A New Way to Treat Gum Disease: Perioscopy

By office on Tuesday, June, 11th, 2019 in Periodontal Health No Comments

What would you think if, every time you washed your hands, they started bleeding – well, once you got over the horror show aspect of it all, that is? Rush to a doctor, right? Yet when people see blood on their toothbrush or dental floss, a surprising number of them do nothing, as if blood […]


Making Our Garden Grow

By office on Wednesday, May, 29th, 2019 in General Health & Wellness No Comments

“Biological” dentistry is such a perfect name for what we do here at Green City Dental in Edmonds. “Bio,” after all, means life, and one of our main goals is to help our patients create their best, healthiest lives possible. Every procedure we do, every material we use is chosen for its ability to support […]


It’s Alive!: New Ways to Save Dying Teeth

By office on Wednesday, May, 15th, 2019 in Dental Procedures No Comments

When you look at your smile, it can be tough to realize that each tooth isn’t just some hard, lifeless mass. Each tooth is, in fact, a living organ surrounded by a coat of enamel. Underneath that enamel is a softer layer of tissue called dentin, which is made up of miles – yes, miles! […]


Fluoride Exposure

By office 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 office 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 office 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 office 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 […]