It’s hard to believe that we’ve been blogging for over 10 years now! Yes, our first post  went online all the way back in May of 2008 – a simple quote from James H. West to set the tone:
Health is a large word. It embraces not the body only, but the mind and spirit as well…and not today’s pain or pleasure alone, but the whole being and outlook of a man.
One thousand three hundred thirty-two posts later, here we are – with a last look back at where this blog has been in 2018. And what better way to do so than to start with the year-that-was as told through the first sentence of each month’s post?
According to the logic of the American Dental Association, the BPA released from many dental sealants is “safe” because kids get more exposure to this endocrine disrupting chemical from other products.
Just How Common Is BPA in Dental Sealants? 
For decades, dietary fat has been portrayed as a villain.
Fat Is Not the Villain 
Once upon a time, gummy and other chewable vitamins were just kid stuff.
Gummy Supplements: Big Business? Yes. Big Nutrition? Not So Much 
We’ve all heard that sugar rots your teeth.
Guest Post: Not Just the Sugars but the Refined Starches, Too 
Physicians trained in orthodox Western medicine are marvelously able to treat cases that come into emergency rooms – victims of accidents or shootings, say, or acute infections.
Patients Caught in the Tentacles of the Allopathic System 
New patients are often surprised at the time we take with them at their first visits – not just time spent focused on their specific oral-systemic health concerns but getting to know them as individuals.
The Endangered Patient-Doctor Relationship 
If you’ve got gum disease – and most American adults do to one degree or another – dealing with it isn’t just a matter of brushing and flossing more.
Nutrition’s Role in Taming Gum Disease 
Google Alerts occasionally delivers articles that make us smile – like this recent piece on “one of the latest fads in dentistry.”
From Holistic Dentistry to Biological 
We are living in chaotic times.
Why Communication Is Absolutely Critical to Good Healthcare 
We’re just going to leave this here…
Medical Implants & Chronic Disease 
Sometimes, when your knowledge expands, a little chaos is created, too.
Problems in the Mouth Can Indeed Mean Problems in the Body 
It’s kind of annoying when you run across an article that promises to debunk certain myths and find that it just perpetuates others.
When Root Canal “Myths” Aren’t Myths at All 
But with as deep as an archive as we’ve built up over the past 10 years, plenty of folks were looking at older content, too. Our top 10 posts of the year reflect this.
They also reflect the wide range of topics we cover – from dental curiosities to the latest scientific research, and plenty in between:
- The Curious Case of the Syphilitic Teeth 
- Detoxing Your Teeth & Gums? 
- Tooth Bleaching & Mercury Amalgam Fillings 
- Problems in the Mouth Can Indeed Mean Problems in the Body 
- What to Do for Receding Gums 
- Why Do Dentists Talk When They’re Working on Your Teeth? 
- A Toothpaste Too Good to Be True? 
- Accidentally Swallowing a Toothbrush Is “Impossible”? Impossible! 
- Something Old, New, Borrowed, Blue…Extracted? As a Matter of Fact, Yes! 
- Dental Implants: Hype vs. Reality 
As we move toward our 11th year of blogging, we just want to say thank you for reading and sharing our posts. We appreciate it. If there are topics or issues you’d like us to cover in the months to come, just shoot us an email and let us know !
All of us here at Dr. Verigin’s office hope you enjoy the happiest of holiday seasons and a wonderful start to the new year! We’ll see you back here in January!
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