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Magnesium for Better Health

Posted on December 10, 2017 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Mineral deficiency is rampant. Due to modern farming methods that rely heavily on using chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and insecticides that are absorbed into the soil, our topsoil has been heavily depleted of its mineral content. As a result, so are our fruits and vegetables.



Magnesium is the master mineral, and the repercussions of deficiency are easily o...

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Homeopathy in Dentistry

Posted on November 12, 2017 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (1)

Homeopathy is a natural form of medicine used by over 200 million people worldwide to treat both acute and chronic conditions. The name homeopathy, coined by its originator, Samuel Hahnemann in the year 1810, is derived from the Greek words for ‘similar suffering’ referring to the ‘like cures like’ principle of healing. In other words, a substance taken in small amounts will cure the same symptoms it causes if it were taken in large amounts. Homeopathic remedies are vi...

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Genetic Testing for Gum Disease and Oral Cancer

Posted on October 19, 2017 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

The link between genetics and degenerative diseases has become a focal point in the medical field.

DNA testing for Alzheimer’s, breast cancer, diabetes, etc. is fairly common nowadays; and the addition of new types of genetic testing is mounting.



Cross over to dentistry, and let’s see what’s available. Presently, in New York State, the dentist...

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Colostrum: Superfood for Babies and Adults

Posted on June 25, 2017 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (1)

Colostrum is what is often referred to as "pre-milk", or the fluid produced by the mother's mammary glands during the first 72 hours following the birth of her child. Colostrum provides vital immune and growth factors that ensure the health and vitality of the newborn. In fact, all mammals produce colostrum after giving birth to their young; and receiving colostrum is so important that most baby animals would become ill and die prematurely without it. Colostrum contains almost no lactose, so ...

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A Healthy Mouth May Extend Your Life Span

Posted on May 12, 2017 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (1)

Most of us involved with holistic health are already aware that the health of your mouth is a reflection of the health of your body.


Here is another study substantiating this.


According to the BMJ (British Medical Journal), a recent study in Sweden was conducted that proved there is a significant link between excessive dental plaque and premature cancer death. Higher levels of bacte...

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Ozone Dental Therapy for Gum Disease

Posted on December 14, 2016 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (1)

 

 

The word “ozone” may make you think of a hole in the earth’s atmosphere due to pollution, or remind you of the unique scent in the air after a lightning storm.



 

In reality, ozone is a vital, healthy element. It shields us from ultraviolet rays of the sun, and it has many helpful ...

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Bleeding Gums

Posted on August 20, 2016 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (1)

Do you have bleeding gums or chronic bad breath? Do you find blood on your pillow in the morning? If you have answered “yes” to any of these questions you may have gum disease.


Bleeding Gums


Periodontal (gum) disease is rampant. It is estimated that 80% of the adult population o...

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Oral Probiotics

Posted on July 17, 2016 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (4)

When we think about probiotics, we automatically think of intestinal health. We know that intestinal health is a significant key to our healthy immune system, so it is important to maintain its integrity by eating fermented foods or regularly supplementing with probiotics.


But now we can look at the other end of the digestive system- the mouth. Most of us are already aware that the health of the mouth is a reflection of our bodily health. This has already been shown through...

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An Amino Acid to Prevent Dental Disease

Posted on October 11, 2015 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (3)

A recent study (published in PLOS ONE), has found that the amino acid L-arginine destroys the bacteria which cause cavities and gum disease.


L-arginine is a common amino acid found naturally in red meat, poultry, fish, soy and certain dairy products. It helps rid people’s teeth of destructive biofilms that cause poor oral health.


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Rebuilding Bone Naturally

Posted on July 5, 2015 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (52)

As a dentist, I have seen many patients with significant jaw bone loss. This is not a good thing as it is a marker for loose teeth and eventual tooth loss. Sometimes it may be associated with the usual symptoms of periodontal disease and you should  read our previous post Floss First! for further clarity. But other times, the periodontal hea...

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The Hazards of Mouthwash

Posted on September 22, 2014 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (4)

Oral rinses have been around for centuries. They have been as simple as salt in water or as convoluted as mixed herbs in a vinegar base. But it was during the 19th century that alcohol was added to mouthrinse to fight germs and bacteria. Listerine was probably the forerunner in that category, but bear in mind that before it became a mouthrinse, it was originally used as an antiseptic for surgical procedures and to clean floors.


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Gum Disease is Contagious

Posted on August 30, 2013 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (4)

For those of you who aren't aware, periodontal (gum) disease is contagious.  Since it is primarily a bacterial infection, you can give it to or get it from anyone that you swap saliva with.



Photo credit Creative Commons: John Matthew Smith

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