As a result of persistent and pointed pressure from dentists, health professionals and consumers alike, the FDA has now promised to make an announcement by the end of year 2011 pertaining to a decision about whether or not to warn the public about the dangers of mercury in dental amalgam, and possibly even restrict its use. That’s the good news. The bad news is that...
With all of the discussion about how public water supplies across the United States are artificially fluoridated – allegedly to help prevent tooth decay – while the evidence showing that ingesting fluoride is NOT the best way to protect oral health, one must wonder – is there a safe alternative? Happily, the answer is a resounding ‘Yes!’ – and the solution is as simple as...
Click the player below to listen to this episode of Let’s Talk Dentistry with San Diego holistic dentist, Dr. Marvin. In this episode, Dr. Marvin talks about Root Canals, specifically a caller’s question on what she should do about root canals. The dangers with Root Canals are great, so figuring out the root cause to specific issues actually give us a better understanding then just...
Allergies Can Start in the Dentist’s Chair There has been quite a bit of attention paid to the various metals or amalgams used in dentistry pertaining to the toxic effects that they can have on the body. In addition to metals used in fillings and bridges, it is important to be aware that dentists also use a wide assortment of cements, anesthetics, bonding materials, temporary...
Ozone: Natural Healing Agent … or Just a Lot of Hot Air? Touted as a skincare treatment, a cure for cancer, and Mother Nature’s sunscreen, Ozone (O3) has also raised interest – and eyebrows – in the dental industry. As a 12-year dental practitioner passionate about holistic healthcare, I have been drilling down on the truth about ozone therapy. Here, let’s bust some myths about...
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Optimal overall health begins and ends in the oral cavity. There have been many medical studies over the years that have shown a link between poor oral health and diseases such as arthritis. Sometimes, however, dental treatments are so preoccupied with resolving oral problems that they neglect the health of the rest of the body. This is why the services of a holistic dentist in Encinitas is vital.
As one of the most trusted natural dentists in San Diego County, Dr. Marvin Pantangco offers top-class holistic dentistry treatments to his patients. When you choose us for your dental care needs, you can be assured that every dental treatment and procedure you undergo is not only good for you oral health, but also your overall well-being as well.
Some of the holistic dentistry services offered at The Center for Natural Dentistry include:
The introduction of implants and other similar dental prosthetics require the body to accept the material used to fashion such prosthetics. Biocompatibility testing services help you and your natural dentist determine your body’s compatibility with certain materials, significantly reducing the chances of rejection and potentially dangerous reactions, as well as improve the chances of a successful procedure.
Safe Dental Materials
Unfortunately, some dental materials may contain substances that may have an adverse effect on your overall health. For example, amalgam fillings can leak, exposing you to toxic mercury. Heavy metals such as aluminum can be found in dentures. We can help identify any potentially dangerous substances you may currently be using, remove them, and replace them for you.
Brushing and flossing your teeth are great ways to preserve the health of your teeth, but you should also be aware of whether or not your body gets enough nutrients from your daily diet to support your teeth. A holistic dentist like Dr. Marvin can help you make any adjustments to your diet to make sure your body is getting enough of the vitamins and minerals necessary to maintain strong, healthy teeth.
One of the most complex and perplexing problems in dentistry today is infection control. Ozone therapy creates a transient oxidative burst, a reaction that overstresses and kills harmful microorganisms, effectively disinfecting an area. As an added bonus, ozone therapy is also known to improve blood flow and induce faster healing.
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If you are interested in holistic dentistry, please do not hesitate to call us at 760-536-1199 and set an appointment with Dr. Marvin. You may also send us a message through our Contact Us page. We look forward to seeing you in our dental office and helping you achieve a radiant smile.