Offering our patients a biological approach to dental care means that I’m constantly evaluating new materials and dental products that claim to promote dental health and wellness. Some of the most frequently asked questions by our patients are; “What’s the best toothpaste to use?” and “What kind of mouth rinse do you recommend?” After years […]
Acid – Alkaline Foods Chart: Detailed ranking of foods by acid vs alkaline effects Download PDF Alkaline-Producing Foods For general health: 60%-70%. For therapeutic care: 90%-100%. Average American diet consumes approximately 10%-15% alkaline foods. agar agar fruit juices – no added sugar pears, sweet alfalfa sprouts garlic peas, fresh, sweet almonds ginger, fresh peas less […]
Biological Dentistry evaluates patients in terms of the “tooth-body connection.” Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) reveals one of these connections. CoQ10 functions as an excellent antioxidant to prevent free radical damage to your cells. It’s a vital component in the synthesis of cellular energy production. Therefore, CoQ10 is essential for the health of virtually all human tissue […]
When we talk about biological dentistry, we’re supporting a philosophy that promotes a whole body approach to healthcare that works with the body and its immune system. As a dentist, my initial concern in treating the oral cavity is to remove dental decay and infection along with supporting periodontal health. However, as a biological dentist, […]
In the beginning of my dental career, I was taught that the importance of saving teeth was to provide a healthy, stable dentition that would support the chewing and mastication of our food. If there was decay we know how to restore it. If there was an infected tooth, we could save it by doing […]
After graduating from dental school in 1983, I felt I had received an excellent education. I thought I had the proper dental skills necessary to help my patients restore, repair and maintain their teeth and periodontal (the tissue and structures surrounding and supporting the teeth) health for years to come. I also believed my job […]
The American Academy of Periodontology estimates that nearly 80% of Americans have some form of gum disease. Approximately 50% of cases are considered moderate to severe. As a biological dental office, it is our responsibility not only to recognize and treat this localized, infectious disease in the oral cavity, but also to understand the systemic […]
An important lesson that I’ve learned over the years about Biological Dentistry is to ask questions. Then to be willing to make the appropriate changes that seem necessary for improving the health and well being of our patients. The use of specific dental materials and their biological compatibility for our patients has always been a […]
If you were building a new house, would you be concerned about the materials being used to construct your home? Years ago, asbestos was used in insulation products, fireproofing, acoustical materials and floor tiles. We now know that asbestos causes lung cancer and mesothelioma (cancer of the lining of the chest and the abdominal cavity). […]
Several years ago, we began using a new dental product in our office called MI Paste. Introduced in 2002, it has received rave reviews for its effectiveness, not only from dentists, but also from dental hygienists and patients alike. MI Paste is the only product for professional use containing the active ingredient Recaldent. Recaldent is […]
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