The Brand Wellness Center - Enlightened Dentistry
|Posted on May 5, 2020 at 1:15 PM||comments ()|
Dear Dental Family,
We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control proc...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 15, 2020 at 2:55 PM||comments ()|
While our country is in the middle of an unprecedented healthcare challenge, we here at The Brand Wellness Center wanted to reach out to you in hopes that you, your family, and loved ones are all well during the COVID-19 pandemic.
More than ever, we want to reaffirm our commitment to provide you with information and support to help you maintain and even improve your well-being.
For almost 40 years, our focus has always been on your overall heal...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 9, 2020 at 6:20 PM||comments ()|
I just got the nicest compliment. I was returning from the airport recently, taking the Express bus back to the city, and got carded when requesting the senior citizens discount. The guy just couldn’t believe that I was over that certain age.
And just last week, I was at a dental meeting, and a classmate (from 40 years ago) of mine, approached me to see if it were really me. He said that he walked by a few times to be sure, because I looked too young to be me now.Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 25, 2019 at 10:20 PM||comments ()|
Every now and then, I have a patient who is not a perfect candidate for dental work. Usually, there is a cavity that needs to be filled but the patient can’t sit still long enough to have a filling done. These patients are either very young (under the age of 5) or considerably aged. Either way there are compliance issues and they can’t cooperate enough to have a filling completed.
Standard protocol would usually require for the dental work to be done under genera...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 3, 2019 at 9:45 PM||comments ()|
In case you haven’t noticed, it is getting more and more difficult to find natural health information through the usual search engines. In June 2019, Google began a new algorithm to change ranking results in their search engine. Many “holistic” and “natural” websites have been excluded from the page one listings thereby making it more difficult to find the health information and/or practitioner that you are seeking.
Some of the most popular sit...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 15, 2019 at 6:35 PM||comments ()|
According to research published recently in the peer-reviewed Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology (JOMT), the safety thresholds for mercury exposure can be exceeded during dental procedures involving drilling on silver mercury amalgam fillings, specifically if special precautions are not in place.
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|Posted on August 18, 2019 at 11:50 PM||comments ()|
Black Seed oil, also known as cumin seed oil or black caraway seed oil, is an oil extract from the seeds of the Nigella Sativa plant. Nigella sativa is a small plant with pale purple, blue, or white flowers that grows in Eastern Europe, Western Asia, and the Middle East.
Nigella Sativa Plant
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|Posted on July 21, 2019 at 10:05 PM||comments ()|
Dental fluorosis is not a pretty sight. In this modern day, pearly white teeth are in, mottled teeth are not. It is particularly upsetting when our children’s teeth erupt this way and are disfigured for life, knowing that there is little that can be done to undo the damage.
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|Posted on June 2, 2019 at 7:40 PM||comments ()|
I’ve tried numerous detoxes over the years. Many have been incredibly effective. Others not so much. Most have had some uncomfortable side effects.
Presently, I am using a detox product that is working well for me and I believe it will fare well with even the most sensitive person.
I am now into my third month of Advanced TRS, and I must say that I truly feel tha...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 28, 2019 at 8:35 PM||comments ()|
For more than one hundred years, dental gold has been considered the “gold standard” in dental restorations. Used in crowns as well as tooth fillings alongside mercury silver fillings and other metals in the mouth, it has been found that this can create an electrical current sensation in the mouth.
Silver Mercury Filling next to Gold Crown
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|Posted on March 20, 2019 at 10:10 PM||comments ()|
Once the mainstay of dentistry, amalgam mercury fillings are now in sharp decline and have been discontinued in several countries. Despite its deceptive name "silver fillings," amalgam's main component is actually mercury, a neurotoxin and a heavy metal.
The banning of mercury fillings has become a worldwide issue. The us...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 24, 2019 at 8:45 PM||comments ()|
Have you ever noticed that your teeth look thinner than they used to? Maybe even a bit darker? Some wear is inevitable as we age, but excessive wearing away of the tooth surface can have many causes.
According to one recent study, general dental erosion was found in 28% of 15 year olds and 34% of 17 year olds. Basically that means that erosion prevalence is rising as we chronologically age. Ad...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 19, 2019 at 10:15 PM||comments ()|
Dental floss seems fairly innocuous. But like with any modern-day personal care products, consumers need to be aware of added chemicals that may go into its production.
A new study suggests certain types of consumer behaviors, including flossing with Oral-B Glide dental floss can con...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 30, 2018 at 10:30 PM||comments ()|
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), cigarette smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths each year in the United States. Concomitantly, many studies show that there is an increase in the risk of death from all cancers for anyone who smokes.
Aside from these ob...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 23, 2018 at 10:55 PM||comments ()|
The holiday season can be stressful for many, but focusing on gratitude will make a tremendous difference in mitigating this stress. Additionally, it may also change your entire outlook on life.
Here are some simple suggestions on how to have a more positive attitude:
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|Posted on October 22, 2018 at 8:45 AM||comments ()|
Magnesium deficiency is rampant. While less than 2% of Americans have been estimated to experience magnesium deficiency, one study suggests that up to 75% are not meeting their recommended intake. In most cases, deficiency is often overlooked until the person becomes extremely symptomatic. Even then, a different health condition may be the diagnosis with no regard to mag...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 15, 2018 at 9:00 PM||comments ()|
Here’s a newsflash.
Flossing your teeth BEFORE you brush has been proven to be the most effective way to get your teeth their cleanest. This recent study recently published in the Journal of Periodontology has just confirmed exactly what I have been telling patients for years: Floss First! (You can take a look atRead Full Post »
|Posted on August 3, 2018 at 11:05 AM||comments ()|
Glyphosate was first introduced in the United States in 1974. It is best known for being the active ingredient in Monsanto’s popular Roundup herbicide. It is used on crops of all kinds, from corn to soybeans to wheat to potatoes. Unfortunately it is now being found in many organic crops as well, due to wind dispersing it from nearby farms. There really is no way to avoid it; glyphosate is everywhere.
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|Posted on June 30, 2018 at 8:25 AM||comments ()|
Oral candidiasis -- also known as Oral thrush, is a condition in which the fungus Candida albicans accumulates on the lining of your mouth and tongue. Candida is a normal organism in your mouth, but sometimes it can overgrow and cause symptoms. When the fungus begins to grow uncontrollably, an infection can develop.
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|Posted on May 12, 2018 at 11:35 PM||comments ()|