30+ Years of Mercury-Free Dentistry

There’s a lot of high-quality, detailed and well-documented information out there about the health hazards of dental mercury. Many who contact my office about their dental needs are already quite familiar with it. In fact, their research is often what brought them to my office in the first place. Still, they have specific questions about […]

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One Mercury Filling Is Too Many

Every so often, the Wealthy Dentist surveys dentists on their use of mercury amalgam. In their latest poll, 67% of dentists said they place amalgam fillings at least some of the time: 40% regularly, 27% “in only [sic] special circumstances.” This is quite a change from past results, in which 53% of dentists said they […]

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Exercise: Good for Muscles, Heart, Lungs & Yes, Teeth & Gums, Too!

If you’re unfamiliar with holistic approaches to health, you might be surprised by the fact that what’s good for general health is also good for your teeth and gums. Conventional wisdom says dentistry and medicine are two separate fields, not specializations within a single, broad field. So you see a dentist for your teeth and […]

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We Eat Food, Not the Package : Some Thoughts on Health Halos

Did you catch Dr. Connelly’s latest column over at HuffPo: “Diet Soda and Your Teeth: A Healthy Mix?” Though I’ve already written a couple times now about the damage soft drinks can do to tooth enamel, I wanted to bring his column to your attention because it provides a good warning against the illusion that […]

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We All Say We Want to Be “Healthy”…

…but what does that mean? Is “health” just the absence of illness? If so, then there are a lot of unhealthy people here in the US, where almost half of all adults have at least one chronic disease. In fact, continues the CDC, 70% of all deaths each year are caused by such diseases, especially […]

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Supporting Healing through Ideal Eating

Over the past decade or so, writers such as Michael Pollan and media-savvy chefs such as Alice Waters have made us much more aware of the quality of our food. At the same time, scientific research has made us more aware of how diet affects our health. What used to sound a little radical outside […]

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Partner with the Healing Process

The healing process isn’t always a smooth transition from illness through treatment to recovery. The removal of mercury fillings, cavitations, infected root canals and similar triggers of illness does not, alone, bring instant relief. As with all dental procedures, there are the normal biological processes of limited swelling, pain or discomfort, and inflammation. Sometimes, there […]

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How to Get Rid of Bad Breath Naturally

Urban legend has it that halitosis – bad breath – was “invented” by the makers of Listerine, but what they actually did was just popularize an obscure medical term and brilliantly exploit people’s fear of social rejection through ads like this: Bad breath, of course, has been an issue for ages. In his 14th century […]

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Detox Support: Reiki

When a person has become sick due to mercury amalgam fillings, root canals, cavitations or other dental sources of illness and dysfunction, healing isn’t just a matter of removing the source and sending the patient on their way. As I wrote before, The ideal treatment begins before removal, in preparing your body to heal – […]

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Grill Up & Fill Up with Veggies & Fruit

No doubt you’ve heard about MyPlate, the graphic that replaces the USDA’s old Food Pyramid. While it’s still far from perfect – here’s Dr. Mercola’s take on its shortcomings – one improvement is its downplaying grains a bit while emphasizing foods that most of us need more of: vegetables and fruit. Although the new shorthand […]

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