Straight Teeth: Not Just a Cosmetic Matter

When people think about orthodontics, they tend to think mostly in terms of the aesthetics – straightening teeth to get an attractive smile. Of course, aesthetics matter. A good looking smile can boost your confidence and influence how you’re perceived by others. But there are health factors, too. Crooked, crowded teeth, for instance, can make […]

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The Ongoing Fight Against Dental Mercury Amalgam

Late last month, the Second Session of the World Mercury Treaty negotiations was held in Chiba, Japan. The World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry (WAMFD) – a coalition of consumer organizations from around the globe – was there to advocate for a provision to phase out mercury fillings. Charlie Brown, National Counsel of Consumers for Dental […]

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Less Soda, More Water, Fewer Cavities, Better Health

Among Native Americans, tooth decay wasn’t too common before the arrival of the Europeans. Young people seldom suffered from it: it was usually associated with aging. But this all changed once the Europeans introduced white sugar and other non-indigenous foods. In general, as Weston Price showed, when communities switch from native to Western style diets, […]

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A Dentist Speaks Out Against Fluoride

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Case History: “A True Healing Miracle”

This week, I’d like to share a case history with you as it’s presented in David and Linda Freud’s recent book, The Healing Gift. Linda is a medical intuitive I have known for some time. And what is a “medical intuitive”? As the book description explains, “Like a forensic psychic brought in to solve a […]

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Why Do We Have Two Sets of Natural Teeth in Our Lifetimes?

Did you see the news item last week about the UK baby born with two front teeth? Premature tooth eruption is something of a rarity, occurring about once in every couple thousand births. But unless it’s linked to some other medical condition, it’s usually not of much concern beyond the discomfort it can cause a […]

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Something Fishy about Some “Common Knowledge”

Did you make any New Year’s resolutions for 2011? If you did, you likely made at least one involving what you eat. Maybe you decided to go on a weight-loss diet. Maybe you decided to cut back on your intake of less-than-healthy foods or drinks. Or maybe you just decided to eat better: more vegetables […]

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Happy Holidays!

  My staff and I hope this holiday season is a joyous and blessed one for you, and wish you a happy and healthy 2011! Regular blogging will resume on Friday, January 7. This post was originally published on https://theholisticdentist.wordpress.com

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Losing Your Teeth Is a Choice

When I saw the headline in my Google Alerts – “Reality Bites When Your Teeth Turn 45” – I just had to click the link and find out what this moaning was all about. It was an op-ed piece in the Sydney (AU) Morning Herald – an attempt to write humorously about the physical changes […]

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What Does a Smile Say?

The human smile sets us at ease. People who don’t smile openly are considered unapproachable, unlikeable and even dangerous. Yet the same expression by an animal signals danger. Why does it signal safety when we humans smile? Charles Martin DDS, of the Richmond Smile Center, decided to find out. Smiling, as it turns out, is […]

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