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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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Diatomaceous Earth for Detoxification

Posted on September 17, 2017 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (1)

There are so many ways to detoxify your body from heavy metals. The most familiar are chelation, salt/clay baths, cilantro and homeopathics. All of these are certainly good and can be very effective. But another simple technique that is also very effective is ingesting diatomaceous earth.

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Ozone Dental Therapy for Dental Cavities

Posted on August 13, 2017 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

As a city dweller, when you hear the word “ozone,” air pollution probably comes to mind. Yes the two (air pollution and ozone) often go together, but only because ozone is nature’s response to counteracting the air pollution. Uncontrolled ozone at ground level does impact air quality levels, usually negating air pollution toxins.


Ozone is simply oxygen (O2) with an extra atom in its gas molecule (O3). It is often referred to as “excited oxygen.”...

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Integrating Naturopathy and Dentistry

Posted on July 22, 2017 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Holistic medicine is growing rapidly in the United States. Conventional medicine with its use of medications (and subsequent side effects) and invasive treatments, is losing its allure to the general population. People want to be well and feel well without taking drugs.


This is not to downplay the importance of allopathic medicine, as it certainly has its place in emergency situations. But for chronic health challenges, patients are waking up to the idea that there may be s...

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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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Lyme Disease and Dental Health: The Journey Continues

Posted on February 18, 2017 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (2)

Several years ago, I wrote a short book My Secrets to Regaining Health. It covered many of the simple techniques that I employed to get past the chronic Lyme disease that plagued me for eight years. It was written to help the many patients that were coming to me to specifically find out wha...

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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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Swimming Can Be Harmful to Your Teeth

Posted on October 22, 2016 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

As a biological dentist, I have quite a number of health conscious patients, several of whom are avid swimmers. Swimming is a very healthy sport, but it can have its drawbacks.


Handstand in the swimming pool


Most swimming pools are chlorinated, and as most of us already know, chlorine can be toxic. We know that our skin is the...

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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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Osteonecrosis: Death of the Jawbone

Posted on May 22, 2016 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (2)

 

When one thinks about losing teeth, usually we think of periodontal (gum) disease, deep dental decay or maybe even trauma (getting hit in the mouth). But as baby boomers age, one has to consider how medication may play a part in this.

 

Osteonecrosis of the Jawbone



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Biomimetic Dentistry

Posted on April 5, 2016 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (2)

A relatively new phrase in the holistic dental community is ‘biomimetic dentistry’.


The word "biomimetic" is derived from two terms: "biology," the science of life or living matter in all its forms, and "mimic," to imitate or copy. With the advent of adhesive bonding technologies in dentistry over the past few decades, materials and techniques have been developed that allow for the minimal removal of tooth structure, followed by adhering tooth-colored material o...

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5 Ways to Detox from Fluoride

Posted on March 20, 2016 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (4)

 “Fluoride causes more human cancer death, and causes it faster than any other chemical.” - Dr. Dean Burk, PhD





Cleansing your body of fluoride is not the same as getting rid of heavy metals such as mercury. Fluoride is not a heavy metal. It's a halide (review your high school chemistry) in the same ...

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NAC: A Detoxification Revelation

Posted on January 23, 2016 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (3)

Replacing your mercury fillings with a dental material that is more biocompatible and less toxic, is usually the goal of the vast majority of patients that come to see me. And I applaud each of you who actually take a proactive step to do so.


The question that usually comes up afterwards is: How do I remove the residual buildup of mercury from my body tissues?


There are many simple ways to detox, and you can actually read about many of them in my book

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My Dog Ate My Night Guard!

Posted on December 13, 2015 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (3)

I am a fairly organized person. So when my night guard went missing for a few days, I was a little concerned. Usually, it is in one of 2 places, but I couldn’t find it anywhere.


So imagine my surprise when it was finally located in Celeste’s (my dog’s) secret hiding place. It was still in one piece but nicely chewed. I couldn’t put that back in my mouth.


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Avoiding Root Canal

Posted on November 15, 2015 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (6)

Root canal teeth are frowned upon in the holistic community. For those in the know, endodontically treated teeth are a source of chronic low grade infection and can create a stress on the entire immune system. Statistically, it has been shown to have a correlation with autoimmune diseases and some types of cancers.

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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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