Oral Health

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...

Oral Hygiene

The practice of proper oral hygiene is the most important thing you can do for your teeth and gums. In Part One, you learned that brushing alone is not sufficient to care for your teeth.

Headache

Headaches can be caused by muscle tension, an underlying illness or infection, or disturbances in the blood vessels in the head. Headaches can also be caused by allergies, fever, epilepsy, severe cavities, certain drugs, or an injury to the head. Dr...

Cavities

Over-the-counter products containing lidocaine or benzocaine, such as Anbesol, Orajel, and Campho-Phenique, can be used topically to provide temporary relief for toothache. Over-the-counter pain relievers such as Tylenol are also helpful.

Gum Disease

Gum or periodontal disease refers to a variety of problems affecting the gums and bone that hold the teeth in place. These problems include bleeding, swelling, receding gums, and loose teeth.

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.

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