Boost Your Immune System Against Respiratory Illness

By office on Tuesday, March, 10th, 2020 in General Health & Wellness No Comments

The recent outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has been complicated by what the World Health Organization is calling a massive ‘infodemic’ due to an over-abundance of information – some accurate and some not – that makes it hard for people to find trustworthy sources and reliable guidance when they need it. We agree. In fact, there […]


The 75th Anniversary of Fluoridation Is Nothing to Celebrate

By office on Tuesday, March, 3rd, 2020 in Fluoride No Comments

While the CDC and ADA “celebrate” the 75th anniversary of community water fluoridation in 2020 as a public health success story, research showing the negative effects of this toxin on brain development continues to pile up.   One of the most recent scientific reviews updates a review and meta-analysis first published in Environmental Health Perspectives in […]


The Queen Has Spoken: Up Your Dental Game

By office on Tuesday, February, 25th, 2020 in Oral Health & Hygiene No Comments

This week, we’re featuring a guest post by Green City Dental’s own Queen of Dental Hygiene – and recipient of the 2019 the Hu-Friedy/ADHA Master Clinician Award – Barbara Tritz. (Patients also know her as our resident specialist in myofunctional therapy.) Below, Barbara will school you on the value of some of the key services […]


Is Your Child a Mouth Breather? How to Tell, Why to Worry, & What To Do

By office on Tuesday, February, 18th, 2020 in Airway No Comments

Mouth breathing is common in children. In fact, more than half of kids under 9 mouth breathe, studies show.  Sometimes it’s due to habits such as thumbsucking, pacifier use, or poor diet. Other familiar culprits include allergies and enlarged tonsils or adenoids. Often, it’s a combination of factors.  Whatever the cause, the effects are serious. […]


Have a Heart-Healthy (& Sugar-Free) Valentine’s!

By office on Tuesday, February, 11th, 2020 in General Health & Wellness No Comments

Nearly every holiday has some version of a guilty pleasure, whether it’s ice cream on the Fourth of July, a flood of candy on Halloween, or all that pie on Thanksgiving. Valentine’s is no different, from heart-shaped lollipops to heart-shaped peanut butter cups to heart-shaped boxes filled with all kinds of tempting, sugary treats.  A […]


Why Younger Adults Need Sleep & Airway Assessments, Too

By office on Tuesday, February, 4th, 2020 in Airway No Comments

Whether bragging about pulling an all-nighter before finals or hanging with friends into the wee hours binge-watching or club-hopping, younger adults tend to take pride in pushing the envelope when it comes to getting enough sleep. After all, they’re adults now, and “everyone” knows adults don’t need as much sleep as kids.    Actually, sleep […]


Joint Vibration Analysis: A Simple & Quick Way To Diagnose TMD

By office on Tuesday, January, 28th, 2020 in Airway No Comments

Biological dentistry takes a minimally invasive approach, where the best dentistry is the least dentistry. That’s why prevention is key – and also why it’s crucial to find the source of any disease or dysfunction as soon as possible. This is certainly true for dysfunction in the temporomandibular joints (TMJ), those all-important hinges that open […]


All About Airway: Tongue Edition

By office on Tuesday, January, 21st, 2020 in Airway No Comments

Breathing is something you don’t think about a lot until it’s hard to do. This is especially true if you or a loved one – especially a loved one you share a bedroom with – has airway issues.  But enduring the rattle of someone snoring next to you – or being regularly startled awake through […]


Making Sense of All Those Tooth-Cleaning Tools

By office on Tuesday, January, 14th, 2020 in Oral Health & Hygiene No Comments

Would you believe there’s a New Year’s resolution you can make that takes less than 10 minutes a day, yet could not only extend your life but your quality of life for years to come?  If you guessed “brushing and cleaning between your teeth,” a gold star for you! It’s not much: just two minutes […]


Pinhole Surgery for Receding Gums: Fast, Simple, Effective

By office on Wednesday, January, 8th, 2020 in Dental Procedures No Comments

Most people know that receding gums are nothing to smile about, but you might not know just how common this dental problem is. If you’re over 18, there’s a 50-50 chance you have at least some recession; when you’re over 65, those chances shoot up to 88%.  It’s not just a cosmetic issue.  For one, […]


A Gift-Giving Guide as Unique as You

By office on Tuesday, December, 17th, 2019 in General Health & Wellness No Comments

A Gift-Giving Guide as Unique as You When it comes to holiday gift-giving, maybe it’s time to reduce, reuse, and recycle! (And that doesn’t mean wrapping that ugly chip and dip set you got two years ago to give to your grandma who gushes over everything anyhow.)  Nope, maybe this year you can find gifts […]


Time to Talk Mercury 

By office on Tuesday, December, 10th, 2019 in Mercury 1 Comment

Biological dentists and hygienists ask A LOT of questions – usually far more than your typical dentist. We do it because integrating your concerns and challenges is crucial when it comes to serving your healthcare needs.  Whatever happens in or is done to the mouth can have effects throughout the body – and vice versa […]


The Power of Empathy

By office on Tuesday, November, 26th, 2019 in General Health & Wellness No Comments

There are lots of ways we express gratitude when Thanksgiving rolls around. You share a special meal. You reach out to family and loved ones. You reflect on the blessings you’ve experienced. Chances are you already know a bit about how good gratitude can be for both your physical and mental health. From articles and […]


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

By office on Tuesday, November, 19th, 2019 in Dental Procedures No Comments

Originally posted May 15, 2019 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 […]


To Air is Human: To Breathe Freely, Divine

By office on Tuesday, November, 12th, 2019 in Airway No Comments

Originally posted at the Queen of Dental Hygiene. by Barbara Tritz, RDH, BS, MSB Breathing.  Why’s a dental hygienist writing about the airway!?  Again!  Because I want you to be healthy and live a life of wellness!  In my biological dental office, one of the most important, if not the most important thing we do, is evaluate your […]


