June 5, 2019

X-Rays in Dentistry: The Dilemma is Real

I hear this all the time: clients decline to have x-rays taken due to possible cumulative radiation exposure. I get it. But I also know several folks who choose not to have x-rays taken over at least a couple years and then when we see advanced disease in form of cavities, cysts, or any other […]

May 20, 2019

MTHFR and the Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas) – What’s the Connection?

Dr. Ben Lynch has done extensive work and mentions about the MTHFR and laughing gas connection is his book – Dirty Genes. First off what is MTHFR? MTHFR stands for the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene (methyl-ene-tetra-hydro-folate-reductase). The function of the MTHFR gene is simply to produce the MTHFR enzyme. However, if the MTHFR gene is mutated, […]

May 6, 2019

Mommies Guide to Infant Frenectomy

Why are we seeing so many infants with tongue tie? Dr Ben Lynch writes in his book – Dirty Genes, the role of folic acid is everything fortified in our diets – from cereals, bread, pastas etc including prenatal mommy supplements. The role of folate in various biochemical enzymatic processes are affected when we replace […]

February 6, 2019

We Are a Green Dental Office

Green Dentistry and State of the Art We are a Green Dental Office and utilize state of the art technology. CBCT (Cone Beam CT Scan): We use a CT scan which takes the guessing out and helps us to better clinician. With the newest CT scan we can view the bone in every direction. We […]

January 14, 2019

Let’s Talk About Posture

One would think why would a dentist need to talk about posture? The most common issues dentist see in kids these days are: Mouth breathing Open mouth posture Crowded, maligned teeth, improper bite, Tmj pain These presentation go in hand with other body presentations: Tonsil and adenoid growth Recurrent ear infections Allergies Behavior issues Gut […]

November 27, 2018

Oral Galvanism – Metals in Dentistry a Silent Killer

What is Oral Galvanism? There are two or more different metals present in metal fillings, metallic crowns, or metal implants. This can lead to a phenomenon called “Oral Galvanism” or commonly called Battery mouth. It simply means different metals [from your fillings or crowns] when continuously bathed in salt solution [saliva, or blood] can lead […]

October 15, 2018

The pH Story

An Alkaline Diet Can Relieve Health Problems It is now becoming increasingly evident that an alkaline diet can relieve myriads of health problems. Maintaining an acid alkaline balance is vital to our health, and knowing exactly which foods to eat and which foods to avoid is absolutely critical to living alkaline. There is so much […]

September 4, 2018

Understanding Cavities and Ways to Prevent Them

Dental Decay Dental Decay is the outcome of strep mutans and lactobacillus activity in the oral microflora due to consumption of sugar/starchy food. Both these bacteria are marked as dental caries causing bacteria. This is one part of the problem. Sugar + bacteria=Acid[Low oral pH] Acid+Tooth=Dental Decay Lack of minerals in the diet (calcium deficiency, […]

August 10, 2018

Oil Pulling

Oil Pulling Oil Pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic technique to detoxify the body through the mouth. It is remineralizing to teeth, helps them to look brighter and relieves sensitivity associated with mineral loss. Ayurveda prescribes sesame oil, but oil pulling has been popularly done with coconut oil. Oil helps to pull out toxins, bugs from […]

July 21, 2018

Toothpaste Buying Guide

Conventional Toothpastes Most conventional toothpastes in the market include chemicals that are harsh to the teeth and gums or have in general toxic ingredients for the body. While these chemicals may make toothpaste “feel smooth” or “taste good” or “help to whiten teeth” or “coat the teeth to prevent decay”, these chemicals are unhealthy overall. […]