What You Need to Know about Cavitations

Posted on Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Your teeth are attached to bone by connective tissue called the periodontal ligament. If you have a tooth extracted, this ligament needs to be removed, too, along with about 2 mm of the surrounding alveolar bone – the bony ridge containing the tooth socket. If this isn’t done, any pathogenic microbes (disease-causing “germs”) present will […]


What You Need to Know about Root Canals & Dental Implants

Posted on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

The Trouble with Root Canals Each of your teeth is a vital – that is, living – organ. Like your liver, lungs, kidneys and other organs, teeth sometimes become diseased and fail. In that case, a dentist may recommend root canal treatment, which starts with removing the dentinal pulpal complex – the tooth’s “guts,” so […]


Whole Body Illness & Biological Terrain Analysis (BTA)

Posted on Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Regularly, we’re contacted by people who have spent a lot of time and money on dental procedures they believed treated the “root cause” of their systemic illness – mercury amalgam fillings, root canals, cavitations or other sources of focal infection. Some experienced no improvement at all or even got sicker. Others experienced relief for a […]


Sugar: Sweet. Delicious. Comforting. Everywhere.

Posted on Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Sugar consumption has skyrocketed over the last century. US per capita consumption now stands at 180 pounds a year, fueling all manner of chronic illness in adults and children alike. Sugar is big business. And like all big businesses, the industry will resort to just about anything to keep the money flowing. Remember how the […]


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.


Biosis #42: Root Canals, Dental Implants, Real Food & More!

Posted on Thursday, February 27th, 2014

The February 2014 issue of Biosis, our quarterly newsletter, is now online. In this issue: JoAnne’s Motivational Minute: Stewards of the Earth Our current drought can remind us to never take nature’s customary abundance for granted. And it may lead us to focus more fully on what part we each might play in the judicious […]


Strange Place to Find a Defense of Dental Mercury

Posted on Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Long-time readers of this blog may remember amalgam defender Dr. Rod Mackert from previous posts. He remains a paragon of consistency, continuing to insist that mercury fillings are entirely “safe.” But he did manage to plant his soapbox in a very unexpected place recently: the pages of Natural Health Magazine, where he was presented as […]


Speaking of Sugar…

Posted on Thursday, February 13th, 2014

A couple years ago, Dr. Robert Lustig startled many with “The Toxic Truth About Sugar,” arguing in the prestigious science journal Nature that it should be regulated like alcohol. A year later, an Australian research team made a case for warning labels on sugary soft drinks due to the particular damage they do to teeth. […]


A Last Look Back at 2013…

Posted on Monday, January 6th, 2014

This past year, we hit a couple of milestones on a single day: this blog’s fifth anniversary and our 1000th post. While this was one of the year’s big highlights for us, it doesn’t tell the whole tale. What tells a bit more is our expanding readership, which has accessed Know Thy Health from more […]



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