I’ve heard that implants are not good for me. Why does this concern people? Implant posts are made with titanium, a metal, and some people – even some practitioners – believe that all metals are bad for you. This is generally not true unless you have an actual allergy. Over the decades titanium has been proven.. read more →

You may lose a new implant faster than the original tooth if you don’t address the underlying problem in your mouth. Upon receiving an implant, many people think, “problem solved.” Think again! A relatively unknown cause of gum inflammation that leads to tooth and implant loss is the presence of aggressive microbes that attack immune.. read more →

Exposure to BPA, when chemicals previously bound up in a dental material are released into the mouth and lungs, can happen when: Composite fillings are adjusted after placing a filling in your tooth Old Composite fillings are removed and replaced Excess bonding material is removed when braces are being placed Bonding material is drilled off.. read more →

Whenever there is a shock to our system, a life-changing or extremely stressful event that impacts us, our gut will bear some of this burden.  Because our large intestine is lined with immune cells, it functions something like a “shock absorber”, and stress is one of the major causes of intestinal inflammation and breakdown. When.. read more →

People often ask me, “What makes a holistic dentist different?” The oral/systemic connection has become very clear to health-minded patients, many of which consume gluten free diets, who know that dental wellness is important for whole body health. A holistic approach means practicing in a way that minimizes the body’s exposure to bacteria and toxic elements,.. read more →