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ORGANIC Dentistry

Dec 29, 2009 Over the last 10 years I have been researching natural alternatives in Dentistry, continuously seeking the healthiest form of treatment for my patients.  Just repairing the problems that I encountered with my patients teeth seemed futile.  It is not enough to just “fix what broke.”  WHY did it break in the first place?  WHY are your gums bleeding?  WHY are your teeth loose?  WHY do you need a root canal?  These are the questions I spend most of my time on.  All too often our society seeks the MAGIC PILL to fix the problem.  You can get a pill for... Read More »

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A Wolf In Sheeps Clothing – Flavored Acidic Water Drinks

Dec 08, 2009 Looks Healthy, Right? This Morning one of my staff members brought in a bottle of “Blueberry Tangerine Spring Water” from Archer Farms. She said she was trying to grab something healthier than soda!  Well, I read the ingredients and tested the pH with my trusty pH meter. This is what I found: Loaded with Preservatives Loaded with Citric Acid 5 mg of Salt Artificial Sweetener E955, or as you know it as, Sucralose a pH of 3.2! The facts above are scary.  It looks just like water, has the words “Spring Water” on the bottle, but is just as... Read More »

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NOT so “Cosmetic” Dentistry

Dec 03, 2009 What is the difference between a Cosmetic Dentist and an Accredited Cosmetic Dentist?  Well, the difference is in the details. Understanding facial aesthetics, not just teeth, is critical. The goal with every cosmetic smile makeover is to improve the whole smile, the whole face, the whole person, not just the teeth. Here are a few cases I found online that are touted as “Smile Makeovers“. You be the judge. Are these smiles complete? What is missing? More after the pictures. Please remember, these cases are NOT MY DENTISTRY! Looking at the above before and after pictures, what do you see?... Read More »

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