Tag: General Dentistry



Fox News Expert: Fluoride Has Been a Big Experiment

Interesting video from a Fox News segment recently. They had their guest expert on who was a dentist to discuss fluoride. This dentist calls fluoride a “big experiment” and talks about how many unfluoridated communities have LESS decay than fluoridated communities. Take it for what it’s worth, but it’s yet another sign that dentistry is slowly (and begrudgingly) coming to realize that much of what...

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Dental Amalgam and Mercury in Dentistry

Mercury in dentistry has re-emerged as a contentious issue in public health, predominantly because so many people are inadvertently exposed to mercury in order to obtain the benefits of dental amalgam fillings, and the risks remain difficult to interpret. Evidence on the health effect of dental amalgams comes from studies of the association between their presence and signs or symptoms of adverse effects or health...

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ADA Does Support Mercury-Safe Dentistry

The ADA actually supports Mercury-Safe Dentistry, it just uses a different name. The ADA calls it The ADA’s ‘Dental Mercury Hygiene Recommendations’. The ADA lists a number of sources of mercury exposure at the dental office, including polishing and removing amalgam. It also recommends that all personnel involved in the handling of mercury and dental amalgam be trained in the potential hazards of mercury vapor...

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What Is CEREC? (And Why Does it Matter?)

What Is CEREC? (And Why Does it Matter?)

At our holistic dental practice in Encinitas, we use the latest and most technologically advanced equipment. Part of our advanced “tool set” is Sirona’s new CEREC AC unit (as well as the new milling unit). While that may just sound like a fancy way to increase prices, it’s actually much more (and in fact, this unit has allowed us to reduce some of our prices)....

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Charlie Brown speaks out against dental mercury in California

Charlie Brown of Consumers for Dental Choice recently conducted an on-air debate with an ADA spokesperson who supports dental amalgam. Below is the message from Anita Vazquez Tibau, Project Director at Californians for Green Dentistry. Charlie Brown speaks out against dental mercury in California Dear Californians, Our Californians for Green Dentistry project is drawing increased press attention.  On February 1, Southern California Public Radio (89.3...

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