During a patient’s initial visit to our office, and at hygiene appointments, Hydrion pH test paper is used to test the saliva. This very simple test provides us with valuable information. It assists in evaluating an individual’s dental health as well as their overall wellness. The human body is largely made up of water. Water […]
A very interesting article was published in JADA (Journal of the American Dental Association), August 2009 issue, that provides fascinating research regarding root canals. A root canal is usually performed on a tooth that has become abscessed or infected due to extensive decay. The decay results in exposure to the pulp chamber or some sort […]
It’s probably not surprising to realize that soda pop is the most popular beverage consumed in the U.S. American consumption of soft drinks, including carbonated beverages, fruit juice, and sports drinks increased by 500 percent in the past 50 years. What’s the soft drink attraction? Studies have shown, for both regular and diet soft drinks, […]
It’s been one year since I began writing articles for the Healthy Planet. It’s been a wonderful opportunity for me to share my thoughts and insights regarding biological dentistry with you. Biological Dentistry is an old, but disregarded, concept in dentistry that’s slowly reviving. It’s continuing to evolve as more legitimacy is being given to […]
Are your teeth “connected” to other parts of your body? In other words, can an abscessed or infected tooth actually cause a problem somewhere else, say your lower back, sinuses, stomach or even your heart? Focal Infection Theory (FIT) is the idea that a local infection affecting a small area of the body can lead […]
Is it possible that your teeth have a biological effect on other parts of your body? In order to understand this concept, let’s consider the therapeutic effects of Chinese acupuncture. Chinese acupuncture believes there is a universal life energy called Chi (also spelled “Qi”) present in every living creature. This energy is said to circulate […]
Tongue diagnosis has been used in Chinese medicine for more than 2000 years. Over 280 diseases or “imbalances” can be diagnosed through the proper use of this method. I was first introduced to this concept several years ago and although I have a very limited experience in this field, it has given me yet another […]
After being introduced to biological dentistry 17 years ago, I learned several things that have built the foundation for my dental practice. First, the human body is designed to heal itself, and will continue to do so, if given the opportunity. Second, from major organ systems to basic cellular components, our bodies will function in […]
A concerned mother called my office once with an intriguing question. “Is it possible that my daughter can get sick from brushing her teeth with her toothpaste?” I asked her what type of toothpaste she was using and it was one of the popular name-brand toothpastes on the market. Her daughter was 6 years old […]
Removing a tooth is certainly an unfortunate event for a patient both physically and emotionally. However, having the tooth properly extracted may prevent health related complications from occurring in years to come. There are two important steps to follow when removing a tooth: First, it is imperative to remove the entire tooth. Avoid leaving any […]
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