General Dentistry


How is holistic dental care different?

What Is Holistic Dentistry? How is it Different from Traditional Dentistry?

As an holistic dentist (and former “traditional” dentist and dental school professor) I frequently get asked about the differences between “traditional” and “holistic” dentistry. While there are a few distinct differences that categorize dentists and dental practices into one group or the other, the truth is that every dentist is different and to place one dentist in the “holistic” group and another in the “traditional”...

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Dangers in Dentistry — The Dangers of Dental Cavitations

Episode 11 of Dangers in Dentistry, originally aired on KPRZ in San Diego. Has your dentist ever talked to you about cavitations? I’m not talking about cavities, but cavitations. Chances are, if you’re like most people (including most dentists), you’ve never even heard the term, let alone had a conversation with your dentist about the dangers of cavitations. The truth is, there are several health...

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The Truth About Gum Disease

Episode 9 of Dangers in Dentistry, originally aired on KPRZ in San Diego. Have you or someone you know been told you need gum surgery? How about an expensive treatment for gum disease? Or maybe no one has ever talked to you at all about gum disease… In this week’s episode of Dangers in Dentistry, Dr. Marvin — America’s Holistic Dentist — breaks down the...

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Gum Disease Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis

Gum Disease Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis

As if you needed another reason to take care of your gums and treat gum disease, researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and University Hospital of Cleveland have found that treating periodontal disease reduces arthritic pain, swollen joints, and morning joint stiffness in people suffering from arthritis. The researchers discovered a close biochemical association between microbes in inflamed gums, the toxins...

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The biggest myths in dentistry…

Episode 8 of Dangers in Dentistry, originally aired on KPRZ in San Diego. What are the biggest myths in dentistry? What are the stories you’ve been told since you were a kid… and what’s the REAL truth? This week we’re tackling the top 3 myths in dentistry: “Bad Breath starts in your gut”, “You get cavities from not flossing”, and “Mercury fillings are safe.” Join...

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