Thyroid damage

Thyroid conditions affect approximately 30 million Americans, half of whom suffer undiagnosed. Thyroid damage and irregularities can lead to unexplained weight gain, weight loss, fatigue, hair loss and depression, among other debilitating side effects. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that produces hormones which helps control the energy throughout your body, including your caloric burn and…

TMJ

Clicking, snapping, popping – whatever you want to call it, you know those noises from your jaw could be signs of trouble. When you feel pain alongside these symptoms, it might be time to contact a dental professional about TMJ. TMJ, or temporomandibular joint dysfunction, is a condition that results in jaw pain, difficulty chewing,…

Zoom whitening

Everyone has days when they aren’t feeling quite as bright and cheerful. While faking a smile is said to release feel-good hormones that can perk up your day, forcing yourself to grin is especially difficult when your teeth are the very thing bringing you down. Depending on the severity, dull, yellow and stained teeth can…

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Sometimes, the urge to fall asleep trumps the nightly routine. Most of the time, however, missing your evening must-dos can be avoided. Hopping into bed at the same time every night is the best way to achieve a full eight hours of rest. Plus, maintaining a regular routine before your head hits the pillow forces…

Orthodontic Evaluation

Some of us are born with perfect smiles, but it’s rare. Young children often receive orthodontic treatment for crooked teeth, along with less-than-satisfactory oral bone development issues. Getting an orthodontic evaluation can have a plethora of benefits. Orthodontic treatments, including braces, are extremely common in children and young adults to ensure teeth grow healthy and…

This November, Dr. Herrmann and Assure A Smile have been featured in Natural Awakenings Magazine! Turn to page 9 in the digital magazine below to read our feature: Assure A Smile Offers Ozone Therapy for Holistic Dental Care in Miami Leading holistic dentist, Dr. Theodore Herrmann, DMD, excitedly announces new ozone therapy technology for advanced holistic…

This October, we saw an exciting victory for the Consumers for Dental Choice campaign against the use of dangerous and potentially toxic dental amalgam (silver fillings). Now, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a new rule that will require all dental offices to use amalgam separators when performing procedures involving mercury-rich dental amalgam. In addition to acknowledging the inherent danger of dental amalgam, the EPA’s proposal also aims to reduce mercury pollution by requiring dental offices to more carefully capture, contain, and dispose of the hazardous metallic debris.

Worldwide, it’s estimated that more than 180 million people have teeth the have been repaired with some sort of dental restorative material. In total, that’s a staggering 1.4 billion teeth. From the 1950s through present day, one of the most common dental restoratives has always been dental amalgam. Often called “silver fillings,” this metallic mixture is prepared with up to 50% or more liquid mercury. Poisoning from these “mercury fillings” is a risk that holistic dental professionals are quick to warn patients about, even though agencies like the American Dental Association refuse to formally acknowledge any potential health problems associated with their use. At Assure A Smile, we take a holistic approach to dentistry that focuses on both oral health and total body wellness. We believe patients should be educated about mercury poisoning, dental amalgam, and the long-term health risks associated with silver fillings.

In 1991, the World Health Organization released a report confirming that the mercury content of dental amalgam (used for silver fillings) was the single greatest source of mercury pollution in non-industrialized settings. Since that time, health professionals and environmental scientists have pushed hard to have the material banned. Unfortunately, there is nothing illegal about putting this dangerous neuro-toxin in your mouth. Learn more about the dangers of mercury-rich dental amalgam in the free infographic below.

In light of recent studies that have scientifically linked heavy metal accumulation with the development of diabetes and other chronic diseases, Assure A Smile is raising awareness for heavy metal toxicity, testing, and treatment options in Miami. Dr. Herrmann is a certified nutritionist, holistic health expert, and has personal experience with overcoming heavy metal poisoning from mercury.

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