“Exuberant Hair on the Chin & Neck”…& Gums?

Well, this is something you don’t see every day: According to the recently published case report, the woman was 19 when she noticed one of the eyelash-like hairs sticking out from her gums and sought help. The doctors found that she had polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a hormone disorder in that can cause excess hair […]

KTH Flashback: Some Basic Principles of Biological Regulation

Biological dentistry developed out of biological medicine. Unlike conventional medicine, which relies largely on drugs and surgeries that may give the appearance of health, biological medicine focuses on restoring the body’s innate ability to self-regulate to facilitate healing. When you’re conditioned to see the conventional, linear approach as the norm, it can be hard to […]

About that New Honey Nut Cheerios Commercial…

So this is a thing that Cheerios is doing, “in an effort to propel heart health conversations”: So let’s have a conversation about how “heart healthy” these can possibly be, considering the amount of added sugar in the stuff. In fact, sugar is the second ingredient listed after those “heart healthy” whole grain oats. Oh, […]

How the Extracellular Matrix Influences Your Health

When you’ve grown up in a world were Western Medicine dominates, it can be hard at first to wrap your brain around the concept of regulative medicine and especially the influence of the extracellular matrix (ECM) – a/k/a the biological terrain – on health and illness. Since regulative medicine is the foundation of biological dentistry, […]

Is a Root Canal with Ozone Any Better?

One reason why root canal treatment is such a challenge is that it’s not just the root canals themselves that must be cleaned out and disinfected. There are also the miles of microscopic tubules that form dentin, the tooth’s middle layer of tissue – a perfect harbor for bacteria, fungi, and other pathogens. That’s a […]

Biological Dental Health in 2019 – A Last Look Back

It might be safe to say that 2019 was the year of the root canal – or, rather, the year of surging interest in the potential impact of root canal treatment on overall health and well-being. And for that, you can thank the 2018 documentary film Root Cause, which made it onto Netflix and Amazon […]

Another New Natural Toothpaste Arrives. Is It Worth a Try?

“The toothpaste aisle is the worst.” There are only like two toothpaste companies and they make about 1,000 different types. The Crest and Colgate racks are clearly delineated by their conveniently — maybe too conveniently — recognizable color patterns. Each of Crest’s 500 toothpaste varieties comes inside a box that is some shade of blue. […]

When Drugs & Botanicals Collide

A lot of folks don’t think to mention herbal supplements and such when their doctor or dentist asks about medication use. Sometimes, it’s from fear of disapproval; others, because botanicals seem so benign compared to “drugs.” They’re “natural,” so they must not count. But truth be told, mixing pharmaceuticals and herbal medications can in some […]