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Activated Charcoal for Tooth Whitening. Does it Work?

Posted on May 12, 2018 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Using activated charcoal for whitening teeth can be effective, at least, initially. Long term effects can be damaging. A recent study has just proven exactly what I have been telling patients for years. Brushing any abrasive substance (activated charcoal...

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Osteoporosis and Heart Disease

Posted on April 15, 2018 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Most people are aware that there is a strong correlation between periodontal (gum) disease and heart attacks. Bringing this a step further, one can see that there may also be a strong correlation between bone loss and overall heart disease. Since most periodontal disease involves not just gum inflammation and pocketing, but also loss of the bone height supporting the teeth, we can assume that this bone loss, along with the gum inflammation is involved with the heart attack as well.


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How to Avoid a Healing Crisis

Posted on March 11, 2018 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

It’s wonderful when we are proactive for our own health. Taking charge of a good diet, and implementing effective daily detoxing is one of the best ways to get out from under a chronic inflammatory condition.



Sometimes however, we can be a bit over ambitious, detox too quickly and feel worse tha...

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Cold Sores vs. Angular Cheilitis

Posted on February 18, 2018 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

With so much stress in our lives, cold sores on the lips (and in the mouth) are commonplace. But sometimes a cold sore may be something else. If you've ever had cold sores that didn't respond to medication designed to treat them, it might be angular cheilitis, a completely different medical condition that looks surprisingly similar. The good news is that angular cheilitis is usually easy to treat, perhaps even easier that cold sores.


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Silver Diamine Fluoride in Caries Management

Posted on January 7, 2018 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)

There are several ways to reverse or arrest decay (see our many posts on this topic), and the application of silver diamine fluoride has come up recently as a possible solution. In our office, the inquiries on silver diamine fluoride are mostly from parents of young children, hoping to avoid having fillings placed in their toddler’s teeth.


Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is a colorless strongly alkaline liquid (pH 10) that is 24.4% to 28.8% (weight/volume) silver and 5....

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Magnesium for Better Health

Posted on December 10, 2017 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (1)

Mineral deficiency is rampant. Due to modern farming methods that rely heavily on using chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and insecticides that are absorbed into the soil, our topsoil has been heavily depleted of its mineral content. As a result, so are our fruits and vegetables.



Magnesium is the master mineral, and the repercussions of deficiency are easily o...

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Homeopathy in Dentistry

Posted on November 12, 2017 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (1)

Homeopathy is a natural form of medicine used by over 200 million people worldwide to treat both acute and chronic conditions. The name homeopathy, coined by its originator, Samuel Hahnemann in the year 1810, is derived from the Greek words for ‘similar suffering’ referring to the ‘like cures like’ principle of healing. In other words, a substance taken in small amounts will cure the same symptoms it causes if it were taken in large amounts. Homeopathic remedies are vi...

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Genetic Testing for Gum Disease and Oral Cancer

Posted on October 19, 2017 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

The link between genetics and degenerative diseases has become a focal point in the medical field.

DNA testing for Alzheimer’s, breast cancer, diabetes, etc. is fairly common nowadays; and the addition of new types of genetic testing is mounting.



Cross over to dentistry, and let’s see what’s available. Presently, in New York State, the dentist...

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Diatomaceous Earth for Detoxification

Posted on September 17, 2017 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (1)

There are so many ways to detoxify your body from heavy metals. The most familiar are chelation, salt/clay baths, cilantro and homeopathics. All of these are certainly good and can be very effective. But another simple technique that is also very effective is ingesting diatomaceous earth.

Di...

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Ozone Dental Therapy for Dental Cavities

Posted on August 13, 2017 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

As a city dweller, when you hear the word “ozone,” air pollution probably comes to mind. Yes the two (air pollution and ozone) often go together, but only because ozone is nature’s response to counteracting the air pollution. Uncontrolled ozone at ground level does impact air quality levels, usually negating air pollution toxins.


Ozone is simply oxygen (O2) with an extra atom in its gas molecule (O3). It is often referred to as “excited oxygen.”...

