Is a Root Canal with Ozone Any Better?

Posted on Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

One reason why root canal treatment is such a challenge is that it’s not just the root canals themselves that must be cleaned out and disinfected. There are also the miles of microscopic tubules that form dentin, the tooth’s middle layer of tissue – a perfect harbor for bacteria, fungi, and other pathogens. That’s a […]


Biological Dental Health in 2019 – A Last Look Back

Posted on Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

It might be safe to say that 2019 was the year of the root canal – or, rather, the year of surging interest in the potential impact of root canal treatment on overall health and well-being. And for that, you can thank the 2018 documentary film Root Cause, which made it onto Netflix and Amazon […]


Root Canal Teeth & the Need for a Terrain-Based Approach

Posted on Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

Last year, Netflix founder and CEO Reed Hastings defended the company’s choice to renew the controversial series 13 Reasons Why. “13 Reasons Why has been enormously popular and successful. It’s engaging content,” [CEO Reed] Hastings said during the company’s annual shareholder meeting. “It is controversial. But nobody has to watch it.” Now it seems the […]


You’ve Seen Root Cause. Now What?

Posted on Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Root Cause is a powerful film that’s raising awareness about the problems root canal-treated teeth can be. But we’re also seeing a lot of viewers jumping to the conclusion that they must have their root canal teeth removed immediately, either to regain their health or prevent chronic health problems down the line. Will dentists jump […]


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 […]


The Trouble with Root Canal Treatment

Posted on Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

To learn more about the systemic risks of root canal therapy and what to do about existing root canal teeth in your mouth, see our guide.


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 […]


New & Improved Root Canals? Yeah, Right

Posted on Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Even endodontists will tell you, if they’re being honest, that root canal disinfection isn’t always effective. They’ll tell you that about 25% of all root canals fail due to infection by pathogens left in the canal before it’s filled and sealed off. Actually, latent infection is far more common than that, but let’s give them […]



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