22 Apr 2014
April 22, 2014

B is for Breathe

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The quality and quantity of oxygenation our bodies receive from the air we breathe determines our ability to be energetic and resistant to illness to a large extent, since oxygen is the key ingredient in cellular health.  In the upper respiratory tract, the function of the sinuses is key,  From a dental point of view, the proximity.. read more →

21 Apr 2014
April 21, 2014

A is for Amalgam fillings

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It is clear that there is strong disagreement between the American Dental Association, Consumer and professional groups and certain physicians regarding the safety  of amalgam fillings.  According to each side, there is research that bears out their position regarding the use of mercury in amalgam fillings. This being said much of the research I have.. read more →

20 Apr 2014
April 20, 2014

A is for Amalgam, part 3

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In 1992 a review by the U.S. Public Health Service concluded that it was inappropriate to recommend restricting the use of dental amalgam, because current scientific evidence does not show that exposure to mercury from amalgam restorations poses a serious health risk in humans [13]. This is basically the same position as the ADA. They.. read more →

19 Apr 2014
April 19, 2014

A is for Amalgam, part 2

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The Food and Drug Administration until recently has maintained the safety of amalgams and refused to classify them. Now, due to a settlement resulting from a lawsuit, they have changed their wording on their website when it comes to ‘mercury’ or amalgam fillings. According to Charlie Brown, the lawyer who sued the FDA, the agency had to.. read more →

18 Apr 2014
April 18, 2014

A is for Amalgam

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Amalgam or ‘silver’ fillings have been the mainstay of modern dentistry ever since the mid 1800′s. They are inexpensive, easy to place and last a long time. However, even when they were first introduced there was controversy as to whether or not they should be used. The problem with amalgam fillings according to many is that they.. read more →