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What’s in your toothpaste?

Toothpaste is a standard part of at-home oral care for many people. It promotes oral hygiene by removing dental plaque and food from teeth and contains ingredients to suppress bad breath and fight tooth decay. In order to know what type of toothpaste is right for you, it's helpful to understand what's in it [...]

2019-06-26T20:02:42-04:00June 25th, 2019|Teeth and Gums|

About Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment is getting a lot of attention lately in part due to the "Root Cause" documentary. We wrote a two-part blog (Root Cause Analysis Part One and Root Cause Analysis Part Two) specifically about the research and ideas brought up in the film. In this blog, we answer common root canal questions that [...]

2019-07-10T13:19:00-04:00March 27th, 2019|Teeth and Gums|

First Filling – What to Consider

Why the first filling matters The first filling sets the stage for all future dental work and can result in problems later on. When a child (or anyone for that matter) requires a filling, and it’s their first filling, it is very important to discuss options, including the type of materials to be used [...]

2019-03-08T13:15:07-04:00March 6th, 2019|Teeth and Gums|

Braces without Surgery

Sometimes, patients are told they need surgery to correct alignment and bite issues. In some cases this is true, but not all positioning problems require surgery or extractions. We’ve helped to correct jaw and teeth alignment in many patients without surgery. Claire’s story A dentist advised Claire and her parents that she would need [...]

2019-02-20T17:33:16-04:00February 20th, 2019|Kids and Teens, Teeth and Gums|

Mercury Vapour Exposure

Mercury vapour is released from dental amalgam fillings when chewing, grinding, clenching, or simply rubbing something against your fillings. Mercury is toxic, it accumulates in the body, and ANY amount of mercury taken into the body is hazardous.  How much mercury is in my mercury amalgam fillings? Dental amalgam, often referred to as mercury [...]

2019-02-12T12:46:03-04:00February 11th, 2019|Holistic Solutions, Teeth and Gums|

Why do I keep getting Cavities?

Many patients come to our office concerned with the health of their mouth.  Many keep getting cavities or have persistent gum disease and are worried about these ongoing issues. Mouth & Body Connection It is important to emphasize that your mouth is connected to your body and if there is bacteria present [...]

2018-10-10T14:48:28-04:00May 21st, 2018|Teeth and Gums|

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