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A Safe Dental Environment -Post Covid19

Posted on May 5, 2020 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Dear Dental Family,

We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

 

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control proc...

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COVID 19: The Health Crisis of 2020

Posted on April 15, 2020 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

While our country is in the middle of an unprecedented healthcare challenge, we here at The Brand Wellness Center wanted to reach out to you in hopes that you, your family, and loved ones are all well during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

More than ever, we want to reaffirm our commitment to provide you with information and support to help you maintain and even improve your well-being.

 

For almost 40 years, our focus has always been on your overall heal...

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Stopping Tooth Decay

Posted on December 25, 2019 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Every now and then, I have a patient who is not a perfect candidate for dental work. Usually, there is a cavity that needs to be filled but the patient can’t sit still long enough to have a filling done. These patients are either very young (under the age of 5) or considerably aged. Either way there are compliance issues and they can’t cooperate enough to have a filling completed.


Standard protocol would usually require for the dental work to be done under genera...

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Finding Natural Health Information on the Internet

Posted on November 3, 2019 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (2)

In case you haven’t noticed, it is getting more and more difficult to find natural health information through the usual search engines. In June 2019, Google began a new algorithm to change ranking results in their search engine. Many “holistic” and “natural” websites have been excluded from the page one listings thereby making it more difficult to find the health information and/or practitioner that you are seeking.


Some of the most popular sit...

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Black Seed Oil for Dental Health

Posted on August 18, 2019 at 11:50 PM Comments comments (5)

Black Seed oil, also known as cumin seed oil or black caraway seed oil, is an oil extract from the seeds of the Nigella Sativa plant. Nigella sativa is a small plant with pale purple, blue, or white flowers that grows in Eastern Europe, Western Asia, and the Middle East.



Nigella Sativa Plant

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A Gentle Heavy Metal Detox

Posted on June 2, 2019 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (0)

I’ve tried numerous detoxes over the years. Many have been incredibly effective. Others not so much. Most have had some uncomfortable side effects.


Presently, I am using a detox product that is working well for me and I believe it will fare well with even the most sensitive person.


I am now into my third month of Advanced TRS, and I must say that I truly feel tha...

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A Mercury-Free World

Posted on March 20, 2019 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (2)

Once the mainstay of dentistry, amalgam mercury fillings are now in sharp decline and have been discontinued in several countries. Despite its deceptive name "silver fillings," amalgam's main component is actually mercury, a neurotoxin and a heavy metal.




The banning of mercury fillings has become a worldwide issue. The use of mercury-silver or amalgam dental fillings has been complet...

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Tooth Erosion

Posted on February 24, 2019 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Have you ever noticed that your teeth look thinner than they used to? Maybe even a bit darker? Some wear is inevitable as we age, but excessive wearing away of the tooth surface can have many causes.


According to one recent study, general dental erosion was found in 28% of 15 year olds and 34% of 17 year olds. Basically that means that erosion prevalence is rising as we chronologically age. Ad...

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Toxic Dental Floss

Posted on January 19, 2019 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Dental floss seems fairly innocuous. But like with any modern-day personal care products, consumers need to be aware of added chemicals that may go into its production.


A new study suggests certain types of consumer behaviors, including flossing with Oral-B Glide dental floss can contribute to elevated levels in the body of toxic PFAS chemicals.

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E-cigarettes and Oral Health

Posted on December 30, 2018 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (1)

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), cigarette smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths each year in the United States. Concomitantly, many studies show that there is an increase in the risk of death from all cancers for anyone who smokes.



Aside from these obvious statistics, cigarette smoking can cause significa...

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Gratitude for Better Health

Posted on November 23, 2018 at 10:55 PM Comments comments (0)

The holiday season can be stressful for many, but focusing on gratitude will make a tremendous difference in mitigating this stress. Additionally, it may also change your entire outlook on life.




Here are some simple suggestions on how to have a more positive attitude:

  • • Smile. Children, on average, smile 400 times a day. Adults only ...
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Amazing Magnesium

Posted on October 22, 2018 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (1)

Magnesium deficiency is rampant. While less than 2% of Americans have been estimated to experience magnesium deficiency, one study suggests that up to 75% are not meeting their recommended intake.  In most cases, deficiency is often overlooked until the person becomes extremely symptomatic. Even then, a different health condition may be the diagnosis with no regard to mag...

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Is Glyphosate Affecting My Health?

Posted on August 3, 2018 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Glyphosate was first introduced in the United States in 1974. It is best known for being the active ingredient in Monsanto’s popular Roundup herbicide. It is used on crops of all kinds, from corn to soybeans to wheat to potatoes. Unfortunately it is now being found in many organic crops as well, due to wind dispersing it from nearby farms. There really is no way to avoid it; glyphosate is everywhere.


Glyphosate ...

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Candida Infection of the Mouth

Posted on June 30, 2018 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (4)

Oral candidiasis -- also known as Oral thrush, is a condition in which the fungus Candida albicans accumulates on the lining of your mouth and tongue. Candida is a normal organism in your mouth, but sometimes it can overgrow and cause symptoms. When the fungus begins to grow uncontrollably, an infection can develop.


Oral Candida

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Osteoporosis and Heart Disease

Posted on April 15, 2018 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Most people are aware that there is a strong correlation between periodontal (gum) disease and heart attacks. Bringing this a step further, one can see that there may also be a strong correlation between bone loss and overall heart disease. Since most periodontal disease involves not just gum inflammation and pocketing, but also loss of the bone height supporting the teeth, we can assume that this bone loss, along with the gum inflammation is involved with the heart attack as well.


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How to Avoid a Healing Crisis

Posted on March 11, 2018 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

It’s wonderful when we are proactive for our own health. Taking charge of a good diet, and implementing effective daily detoxing is one of the best ways to get out from under a chronic inflammatory condition.



Sometimes however, we can be a bit over ambitious, detox too quickly and feel worse tha...

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Cold Sores vs. Angular Cheilitis

Posted on February 18, 2018 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

With so much stress in our lives, cold sores on the lips (and in the mouth) are commonplace. But sometimes a cold sore may be something else. If you've ever had cold sores that didn't respond to medication designed to treat them, it might be angular cheilitis, a completely different medical condition that looks surprisingly similar. The good news is that angular cheilitis is usually easy to treat, perhaps even easier that cold sores.


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Silver Diamine Fluoride in Caries Management

Posted on January 7, 2018 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)

There are several ways to reverse or arrest decay (see our many posts on this topic), and the application of silver diamine fluoride has come up recently as a possible solution. In our office, the inquiries on silver diamine fluoride are mostly from parents of young children, hoping to avoid having fillings placed in their toddler’s teeth.


Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is a colorless strongly alkaline liquid (pH 10) that is 24.4% to 28.8% (weight/volume) silver and 5....

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Magnesium for Better Health

Posted on December 10, 2017 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (1)

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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