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…

lyme disease

As a holistic dentistry, Assure A Smile offers numerous biocompatible therapies that benefit oral health and total body wellness. All-natural ozone therapy, for instance, is used to rid the mouth of hard-to-reach bacteria while promoting healing during routine procedures. However, ozone therapy is a multi-functional treatment tool used to treat other ailments throughout the body. Trial…

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

When it comes to treating dental decay and infection, ozone therapy is in a field of its own. This revolutionary alternative and biocompatible treatment eradicates isolated pockets of bacteria which cannot be removed with conventional dental tools. And, the DOU120 Dental Ozone System available at the Assure A Smile office promotes advanced healing during a…

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Adopting a holistic lifestyle takes time, determination and resolve. Physicians and specialists research, analyze and practice for years before promoting alternative practices. And, patients need time to familiarize themselves with a renewed way of life. But, every individual transitioning to integrative health starts somewhere, and making small changes to your routine can put you on the right…

Mercury in Teeth: Is Amalgam Poisoning You?

This past summer, the journal of Metabolic Brain Disease published a study further corroborating the connection between mercury exposure and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)¹. This release follows several studies exposing parallels between high mercury levels and autism symptoms in children. The government does not yet formally recognize mercury as a potential risk factor for ASD. The…

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With Christmas behind us and 2016 quickly coming to a close, many individuals are taking time to seriously devise their New Year’s resolutions. Maybe you already intend to shed those extra pounds, increase take-home pay or volunteer more. For 2017, Assure A Smile encourages patients and readers to adopt positive dental habits alongside their existing affirmations. Because…

Sleep Apnea is Killing You

Last week on the blog, we discussed how seasonal affective disorder (SAD) disrupts wholesome behaviors and overall happiness. SAD is a serious and diagnosable disorder, but is often confused with the common symptoms of the “winter blues.” Millions of Americans have trouble staying energized during the winter, but aren’t necessarily suffering from a serious condition such…

Dental Anxiety Part I

Feeling blue because of the cold, dreary winter weather? Seasonal affective disorder is more than just intermittent sadness or a longing for a warm breeze. The Mayo Clinic defines seasonal affective disorder (SAD) as a type of depression related to the shift in seasons. Symptoms begin and end around the same time each year, typically…

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Since being officially classified as a neurotoxin, parents are growing more concerned about their children’s fluoride consumption – and rightfully so. In 2013, a Harvard University study funded by the National Institute of Health concluded that children exposed to high levels of fluoridated water showed significantly lower IQ scores than those residing in less fluoridated areas. “The…

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