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Healthy Mouth – Healthy Body – Healthy Life: Biological Dentistry in St. Louis, MO

My story begins back in 1994, when I was first introduced to the term “biological dentistry.” Sometimes I think it was either a divine intervention for me or simply by chance that I found a book called Mercury Free by James Hardy at the book store. It told the story of how mercury was officially introduced to the dental profession back in 1830’s. Dr. Hardy made some bold statements about the ill effects that mercury exposure could have on our patient’s health and wellness.

The first time I read this book, I was angry at the assumptions that this dentist was making! There’s nothing wrong with placing mercury in our patient’s mouths…..right? As I think back during my four years of dental school and the first eleven years of my practice, I had never heard of any controversy about mercury. So, I threw the book down and dismissed this as a ridiculous theory presented by a very misinformed individual.

But sometimes life throws you a curveball and you soon realize that there are two sides to every story. The only question I needed to answer for myself was if I could honestly look at a controversial issue with an unbiased opinion to discover the truth about mercury.

I decided to read Mercury Free again with an open mind and this time I discovered that Dr. Hardy’s statements were supported with references and scientific research that seemed difficult to refute. I began my own personal quest to find out all the pro’s and con’s about mercury so that I could decide once and for all the best course of action for my patient’s wellbeing.

Conclusion: Mercury is considered the second most toxic material known to man (plutonium 1st), and once placed in a patient’s tooth a mercury vapor continues to be released from the restoration. Not only is it inhaled through the lungs but it can cross the blood/brain barrier as well.

Needless to say, my mind was made up. The best course of action for my practice was to eliminate the use of mercury once and for all. After making this decision, I soon realized the my personal life and dental career would never be the same and for good reason.

As I look back over the last twenty years, my concept of dental health has evolved as I’ve incorporated an holistic perspective in treating my patients. “Keep it safe – Keep it simple” is our mantra in the office now.

As dentistry continues to service our patients into the 21st century, we must remember that the mechanical benefits of restoring the mouth go hand in hand with the biological effects that these procedures may cause to the rest of the body. In other words, the tooth/body connection must be considered when treating our patients. We must use dental materials that lend themselves to wellness. We must evaluate treatments such as root canals and implants and recognize how these procedures may compromise our biological health and well being.

To your good health,

Michael G. Rehme, DDS, NMD

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Patient Testimonials

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Feeling Great …

In July of 2004 I had an oral surgeon remove a left jaw cavitation. Upon leaving the office that day I had an enhanced feeling of mental and physical energy. I only had to take one pain pill. My pain level was a “2” ( out of 10). I woke up each day with a bounce out of bed. I woke up mentally alert, usually around 8-9 a.m. Prior to the surgery, I woke up at 11 a.m. feeling fatigued, and mentally foggy. I would usually eat and then go back to sleep.

I now get up by 9:30 a.m. at the very least and nap occasionally (1-2 hours) around 3 p.m.

I’ve had people tell me that I look “really good” – well rested and much more healthy.

Sharen, Age 49, Female
January 22, 2015

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Sharen, Age 49, Female
January 22, 2015

In July of 2004 I had an oral surgeon remove a left jaw cavitation. Upon leaving the office that day I had an enhanced feeling of mental and physical energy. I only had to take one pain pill. My pain level was a “2” ( out of 10). I woke up each day with a bounce out of bed. I woke up mentally alert, usually around 8-9 a.m. Prior to the surgery, I woke up at 11 a.m. feeling fatigued, and mentally foggy. I would usually eat and then go back to sleep. I now get up by 9:30 a.m. at the very least and nap occasionally (1-2 hours) around 3 p.m. I’ve had people tell me that I look “really good” – well rested and much more healthy.

Amalgam removal and cavitation surgery…

Since having Dr. Rehme perform my dental work (removing amalgams) and Dr. Moreland perform my cavitation work, I’ve noticed several improvements in my health. The most significant improvement I’ve noticed is that I an able to consistently fall asleep easily at night and stay asleep all night long. This is a problem I’ve struggled with for some twenty years. Also while asleep, I would grind my teeth and wake with headaches. I no longer have this problem. I used to keep my jaw clenched throughout the day, causing headaches and this has disappeared as well. I used to struggle to make it through a day of normal activities. Overall I feel more energetic, and as though a weight has been lifted from my body.

Tricia, Age 36, Female
January 22, 2015

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2018-07-12T08:31:50+00:00

Tricia, Age 36, Female
January 22, 2015

Since having Dr. Rehme perform my dental work (removing amalgams) and Dr. Moreland perform my cavitation work, I’ve noticed several improvements in my health. The most significant improvement I’ve noticed is that I an able to consistently fall asleep easily at night and stay asleep all night long. This is a problem I’ve struggled with for some twenty years. Also while asleep, I would grind my teeth and wake with headaches. I no longer have this problem. I used to keep my jaw clenched throughout the day, causing headaches and this has disappeared as well. I used to struggle to make it through a day of normal activities. Overall I feel more energetic, and as though a weight has been lifted from my body.

Removal of Root Canal Tooth . . .

I came to your office because I had a bad tooth and had been told that I probably needed a root canal. I was not comfortable with getting a root canal, so I was referred to you by a friend. After consulting with your office, I decided to have the tooth in questions extracted. This seemed like a better option, since no one could guarantee a root canal would even solve my problem.
The tooth was extracted very quickly and painlessly.

Since the tooth has been out, I have noticed quite an improvement in my sinuses and while I had some back problems before the extraction, lately my back has been feeling much better. I am very glad I decided on getting rid of that old diseased tooth. I would do it again in a minute.


Carolyn, Age 66, Female
January 22, 2015

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Carolyn, Age 66, Female
January 22, 2015

I came to your office because I had a bad tooth and had been told that I probably needed a root canal. I was not comfortable with getting a root canal, so I was referred to you by a friend. After consulting with your office, I decided to have the tooth in questions extracted. This seemed like a better option, since no one could guarantee a root canal would even solve my problem. The tooth was extracted very quickly and painlessly. Since the tooth has been out, I have noticed quite an improvement in my sinuses and while I had some back problems before the extraction, lately my back has been feeling much better. I am very glad I decided on getting rid of that old diseased tooth. I would do it again in a minute.

Since Amalgam Removal . . .

Life has improved so much that it is hard to remember what it was like before.

I still need 8-9 hours of sleep most nights, but I no longer need a 2-3 hour nap every day - I no longer need 20 minute cat naps every couple of hours.
I go weeks without headaches instead of days. I can focus and retain much more information I don’t catch every cold I’m exposed to – I haven’t had any bronchial infections or yeast infections – they were chronic before.

As I approach my sixties I definitely feel better than I did in my thirties.


Susan, Age 56, Female
January 22, 2015

Holistic Dentistry
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Susan, Age 56, Female
January 22, 2015

Life has improved so much that it is hard to remember what it was like before. I still need 8-9 hours of sleep most nights, but I no longer need a 2-3 hour nap every day - I no longer need 20 minute cat naps every couple of hours. I go weeks without headaches instead of days. I can focus and retain much more information I don’t catch every cold I’m exposed to – I haven’t had any bronchial infections or yeast infections – they were chronic before. As I approach my sixties I definitely feel better than I did in my thirties.
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