Just Yank Out the Tooth?

A great comic we recently ran across:   A not-so-great real world example that recently ran in an email from Mercola.com, just below the large supplement ad:   Suffice it to say, the article has relatively little to say about extraction. In fact, the real title of the article is much less flashy, much more …

Root Canals Are a Chronic Focus, Part 1

From the February 2014 issue of Biosis: What Weston Price REALLY Learned About Root Canals By Gary M. Verigin, DDS, CTN Every week, we get calls from people who desperately want to know if we remove root canal teeth. They say that somewhere on the Web, they’ve read that having those teeth removed may relieve …

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 …

How Are Dental Implants Really?

Last fall, we told you about research showing that well-maintained natural teeth tend to last longer dental implants. Yet implant dentists often boast of success rates as high as 98%. Now, new research again calls such claims into question. A critical review just published in the Journal of Dental Research compared the long-term survival of …

“First, Do No Harm…”

By definition, a root canal tooth is a dead tooth. The procedure involves removing the dentinal pulpal complex – the tooth’s “guts,” so to speak, rich in nerves, blood vessels and delicate connective tissue. The goal is to disinfect and protect the tooth from further infection, but no one has yet found a way to …

How to Make a Toxic Tooth

One option: root canal treatment. Simply put, root canals can cause more problems than they solve, including a greater propensity to cancer, autoimmune disorders and “enigmatic” illnesses such as CFS, MCS and fibromyalgia. To learn more, see “What You Need to Know about Root Canals & Dental Implants.” You’ll never look at videos like this …

Nothin’ Better to Do (Than Eat ‘Kraut & Get a Root Canal)

You tried to ignore it. You knew it was the apotheosis of non-news. Yet you could not hide from the fact that web editors everywhere had figured we would care about LeAnn Rimes’ recent root canal and what she Tweeted about it. And now you can’t even hide from it here…because wading through all the …

A Different Kind of a (Dental Kind of) “Clip Joint”

Here’s a minor but attention-grabbing dental horror story: “A former dentist in Massachusetts has pleaded guilty to Medicaid fraud for using paper clips instead of stainless steel posts in root canals.” Um. Okay. Technically, though, posts aren’t used in root canals. But “Mass. dentist admits doing paper clip post and core restorations following root canal …

The Only Thing that Matters Is Getting the Mercury Out, Right? (Not Quite)

By Gary M. Verigin, DDS, CTN We humans are natural pattern-seekers and storytellers. When something happens to us – especially if it’s unexpected or undesired – we instinctively use these traits to help us find the cause and meaning of our experience. As we discover patterns, we build an explanation – a “story” – that …