Is a Root Canal with Ozone Any Better?

Posted on Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

One reason why root canal treatment is such a challenge is that it’s not just the root canals themselves that must be cleaned out and disinfected. There are also the miles of microscopic tubules that form dentin, the tooth’s middle layer of tissue – a perfect harbor for bacteria, fungi, and other pathogens. That’s a […]

Toothpaste: To Foam or Not to Foam?

Posted on Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

If you’ve been using a regular toothpaste all your life, it can feel pretty strange to use something like the tooth powder we told you about last month or a product like “Toothy Tabs.” They just don’t foam. Just as a minty flavor has come to be associated with freshness, so foam has come to […]

Biological Dental Health in 2019 – A Last Look Back

Posted on Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

It might be safe to say that 2019 was the year of the root canal – or, rather, the year of surging interest in the potential impact of root canal treatment on overall health and well-being. And for that, you can thank the 2018 documentary film Root Cause, which made it onto Netflix and Amazon […]

Another New Natural Toothpaste Arrives. Is It Worth a Try?

Posted on Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

“The toothpaste aisle is the worst.” There are only like two toothpaste companies and they make about 1,000 different types. The Crest and Colgate racks are clearly delineated by their conveniently — maybe too conveniently — recognizable color patterns. Each of Crest’s 500 toothpaste varieties comes inside a box that is some shade of blue. […]

When Drugs & Botanicals Collide

Posted on Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

A lot of folks don’t think to mention herbal supplements and such when their doctor or dentist asks about medication use. Sometimes, it’s from fear of disapproval; others, because botanicals seem so benign compared to “drugs.” They’re “natural,” so they must not count. But truth be told, mixing pharmaceuticals and herbal medications can in some […]

“The Only Appropriate Response Is Gratefulness”

Posted on Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. – GK Chesterton We’ll be taking a break from blogging through Thanksgiving weekend and will see you back here on December 4. If you’ll be on the road in the coming week, we wish you safe […]

Not “Side Effects.” Effects.

Posted on Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

The drug companies have done such an amazing job of drilling it into people’s brains that their products are “safe and effective” and often the best option for coping with whatever ails you, there’s a point that bears repeating: Drugs do not have “side effects,” per se. They have effects. Some of those effects are […]

KTH Flashback: Yes, Dental Care Can Cost. Avoiding It? Even More So.

Posted on Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

According to a new report from the ADA Health Policy Institute, about 1 in 5 American adults skip needed dental care. Far and away, the main reason they give is cost. They say they just can’t afford it or don’t want to spend the money. But one thing wasn’t exactly clear in the news coverage […]

What Every Jack o’Lantern Needs Is…a Good Dental Theme?

Posted on Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

About 10 years ago, we found out just how sacred the Halloween candy tradition is to some people when our post on alternative treats drove an extreme amount of new traffic to our blog – and a whole lot of spirited (pardon the pun) comments. Many were supportive, but of course there were others that […]

Why We Start with the Biological Terrain: Sarah’s Story

Posted on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

If you’ve been dealing with long term illness and then learn about the impact that things like cavitations, root canals, or mercury amalgam can have on your health, it’s easy to think that simply addressing them is all that you need to finally begin healing. But despite what you hear from some corners of the […]

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