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Juicing: Substitute or Supplement

Each year, more and more Americans move towards a more health conscious lifestyle. New Year's resolutions are just around the corner, and studies show that around half of all resolutions made are health related. One way that people implement these healthier choices into their lifestyles is through juicing. Juicing involves using a special machine to extract the liquids from fruit and vegetables in order to condense many servings into one drink. Some use it as a cleanse that’s a temporary replacement for whole foods, and others use it as a supplement to their existing diet.

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Oil Pulling 101

Nothing can replace the importance of brushing and flossing to maintain a healthy mouth. However, people all over the world are sharing their stories about how oil pulling has helped their mouths become healthier than ever.

What is it?

A teaspoon of oil (coconut and sunflower are the most popular) is swished around the mouth, usually for around 15 to 20 minutes. Then, the oil is spit out, and water is used to rinse out the mouth.

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Does Your Dentist Have a Philosophy?

It’s not a new specialty area of dentistry, and it’s a philosophy that seeks to embrace oral and overall health in the most natural, safest and effective ways. Dentists who believe in this path to health don’t just treat the symptoms but investigate further to determine the cause of the symptoms to treat the source and fix it correctly the first time.

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Do You Have Amalgam in Your Mouth?

Dental fillings come in many different materials. Amalgam is one of those options. It’s unique in that it’s made of around 50% mercury. The name may not sound familiar, but you or someone you know most likely has these fillings as they were once of the most popular options and remain one of the cheapest. Often called "silver" fillings, this nickname is misleading as it attempts to suggest they’re made mostly out of silver, which just isn’t true.

In the United States, dental offices are one of the biggest users of mercury. The FDA admits that high levels of mercury can have detrimental effects on the brain and the kidneys and doesn’t recommend these fillings for pregnant women or children under six due to the lack of available research. Dentists and hygienists who use amalgam fillings in their office must take special precautions when handling and disposing of the material. In addition to taking precautions against touching or inhaling the liquid mixture while preparing it, special drains in the sinks must be placed to avoid the substance from entering the water system. This alone leads to obvious concerns about putting something directly in the mouth that professionals go to such great lengths to avoid interacting with.

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Drills and Dentists

Modern dental equipment is invented with patient care in mind and designed to cause the least amount of discomfort possible. That doesn’t mean that technological advances have completely solved dental related anxiety and fears. The Academy of General Dentistry has found that the high-pitched, buzzing sound made by a dental drill can cause stress levels to rise especially in those patients that are already susceptible to dental based anxiety and phobias. The dental community is constantly evolving new methods of technology to improve patient care and create a comfortable environment while increasing the efficiency of treatments. Here are a few tools dentists are using whenever possible instead of the traditional drill.

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Presidential Dental Pains

Although dentistry can trace its early beginnings to the middle ages, the regulation of dentistry in the United States didn’t occur until 1841. Even then, practices, materials, and equipment varied greatly regarding safety and effectiveness. One of the ways researchers and historians have studied the progress of dental medicine in the Unites States is through documented evidence of some of the most prominent figures in our nation’s history. The oral health problems faced by early American presidents just goes to show how dental health affected overall health back then just as it does today in the 21st century.


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No-Drill Dentistry

Yes, you read that right. The days of traditional "drill and fill" dentistry are coming to an end thanks to dentists around the nation looking for a more natural and even more effective way to keep our mouths, and therefore our entire bodies, healthy and free of disease and decay. Whole Health Family Dentistry is one of the leading advocates for leaving behind some of the traditional philosophies taught in many dental schools as the dentists have witnessed first hand that it actually leads to more suffering, more procedures, and an endless financial burden to keep up with it all.

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Biomimetic and Biological Dentistry - A Perfect Match

Please take some time to watch the video link below. Very useful and relevant information all dental consumers need to be aware of.


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Biomimetic Dentistry - Avoid Root Canals

Biomimetic Dentistry offers our clients a proven and predictable way to avoid root canals.  Dr Bryan Schwartz and Dr Steve Carini have studied advanced techniques that can effectively protect and seal teeth from bacterial invasion.  Biomimetic Dentists often see a 70-90% reduction in the number of teeth that become infected and require a client to make a decision to have a root canal or an extraction.  These amazing results are only possible with specialty training with biomimetic dentistry techniques.  Biomimetic Dentistry is much different than traditional dentistry, which is often aggressive and invasive on teeth leading to years of re-doing of dentistry (Refer to The Dental Cycle).

How is this done....How do Biomimetic Dentists Avoid Root Canals?

1) High Quality Dentistry - Well placed strong restorations, done with extreme care and detail.  Allowing for easy cleaning, i.e. brushing and flossing.  Rough or poor fitting restorations of teeth will lead to problems over time.

2) Comprehensive Exams to determine appropriate time to treat a damaged or weakened teeth.  For example, proactive treatment of existing old leaking silver-mercury fillings.  Fix problems before they get worse and fix them correctly.

