear about ozone in dentistry, it’s usually about its power to fight infection. That power comes courtesy of a third oxygen atom that turns “breathing” oxygen (O2) into ozone (O3). This makes the molecule unstable. It really wants to lose that extra atom and become “regular” oxygen once again. That instability is what […]
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We live in an era of medical specialists. Cardiologists, endocrinologists, oncologists, gastroenterologists – each tends to focus on parts rather than the whole being. Yet as science continues to evolve, there is ever more evidence that oral health is intimately linked to overall health. While the cardiologist who focuses on hearts may never take mouths […]
It’s a new year – a time when, like a lot of people, you may be considering a fresh start in many areas of your life. Health goals are most common – losing weight, exercising more, cutting back on sugar, meditating, relaxing, increasing leisure time or developing a commitment to a spiritual practice. As you […]
Biological dentistry has a lot in common with naturopathic medicine – health care that emphasizes prevention and the use of nature-based remedies to treat the whole person. It encourages the body’s self-healing process through the use of natural therapies, drawing on both traditional healing methods and modern medical science. No surprise, then, that we incorporate […]
A great presentation for the Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation by the late, great Dr. Hal Huggins: Watch more videos from PPNF.
If you’re like most people, you’ve at least partly internalized the “expert view” that divorces your teeth from your body, acting as though they have nothing to do with each other. You don’t have to justify the split. After all, the body is an incredibly complex organism. And it’s because of this complexity that the […]
By Michael G. Rehme, DDS, CCN Tongue diagnosis has been used in Chinese medicine for more than 2000 years. Over 280 diseases or “imbalances” can be diagnosed through the proper use of this method. I was first introduced to this concept several years ago, and although I have a very limited experience in this field, […]
Most people don’t realize that dentists are doctors of dental surgery. That’s what the DDS stands for, in fact. It starts to make sense if you think about what happens when you have a tooth filled. It’s a surgical procedure. There’s local anesthetic, removal of infection, and closure of the wound. And as with any […]
Next week marks the tenth anniversary “celebration” of Root Canal Awareness Week. So we thought it might be a good idea to “celebrate” the biological perspective on this all too common procedure. Since the recommendation for a root canal usually follows pain and discomfort, you want to schedule a dental visit to get it evaluated […]
If a tooth’s viability is compromised from deep decay, advanced gum disease, or trauma, you may find yourself faced with the decision to extract it. Likewise if you have a root canal tooth shown to cause problems. And as if that decision isn’t difficult enough, you’ll also need to decide how you’ll replace it. If […]
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