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Dangers of Dental Mercury – Still Ignored by the FDA despite Recent Warnings

Dangers of Dental Mercury – Still Ignored by the FDA despite Recent Warnings

“Exposure to mercury can have serious health consequences,” says Charles Lee, M.D., a senior medical advisor at FDA. “It can damage the kidneys and the nervous system, and interfere with the development of the brain in unborn children and very young children.” In its ongoing effort to protect the American public from exposure to dangerous levels of mercury, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

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Dried Licorice Root Eliminates Bacteria That Cause Tooth Decay and Gum Disease

Dried Licorice Root Eliminates Bacteria That Cause Tooth Decay and Gum Disease

Research on dried licorice root released in January, published in ACS’s Journal of Natural Products, reports that two of compounds found in licorice, licoricidin and licorisoflavan A, may play a significant role in “treating and preventing tooth decay and gum disease.” Stefan Gafner and his team of researchers point out that the dried root of the licorice plant is commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine,...

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Root Canals: More Dangerous Than Mercury Fillings

Root Canals: More Dangerous Than Mercury Fillings

Click the player below to listen to this episode of Let’s Talk Dentistry with San Diego holistic dentist, Dr. Marvin. Dr. Marvin talks about Al rejoins the show this week to re-touch on his personal experience, just how root canals in your body may be far worse then you ever would have thought. The infections and what they cause within your body are dramatic and...

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The World Health Organization urges “switch” away from amalgam

The World Health Organization urges “switch” away from amalgam

Great news from Charlie Brown at Consumers for Dental Choice. I can’t say it much better than he did, so you can read his letter verbatim, below. The World Health Organization urges “switch” away from amalgam In a clear sign that dentistry’s amalgam era is fading, the World Health Organization (“WHO”) just released its long-awaited report on dental amalgam.  In Future Use of Materials for Dental...

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The Top Story Today in Tampa… not what you think

I’m in Tampa, Florida today for a conference and had some shocking news when I woke up. The news? Pinellas County (St. Petersburg, Clearwater, etc.) is REMOVING fluoride from it’s water. The really shocking thing? This news story was AHEAD of the death of the venerable Steve Jobs in this morning’s paper(s). While the battle over fluoride is beginning and/or raging in many municipalities around...

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