Crumbling Teeth & the Need for a Comprehensive Biological Approach

If dental nightmares are your thing, the news has been feeding you plenty lately. First came “the horror dentist,” on trial for intentional violence and fraud. “Scores of people” have filed “complaints ranging from multiple healthy teeth removed, pieces of tools left in teeth, abscesses, recurrent infections and misshapen mouths between 2009 and 2013.” Yikes! […]

Something Old, New, Borrowed, Blue…Extracted? As a Matter of Fact, Yes!

Just the thought of getting all your teeth yanked out can be pretty horrifying – maybe even more nightmarish in light of our cultural obsession with youthful, toothy, super-white smiles. That might make it hard to wrap your head around the fact that there’s ever been such a thing as ritual tooth extraction. Yet many […]

KTH Flashback: BPA in Dentistry: Safety & Risks

Originally posted January 20, 2015 Anymore, the terms “BPA” and “avoid” go hand in hand. Unfortunately, BPA and related compounds turn up in a lot of dental composite – the type of material used to make tooth-colored fillings and a major alternative to mercury amalgam. (Porcelain and other ceramics are other options.) A conscientious biological […]

Defeating the Purpose of a Dental “Bargain”

Oh, the news that turns up when you have Google Alerts set up for “root canals”: As if smoking were the worst of it. Broadmeadows Magistrate Court heard Muhammad Velipasaoglu smoked, spoke on the phone, didn’t wear a face mask or gloves and had unwashed hands while performing nine consecutive root canals on a young […]

BPA in Dentistry: Safety & Risks

Anymore, the terms “BPA” and “avoid” go hand in hand. Unfortunately, BPA and related compounds turn up in a lot of dental composite – the type of material used to make tooth-colored fillings and a major alternative to mercury amalgam. (Porcelain and other ceramics are other options.) A conscientious biological dentist will make every effort […]

More DIY Dentistry, Metal-Mouth Edition

Once we saw this… …we really felt no need to watch the whole episode of Extreme Cheapskates. Sometimes, a teaser is enough. But it brought to mind another case of DIY dentistry we recently ran across in the British Dental Journal, though here it had nothing to do with being cheap. The individual was in […]

In the Rush to Dental Implants as a Solution…

“The dental profession’s rush to dental implants as a solution to dental needs of today’s trusting patients is overstated, overused, ill advised, and very often much abused.” – Dr. Ron Carlson Explore our archives to learn more about the issues with dental implants.

Stat!: Dental Mercury & Informed Consent

Percent of Americans who don’t know that mercury is the main component of “silver” amalgam dental fillings: 57 Percent who are ever told by their dentists that “silver” fillings contain mostly mercury: 11 Percent of Americans who don’t think their dentists give them enough information on alternatives to amalgam to make informed decisions: 66 Source: […]

20 Extractions + Implants + Grafts = 1 Very Bad Idea

As we say, the best dentistry is the least dentistry. This – – is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much dentistry. Having a tooth pulled, a cavity filled, or even a dental cleaning can be nerve-wracking even to the most fearless and bravest of them all. A Connecticut grandmother, accompanied by her husband Michael, was ready to have […]