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 […]
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), […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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