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Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique

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How To Get Mercury Fillings Safely Removed

Mercury is a heavy metal, as dangerous as lead and arsenic, yet as dentists we are trained that it is perfectly safe when it is mixed to make up dental amalgam.

However, studies show that mercury evaporates as a vapour every time there is any heat or friction applied to the teeth or fillings. So just imagine every time your eat, have a hot meal or drink, brush your teeth, clench, grind or swallow, mercury is coming out of your filling as a gas. A gas that you breathe in.

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How To Stop Gum Disease, Beyond Brushing and Flossing

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How To Prevent Gum Disease and Improve Your Health 

The traditional advice for prevention for gum disease is floss, brush, use mouthrinse and see your dentist twice a year. Yes I’m sure you’ve heard it before ad it is good advice, however it is only a part of the equation and I often ask myself as gum disease is linked to your systemic health, is this advice enough? 

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How To Stop Gum Disease From Killing You

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Is Gum Disease Killing You?

Your gum and periodontal health is crucial to you overall health. Your gums and the bone around the teeth and the connective tissues are connected by direct pathways to other areas of your body. The blood that supplies your gums circulates around your whole body. This means if you have gum disease your blood is carrying mouth bacteria, infection and inflammation everywhere else in your body. We have known this fact since the 1800’s.

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The Dentist Said I Have Periodontal Disease

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What Is Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is an inflammatory disease caused by bacteria. It is a disease of the bone and gums that surrounds the teeth. Typically your gums shrink back from around the base of your tooth and your teeth become loose. You might see blood or pus at your gum line where your tooth sits, have tooth pain or be grinding your teeth. 

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Airway and Breathing Disorders, Snoring and Sleep Apnoea

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Airway and Breathing Disorders, Snoring and Sleep Apnoea 

Why is a dentist talking about your airway and how you breathe? It’s because we are in a position to observe and visualise many signs in the mouth that can indicate you have a problem breathing properly or have difficulty breathing during your sleep. I can’t diagnose an airway problem simply by looking at your teeth and mouth but there are some tell tale signs that can a

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TMJ Disorders Part 1 - What Causes TMJ Problems

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What Causes TMJ Problems

TMJ, Headaches and Breathing

I see many patients who tell me they have TMJ and they’d be right, In fact they have two, everyone does they are the joints that are responsible for you being able to open and close your mouth, talk, chew, kiss, swallow and breathe.

What they actually mean is they have a problem, usually pain, with their jaw joint and it’s functioning.

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Fluoride Part 1 – How Did Fluoride End Up In The Drinking Water

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How Did Fluoride End Up In The Drinking Water

Is fluoride a good or a bad thing? Well as a dentist you’d probably expect me to say it’s a good thing seeing as it supposedly reduces tooth decay. So it might surprise you to hear me say as a holistic dentist I actually don’t think it is so good for us. Essentially fluoride is a poison and it is not a nutrient, vitamin or mineral that our body needs to be healthy or survive.

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