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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Eat to Remineralize

By office on Thursday, April, 21st, 2016 in Oral Health & Hygiene No Comments

We strongly recommend that all the produce you eat be organic and, preferably, local. All animal products should come from pastured animals raised organically and humanely. Calcium Tooth structure is mostly calcium, making it critical to remineralization. Good Foods: raw dairy (Sea Breeze Farms on Vashon is a great source), rhubarb, spinach, kale, white beans, […]

Remineralization 101

By office on Thursday, April, 7th, 2016 in Oral Health & Hygiene No Comments

The environment in your mouth plays a role in the integrity of your tooth enamel. When you lack certain nutrients, minerals are lost, weakening the teeth and priming them for decay. But just as minerals can be pulled out of teeth, they can be pushed back in. You only need to create an environment in […]

How to Overwhelm Bad Bacteria & Bolster the Good

By office on Thursday, March, 17th, 2016 in Oral Health & Hygiene No Comments

Our country is flooded with fluoride. Yet caries – tooth decay – remains the number one chronic, infectious disease among children. More than 90% of adults have had decay in their permanent teeth. Ninety percent! And still folks will claim – with a straight face – that fluoridation is a triumph in public health. The […]

No-Drill Cavity Treatment – No Fairy Tale!

By office on Thursday, March, 10th, 2016 in Oral Health & Hygiene No Comments

Once upon a time, if you had a cavity, a dentist would just drill and fill – usually with mercury amalgam. Dentists would call it “silver,” but that couldn’t whitewash the fact that a potent neurotoxin was being placed in the mouth, mere inches from the brain. Not cool. Not good. These days, there are […]

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