The Importance of Learning to Biological Dental Health, Healing & Wellness

Last week, we launched the newest edition of Dr. Verigin’s office website, biologicaldentalhealth.com, which features updated content, a bright new look and tools to help you find and share content more easily. One thing about our site hasn’t changed, though. It’s still more than a place to get info about our office and the services …

Smiles without Substance

It sometimes seems that a lot of people have come to believe that style is indeed substance, that what you see is what you get because what you see is all there is…that it is indeed, to quote Billy Crystal’s old Fernando Lamas routine, better to look good than to feel good. Just think of …

As If We Needed Another Reason to Oppose Fluoridation…

Perhaps Nobel Prize Laureate in Medicine Arvid Carlsson put it best: “Fluoridation is against all principles of modern pharmacology. It’s really obsolete.” It’s also risky, with health effects ranging from fluorosis to any number of physical illnesses and problems. The Fluoride Action Network lists 50 reasons to oppose fluoridation, but now there might be another …

Biosis 27: Tips to Quit Grinding Your Teeth, Finding Gratitude & More

  The new issue of our quarterly newsletter Biosis is available online now. Check it out now to learn more about: Why you might clench and grind your teeth – and what to do about it Finding stability in unstable times through tradition and gratitude Women’s health and informed consent Read Biosis 27 now.  

Thinking About Getting a Flu Shot?

Know what you’re getting into – including the risks and whether it’s even apt to do you any good:     One risk not mentioned in the video: people who get a seasonal flu shot may be more prone to catching H1N1 (i.e., “swine flu”), according to UPI reports on research currently under review in …

Informed Consent and The H Word: An Interview with Rick Schweikert

We take the concept of informed consent very seriously in our practice. Each client has the right and need to know what kind of treatment Dr. Verigin recommends and why, how it may affect them (benefits and risks) and other options at their disposal, including the option of pursuing no treatment at all. Consent alone …

Dental Anatomy 101

To be able to make informed decisions about your health and health care, you need to understand your body and how it works. But many of us have only the vaguest ideas about this – echoes of what we hear from mass media or dim memories from high school “health” classes. So one of our …

Schools to Offer H1N1 Vaccinations?

A heads-up, courtesy of AP: U.S. swine flu vaccinations could begin in October with children among the first in line — at their local schools — the Obama administration said Thursday as the president and his Cabinet urged states to figure out now how they’ll tackle the virus’ all-but-certain resurgence. * * * No final …

The “Alternative” Controversy

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the AP Impact series bashing “alternative medicine”. And it got us to thinking about how this term is kind of a straw man.   onlyforward/Flickr Self-proclaimed skeptics like to say there is only medicine: that which works. Everything else, they argue, is non-medicine, and they lump it …

Drugs and the Non-Compliant Patient

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal describes a phenomena that must terrify Big Pharma: people deciding not to take prescription drugs due to disclosed and increasingly publicized health risks. Many consumers have doubts about the safety of their medications, although drug industry officials say the heightened skepticism might be temporary. Only 27% of …