When Snacking Makes Sense

Posted on Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

“Snacking can be good for you,” swore a recent headline over at WaPo – followed by the caveat “if you make healthy choices.” And countless readers promptly tuned out. After all, snacking tends to be an impulsive thing, and recent research demonstrates that impulsivity doesn’t exactly lend itself to making healthy choices. Or consider the […]

Guest Post: Mercury Amalgam “Silver” Fillings & Pregnancy Outcomes

Posted on Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

Our thanks to Dr. Michael Rehme for letting us share this recent post from his office blog on ours… A couple years back, the European Union took a huge step toward the ultimate phase-out of mercury amalgam in dentistry: banning its use in kids, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers. And just in case anyone needs […]

Root Canal Teeth & the Need for a Terrain-Based Approach

Posted on Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

Last year, Netflix founder and CEO Reed Hastings defended the company’s choice to renew the controversial series 13 Reasons Why. “13 Reasons Why has been enormously popular and successful. It’s engaging content,” [CEO Reed] Hastings said during the company’s annual shareholder meeting. “It is controversial. But nobody has to watch it.” Now it seems the […]

Melatonin May Benefit More Than Just Sleep Quality

Posted on Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Even if you can’t easily get the lesser known sleep supplements we looked at last week, the more common ones can still be a big help – and not just for getting the quality sleep your body needs. Take melatonin, for instance. This safe and non-addictive supplement has been shown to be effective for treating […]

KTH Flashback: 5 Sleep Remedies You May Not Have Heard Of

Posted on Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

Originally posted November 1, 2017 So we’ve looked at why sleep is so important, which naturally raises the question: How can we get more of it – or get better sleep than we’re getting now? For the sad fact is that most of us are constantly, chronically sleep-deprived – and we’ve all heard the reasons […]

You’ve Seen Root Cause. Now What?

Posted on Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Root Cause is a powerful film that’s raising awareness about the problems root canal-treated teeth can be. But we’re also seeing a lot of viewers jumping to the conclusion that they must have their root canal teeth removed immediately, either to regain their health or prevent chronic health problems down the line. Will dentists jump […]

Flaxseed for Radiation Exposure?

Posted on Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

Dental x-rays aren’t exactly fun, but sometimes, they’re necessary. They remain the best tool we have for seeing conditions within the tooth, not to mention the supporting bone. More advanced dental imaging – such as CBCT/3D cone beam scanning – is also becoming much more common for diagnosing certain dental conditions (though, contrary to what […]

What a Visit with a Biological Dentist Is Like

Posted on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

It’s one thing to tell you, as we do on our home page, what we believe makes our practice special – or even just what our patients say they value about the holistic, biological dental care we provide. It’s quite another when a patient tells you – which is why we were delighted to see […]

What’s in – or, Rather, on – Your Dental Floss?

Posted on Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

Once upon a time, we recommended Glide dental tape. Now? Not so much. New research has confirmed that this product – along with other mainstream, big brand flosses – may be a source of exposure to PFASs. These synthetic chemicals are both water- and grease-resistant, so they’re used in a wide array of consumer products, […]

Biological Dental Health in 2018 – A Last Look Back

Posted on Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

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 […]

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