I ran across a good book written by Nadine Artemis called ‘Holistic Dentistry’ while at the Longevity Now conference. She was one of the keynote speakers there and has a whole product line of natural dental products. I spoke with her for a few minutes and had a chance to look through her book. I was impressed at good the book was even though it was not written by a dentist. Sometimes it is better that way, as people understand things better when explained by a layman. She struck me as someone who was well informed on how maximize dental health including dental materials and of course natural ways to eliminate dental bacteria causing cavities and gum disease. She also spent some time explaining the importance of the bite and structural integrity of the head and neck, specifically how braces alters the bite. If you are looking for a good general book about healthy dentistry, this is a good choice.
I will be blogging my content for the books ‘A-Z Holistic Dentistry’ and ‘Leaky Gums – Leaky Gut’ for the next several months. I invite you to come back and follow along.
Carey O’Rielly DDS has been a practicing dentist for 35 years. He went to USC Dental School and Duke University for his undergraduate degree. He grew up in Laguna Beach and now lives in La Costa with his wife Victoria, who runs his office.
He began his career by owning and operating a network of six offices in the San Francisco Bay Area. Presently he owns a private holistic practice in North County San Diego’s Encinitas.
Dr. O started looking for solutions to his health challenges that resulted from the stress and environmental toxicity that built up over a ten year period running his dental network. He has dedicated himself to learning about oral systemic problems and how dentistry can affect your health. He has applied what he has learned over the last twenty years to ensure he, his staff and his patients are protected from the chemicals and toxic materials found in most dental offices. He has produced an environmentally friendly office that is also peaceful and calm.
He is an expert on dental materials having looked at hundreds of biocompatibility lab tests over the years. He has identified the most bio-friendly materials to use in his practice and which dental materials can be used to replace metal fillings and crowns, including BPA free and fluoride free ‘white’ fillings. He also uses metal-free Zirconia or ceramic implants and PRF (platelet-rich fibrin) grafting materials which come from the patient’s own blood.
Dr. O’Rielly teaches C.E. courses on the systemic effects of gum disease. He is an expert in using phase contrast microscopy for analyzing dental infections, where he shows patients what kind of microbes, i.e. bacteria, amoeba, and yeasts like candida are populating the mouth and affecting the body as a whole.
He has an educational blog and is writing a book on dental health called ‘Hidden Dental Infections: Healing Root Canals and Infected Teeth with the Erbium Laser’ where he discusses dental nutrition, toxic dental materials and the effects of old root canals on inflammation and overall health.