The Entertainment Value of…Root Canals?

Apparently there was some to-do last week over some Clay Aiken dissing the American Idol judges in a series of tweets. Now, none of us here watch the show. None of us are sad that it’s in its last season. Yet one tweet did catch our attention: He’s watched root canals?* He has so little …

Biosis #48: Biological Dentistry & the Road Ahead

The August 2015 issue of Biosis, our quarterly newsletter, is now online. For this issue, we’re stepping away from our usual format to share, in full, the latest installment in Dr. V’s ongoing series on the need for truly comprehensive biological dental care to support healing and optimal whole body health: Dentistry Shouldn’t Be “Just …

The Importance of Considering the Teeth & Jaws in a Case of Full Body Illness

It’s a dental version of Groundhog Day. On March 14, 2005, a British man serving overseas in the military went to a dentist for root canal therapy. Ever since, he’s wakened believing it’s still March 14, 2005, and that he has a dental appointment later that day. Really. According to the recently published case report, …

The Tooth-Body Connection

One of the foundational concepts of biological dentistry is the awareness of relationships between the teeth, gums and other oral tissues and the rest of the body. On one level, this is just common sense: after all, your mouth is physically connected to the rest of you. Yet even today, many dentists continue to treat …

R.I.P. Hal Huggins, DDS, MS

One of biological dentistry’s most outspoken practitioners and advocates peacefully passed away this past weekend: Dr. Hal Huggins. Dr. Huggins received his DDS degree over 50 years ago at the University of Nebraska and practiced for decades in Colorado Springs. Continuing his education in 1990, he received his post-doc master’s degree from the University of …

Stat!: Delaying Dentistry

Percentage of American adults who have delayed or will delay dental care due to economic concerns: 36 Percentage who say they know this will cost them more money in the long-run: 80 So why do they do it anyway? There are plenty of reasons to go around, but one other item from this Aspen Dental …

A “Myth” Is as Good as a Mile

TV has never been the most reliable source of health news and information – a fact underscored by a recent Today Show segment pooh-poohing one of the most widely accepted manifestations of the oral-systemic connection: the link between periodontal and heart health. The “evidence” given to “prove” that link a “myth”? A superficial reference to …