The FDA’s 180: Be Concerned about Mercury in Dental Amalgam Fillings

Posted on Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

From the San Jose Mercury News: Two years ago, Dr. David Biles videotaped a string of patients in his Santa Cruz dental office talking about what happened after he removed their mercury amalgam fillings. All of them reported they felt healthier; they said symptoms such as pain, high blood pressure and bleeding gums went away. […]


What the World Needs Now…

Posted on Monday, June 2nd, 2008

…is more chocolate flavored toothpaste? Image source unknown From a 2006 media release: “By bringing in new flavours that have never been tasted in toothpaste before, we are using this launch to recruit new users to the brand,” Ahmed Osilan, Close Up’s brand manager for the GCC told Retail News Middle East. “Our vision is […]


Follow-up: Lead in Dental Work

Posted on Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Thanks to Valerie at Creative Arts Dental Lab for sending us this link to a terrific Good Morning America story (with video) on the problems of lead in outsourced dental restorations. Is There Lead in Your Dental Work?: Dental Work Made in China Might Contain Lead For more on dental restorations, including the types we […]


Recommended Reading: On Fluoride, Mercury, Obesity & Cancer, Cholesterol Cons and Yoga over HRT

Posted on Monday, May 26th, 2008

1945 Human Experiment Predicts Current Fluoride Ill Effects A fascinating overview of a mid-20th century study showing increases in “bone defects, anemia and earlier female menstruation in children purposefully dosed with sodium fluoride-laced drinking water” and the legacy of the ongoing fluoridation experiment that makes great numbers of the American population into human guinea pigs. […]


A Drug to De-Numb? Dumb!

Posted on Friday, May 16th, 2008

Photo by Vaprotan, via Flickr (CC) New Drug Reverses Dentists’ Anesthesia The FDA has approved OraVerse, the first drug indicated for reversing the effects of local anesthesia used by dentists. In the clinical studies, the patients who got OraVerse regained normal sensation in their lips faster than those who got the placebo. Within an hour […]


The State of American Teeth

Posted on Friday, May 16th, 2008

Best Teeth Image from Wisconsin Historical Society, via Flickr (CC) Worst Teeth Ranks of Northern California cities in survey: San Francisco – 21 (B) Fremont – 26 (B) San Jose – 32 (B-) Modesto – 49 (C+) Oakland – 55 (C) Sacramento – 73 (D+) Numbers crunched by Men’s Health using CDC data “on the […]


Video: 10 Investigates – Lead in Dental Work

Posted on Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

WBNS 10TV in Columbus, OH, reports on lead being found in outsourced dental restorations: Know that all restorations used in our practice (Gary M. Verigin, DDS, inc.) are made by Creative Arts Dental Lab in Sacramento, which never outsources work. All crowns, bridges and other restorations are made on site. Creative Arts recommends visiting What’s […]


Quick Links: Plasma Needles, Drugs, Nitrates, Junk Foods

Posted on Friday, May 9th, 2008

Cold Plasma Needles for Dentists Edge Closer (New Scientist) Drugmakers Need to Rein in Ads, Hearing Told (Reuters) Psychiatry Handbook Linked to Drug Industry (NY Times) Nitrates in Vegetables Protect Against Gastric Ulcers, Study Shows (Science Daily) Top 10 Junk Foods in Disguise (Mark’s Daily Apple) How Much Sugar Do You Consume? (Diet Blog)



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