The Brand Wellness Center - Enlightened Dentistry
|Posted on September 27, 2022 at 1:30 AM||comments (0)|
As many of you may know, I love to cook. Give me any recipe, and I will find a way to make it healthier. So when a patient asked what to feed her 5 year old child who loves conventional cereal, the first thing that came to mind was Granola. Sure it’s not the healthiest food out there, but it’s a lot better than Fruit Loops and Coco Pebbles.
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|Posted on September 4, 2022 at 10:40 AM||comments (0)|
The time is right and we are back. Our blog has been silent for over two years and now is the time to speak.
There are certain things concerning dentistry that I have observed during this time that deserve mentioning:
1. Postings about mercury and fluoride are no longer being censored on social networks.
2. Postings about “the shot” or politics are constantly being removed or censored.
3. Everyone is concerned about l...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 5, 2020 at 1:15 PM||comments (0)|
Dear Dental Family,
We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control proc...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 25, 2019 at 10:20 PM||comments (0)|
Every now and then, I have a patient who is not a perfect candidate for dental work. Usually, there is a cavity that needs to be filled but the patient can’t sit still long enough to have a filling done. These patients are either very young (under the age of 5) or considerably aged. Either way there are compliance issues and they can’t cooperate enough to have a filling completed.
Standard protocol would usually require for the dental work to be done under genera...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 3, 2019 at 9:45 PM||comments (2)|
In case you haven’t noticed, it is getting more and more difficult to find natural health information through the usual search engines. In June 2019, Google began a new algorithm to change ranking results in their search engine. Many “holistic” and “natural” websites have been excluded from the page one listings thereby making it more difficult to find the health information and/or practitioner that you are seeking.
Some of the most popular sit...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 15, 2019 at 6:35 PM||comments (2)|
According to research published recently in the peer-reviewed Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology (JOMT), the safety thresholds for mercury exposure can be exceeded during dental procedures involving drilling on silver mercury amalgam fillings, specifically if special precautions are not in place.
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|Posted on July 21, 2019 at 10:05 PM||comments (0)|
Dental fluorosis is not a pretty sight. In this modern day, pearly white teeth are in, mottled teeth are not. It is particularly upsetting when our children’s teeth erupt this way and are disfigured for life, knowing that there is little that can be done to undo the damage.
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|Posted on June 2, 2019 at 7:40 PM||comments (0)|
I’ve tried numerous detoxes over the years. Many have been incredibly effective. Others not so much. Most have had some uncomfortable side effects.
Presently, I am using a detox product that is working well for me and I believe it will fare well with even the most sensitive person.
I am now into my third month of Advanced TRS, and I must say that I truly feel tha...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 28, 2019 at 8:35 PM||comments (0)|
For more than one hundred years, dental gold has been considered the “gold standard” in dental restorations. Used in crowns as well as tooth fillings alongside mercury silver fillings and other metals in the mouth, it has been found that this can create an electrical current sensation in the mouth.
Silver Mercury Filling next to Gold Crown
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|Posted on March 20, 2019 at 10:10 PM||comments (2)|
Once the mainstay of dentistry, amalgam mercury fillings are now in sharp decline and have been discontinued in several countries. Despite its deceptive name "silver fillings," amalgam's main component is actually mercury, a neurotoxin and a heavy metal.
The banning of mercury fillings has become a worldwide issue. The us...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 24, 2019 at 8:45 PM||comments (0)|
Have you ever noticed that your teeth look thinner than they used to? Maybe even a bit darker? Some wear is inevitable as we age, but excessive wearing away of the tooth surface can have many causes.
According to one recent study, general dental erosion was found in 28% of 15 year olds and 34% of 17 year olds. Basically that means that erosion prevalence is rising as we chronologically age. Ad...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 19, 2019 at 10:15 PM||comments (0)|
Dental floss seems fairly innocuous. But like with any modern-day personal care products, consumers need to be aware of added chemicals that may go into its production.
A new study suggests certain types of consumer behaviors, including flossing with Oral-B Glide dental floss can con...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 30, 2018 at 10:30 PM||comments (1)|
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), cigarette smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths each year in the United States. Concomitantly, many studies show that there is an increase in the risk of death from all cancers for anyone who smokes.
Aside from these ob...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 23, 2018 at 10:55 PM||comments (0)|
The holiday season can be stressful for many, but focusing on gratitude will make a tremendous difference in mitigating this stress. Additionally, it may also change your entire outlook on life.
Here are some simple suggestions on how to have a more positive attitude:
- • Smil...
|Posted on September 15, 2018 at 9:00 PM||comments (2)|
Here’s a newsflash.
Flossing your teeth BEFORE you brush has been proven to be the most effective way to get your teeth their cleanest. This recent study recently published in the Journal of Periodontology has just confirmed exactly what I have been telling patients for years: Floss First! (You can take a look atRead Full Post »
|Posted on August 3, 2018 at 11:05 AM||comments (0)|
Glyphosate was first introduced in the United States in 1974. It is best known for being the active ingredient in Monsanto’s popular Roundup herbicide. It is used on crops of all kinds, from corn to soybeans to wheat to potatoes. Unfortunately it is now being found in many organic crops as well, due to wind dispersing it from nearby farms. There really is no way to avoid it; glyphosate is everywhere.
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|Posted on June 30, 2018 at 8:25 AM||comments (4)|
Oral candidiasis -- also known as Oral thrush, is a condition in which the fungus Candida albicans accumulates on the lining of your mouth and tongue. Candida is a normal organism in your mouth, but sometimes it can overgrow and cause symptoms. When the fungus begins to grow uncontrollably, an infection can develop.
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|Posted on May 12, 2018 at 11:35 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted on February 18, 2018 at 7:10 PM||comments (0)|
With so much stress in our lives, cold sores on the lips (and in the mouth) are commonplace. But sometimes a cold sore may be something else. If you've ever had cold sores that didn't respond to medication designed to treat them, it might be angular cheilitis, a completely different medical condition that looks surprisingly similar. The good news is that angular cheilitis is usually easy to treat, perhaps even easier that cold sores.
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|Posted on January 7, 2018 at 9:05 PM||comments (0)|
There are several ways to reverse or arrest decay (see our many posts on this topic), and the application of silver diamine fluoride has come up recently as a possible solution. In our office, the inquiries on silver diamine fluoride are mostly from parents of young children, hoping to avoid having fillings placed in their toddler’s teeth.
Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is a colorless strongly alkaline liquid (pH 10) that is 24.4% to 28.8% (weight/volume) silver and 5....Read Full Post »