Dental Health as Preventive Medicine

Posted on Monday, October 6th, 2008

As the economic outlook has grown bleaker, the more you’ve heard about people cutting back on health care. While this can seem logical in the short term, it can include the risk of aggravating current health problems or developing new ones. And without a doubt, treating these will be much more expensive in the long […]

Eminently Quotable: George Bernard Shaw

Posted on Monday, October 6th, 2008

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire; you will what you imagine; and at last you create what you will.

Gearing Up for the Journey to Enhanced Total Health

Posted on Friday, October 3rd, 2008

by Gary M. Verigin, DDS, CTN Each year, more and more people contact our office already armed with the knowledge that if they truly want to gain complete wellness, they must consider the health status of their entire oral cavity – not just teeth, but the underlying bone and surrounding soft tissues. We hear this […]

Get to Know Your Body’s Meridians

Posted on Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

In our practice, we talk a lot about the body’s meridians. The acupuncture points that run along them can tell us a lot about what is happening with and in the body on an energetic level. But because you can’t see them, it can sometimes be easy to think of these channels in a sort […]

Biofilm Build-up: Are You Disturbing?

Posted on Monday, September 29th, 2008

What do a stagnant pond, Clearly Ambiguous/Flickr a grimy shower krossbow/flickr and your teeth ozma/flickr all have in common? They are all places where biofilm thrives. Gross, we know. But strictly speaking, that “fuzz” you sometimes feel on your teeth is a biofilm. Dentists used to call it “plaque,” thinking it was a single substance […]

Your Mouth Is Connected to Your Heart and Your Brain and the Rest of You…

Posted on Monday, September 29th, 2008

Some articles that ran while we were on our blog holiday that we want to be sure you didn’t miss:   New Data on Dental Health & Heart Disease (Wellness Resources) The clear links between dental health and heart disease just got a lot stronger, which may now be a motivational factor for many people […]

1 Week Blog Vacation

Posted on Monday, September 22nd, 2008

We’ll be taking off time from the blog this week but will resume our regular posting schedule next Monday. In the meantime, we encourage you to explore the Know Thy Health Archive here, as well as browse the library at Dr. Verigin’s main site, A sample of the articles you’ll find there: How We […]

Eat Sugar – Support Your Local Dentist

Posted on Friday, September 19th, 2008

An irresponsible headline and lead, courtesy of the LA Times: It’s candy season so let the kids indulge It’s that time of year. The haul of Halloween candy kicks it off, and close on its heels are Thanksgiving pies and Christmas cookies. Here’s some surprising advice from a pediatric dentist: Let them stuff their little […]

Mercury Amalgam Removal Can Only Be a Partial Solution

Posted on Friday, September 19th, 2008

It seems that some people, when they start learning the truth about the risks of amalgam fillings, will instantly ascribe all of their symptoms to the presence of mercury in their mouths. They want to get it out immediately and often expect to feel instantly better once it’s removed. But a conscientious practitioner will never […]

And the Hits Just Keep on Comin’: BPA Linked to Heart Disease, Diabetes

Posted on Thursday, September 18th, 2008

The New Scientist reports: Exposure to a compound commonly found in plastic food containers is linked to heart disease and type 2 diabetes, according to the first large epidemiological study in humans. *          *          * In the new study, …Tamara Galloway at the University of Exeter, UK, and her colleagues analysed data from 1455 human […]

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