2 Key Films on Dental Amalgam & Root Canals

Posted on Thursday, March 13th, 2014

There are a couple of videos we consistently recommend to incoming clients who ask about mercury and root canals…     To learn even more about these issues, visit Dr. V’s Biodental Library.


How Are Dental Implants Really?

Posted on Friday, January 10th, 2014

Last fall, we told you about research showing that well-maintained natural teeth tend to last longer dental implants. Yet implant dentists often boast of success rates as high as 98%. Now, new research again calls such claims into question. A critical review just published in the Journal of Dental Research compared the long-term survival of […]


“First, Do No Harm…”

Posted on Friday, August 9th, 2013

By definition, a root canal tooth is a dead tooth. The procedure involves removing the dentinal pulpal complex – the tooth’s “guts,” so to speak, rich in nerves, blood vessels and delicate connective tissue. The goal is to disinfect and protect the tooth from further infection, but no one has yet found a way to […]


How to Make a Toxic Tooth

Posted on Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

One option: root canal treatment. Simply put, root canals can cause more problems than they solve, including a greater propensity to cancer, autoimmune disorders and “enigmatic” illnesses such as CFS, MCS and fibromyalgia. To learn more, see “What You Need to Know about Root Canals & Dental Implants.” You’ll never look at videos like this […]


A Different Kind of a (Dental Kind of) “Clip Joint”

Posted on Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Here’s a minor but attention-grabbing dental horror story: “A former dentist in Massachusetts has pleaded guilty to Medicaid fraud for using paper clips instead of stainless steel posts in root canals.” Um. Okay. Technically, though, posts aren’t used in root canals. But “Mass. dentist admits doing paper clip post and core restorations following root canal […]


Root Canal Redux: Raising Awareness

Posted on Friday, April 1st, 2011

Another year, another Root Canal Awareness Week coming to a close. And since the AAE party line on root canals hasn’t changed, neither has our response. Hence, the recycle of a previous post in honor of the auspicious event:   Happy Root Canal Awareness Week! (Who knew?)   kmroddy/Flickr   Obviously, we didn’t, as the […]


Root Canals vs. Implants (We Say “Neither”)

Posted on Friday, September 11th, 2009

When we saw the headline “Why Save Bad Teeth? Dental ‘Heroics’ Unnecessary and Failure Prone”, we thought, “Of course,” and clicked the link to find what we suspected would be some kind of criticism of root canals – procedures done in lieu of extractions of deeply decayed teeth and which result in keeping dead teeth […]


Microbes in Your Mouth Can Affect Your Body’s Health

Posted on Monday, May 11th, 2009

And this isn’t a new discovery. Witness this bit of verse we recently ran across, which was originally published in the June 1924 issue of the Michigan State Dental Society Bulletin: There was a little man and he had a little fang And a billion or so of strepto bugs were in it. A dentist […]



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