Not Just the Mercury Fillings or Just the Root Canals or Implants or Cavitations

“The brain taking shortcuts is one of the cornerstones of human intelligence,” says cognitive neuroscientist Itiel Dror. Shortcuts enable the brain to deal with the mismatch between the capacity, the computational power, of the brain, and the need to process some of the information. * * * The fact that we have a smaller brain, …

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 …

Root Canal Redux: Raising Awareness

Another year, another Root Canal Awareness Week coming to a close. And since the AAE party line on root canals hasn’t changed, neither has our response. Hence, the recycle of a previous post in honor of the auspicious event:   Happy Root Canal Awareness Week! (Who knew?)   kmroddy/Flickr   Obviously, we didn’t, as the …