Oral Health

Herbal Therapy in Dentistry

Herbs with medicinal properties are a useful and effective source of treatment for various disease processes. Many drugs used in Western medical science-called allopathic medicine-have their origin in medicinal plants.

Homeopathy in Dentistry

Homeopathy is a treatment option that was practiced widely in the United States until the early twentieth century, when medicinal (pharmaceutical) drugs became popular. Homeopathy is still very much accepted and used in Europe, especially in...

Hygiene Basics

Most people think brushing alone will keep teeth and gums clean and healthy. This belief is shattered when they chew a special "disclosing" tablet made of food coloring that stains plaque, the sticky, colorless film of bacteria that forms on the...

Infection

As with any part of the body, if the mouth is invaded by a particular type of bacteria, virus, or fungus, the toxins generated by the microorganism may cause an infection.

The Jaw and Oral Cavity

If the eyes are the "windows of the soul," then the mouth is the "doorway to the body. " The oral cavity is situated at the end of the digestive tract and is surrounded by the lips and cheeks externally and by the gums and teeth internally.

Mercury Toxicity

The fillings referred to as "silver" are actually a mixture of silver, tin, copper, and mercury, and are more properly called amalgam fillings. The silver, tin, and copper are provided in a powder form by various manufacturers, with silver being the...

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