Integrative Dentistry

Herbal Remedies for Oral Health

As herbal medications and supplements are becoming more popular, some dentists have incorporated them into their practice. Herbs have potent effects on the body. Herbal supplements contain essential extracts of a plant source, in a concentrated...

Thumb Sucking

For years, thumb or finger sucking was considered a sign of weak moral character, and parents were advised to break the habit forcibly. It is now generally believed that sucking is a normal reflex and helps relax and comfort the child. Thumb and...

Cancer Therapy and Oral Complications

Treatment of cancer, whether with chemotherapy or radiation can affect the oral tissues in a significant manner. The affect of these treatments can be so severe, that the persons’ quality of life may be compromised. Complications may result in...

All About Teeth Whitening

A common question I often get from patients is to explain the difference between over-the-counter teeth whitening systems and the ones you get from the dental offices. There are numerous infomercials on the kits available and their availability in...

Dental Filling Choices

There has been a major shift in the type of filling materials and choices available for dental restorations. In 1990 approximately 70% of the fillings placed in teeth by the dentist were the amalgam or silver/mercury fillings. In 1999 that has...

Fibromyalgia and TMJ

Approximately three to six million Americans have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. This debilitating disease is most commonly associated with women who are experiencing hormonal changes during pre-menopause or after a hysterectomy. Besides hormonal...

Root Canals

Root canals have been controversial for many years. Now researchers are asking whether root canals may be a source of illness and weakened immune system. This is result of research indicating the presence of residual infections even after the root...

Menopause and Oral Care

Approximately 36 million women in the United States are in the postmenopausal phase of their life. Women who have reached this stage of their life, experience a variety of symptoms. Besides symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats other factors...

Homeopathy In Dentistry

The following is a list of general guidelines for homeopathic remedies in dental care, including remedies for anxiety, nervousness, fear, physical and mental restlessness as well as pain on chewing, TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder), canker...

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