The typical toothpaste can contain a lot of things your teeth don’t necessarily need or want. Fluoride, of course, is one. Sodium lauryl sulfate is another. And one more is now banned in Minnesota: triclosan. According to AP, a bill signed in May by Governor Mark Dayton prohibits the use of this chemical in “most […]
Several months ago, I attended a biological dental convention. Several excellent speakers presented insightful information regarding heavy metals toxicities found in the oral cavity, chelation techniques for our patients, ozone therapies for dental applications, and biocompatibility testing for dental materials. But there was one lecture that really caught my attention. It was a new treatment […]
There’s nothing worse than having a nagging toothache. It will not only occupy your time but zap your energy while you try to find relief from the pain. Sometimes it may last for only a day or two but in some cases it could last for months and even years. What is the cause of […]
What does your earlobe have to do with your dental health? If you can embrace the tooth-body concept once again, then you certainly will be able to follow the message that I wish to share with you in this article. Before I was introduced to biological dentistry (also called holistic dentistry), I never gave a […]
What does dentistry and stem cell research have in common? The answer may be more enlightening than you can imagine. Scientists are working diligently to discover the abilities of cell regeneration within the human body. Dentistry is playing an important role in this new age research. Is it possible that the days of the root […]
Dentistry has witnessed some incredible advances over the years that have improved the ability of our profession to deliver a higher quality of care for our patients. Several examples include the air driven dental drill, light-cured composites for dental filling materials, and the intra-oral camera which offers the patient a visual aid to view oral […]
Five years ago, I purchased a phase contrast microscope for our hygiene department. My intention was not to become a microbiologist but to observe and identify live samples of the bacterial activity occurring in our patients’ mouths. I was particularly interested in the subgingival areas (below the gum level) where it’s difficult to clean with […]
That’s a strange question to ask or is it? Did you know that most metals found in your mouth have the ability to create an electrical charge? This charge can be responsible for numerous side effects that are rarely associated with the dental work found in your mouth. Galvanic current is a term that has […]
A common theme throughout my practice of Biological Dentistry is the importance of establishing and maintaining a healthy body balance. This simply means encouraging a lifestyle that continues to support rather than undermine the basic needs of our bodies. Probiotics, which can be found in conventional foods and dietary supplements, are “friendly bacteria” that are […]
If you ask most people, “What effects do your teeth have to do with your overall health and wellness?” the answer most likely given is, “I never really thought about it,” or “I didn’t know that my teeth had anything to do with my overall health.” However, if you ask a functional, integrative, or alternative […]
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