What is Holistic Dentistry?

What is Holistic Dentistry?

Holistic dentistry and biological dentistry refer to two different aspects of integrative dental care. Generally speaking the term ‘holistic’ refers to the fact that the body is one whole or holistic system.  Common sense dictates that the mouth, the primary pathway...
Work Life Balance – Even a Holistic Dentist Needs a Vacation

Work Life Balance – Even a Holistic Dentist Needs a Vacation

After a very busy and productive 2017, we were ready to apply more balance to our working life.  For those who wanted to see some pictures of our vacation in Kauai, here goes.  We had such an outpouring of good will when we announced our plans, we just had to share...
What Causes Root Canal Failure?

What Causes Root Canal Failure?

What causes existing root canals to become infected and fail?  In the photo to the right you can see a common presentation of an infected tooth.  In this case, an old root canal that has failed is draining pus and infection from the tooth.  As the picture shows, the...
First Do No Harm – Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment in Dentistry

First Do No Harm – Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment in Dentistry

As a holistic dentist in practice for more than 30 years, I still find myself referring back to the first thing I learned at USC Dental School, first do no harm.  The Hippocratic Oath remains the Golden Rule of health care:  First do no harm. This is the timeless...
Seasonal Stress, Dental Health and Jaw Pain – Part 2

Seasonal Stress, Dental Health and Jaw Pain – Part 2

In our last blog we discussed the importance of pH and how stress, especially at this time of year, can impact a healthy mouth.  Another area where stress can affect the mouth is with clenching and grinding, also known as bruxism that can cause pain in your jaws and...
What You Need to Know About Ceramic vs Titanium Dental Implants

What You Need to Know About Ceramic vs Titanium Dental Implants

When I lecture on holistic dentistry, I’m often asked, ‘What are ceramic dental implants?’  As you can see in the picture to the right, ceramic implants are white and titanium implants are black and metallic looking.  In the future I feel that...
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