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Perhaps you saw the news a week ago when CNN ran a short episode on the dangers of silver amalgam fillings.  In case you missed it we wanted to pass on a couple of links that you can access and catch up on what is happening in the political and research arena.  They are as follows: http://pagingdrgupta.blogs.cnn.com/2010/12/14/fda-revisits-the-dangers-of-mercury-fillings/?iref=allsearch http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/12/15/mercury.dental.fillings/index.html?iref=allsearch If we can answer...

We all know that brushing our teeth twice a day is important for a healthy mouth.  But did you know that a study published earlier this year shows that people who brush twice a day are 70%, yes you read that correctly, less likely to develop heart disease than those that didn't?  Good oral hygiene is also connected to a decrease in systemic inflammation which is linked to so many diseases. 

There are seven common symptoms that your dentist, and yourself, should be looking for in...

According to Wikipedia  Water fluoridation is the controlled addition of fluoride to a public water supply to reduce tooth decay.  Simple and straight forward, correct?  But most things in life aren't that simple and water fluoridation is one of them.  Gary Null, PhD has written an extensive article in the November 2010 Townsend Letter Report giving interesting statistics regarding fluoridation.

Grand Rapids, MI was the first city to fluoridate their public water. ...

On October 19, 2010 in a Costa Mesa, CA., City Council meeting, the Monahan Resolution banning the use of dental mercury was enacted.  Dental amalgam fillings or silver fillings are made of 50% mercury. This resolution calls on federal and state agencies to eliminate amalgam, and asks dentists in Costa Mesa to switch to non-toxic alternatives.

Costa Mesa, CA has set the precedent by becoming the first city in the United States to pass a resolution to immediately ban the use of...

The research and understanding of Periodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease, has come a long way in the past decade. It is now recognized as the leading cause of tooth lose. Gum disease has also been associated with heart disease, preterm and low birth weight deliveries in newborns, osteoporosis, systemic inflammation, and diabetes. Understanding these connections and using the mouth as a gateway to the body is key to a biological dentist.

Do You Recognize the Symptoms of...

Many dentists in the United States have received a wake up call regarding mercury-free dentistry and so have stopped using amalgam or silver fillings. But most of these dentists still remain uninformed about the significance of toxicity in removing the silver fillings as well as many of the other toxic materials used in dentistry. Most dentists are still using the standard protocol taught in many dental schools for extractions, unaware of the cavitation problems arising from this protocal. A...

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