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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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, […]
I’ve always tried to explain to my patients; “the best dentistry in your mouth, is no dentistry at all.” Even with all the knowledge, education and research that has been provided to our dental profession, our best efforts will never be able to restore your teeth to their natural structure and beauty that mother nature […]
When an individual discovers they have a food allergy, the obvious thing to do is eliminate that food choice from their diet. Continual exposure to these sensitive foods could create symptoms like itching, nausea, diarrhea and abdominal pain. More severe cases can cause general weakness, immune suppression, lightheadedness, asthma and even anaphylaxis (extreme reaction that […]
The modern day use of dental anesthesia has been effectively administered for over 50 years. Its purpose, of course, was to reduce or eliminate the painful effects associated with most dental procedures. Local anesthetics such as lidocaine, polocaine, mepivicaine, septicaine and marcaine are routinely used in our office along with nitrous oxide (laughing gas), and […]
In 2008, researchers at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis completed a year long study which shows that a simple and inexpensive way to reduce the risk of potentially deadly pneumonia in intensive care patients is to keep their teeth clean. This interesting study was performed by nurse specialists in the intensive care unit (ICU) at […]
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