Fluoride Exposure

By Lisa on Saturday, March, 18th, 2017 in Fluoride No Comments

Not too long ago, the government, recognizing that the threshold may have been too high quietly lowered the “safe” level of fluoride in drinking water to 0.7 parts per million. But with little awareness of where fluoride lurks and how much we are exposed to in “parts per million,” it’s impossible to gauge our level […]


The Adverse Health Effects of Fluoride

By Lisa on Wednesday, March, 1st, 2017 in Fluoride No Comments

Seventy-one years after Grand Rapids, Michigan first released fluoride into its water supply, almost 75% of the US population is chugging the stuff. But a growing number of citizens are beginning to ask questions about the limited science that supports the administration of this ubiquitous medicament to every man, woman and child. At the same […]


The Fluoride Myth

By Lisa on Thursday, February, 16th, 2017 in Fluoride No Comments

If you still think that all those fluoride containing dental products endorsed with the American Dental Association (ADA) “seal of approval” indicate some level of product safety, you need to know, it’s a myth. The truth is that fluoride is a known neurotoxin, a chemical that is poisonous and destructive to nerve tissue. Its little […]


A Lack of Fluoride Doesn’t Cause Decay

By Lisa on Thursday, January, 26th, 2017 in Fluoride, Oral Health & Hygiene No Comments

By now we all know that sugar spurs tooth decay. We’ve all also heard that fluoride prevents cavities. But what a lot of folks don’t know is that only part of what we think we know is actually so. Backing up the claim that sugar leads to decay, a recent Finnish study notes that, among […]


Improving Health by Widening the Airway

By office on Thursday, December, 1st, 2016 in Oral-Systemic Connections No Comments

In his forthcoming book Six-foot Tiger, Three-foot Cage, biological dentist Dr. Felix Liao shows how a pinched airway can have serious, long-term effects on your overall health. The title describes the effect of a mouth too small to comfortably fit the tongue. The tongue is forced into the throat, where it “becomes a ‘tiger’ stressing […]


Why Oxygen?

By office on Wednesday, November, 16th, 2016 in Oral-Systemic Connections No Comments

You could go days without food or water. Maybe not comfortably. But you’d live. Not so with oxygen. Even just 3 minutes of deprivation starts killing brain cells. Your brain, in fact, is the biggest user of oxygen, consuming about 20% of the more than 400 liters of the stuff you inhale each and every […]


Sleep Apnea & Grinding Can Be a Thing of the Past – & You Can Thank the DNA Appliance for That!

By office on Wednesday, November, 2nd, 2016 in Oral-Systemic Connections No Comments

What do sleep apnea and tooth grinding (bruxing) have in common? They’re both signs that you’re not getting enough air. With apnea, you’re repeatedly choking and jolting awake – the body’s emergency response to a blocked airway. With bruxing, you’re often just trying to get your jaw into a position that lets you take in […]


So Why Won’t My Insurance Pay for Tooth-Colored Fillings?

By office on Wednesday, October, 19th, 2016 in Mercury No Comments

It can be hard to ask for what you want when you know it probably won’t be covered. This can leave some folks feeling they’ve been overcharged for metal-free, biocompatible alternatives. But that hinges on you being unaware of some things your insurance company probably doesn’t want you to know. For one, they don’t care […]


Mercury Gets Around

By office on Wednesday, October, 5th, 2016 in Mercury No Comments

As we noted last time, mercury is constantly off-gassed from so-called “silver” amalgam fillings. This vapor must go somewhere, and where it goes is into your circulation. This is how it can affect so many different body systems. (What it affects and how depends on your unique biochemistry, overall health history and current challenges.) A […]


Mercury Amalgam: Toxic In, Toxic Out!

By office on Wednesday, September, 21st, 2016 in Mercury No Comments

If you’re savvy – and we suspect that you are – you may have wondered why the American Dental Association still endorses the use of mercury amalgam to fill teeth, even as other countries have banned it. You might question how the US could ratify the global mercury treaty known as the Minamata Convention, which […]