We live in an era of medical specialists. From cardiologists, endocrinologists, oncologists to gastroenterologists, each tends to focus on our parts — rather than our whole being. And yet as science continues to evolve, there is clear evidence our oral health is intimately linked to our overall health. While the cardiologist who focuses on diseased hearts may never take […]
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It’s a new year – a time when, like a lot of people, you may be considering a fresh start in many areas of your life. Health goals are most common – losing weight, exercising more, cutting back on sugar, meditating, relaxing, increasing leisure time or developing a commitment to a spiritual practice. As you […]
Biological dentistry has a lot in common with naturopathic medicine – health care that emphasizes prevention and the use of nature-based remedies to treat the whole person. It encourages the body’s self-healing process through the use of natural therapies, drawing on both traditional healing methods and modern medical science. No surprise, then, that we incorporate […]
By Michael G. Rehme, DDS, CCN 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, […]
Most people don’t realize that dentists are doctors of dental surgery. That’s what the DDS stands for, in fact. It starts to make sense if you think about what happens when you have a tooth filled. It’s a surgical procedure. There’s local anesthetic, removal of infection, and closure of the wound. And as with any […]
Our thanks to the office of Dr. Vern Erwin for letting us share this post from their blog. Seems not a day goes by that you don’t hear something about how the microbes in your gut are key to overall health. But while you’re deciding how to feed it the healthy bacteria it needs, you […]
By Michael G. Rehme, DDS, CCN 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 […]
With all the ongoing interest in oil pulling, our patients often ask us about the practice – most specifically, if it can really help improve their oral health. The short answer is yes, especially when it comes to reversing gum disease. For millennia, oil pulling has been recommended by the traditional Hindu medical practice known […]
By Michael G. Rehme, DDS, CCN If you ask most people, “What 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.” But if you ask […]
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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