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About The Verigin Dental Health Team

A humanistic, holistic dental practice in Northern California, providing integrative, biological, mercury-free dentistry

Detoxing Your Teeth & Gums?

You know that the popular idea of “detox” has jumped the shark when Crest starts using it in the name of one of its product lines. We’re not exactly sure what makes this product so “detoxifying.” The main difference between … Continue reading

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Microbes, Microbes Everywhere

A woman goes into a public restroom and holds an open petri dish in an enclosed hand dryer for three minutes. She takes a picture of the petri dish and posts it publicly on Facebook. And her post becomes just … Continue reading

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Fat Is Not the Villain

For decades, dietary fat has been portrayed as a villain. And for decades, that hypothesis has been challenged. Now, recent evidence lends even more weight to the notion that sugars and refined carbs are the real demons fueling all manner … Continue reading

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So About Those New Blood Pressure Guidelines…

You’ve probably heard the one about the change in blood pressure guidelines. It was issued late last year by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (AAC), and it garnered a lot of media attention. A … Continue reading

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You Gotta Have a Gimmick, Raw Water Edition

As we were saying last time, just because something is marketed as “natural” or “healthy” or “wholesome” doesn’t necessarily mean it is. Such is the case with raw water, which you had probably never heard about until a few weeks … Continue reading

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So Many Snack Bars, So Relatively Few Healthy Options

Let’s take a minute to talk about snack bars. No, not that kind of snack bar. This kind: Granola bars. Energy bars. Nutrition bars. Whatever you call them, they’re certainly tasty and convenient. What’s not to love? How about the … Continue reading

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Just How Common Is BPA in Dental Sealants?

According to the logic of the American Dental Association, the BPA released from many dental sealants is “safe” because kids get more exposure to this endocrine disrupting chemical from other products. We didn’t say we understand how that logic works. … Continue reading

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