Healthy Diet, Healthy Teeth

Although the heading seems to state the obvious, you might find this article quite interesting as we uncover the underlying events that actually occur to our teeth when our diets become compromised. Poor diets eventually invite a decaying process to develop within the oral cavity. Not eating properly, and following the Standard American Diet (SAD), […]

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Cavity Reduction Using Dental Ozone

In 2012, I wrote an article in The Healthy Planet that received much attention after its publication. It was titled Dental Ozone: Simple, Safe and Effective. It explained many of the positive effects that ozone therapy could provide for our dental patients today. Recently, I received more scientific literature that continues to support the impressive […]

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How Effective Is Your Hygiene Checkup?

Dental cleanings are one of those procedures we know we need but don’t get too excited by them. We tend to be much more motivated toward activities for which we understand the importance. Even if they aren’t as exciting as an exotic vacation. Most people don’t really know much about an “effective” hygiene checkup. Effective […]

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How Long Will My Dental Work Last?

How long will my dental work last? I’ve been asked this question a thousand times. My answer has evolved from years of clinical observations and understanding the biological concept of the Tooth and Body Connection. I was once told that good dentistry will last approximately 7-12 years before signs of recurrent decay, leakage or fracturing […]

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Health Centered Dentistry, Environmental Dentistry, Biological Dentistry

Click here for a print-friendly version of this article …….are all descriptive terms used to describe and exciting trend that is slowly but surely taking place in the dental profession today. Holistic dentistry could be explained as “all things considered”. The word holistic is of Greek origin meaning: “relating to whole”. This approach involves far […]

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The “Gatekeepers” to Good Health

After practicing dentistry for over two decades, I’m witnessing dramatic changes just beginning to reshape the dental profession. Although continual improvement occurs in technologies and technical skills, there is a new “old” concept that is slowly gaining credibility in dentistry. It also requires your attention to understand the “tooth and body connection.” In the last […]

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Floss Daily, Live Longer

Scholars and scientists who study human behavior say that it takes approximately 21 days to introduce a new routine into our lifestyles. Repetition and commitment are two contributing factors to a successful outcome. However, without a perceived value for this new behavior, the idea or task soon becomes just an unimportant memory in our lives. […]

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FDA Panel Calls for Safety Review of Mercury in Dental Fillings

As the saga continues regarding the safety of mercury being used in dentistry, significant information is being presented not only to the FDA in the U.S. but also to the nations of the world. On Wednesday, Dec. 15th, 2010, Healthy Daily News reported that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisers urged the agency to […]

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FDA Issues Precautionary Note on Silver Fillings

“The whole idea behind healthcare is to seek the best possible method of treatment at all times. Change is natural and necessary. What has been done in the past is not always the best for the future. And hanging on to old ideas simply because of their age is unwise and unnatural.” Mercury Free by […]

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Dental Ozone: Simple, Safe and Effective

As a dentist, working in the oral cavity can certainly create some interesting challenges. We are constantly fighting a battle with infections that are found in the soft tissue and/or the underlining bone structures. These infections can come from bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Conventional methods have taught us to fight these pathogens with antibiotics, […]

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