01 Mar 2015
March 1, 2015

Mercury In Your Silver Fillings

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I am often asked by patients whether they should be concerned about the mercury in their silver fillings. Silver or amalgam fillings are nearly 50% mercury and mercury is a very toxic substance. It has been shown that mercury is released from fillings in minute amounts, especially when chewing. The significant question here is, “Are.. read more →

With up to 80% of the population suffering from some form of gingivitis or gum disease, gum care and gum treatments have received a lot of attention over the years. Integrating traditional modalities with natural and alternative approaches, along with technological advances like dental laser surgery, makes it possible to achieve a positive outcome in.. read more →

26 Feb 2015
February 26, 2015

Heart Disease and Gum Disease

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The number one cause of mortality in the United States since 1900 continues to be heart disease. Nearly 6 million people are hospitalized with cardiovascular disease in this country and 250,000 people die of heart attacks before they reach a hospital every year. Contributing factors such as excessive stress and pre-disposition due to genetics are.. read more →

Demand for routine dental hygiene has become progressively greater as longevity and awareness of prevention have increased. However, anytime someone receives a cleaning, a condition called bacteremia results whereupon bacteria are released into the blood. Localized, low level infection can then spread to more distant organs of the body, a more common occurrence than has.. read more →

22 Feb 2015
February 22, 2015

Got Metal Toxicity?

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Does removing metal fillings from your teeth eliminate metal toxicity from your body? Be advised that this is not necessarily so. Removal of metal amalgam fillings might only be the first step in your process of becoming metal free. Another step is to detoxify. There is evidence that small amounts of free mercury may be.. read more →