No, Glycerin Isn’t a Problem for Tooth Remineralization

Posted on Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

Recently on a holistic health page, we noticed someone asking about whether she should avoid glycerin in toothpaste. That this was even an issue was news to us – but apparently not to some corners of the internet, where you’ll find more than a few bloggers, not to mention sites about “curing” tooth decay and […]


Another Natural Toothpaste Option

Posted on Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

We seldom blog about specific products, but we were recently learned about a new natural toothpaste that seems pretty cool. Now toothpaste, as our regular readers know, isn’t exactly a requirement for good oral hygiene. Research has shown that it’s mainly the mechanical action of brushing that breaks up the oral biofilm (plaque) on your […]


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: “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 […]


KTH Flashback: A Tale of Two Surveys, or Dentistry’s Role in Healthcare

Posted on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Originally posted August 16, 2017; updated Once upon a time – last year, to be exact – a Pew survey suggested that for all the problems with American healthcare these days, people just lurve their physicians. According to the survey, almost 90% of those who saw a doctor in the past year felt their provider […]


A Tale of Two Surveys, or Dentistry’s Role in Healthcare

Posted on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Once upon a time – earlier this year, to be exact – a Pew survey suggested that for all the problems with American healthcare these days, people just lurve their physicians. According to the survey, almost 90% of those who saw a doctor in the past year felt their provider “really cared about their health […]


“Holistic” and “Biological” Are NOT Interchangeable Terms

Posted on Wednesday, June 21st, 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 no longer viewed as an […]


Recommended Reading: Dr. James Rota’s Mirror of the Body

Posted on Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Reviewed by Gary M. Verigin, DDS, CTN Mirror of the Body represents the collected thoughts and observations of a brilliant and inquiring dentist. Dr. James Rota, a general practitioner of dentistry whose life focus has been on holistic health, courageously raises important and vital questions concerning commonly accepted medical and dental procedures which can adversely […]


Research Continues to Support Oil Pulling

Posted on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Since oil pulling turned trendy last year, research has continued to show that it works – and that it works with a variety of different oils, though sesame, as noted before, has been the traditional go-to oil. But it may be taking a backseat to coconut oil, about which the news seems to get only […]



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