Fluoride: Helpful or Harmful?

We all know that fluoride is added to many water supplies, we know it’s found in toothpaste, and we know that there are fluoride treatments happily provided by the local dentist. Proponents of fluoridation believe it helps to prevent tooth decay. But what exactly is fluoride? Fluoride is naturally occurring when salts from the element […]

Healthy Teeth Whitening Alternatives

After years of coffee and tea drinking, maybe smoking cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco or even taking antibiotics, your once nice white teeth are starting to look a bit discolored…No matter how old a person is, perfect pearly white teeth are a must in the age of social media and selfies, but what is the […]

Five Common Dental Procedures that Could Impact Your Health

Some of the most common dental procedures that occur during routine dental visits can actually be harmful to your health. Here’s a shortlist of some of the most common dental procedures and materials and how they can impact your whole-body health: Root canal treatments Dental Implants Metal braces Porcelain fused to metal crowns Mercury dental […]

Are 6-Month Dental Cleanings Necessary?

After being in lockdown, masked, and in virtual isolation for almost two years, everyone wants to socialize again and most importantly smile, mask-free! Most people follow the standard recommendation of visiting the dentist twice a year to find out if they have any cavities and to get their teeth cleaned. While you may ask yourself […]

Arthritis, Asthma, and Dental Mercury

Most people think of asthma and arthritis as two very separate diseases…with the only thing they have in common is they both start with the letter “A”. However, they both actually share a mutual link, to exposure to mercury dental amalgam. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, a subdivision of the National […]

Heart Health Starts in Your Mouth

Everyone knows that going for an annual checkup is good for your health. These checkups can provide you with information and discover potential health problems before they can develop into something serious. What has been the most overlooked area as to where many of these health problems actually start, is the mouth! Evidence-based science has […]

Is it Wise to Remove Wisdom Teeth?

Your third molars are commonly known as “wisdom teeth” and they generally erupt between the ages of 17 and 23. One of the most common practices amongst dentists is to remove wisdom teeth as soon as they start to come out, whether they are hurting the patient or not. In medicine and dentistry, this is […]

Getting to the Root of Your Root Canal

Perhaps your root canal is the root cause of your health problems. Have you ever gone to a dentist for a scheduled cleaning and the dentist says, “I’ve got bad news, you need a root canal!” Your first thoughts might be, I don’t see anything wrong, and I don’t feel any pain, why would I […]

Is there a link between poor oral health and cancer?

Not so long ago, when a patient heard the word “cancer”, they immediately thought it would be an inevitable death sentence for them. Fortunately, there has been a tremendous amount of research that has been done in the past 20 years, that is exposing potential causes of cancer such as environmental factors, lifestyle, and most […]