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What’s Better for Extractions – PRF or Laser Ozone?

What’s Better for Extractions – PRF or Laser Ozone?

We often get calls from patients asking if this office uses PRF (Platelet Rich Fibrin). More and more patients are doing research and want to avoid the pain and discomfort of a tooth extraction. After all, what could be better than your own blood, drawn onsite and...

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How to Prevent Tooth Decay

How to Prevent Tooth Decay

One of the most common questions I get in the practice is how to prevent tooth decay. This is because people don't like getting cavities, especially when they are trying to prevent them. One of my long time patients recently came in and had some gum line cavities. I...

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How to Prevent Root Canals With Ozone

How to Prevent Root Canals With Ozone

Is there a way to prevent root canal infection from cavities and deep decay in a tooth?  Absolutely.  I do it almost on a daily basis.  The secret to preventing root canals from deep decay is by using ozone.

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Should I Treat My Root Canal Infection or Extract my Tooth?

Should I Treat My Root Canal Infection or Extract my Tooth?

No one wants to lose a tooth.  This is very natural and normal.  Thanks to the advent of Photon Induced Photoacoustic streaming (PIPS), a technology licensed to Fotona utilizing the Er:Yag laser, we can now eliminate bacteria in root canal teeth.  This is the good news, and a game changer in root canal therapy.

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Oral Systemic Health – Why It Matters

Oral Systemic Health – Why It Matters

In this post we discuss a unique model of prevention, treatment and maintenance that you will not find anywhere else. In order to maintain oral health it’s important to understand how the mouth works and how it heals. We also discuss what to do before, during and after treatment to maintain and/or restore oral health.

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Healthy Gums, Healthy Heart

Healthy Gums, Healthy Heart

It may be fair to say that the gums are a foundation for health and wellbeing in the entire body and not just the mouth. February has been designated as Heart Health Month by the American Heart Association, and numerous studies have demonstrated the link between...

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The Root Canal Cover-Up: Did George Meinig Have it Right?

The Root Canal Cover-Up: Did George Meinig Have it Right?

Did George Meinig have it right when he wrote ‘The Root Canal Cover-Up back in 1993?  Yes and no.  The reason I say this is explained below, so keep reading. In his book, Meinig highlights the research done by Westin Price a century ago demonstrating how root canal infections cause other health conditions and illnesses in the body.  Price was most famous for his rabbit experiments, where he implanted root canal teeth from his patients into rabbits and tracked how that animal fared afterward.  What he observed was that the rabbits got sick and in many cases died as a result.  After observing this scores of times, he coined the phrase ‘focal infection’, which basically means that the bacteria in one part of the body can affect or cause illness in another part of the body.

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How to Not Get Exposed to Mercury During Amalgam Removal

How to Not Get Exposed to Mercury During Amalgam Removal

Amalgams are silver-colored metal fillings. 50% mercury by volume. It has been estimated that up to 14% of the metal waste in the oceans is from dental amalgam. Its use has been banned entirely in Norway, Denmark and Sweden. In September 2020 an article published in...

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Dr. Mercola Interviews Root Canal Specialist

Dr. Mercola Interviews Root Canal Specialist

I was a little surprised when I heard that Dr. Mercola interviewed Dr Kanter, a root canal specialist. Dr. Mercola is a man with a mission, familiar to many health-minded people as an advocate for natural health. The current conversation about root canals among many of his followers is generally along the lines of: ‘If you need a root canal, extract the tooth!’ or ‘Why would you want a dead tooth in your mouth?’

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Infected Root Canal to Zirconia Implant – A Case Study

Infected Root Canal to Zirconia Implant – A Case Study

When a tooth has an infected root canal often times it needs to be removed and a ceramic implant placed instead. In dentistry we always try to leave the patient better off, and with old infected root canals, sometimes it is better to just remove the problem and start...

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DIY Ways You Can Meet the Challenge of the Coronavirus Covid 19 – Part 2

DIY Ways You Can Meet the Challenge of the Coronavirus Covid 19 – Part 2

What is the significance of stress and inflammation and how do they impact the immune system? Stress causes aging because it causes inflammation, and inflammation is often created by chronic stress. Short tern stress, or the ‘Fight or Flight’ response, is to be expected as it is a normal part of life.  However, when the stress response becomes chronic, meaning that it lasts for a long time, then it’s really hard on the body.

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