Mercury Amalgam Affects More Than Just the Teeth It’s Packed In

Sometimes, you can’t help but wonder if dental mercury’s defenders operate on the belief that if you say something over and over and over and over and over and over again, repetition shall make it so: Yawn. But let’s pretend – just for a moment – that mercury amalgam is all that its defenders claim …

A Breath of Fresh Air

Here’s a breath of fresh air, courtesy of a general dentist and dental consultant over in the UK: Fluoridation – whether effective or not – isn’t really worth fighting for. The days of mass medication are surely over. People nowadays know how to look after themselves and have no wish to have additional chemicals added …

The Bully (Not the Teeth)

Picture the typical bullied child. What do you see? Glasses? An odd haircut and unfashionable clothes? Awkward posture? How about their teeth? A study published last fall in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics found that teeth were the number one physical feature targeted by bullies – more than physique, hair, clothes or …

Biosis #42: Root Canals, Dental Implants, Real Food & More!

The February 2014 issue of Biosis, our quarterly newsletter, is now online. In this issue: JoAnne’s Motivational Minute: Stewards of the Earth Our current drought can remind us to never take nature’s customary abundance for granted. And it may lead us to focus more fully on what part we each might play in the judicious …

Strange Place to Find a Defense of Dental Mercury

Long-time readers of this blog may remember amalgam defender Dr. Rod Mackert from previous posts. He remains a paragon of consistency, continuing to insist that mercury fillings are entirely “safe.” But he did manage to plant his soapbox in a very unexpected place recently: the pages of Natural Health Magazine, where he was presented as …

Yet Another Look at Those “Mercury Is Safe” JAMA Studies

Via the IAOMT: Children At Risk For Mercury Poisoning From Dental Fillings, Scientific Journal Reports Dental amalgam may cause mercury poisoning in genetically susceptible children, according to a report published February 1 in the peer-reviewed journal, BioMetals. Ironically, this finding arises from several reanalyses of a key clinical trial that is cited by the U.S. …

Natural Remedies for Dental Fear

Ever since the economy took its nose-dive several years ago, conventional wisdom has said that more people are avoiding dental visits due to the cost of care. Surveys have shown that anywhere from 36 to 75% of those who delay or forego dental work give financial concerns as their main reason why. But that’s far …

“…the Implant Actually Becomes a Part of Your Body…”

From a media release we received last week: Titanium implants are a wonderful option because they actually fuse with the jawbone. During the healing process, the titanium surface of the implant fuses onto the bone in a process known as osseointegration. In other words, the implant actually becomes part of your body… An article we …

The Bic Pens for Her of the Dental World?

Just color it pink and you have a whole new product “designed specially for women.” How much more unladylike your snoring would be if you had to use – God forbid – a manly splint like this!: What? You can’t see the difference beyond the pink? Funny. Neither can we. In case you’re not familiar …