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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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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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Exposing the truth about gum disease…

Episode 9 of Dangers in Dentistry, originally aired on KPRZ in San Diego. Gum disease. Periodontal disease. Everyone has heard of it in some form or another (most have heard about Gingivitis). But most of the information you’ve heard is completely wrong! Did you know that 3 of 4 adults have gum disease? Did you know gum disease can be easily prevented? Did you know...

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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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