On Wednesday, April 19, Dr. Ted Herrmann, DMD, led a lecture on the latest technological advances in holistic dentistry and general wellbeing. The event was organized and led by Positive Alternative Therapies in Healthcare (PATH), a non-profit educational group that teaches how chronic illnesses are highly influenced by environment, nutrition and lifestyle. At the event,…

Treating Cavities with Ozone Therapy

Medical-grade O3 has been used for over 150 years to treat infections and disease.¹ Despite its long-standing history of effectiveness, ozone therapy is somewhat new to the field of modern dentistry. At Assure A Smile, we use ozone therapy to restore cavities, perform root canals, minimize sensitivity and treat periodontitis. This minimally-invasive technology is more…

root canals

Each year, over 40 million teeth are treated with root canals. Root canals are performed to remove the nerve and the surrounding pulp at the center of an infected or decaying tooth. Most mainstream dentists see root canals as the only way to save a tooth’s structure in severe cases. After the pulp is removed,…

turmeric

Smiling is not only an indication of sporadic happiness but a display of self-confidence and emotional well-being. Most people yearn for a wide set of pearly whites, but achieving the results you want at home isn’t always feasible. Over-the-counter teeth bleaching kits can cause toothaches, enamel wear, gum irritation or recession and weakness, particularly for…

titanium dental implants

In conventional dentistry, titanium dental implants are used often because of properties that allow them to bond with living bone tissue, a process known as osseointegration. Today, over 95 percent of dental implant procedures performed use titanium alloys. Although prevalent, titanium dental implants are not the only option in reconstructive dentistry. Many patients have concerns…

glyphosate

Glyphosate is the most widely-used agricultural weed killer in the world. Two years ago, a branch of the World Health Organization declared the already controversial herbicide as “probably carcinogenic to humans.” The 2015 report when on to say the following: “The agricultural use of glyphosate has increased sharply since the development of crops that have…

ceramic dental implants

As a holistic dentistry, Assure A Smile regularly researches the latest metal-free alternatives for all oral health care services, particularly those used in reconstructive dentistry. We are excited to announce a new option for safe, biocompatible dental implants at Assure A Smile: ZERAMEX® ceramic dental implants. Invented in 2009, ZERAMEX delivers the first metal-free implants…

processed foods

Processed foods have long been linked to health conditions like obesity, high blood pressure and an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. Research shows that some processed foods may double your chances of developing colon cancer. Still, many Americans keep processed foods as a staple in their daily diets. In the United States, we eat…

black charcoal

The rise of social media over the past decade has also led to an influx of beauty and health do-it-yourself content. More recently, bloggers and internet influencers have been touting the benefits of black charcoal as a natural teeth whitener. Before you use black charcoal (or any other substance) on your teeth, it’s important to…

candida overgrowth thrush

Candida is a fungus which, in small doses, is found in your mouth and intestines to help you digest your food and properly absorb nutrients. But, too much candida leads to systemic issues, leaving a grave impact on your physical health and quality of life. The good bacteria in your gut and body helps keep…

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