KTH Flashback: A Closer Look at the Biological Terrain (a/k/a the Extracellular Matrix)

Posted on Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Originally posted March 28, 2018; updated Health and illness are driven by the condition of the body’s internal environment or biological terrain. But what is the terrain, exactly? What is it made of? What happens there? How can we support its optimal function – and thus our optimal health? In the webinar below, naturopath Dr. […]


Becoming Sugar Savvy

Posted on Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

Too much sugar is bad for teeth, gums, and body alike, and the easiest way to avoid getting too much of the stuff is to avoid processed foods all together and minimize the amount you use in the cooking you do for yourself. Of course, for many, that’s easier said than done. Recently, we received […]


Why Communication Is Absolutely Critical to Good Healthcare

Posted on Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

By Gary M. Verigin, DDS, CTN Let your dreams be bigger than your fears and your actions louder than your words. – M. Scott Peck We are living in chaotic times. The linear world humanity trusted in for centuries is being upended by something wilder and less predictable. Change brings challenge. Has humanity exhausted its […]


The Trouble with Root Canal Treatment

Posted on Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

To learn more about the systemic risks of root canal therapy and what to do about existing root canal teeth in your mouth, see our guide.


It’s Mercury-Free Dentistry Week, 2018 Edition

Posted on Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Our office has been mercury-free for decades now. We began the transition in the mid-1970s and were completely mercury-free by the early 1980s. Not only are we mercury-free, but we’re also mercury-safe, meaning we take great precautions to protect the health of our patients, our team, and our planet whenever a patient chooses or needs […]


Less Evidence, More Pills?

Posted on Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Some folks like to say that the difference between conventional medicine and holistic, regulative, or other unorthodox therapies is that the former is “proven,” the latter is not. Yet as we’ve seen before, this isn’t exactly true. Research has shown that only about 20% of orthodox medical practices are based on “gold standard evidence,” randomized, […]


From Holistic Dentistry to Biological

Posted on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

Google Alerts occasionally delivers articles that make us smile – like this recent piece on “one of the latest fads in dentistry.” The “fad” in question? Holistic dentistry. In fact, holistic dentistry has been around since at least the early 1970s – a time when more dentists began to question things like the wisdom of […]


“Pharmacovigilence” in a Culture of a Pill for Every Ill

Posted on Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Orange may be the new black, but according to a recent Newsweek headline, benzos are the “next opioid crisis.” Prescribed for everything from anxiety to insomnia, restless leg syndrome to acute alcohol withdrawal, benzodiazepines are being used more frequently than ever. According to a commentary published earlier this year in the New England Journal of […]


Nutrition’s Role in Taming Gum Disease

Posted on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

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. Other factors contribute to the problem, too. While smoking is the number one risk factor, others identified by science include lack of sleep, chronic stress, bruxing […]


KTH Flashback: Cavitations & Their Impact on Overall Health

Posted on Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Originally posted December 7, 2016 By Gary M. Verigin, DDS, CTN One of the main goals of true biological dental medicine is to reestablish the patient’s overall health by eliminating long-term obstacles. These include Dental implants of any kind, metal or ceramic. Root canal filled teeth. Untreated devitalized (dead) teeth. Restored teeth displaying chronic inflammation. […]



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