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 …

Dealing with Deep Decay in Children’s Teeth

Originally posted 6 February 2009 While checking out some dental blogs recently, we ran across this post on a study published last year in Pediatric Dentistry. The researchers looked at the presence of formocresol in the blood of children given pulpotomies. Formocresol is a solution made of formaldehyde, cresol, glycerin and water, which the dentist …

FAQ on the Biological Dental Perspective

Since 2004, Dr. Gary Verigin’s free newsletter Biosis has offered its readers comment and teaching by Dr. Verigin, health news, wellness tips and more – all within an integrative, biological dental frame. It’s name comes from the Greek word meaning “to live.” “Biosis” means “a mode of life,” which is both a process and an …

Is There Really Such a Thing as “Metal-Free Dentistry”?

As more people become aware of the health risks of mercury amalgam fillings, you see more dental practices marketing themselves as “metal-free.” Sounds great, no? It’s also inaccurate – and not just because these dentists often do place metal restorations such as gold crowns. As dental materials expert Jess Clifford has noted, “There is no …

When Treatment Fails – Why Just Removing Sources of Dental Toxins Isn’t Enough

John Lydon is back on tour, and in a recent pre-gig interview, he talked a bit about his current dental woes. Back in the 70s, Lydon’s notoriously bad teeth were what inspired his stage name as lead singer for the Sex Pistols: Johnny Rotten. About three years ago, though, he went to L.A. and spent …

Dealing with Deep Decay in Children’s Teeth

While checking out some dental blogs recently, we ran across this post on a study published last year in Pediatric Dentistry. The researchers looked at the presence of formocresol in the blood of children given pulpotomies. Formocresol is a solution made of formaldehyde, cresol, glycerin and water, which the dentist applies to a primary tooth …