Earlier this week, we got a reminder from Charlie Brown of Consumers for Dental Choice that the online commenting period is open for FDA’s December hearings on mercury amalgam. More info – along with some fascinating history about opposition to mercury in medicine – is below in Charlie’s letter. Civil War Surgeon General Was Court-Martialed […]
Tell the FDA What You Think of Mercury
Inflammation: A Link Between Dental and Chronic, Systemic Illnesses
When we think of symptoms, we usually do so very subjectively. For symptoms make us feel bad not just physically, but mentally and spiritually, too, since our physical limitations may keep us from doing the things we want or need to do. Thus, we tend to see symptoms as things that must be stopped. […]
Why Tongue Piercings Aren’t So Cool for Your Teeth & Gums
Most fashion trends seem to come and go pretty quickly, but not tongue piercing…much to the dismay of parents and dentists. Yes, dentists. edrabbit/Flickr For tongue piercing can cause a number of dental problems, starting with infection, which can spread to other parts of the body via the bloodstream. Occasionally, such an infection […]
Mercury Amalgam FAQ
The average U.S. adult has ten fillings that make use of mercury, a poisonous heavy metal know for its extreme toxicity. Dr. Erwin has been a mercury-free dentist since the mid-1970s and has long campaigned against the use of mercury in dental treatments. He answers some frequently asked questions on mercury amalgam.
Are You Only Partway Cleaning Your Teeth?
Brushing and flossing go together. Most of us know this, but while most of us manage to brush at least twice a day, only about half of us floss even once a day. In other words, half of us are only partway cleaning our teeth. A toothbrush can remove biofilm (plaque) from the exposed surfaces […]
A Nanosilver Bullet against Tooth Decay?
We’re often overwhelmed by choice. Just think of your local supermarket and its aisles brimming with so many dozens of kinds of breakfast cereal, soup, crackers, cookies and other products. Most of the time when we do our shopping, we don’t pay attention to the plentitude. When we do become aware of it, it can […]
Nutrition & Your Amazing, Self-Healing Teeth
When people ask how I became a holistic dentist, I like to tell them that I was born into it. My mother was committed to natural health and holistic living, so that was the environment I grew up in. Eating a nutrient-rich, whole foods diet, getting plenty of physical activity, balancing work and play – […]
How Cavities Happen
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Optimal Dental Restorations
Dr. Erwin guides you through the different considerations you should make before deciding upon a dental treatment. All patients are unique in circumstance and in the features of their oral anatomy, and an optimal treatment should be tailored to these particular characteristics.
Dealing with TMJ Pain/TMD
There are a lot of reasons why you might have jaw, face, head or neck pain. One of the most common involves the temporomandibular joint or TMJ. This is the hinge that lets your mouth open and close, and you have one on each side of your head. Here’s what a healthy, functioning TM joint […]