General Dentistry


Orange Juice — The Silent Tooth Killer?

Orange Juice — The Silent Tooth Killer?

Orange Juice. It’s been a classic, refreshing breakfast sidekick for generations. It’s loaded with Vitamin C and nothing tastes so good fresh out of the juicer. But what if every sip actually did more harm than good? According to Dr Yan-Fang Ren, of the Eastman Institute for Oral Health, the acid in orange juice “is so strong that the tooth is literally washed away.” Using...

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Chosing a Dentist to Maximize Your Experience and Your Dental Health

Episode 4 of Dangers in Dentistry, originally aired on KPRZ in San Diego. This week’s episode is focused on patient-centric dentistry and what you should look for when choosing a dentist to help ensure complete, advanced, comprehensive dental care. Enjoy! Dr. Marvin San Diego, Encinitas Holistic Dentist



Gum Disease and Heart Disease: Scientifically Linked!

As an holistic dentist, I’m used to having people question the practice. After all, if the ADA hasn’t specifically said that mercury is bad (even though it’s a well know and scientifically proven neuro-toxin recognized by the FDA), then why should they believe that mercury fillings are bad? The fact of the matter is, many governing bodies in the health industries are looking out more...

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BPA (Bisphenol A) in Dental Sealants and Fillings

Much uproar has surfaced about BPA contained in plastics and in dental materials. Baby bottles and other plastic bottles are notorious for containing the synthetic harmful substance that has been known to cause problems in the body. More specifically, BPA looks a lot like the hormone estrogen and when the body recognizes it…. well, things just go haywire. Dental sealants and some composite fillings (plastic...

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