3) Minimally invasive, tooth conserving techniques that keeps all remaining healthy tooth structure.  Preserving healthy tooth structure with each procedure is less damaging to teeth or more specifically less traumatic on the nerve in the center of the tooth.  Also, with more healthy tooth structure teeth will last longer.

4) Safe removal of decay and cracks in tooth.  This means that special care is taken to safely and effectively remove most decay and cracks in teeth, avoiding potential exposure or damage to the nerve/pulp of the tooth.  Protecting the biology of the tooth and allowing the tooth to heal.

5) Completely sealing the inside of the tooth from future bacterial invasion.  Biomimetic Dentistry strives to mimic properties of the natural tooth.  When complex biomimetic bonding techniques are used to seal the inside of a damaged or weakened tooth the tooth can effectively be seal like a natural tooth, mimicking the strong bond and seal enamel has on a tooth.

6) Rebuilding the tooth in layers once the inside of the tooth is sealed.  Layer by layer the tooth is build to with materials that mimic the biomechanical properties of natural teeth allowing the tooth to function with minimal stress or as it was intended too.

The best dentistry is no dentistry, so learning how to prevent dental problems is always ideal.  When teeth become damaged, decayed, or weakened biomimetic dentistry offers the best way to avoid more dentistry and stop the dental cycle.  Do better dentistry to ultimately do less dentistry over time and avoid root canals.  Biomimetic Dentistry allows clients to keep their teeth healthy and last longer.

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Biomimetic Dentistry - Avoiding Crowns

Biomimetic Dentistry, tooth conserving dentistry, can avoid the need for traditional dental crowns by using advanced adhesive (bonding) techniques to strengthen broken or damaged teeth with fillings or conservative ceramic onlays.  Teeth are rebuilt is ways that mimic the natural tooth.  Natural teeth are strong, flexible, resilient, and rarely fail.....our best model.  Biomimetic dentistry has evolved from studying the biomechanics of natural teeth.  Proven techniques have developed that allow dentists to confidently rebuild teeth in ways to mimic the form, function, and appearance of natural teeth.  Biomimetic repairs of teeth (fillings and ceramic onlays) are minimally invasive and conservative, only repairing/replacing the parts of the tooth that are weak, damaged, broken, or decayed. Everything that is health about a tooth is left alone or untouched.  Biomimetic dentists believe in preserving healthy tooth structure to insure the tooth remains healthy, needs less dental work over time, and ultimately last longer.  Avoiding crowns with Biomimetic Dentistry is Better Dentistry......healthier for the tooth and healthier for the whole body, requires less frequent future repairs, and ultimately less cost.  Less Dentistry done Better!

For more information about how Biomimetic Dentistry can Avoid Crowns please visit www.academyofbiomimeticdent.org

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Minimally Invasive Dentistry

Thankfully, Modern Dentistry offers effective options for preventing the need dental treatment.  Minimally Invasive/Preventive Dentistry can benefit all dental clients, often avoiding the development of cavities.  The first step is proper home care instruction and education from a well trained dentist or dental hygienist.  The next step is the application of proven, effective minimally invasive techniques to adequately seal, protect, and condition teeth to further prevent cavities and ultimately the need for dental treatment.  With the right techniques and care kids won't need fillings and future treatment to maintain these fillings throughout their life.  Traditionally, sealants are placed on teeth to prevent cavities.  It is estimated that 50% of these traditional sealants fail and require a filling.  When the first filling is placed in a tooth, that tooth is committed to a life long cycle of dental treatment.  This treatment often leads to crowns and root canals over the years.  The best way to prevent this cycle is proper use of proven techniques to avoid the need for the first filling to begin with.  Dr. Tim Rainey, a Texas dentist, has pioneered the development of effective Minimally Invasive Dentistry.  These procedures are often called Super Sealants.  The tooth cleaned with air abrasion, checked for decay with a laser cavity detector, and then completely sealed with advanced bonding techniques.  No numbing, no drill, no future cavities.  Check out the link below....an interview Dr. Rainey did with Dr. Mercola detailing the use of Minimally Invasive Dentistry.


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Benefits of Biomimetic Dentistry

Biomimetic Dentistry is tooth conserving dentistry.  Conserving and protecting healthy, natural tooth structure thus allowing your tooth to be healthier and last longer.  Traditional crowns can be eliminated and many root canals be avoided with biomimetic tooth restorations.  Teeth are sealed from bacteria and then rebuilt in layers that mimic natural tooth structure so they can function as close to a natural tooth as possible.  Biomimetic Dentistry is more durable and last longer resulting in less dentistry over time, it is better dentistry......proven by research and science.

Please take a look at this article from Dr. Mercola which outlines many of the benefits of biomimetic dentistry.



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Welcome to our Blog!

We look forward to bringing you interesting and educational posts pertaining to Natural and Biomimetic Dentistry. Stay tuned!

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