New Government Report Confirms Fluoride’s Harm to Kids’ IQ

By office on Tuesday, November, 5th, 2019 in Fluoride No Comments

Over the years, numerous studies have shed light on the neurotoxic effects of fluoride, as well as its other impacts on health. Often, these end with a note about the need for more research – sometimes to fill data gaps, sometimes for more confirmation of harm.  After all, we’ve been told for decades just how […]


All About Orthotics for TMJ/TMD: Frequently Asked Questions

By Dr. Taylor on Tuesday, October, 22nd, 2019 in Airway No Comments

By Rebecca Taylor, DDS Last week, we took at look at how orthotics can help bring relief from jaw joint dysfunction. Other benefits include Spinal and cranial stability. Reduced gum recession and tooth sensitivity. Increased lymph drainage in the head and neck.  Reduced neck, shoulder, and jaw tension and pain. More room in the mouth […]


Orthotic Treatment for TMD, or What to Expect When You’re Expecting…an Orthotic

By Dr. Taylor on Tuesday, October, 15th, 2019 in Airway No Comments

By Rebecca Taylor, DDS Many folks – including doctors – don’t realize what a huge role a person’s bite plays in musculoskeletal issues. Often, it’s a missing puzzle piece to other treatments such as chiropractic, osteopathy, physical therapy, or other body work.  Your jaw is connected to your head via the TMJ (temporomandibular joint). When […]


Sleep Apnea May Raise Your Risk of Anxiety & Depression 

By office on Monday, October, 7th, 2019 in Airway No Comments

Sleepless nights? We’ve all had them.  In the morning, you feel like the alarm went off 5 minutes after you closed your eyes. You know you’re getting out of the wrong side of the bed no matter what because you’ll be edgy and exhausted all day long.  But when you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), […]


For Dental Implants, There Are Good Reasons to Favor Ceramic Over Titanium

By office on Tuesday, October, 1st, 2019 in Dental Procedures No Comments

While conventional dentistry still largely depends on titanium for implants, it’s not the only option out there. Nor is it necessarily the best option.  Recently, researchers reviewed more than a decade’s worth of clinical studies on the durability of zirconia implants compared to metal. Their study, published last month in Dental Materials, found “no clear […]


The Impact on Intelligence: Why You Want Fluoride-Free For Your Family

By office on Tuesday, September, 10th, 2019 in Fluoride No Comments

If you’re a biological dentist, keeping fluoride-free is a given. Fluoride, after all, has been proven neurotoxic, harmful to the brain (not to mention other vital organs and systems). Research has connected it and other industrial chemicals with neurodevelopmental disabilities in infants and children, such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and other cognitive impairments.  A new […]


Dental Sedation Without the Narcotics? We’ve Got That

By office on Tuesday, September, 3rd, 2019 in Dental Procedures No Comments

A lot of people get pretty freaked out about seeing the dentist, and it’s not hard to understand why, especially if they only come see us when something is wrong. By the time most dental symptoms become a burden, what’s needed to fix the problem is usually far more intensive than had the problem been […]


Mercury-Free Protects Our Planet and Patients Alike

By office on Tuesday, August, 27th, 2019 in Mercury No Comments

When a patient chooses to have their mercury amalgam fillings removed, protecting them – and our team – from mercury exposure is paramount. But safety doesn’t stop there. Practicing mercury-free, mercury-safe dentistry is vital for our planet’s health, as well. Because so many dentists around the world continue to fill teeth with amalgam, the industry […]


Setting the Stage for Good Oral Health

By office on Tuesday, August, 20th, 2019 in Oral Health & Hygiene No Comments

Good health starts in the womb. So does poor health, for that matter. Whatever influences the mother – diet, exercise, stress, toxic exposures – necessarily affects the development of the child she’s carrying. That includes the child’s oral health, as well. Take the condition called enamel hypoplasia, for instance – a fancy term for defects […]


Why Mercury-Free Dentistry Isn’t Enough. Mercury-SAFE Matters, Too!

By office on Wednesday, August, 14th, 2019 in Mercury No Comments

Despite mercury being one of the most toxic materials around, most dentists continue to use it for filling teeth. After all, it’s cheap, and can be placed much more quickly and easily than newer, higher quality materials. (Curious as to how it’s done? Here’s a basic demo.) But because of that toxicity, we not only […]


4 Keys to Keep Your Teeth Remineralizing Naturally

By office on Monday, August, 5th, 2019 in Oral Health & Hygiene No Comments

Folks who tout fluoride say that it’s needed to help keep your tooth enamel strong and prevent decay. Of course, fluoride is also a known neurotoxin. (It has other effects on health, as well.) It’s also not a mineral that your teeth actually need. There’s no fluoride in natural tooth enamel. Enamel is mostly made […]


How to Stop Mouth Breathing (& Improve Your Health in the Process)

By office on Tuesday, July, 30th, 2019 in Airway No Comments

The hazards of mouth breathing popped up in the news cycle recently, thanks to a celebrity performing some do-it-yourself Buteyko on Instagram. The post quickly went viral, probably because images of people with their mouths taped shut tend to be a little, well, startling. But while pictures of mouth-taping can provide the internet (and popstars) […]


First, Do No Harm…

By office on Tuesday, July, 23rd, 2019 in Biological Dentistry No Comments

Checklists, protocols, even the humble honey-do list – whether they’re on our phones, on our fridges, or in a handy-dandy notebook, we’ve all got them. We know the value in making and following lists if only because the simple act of creating a list gives you a much better shot at remembering what to do, […]


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 […]


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 1 Comment

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 […]


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