When Root Canal “Myths” Aren’t Myths at All

Posted on Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

It’s kind of annoying when you run across an article that promises to debunk certain myths and find that it just perpetuates others. Case in point? A post on root canals that recently cropped up on Facebook, linking to the site of a company selling a new spin on an old procedure. So naturally, the […]


More Than Just the Absence of Symptoms

Posted on Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Health is more than just the absence of symptoms. And the good news is that more Americans than ever understand that. According to a new survey from Samueli Integrative Health Programs, more than 9 out of 10 Americans today say health is about much more than not being sick. It also includes being happy (59%), […]


The Trouble with Implants, Mixed Metals Edition

Posted on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

No one would be surprised if you missed this oh-so-important celebrity item amidst news about the Kavanaugh hearings, midterm elections, and the MLB postseason (Go Braves!): Dave Grohl, frontman for the Foo Fighters, had some dental work done. As Alternative Nation reported, discogrohl has posted the first photo of Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl’s teeth, […]


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. […]


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 […]


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. […]


KTH Flashback: Crumbling Teeth & the Need for a Comprehensive Biological Approach

Posted on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

Updated from the original, posted March 23, 2016 If dental nightmares are your thing, the news can feed you plenty. First came “the horror dentist,” on trial for intentional violence and fraud. “Scores of people” have filed “complaints ranging from multiple healthy teeth removed, pieces of tools left in teeth, abscesses, recurrent infections and misshapen […]


KTH Flashback: “Holistic” and “Biological” Are NOT Interchangeable Terms

Posted on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Originally posted June 21, 2017 Over the past decade or so, conventional dentistry has finally begun to appreciate the relationship between oral and systemic health. It’s a welcome change. Just the other day, we ran across an article on dentistry’s “paradigm shift.” The dental field is experiencing a paradigm shift in which the mouth is […]


Oh, the Humanity!

Posted on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Would you like to get your dental care from a robot? If you said “no, thanks,” you’re in a narrow majority. According to a recent survey, 51% said they “were moderately or strongly opposed to robotic dentistry.” Of course, it makes a difference what type of procedure is asked about. While most expressed little opposition […]


Put Up the Piñata!: It’s Root Canal Awareness Week Yet Again

Posted on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Updated from the original Another year, another National Root Canal Awareness Week is underway, courtesy of the American Association of Endodontists (i.e., root canal specialists). “Millions of root canal treatments are performed successfully every year,” says one past AAE president, “saving natural teeth and helping patients keep their smiles.” More than 3/4 individuals they surveyed […]



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