April Is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Oral cancer kills one American every hour. Roughly 40% of new diagnosis are YOUNG, NON-SMOKERS --- how can this be when oral cancer used to be a disease associated with 40+ year-old male smokers and tobacco users? It is because HPV exposure (which can be transmitted through saliva, skin contact or sex) is the cause of a 15x increase in... read more »

Black Pepper Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Warm your body and your mouth this winter by using a common cooking herb in your daily brushing and flossing routine. In the past, black pepper was used as currency and traded for gold. Why was black pepper so valuable then and now? Because it is fundamental to your oral and whole body health. What's In Black Pepper Essential Oil?... read more »

Want to Avoid Bad Breath and Receding Gums? Head to your Herb Garden and WF!

Gum diseases like pyorrhea and gingivitis are common in today's society. They are usually progressive disorders affecting the gums and underlying bone structure. Gum diseases can be successfully treated with herbs. Symptoms of gum disease include red, swollen gums that bleed easily, loose or shifting teeth, receding gums, loss of teeth, changes in bite pattern, bad breath, and hot and... read more »

Not Seeing Your Dentist Could Be Dangerous For Your Baby

Pregnancy and teeth have an important relationship. A recent research done by Western Reserve University of Dental Medicine determined that the death of a fetus in uterus occurred because of pregnancy-associated gum disease. How is it that a mother's oral health has the potential to affect her unborn infant's health? It all has to do with the bacteria and inflammation... read more »

Replacing Silver Fillings? Get Your Vitamins Ready!

Our patients come to us everyday asking about replacing silver fillings. Patients want to remove mercury amalgam fillings for a variety of health reasons (recent diagnosis of lyme disease, MS, low thyroid hormone levels, their chiropractor, naturapathic doctor or medical doctor has recommended it, they are suffering from rheumatoid arthritis or have endocrine issues, or sometimes the fillings are simply... read more »

10 Serious Health Problems Linked To Mercury

The OSHA website goes it to great detail of the risks of mercury and industries that expose individuals to higher levels.  Many individuals are suffering with what they think are chronic conditions, diseases or symptoms that are either caused by Heavy Metal Toxicity or are being exasperated by compounds like Mercury.  Do not let a loved one suffer unnecessarily, if... read more »

Bone Broth Builds Healthy Teeth

It's that time of year for comfort foods and healthy eating. Nourish your teeth and soul with these easy bone/vegan broth recipes: Traditional Bone Broth Recipe 4 pounds of beef marrow, knuckle bones, bits of leftover beef, or 2 chicken feet 3 pounds meaty rib or neck bones 4 or more quarts cold water 1/4 cup vinegar (apple cider is... read more »

Beating Cavities and Remineralizing Teeth

Every day in our office we see patients with cavities and demineralized tooth structure and we get asked the same question: I brush my teeth how can I be getting cavities? What causes them? Some Common Causes of Cavities Demineralize means to deprive mineral content from teeth and bones. The repeated cycles of acid attacks cause the enamel to continue... read more »

Home Remedies to Stop Tooth Pain

Get Salty! Salt n Pepper paste is amazing. It is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and an analgesic. I prefer “RealSalt” or a Himalyan Salt because they are full of minerals help to remineralize teeth and beat cavities. Grind black pepper and make a 50/50 mix of pepper and salt and apply it to the painful or sensitive tooth and let it sit.... read more »

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth. Dental implants can be made from titanium or zirconium (white) and solid porcelain teeth or plastic teeth can be placed on top of implants to restore the smile of patients. Not to mention patients... read more »