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When the Tooth Is Dead but the Pathogens Linger On…

Root canal teeth are dead teeth. After all, the very procedure involves removing everything that kept it alive – all the blood vessels, nerve endings, and other tissue that make up the pulpal complex inside the tooth. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing still happening inside that tooth. A tooth becomes a candidate for root […]

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So Coconut Oil Is the Bad Guy Now?

Late last week, the internet went temporarily crazy with headlines like this one: Unfortunately, that’s not exactly what the paper being reported on was all about. The paper was an advisory from the American Heart Association on dietary fats and heart disease, and it was really no different from their usual position: replace saturated fat […]

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How Does Mercury Amalgam Removal Impact Health?

The impact of amalgam removal and detox is different for everyone. Some people experience quick improvement; others need months or more to fully recover from decades-long exposure to mercury. The experiences are different because people are different. Still, amalgam removal can bring considerable improvements even in the relatively short term. After all, you’ve removed a […]

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From Our Archives: A Dentist Is More than a Mouth Mechanic

Pop culture isn’t always kind to dentists. Likewise, news media often goes to town when a person who happens to be a dentist acts like a horrible human being – ala Cecil the Lion’s killer. No less sensational are stories about unlicensed dentists practicing in their garages, dental procedures gone awry, and “how your dentist […]

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The Still SAD State of the Standard American Diet – & How to Make Yours Happier

You probably already know full well that a healthy diet includes lots of fruits and vegetables. You probably buy organic whenever possible, maybe even have a membership with your local CSA. If so, you’re exceptional. According to the USDA’s latest Ag and Food Statistics report, most Americans still eat well below the recommended amount of […]

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Teaching Kids about Teeth

Helping children learn more about their bodies and how they work is a key part of nurturing healthy habits. That includes their teeth – the topic of a new children’s book we were recently given a copy of. Open Wide by St. Louis writer Susan Grigsby is a richly illustrated journey through a wide range […]

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How Dentistry Can Be Hazardous to Health

When you think about dangerous jobs, dentistry probably doesn’t spring to mind. Yet according to a recent article over at Business Insider, four of the five most hazardous jobs involve dental workers. Hygienists were found to have the riskiest jobs, followed by dentists, vet assistants and lab animal caretakers, dental lab techs, and dental assistants. […]

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Just Vitamin C or Liposomal Vitamin C?

Vitamin C is one of the key nutrients for good oral health. And if you want to get the most from it, you take it in liposomal form. And just what is liposomal C, pray tell?   Here’s a bit more on how liposomal technology works:   Also see Dr. Rehme’s article Vitamin C Connections […]

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The Ongoing Debate: Are Unsaturated Fats Really Any Better for You?

You can hardly turn your head in the grocery store without running into “low-fat” options – not to mention products labeled “fat-free” or even “naturally fat-free.” Those who buy these kinds of products may also have switched long ago from butter to margarine and learned to look on egg yolks with disdain. What caused this […]

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Antibiotic-Happy Dentistry

Most folks aren’t surprised when their dentist prescribes an antibiotic. It’s so common, so expected that patients don’t pause to ask why they need the drugs to begin with. Or what the side effects might be. Or what alternatives are available. Over 24 million prescriptions are written by dentists each year, and these are general […]

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