Holistic Dentistry Articles

Can You Get Rid of Parasites in Your Mouth in 30 Days?

Can You Get Rid of Parasites in Your Mouth in 30 Days?

In my practice it's been proven with a high definition microscope that you can definitely get rid of parasites in the mouth in 30 days. Why should you care? If you have traveled much or have had pets in your life chances are that you have been exposed to parasites...

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How Stealth Pathogens are Linked to Systemic Diseases

How Stealth Pathogens are Linked to Systemic Diseases

As a holistic dentist who has viewed hundreds of videos showing the microbiome in the mouth, the idea of stealth pathogens causing autoimmune disease is very familiar to me.  Thanks to my wife Victoria’s interest in herbal medicine, we were in Los Angeles last week at...

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5 Microbes That Cause Gum Disease

5 Microbes That Cause Gum Disease

A healthy mouth is a complex ecosystem and like any ecosystem, is susceptible to imbalances.  Microbes causing gum disease creates imbalances that results in local and systemic inflammation, affects heart function and compromises overall health. It’s important to know...

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Bio-Friendly, Non Metal Fillings

Bio-Friendly, Non Metal Fillings

What do health conscious people need to know about non metal fillings like composites? Here is a quick rundown: Whenever possible avoid metal (especially mercury) for restorations like fillings or crowns Use composites (white filling material) that have no BisPhenolA...

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Why I Don’t Offer One-Step Cerac Crowns

Why I Don’t Offer One-Step Cerac Crowns

In-office Cad Cam technology is generically called Cerac for short.  The crowns are milled in the office from a block of porcelain, and then placed and adjusted on the same day.  People see this as an advantage, since there is only one dental appointment necessary....

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Biocompatible and Beautiful

Biocompatible and Beautiful

This photo is of a porcelain crown seated with a newer generation dental cement made to be strong and biocompatible.  Can you tell which tooth has the crown on it?  It is very difficult even with a close up lens. This result is only possible when I do 3 very specific...

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Hidden Root Canal Infections and How to Find Them

Hidden Root Canal Infections and How to Find Them

How many times have you had painful teeth or had root canals done in the past? This can result in root canal infections that are not seen on normal dental Xrays and thus may go undetected for years. That is until recently. Because of 3D imaging, we can uncover hidden...

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The Root Canal Epidemic

The Root Canal Epidemic

According to the American Association of Endodontists more than 15,000,000 root canals are done every year in this country alone. Root canals are an attempt to keep a tooth when it becomes infected or 'dies.' This is praiseworthy, however I've seen many root canals...

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Is Root Canal Failure Inevitable?

As a dentist of thirty years, I am always in alignment with wanting to save teeth.  That is, almost always.  Weston Price, who was the “Leonardo da Vinci of dentistry” wrote in the 1930’s that whether or not someone was a candidate for a root canal was a function of...

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5 Additional Things to Consider Before Getting an Implant

1- What are the most common reasons for a tooth or an implant to fail? The same factors that cause you to lose a tooth may cause you to lose an implant as well:  infection, clenching and grinding, or a high crown that causes stress on the bite.  Failures are also...

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5 More Things You Wanted to Know About Implants

1- If I’m told I need an implant, will I also need bone grafting? Upon reviewing your Xrays, your dentist will be able to determine whether there is sufficient bone to do the implant.  If necessary bone grafting will be recommended as part of the overall treatment....

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5 Things You Wanted to Know About Implants (Part 1)

1- What’s an implant? An implant is a replacement for a missing tooth.  It is basically a post that supports a new crown or cap. It is the best alternative to missing teeth because it gives you the best overall result.  It’s like having your tooth back. 2- Why would I...

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