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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What We Eat & the Quality of What We Eat

A CDC report earlier this year showed just how little produce Americans eat. Now the National Fruit & Vegetable Alliance (NFVA) has released a report which offers a perhaps even drearier view of American eating habits. The NFVA is an alliance led by the CDC and the Produce for Better Health Foundation that aims to […]

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Gratitude & Health – Some Thoughts as We Near Thanksgiving

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is almost here in the US. While not all Americans observe this holiday, most of us will do the “traditional” thing of spending time with family and friends, eating a lot, visiting, reminiscing, maybe watching the Macy’s parade in the morning and a football game or two in the […]

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Stopping Gum Disease Naturally – New Study Shows Key Role for Fatty Acids from Fish, Nuts

A diet full of fish and nuts – foods rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) – goes a long way to keeping people’s smiles healthy, according to a new study. Looking at the diets of 182 adults, researchers found that those who consumed the highest amount of n-3 fatty acids were 30% less likely to […]

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Is There a Battery in Your Mouth?: Oral Galvanism

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SoCal City Says No to Mercury Amalgam, Yes to Nontoxic Alternatives

Hooray for the Costa Mesa City Council for taking a stand against mercury fillings. May other cities here in California and beyond follow their lead. Here’s the news from Charles Brown of Consumers for Dental Choice: California City Says Stop Dental Amalgam Immediately Costa Mesa, California has become the first city in the United States […]

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Are “Silver” Mercury Amalgam Fillings Really More Durable than “White” Composite Fillings?

Over the years, pro-mercury dentists have made some claims so often that they’ve practically become cliches – things like, “Mercury amalgam has been safely used for over 150 years,” and “Amalgam fillings are better because they last longer than composite (tooth-colored) fillings.” We know from research, as well as clinical experience, that amalgam has in […]

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Lifestyle Choices Increase Mouth Cancer Risks

New research has shown that young adults are increasing their risks of oral cancer through the lifestyle choices they make. The number of young people being diagnosed with mouth, throat and food pipe cancer has doubled, and researchers believe this is due to excessive smoking, drinking and unhealthy diets among the young. These cancers – […]

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Gum Disease & Cancer, Cancer & Smoking, Smoking & Tooth Loss

Over the past year or so, there’s been a lot more talk in conventional dental circles about the relationship between oral health and physical health, much of it focusing on the demonstrated links between periodontal (gum) disease and inflammatory conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’s. One of the links we’ve heard less about […]

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Get More Fruit & Veg into Your Diet

gak/Flickr Good dental health is part of good bodily health, and that depends on eating well. More, nutritional guidance and support is essential for proper detox and healing when it comes to dealing with dental conditions such as mercury toxicity, root canal infections and cavitations. Consequently, nutrition has always been a key part of our […]

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