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 […]
I found out a long time ago, that if you want to make a new friend and/or patient for life, get them out of dental pain and as quickly as possible. As a dentist, there’s nothing more gratifying than helping a patient completely relieve their chronic toothache pain within a matter of a few minutes. […]
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 […]
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