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Integrating Naturopathy and Dentistry

Posted on July 22, 2017 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Holistic medicine is growing rapidly in the United States. Conventional medicine with its use of medications (and subsequent side effects) and invasive treatments, is losing its allure to the general population. People want to be well and feel well without taking drugs.


This is not to downplay the importance of allopathic medicine, as it certainly has its place in emergency situations. But for chronic health challenges, patients are waking up to the idea that there may be s...

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Colostrum: Superfood for Babies and Adults

Posted on June 25, 2017 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (1)

Colostrum is what is often referred to as "pre-milk", or the fluid produced by the mother's mammary glands during the first 72 hours following the birth of her child. Colostrum provides vital immune and growth factors that ensure the health and vitality of the newborn. In fact, all mammals produce colostrum after giving birth to their young; and receiving colostrum is so important that most baby animals would become ill and die prematurely without it. Colostrum contains almost no lactose, so ...

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A Healthy Mouth May Extend Your Life Span

Posted on May 12, 2017 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (1)

Most of us involved with holistic health are already aware that the health of your mouth is a reflection of the health of your body.


Here is another study substantiating this.


According to the BMJ (British Medical Journal), a recent study in Sweden was conducted that proved there is a significant link between excessive dental plaque and premature cancer death. Higher levels of bacte...

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Healing Your Adrenals

Posted on April 19, 2017 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (2)

As a follow-up to our last post, there are some simple remedies to improve your adrenal health:

 

• Limit all caffeine (soda, coffee, tea, chocolate). Or just limit it to the early morning

• Limit all sugar foods or foods that quickly break down to sugar (most simple carbohydrates)

• Increase Vit C intake

• Increase mineral intake (grey Celtic salt is a good choice as it has 84 minerals)

• Increase magnesium intake- Epsom ...

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Adrenal Fatigue and Mercury Fillings

Posted on March 20, 2017 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Adrenal fatigue is rampant. With our highly stressed lives, poor diet and environmental toxins, adrenal gland imbalance will occur and can be a major undiagnosed underlying factor in many chronic illnesses.


Testing for adrenal fatigue is easy (saliva test) but rarely done by most physicians, unless specifically requested. Even more unsettling is that most physicians have no clear cut remedy to treat this illness, as the causes of the adrenal fatigue can be multifactorial. I...

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Lyme Disease and Dental Health: The Journey Continues

Posted on February 18, 2017 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (2)

Several years ago, I wrote a short book My Secrets to Regaining Health. It covered many of the simple techniques that I employed to get past the chronic Lyme disease that plagued me for eight years. It was written to help the many patients that were coming to me to specifically find out wha...

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Boron and Fluoride Detox

Posted on January 22, 2017 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (1)

Boron is a naturally occurring vital trace mineral that is required for normal growth and health of the human body, especially the joints, bones and teeth. It is believed that it improves the natural ability of the human body to absorb important minerals such as calcium and magnesium.

Boron


More importantly, boron has bee...

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Ozone Dental Therapy for Gum Disease

Posted on December 14, 2016 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (1)

 

 

The word “ozone” may make you think of a hole in the earth’s atmosphere due to pollution, or remind you of the unique scent in the air after a lightning storm.



 

In reality, ozone is a vital, healthy element. It shields us from ultraviolet rays of the sun, and it has many helpful ...

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Heal Your Gut. Heal Your Life.

Posted on November 20, 2016 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (1)

It has been said that 80% of the immune system can be found in the intestines. If this is true, then good health will never be attained until your digestive system is working at its best.

Intestines



So if you are dealing with chronic health problems and also have chronic intestinal issues (constipation, lo...

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Swimming Can Be Harmful to Your Teeth

Posted on October 22, 2016 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

As a biological dentist, I have quite a number of health conscious patients, several of whom are avid swimmers. Swimming is a very healthy sport, but it can have its drawbacks.


Handstand in the swimming pool


Most swimming pools are chlorinated, and as most of us already know, chlorine can be toxic. We know that our skin is the...

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