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Floss First!

Posted on July 6, 2014 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (3)

As a holistic dentist, it is not uncommon to meet with many patients seeking an alternative opinion on their dental problems. Root canals and metal fillings are at the top of the list, but it is quickly followed by gum (periodontal) disease.


Personally, I have met many patients that weren’t even aware that they had a gum problem since no dental professional pointed it out to them. Many were lead to believe that their occasional bleeding gums and bad taste in their ...

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Baking Soda and Oral Health

Posted on May 31, 2014 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (4)

Sodium bicarbonate (chemical formula NaHCO3),  more commonly known as baking soda or bicarbonate of soda, is a naturally occurring substance in the human body.

 

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Cooking with Fluoride?

Posted on April 27, 2014 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (2)

I  guess the title of this post got your attention. Who in their right mind would cook with fluoride? Actually many of you are, and are not even aware of it.


As most of you already know, fluoride is a neurotoxin (destroys nerve cells) and it is found almost everywhere. Even in places that...
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A Missing Link in Healing Chronic Illness

Posted on March 30, 2014 at 2:05 AM Comments comments (6)

Do you sometimes feel that you have done everything possible to get well, yet your chronic illness still prevails? Replaced your mercury fillings? Removed your root canals? Juiced? Raw food vegan diet? Detoxed by every available technique? If you are running out of options, you might consider getting the MTHFR genetic test.





MTHFR is the acrony...

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Zeolite -A Daily Detox

Posted on February 28, 2014 at 1:25 AM Comments comments (3)

Toxins in the human body are an ever growing health concern.  Mercury fillings, fluoride and BPA in dental materials are just the tip of the iceberg. When you truly stop and think about how many poisons we are exposed to on a daily basis, “overwhelming” is an understatement.


Toxins are not only in our food and medical supply; they are also in our living environment, including the air we breathe and the invisible EMFs that bombard us 24/7.


This toxic lo...

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The Simplicity of a New Smile

Posted on January 30, 2014 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (1)

When you practice in the holistic dental realm, you come across some unusual requests. Typically, patients want their teeth restored but they want their new fillings to be from material that is “natural”. That can be a challenge, considering that all restoratives in dentistry are made of chemicals.  So the idea here is to find the least toxic product and the least invasive technique to install it.


Snap-on Smile

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Toothpaste: Poison or Panacea

Posted on December 29, 2013 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (4)

The controversy around the use or non-use of toothpaste has been long standing. Much of this has to do with the obvious fluoride content and its effects on our physical and mental health. (See my other blog...
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Iodine vs. Fluoride: One Secret to Better Health

Posted on November 30, 2013 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (5)

There is growing evidence that Americans would have better health and a lower incidence of cancer and fibrocystic disease of the breast if they consumed more iodine. A decrease in iodine intake coupled with an increased consumption of competing halogens, fluoride and bromide, has created an epidemic of iodine deficiency in America. - Dr. Donald Miller, Jr.


In our age of increasing radioactivity (Fukushima fallout, CAT scans, mammograms, body scanners at airports, x-ra...

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Seal Out Tooth Decay

Posted on October 31, 2013 at 9:55 PM Comments comments (3)


Everyone has heard the adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.
In the world of dentistry, this means regular check ups, cleanings and dental xrays.
We can now add one other  preventative  professional dental  procedure to that list: dental sealants. For those who aren’t aware, dental sealants are are thin, see-through coatings painted on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, keeping out germs and food.


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Dental Health During Pregnancy

Posted on September 30, 2013 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Pregnancy is an exciting and hectic time in a woman’s life. It’s exciting because of all the expectations of having a baby. It’s hectic because of appointments and preparing for the baby’s arrival. Routine trips to the dentist can get lost in the shuffle, and it’s easy for the health of your teeth and gums to go way down on the priority list.

 

Some women question if it’s OK to go to the dentist when they’re pregnant. For all the reas...

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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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Dental X-ray Radiation

Posted on July 28, 2013 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (3)

I had a new patient come in for a Consultation the other day to discuss her dental health. She had seen several holistic dentists in the last month and was still trying to find one she felt comfortable with. Today, it was me.


As is usual, we reviewed her medical and dental history. When asked about any recent dental x-rays, she said that she was hesitant to take them as of yet, since every dental office she visited did not offer digital x-rays. She was extremely concerned about th...

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Facial Massage for Better Health

Posted on June 30, 2013 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)

There are approximately 43 muscles in the human face. These muscles are important for showing emotions as well as speaking and eating. It is understandable that many of these can be overused contributing to tightness or underused contributing to sagging.


The masseter muscle is usually the major one responsible for TMJ problems, as well as headaches, clenching or bruxism.   It is found on the jaw and chin and is the primary muscle used for chewing food and every time we o...

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GMO Foods -A Perspective

Posted on May 27, 2013 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

When Mother Teresa was asked many years ago if she would attend an anti-war rally, her answer was rather profound:  I will not be part of an anti-war demonstration. As soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I'll be there.  

 


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The Intelligence of Wisdom Teeth

Posted on May 16, 2013 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (14)

There seems to be a mindset in conventional dentistry that wisdom teeth are superfluous. That they should be extracted at a young age before they can cause a problem.  These teeth are believed to have the potential to create anterior tooth crowding and infections in the mouth.  They are difficult to keep clean since they are way back in the far corners of your mouth, and you should get them out NOW, be...

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Reversing and Preventing Cavities

Posted on March 17, 2013 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (1)

 

I am sure that the word “fluoride” popped into your head when you read the title of this post, along with flossing, brushing and avoiding sugars. These are important factors to consider, but there is another issue worth a look.  Phytic acid. 

 

Phytic acid is found in grains, nuts, seeds and beans, and represents a serious problem in our diets. It is the principal storage form of phosphorus in many plant tissues, especially in the bran porti...

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Earthing 2

Posted on January 30, 2013 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (1)

This is a follow up to my last blog on Earthing. There are a few other aspects of Earthing that you should be aware of. 



 

 

Earth has a background base frequency or Schumann Resonance. This refers to how quickly the Earth is vibrat...

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Earthing 1

Posted on December 31, 2012 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (6)

Earthing is a relatively new concept in the field of natural health. It is different than grounding since you actually need to connect to Earth for it to occur. Although many of us have been doing it as a natural course in feeling well, the science of how it works has really not been discovered until recently.


 

Haven’t you noticed how wonderful you ...

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My Secrets to Regaining Health

Posted on December 1, 2012 at 11:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Post Hurricane Sandy has been a bit of a mess in the tri-state area.


Some of us lost electricity for a few days, but others lost so much more. I was one of the lucky ones. Although I had no electric or water at my home, my office was totally operational.  With no clients, but a completely functional computer, I got busy.



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The 2 Minute Tune Up and Nitric Oxide

Posted on October 13, 2012 at 11:50 PM Comments comments (0)

I just recently returned from a holistic dental meeting and I was surprised to come across a company that has a system that measures cellular nitric oxide levels from a saliva sample.


For those who don’t know, nitric oxide is a free form of gas produced by the cells in our body. It is produced when enzymes in the body break down the amino acid Arginine, and is mainly used for intra-cellular communication.


Nitric oxide is required for key physiologica...

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