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.
Holistic dentistry and the fluoride free movement have seen another big win in the battle to keep Americans safe from treated tap water. The victory is celebrated by residents of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and full coverage can be found on the Fluoride Action Network. On July 1st, the County announced they would no longer be purchasing fluoridated water from the city of Philadelphia. Instead, the County will get water from a new source that does not add fluoride to it. Throughout 2013, the movement toward fluoride free drinking water gained unprecedented momentum and media attention. This most recent victory in Bucks County, PA, shows the momentum is still alive and well, which is great news for everyone who understands just how harmful fluoridated water can be to the body. Infants are particularly susceptible to the side effects of fluoride toxicity, especially when fed formula prepared with fluoridated tap water. During preparation, water evaporates and fluoride concentration increases, delivering high doses of the dangerous mineral to infants’ delicate and still-developing nervous system. Fluoride Causes ‘Chemical Brain Drain.’ If you are still uncertain about the danger of fluoride, look no further than this Harvard School of Public Health study titled “Impact of Fluoride on Neurological Development in Children.” Philippe Grandjean, adjunct professor of environmental health, summarizes the report in a concise and alarming fashion: “Fluoride seems to fit in with lead, mercury, and other poisons that cause chemical brain drain,” he reports. Fluoride Free Dentistry You do not have to accept fluoride exposure. At Assure A Smile, we believe in providing a holistic approach to dentistry that minimizes exposure to known toxins. This “biocompatible” approach puts patients first, protecting them from the mental, emotional, and physical harm caused by toxins like fluoride. Schedule an appointment online, or call our office directly at 305-274-0047 to learn more about our holistic approach to creating healthy teeth and gums for life.
Dentists have long relied on traditional x-ray machines to capture images of teeth, gums, and underlying bone structures. These x-rays help dentists diagnose specific oral health conditions while also providing visuals to aid in developing an appropriate course of treatment. X-rays can also help patients see how things like tooth decay, oral infection, and dental caries affect the overall health and function of the mouth. Traditional x-rays are limited, however, and patients are often exposed to radiation from the machines that take them.
Today, a much better solution exists. Assure A Smile is excited to announce the arrival of the all-new Gendex 3D Imaging system. With less radiation and advanced 3-dimensional imaging technologies, the Gendex system gives dentists and patients an unparalleled look inside the teeth, gums, and surrounding oral tissues.
Oil pulling is an all-natural way to improve oral health. Although oil pulling is just now enjoying positive feedback from dental patients, it is actually an age old practice that originated in India thousands of years ago. It wasn’t until the 1990s that health experts in the Western world began recommending oil pulling as a way to naturally detoxify the body, particularly the teeth and gums. Today, many holistic dentists recognize oil pulling as a safe, easy, and inexpensive way to significantly reduce the risk of tooth decay, oral infection, and gum disease.
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Bio-compatible dental implants are a healthier, safer alternative for patients who elect to replace loose, missing, or severely damaged teeth. Dental implants are known to improve the overall functionality and aesthetics of your smile, and bio-compatible implants ensure such advancements are made without compromising patient health and wellness.
With nearly 60,000 passionate Twitter Followers, Vani Hari’s Food Babe account is committed to spreading awareness for the sometimes toxic and alarming things found lurking in everyday food items. As a holistic dental practice, Assure A Smile applauds Ms. Vani Hari’s admirable activism and supports her mission to investigate what’s in your food.
From the Oscar winning producer of An Inconvenient Truth comes a new film on the American health crisis caused by low quality food production and deceptive marketing. “Everything we’ve been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong,” the film warns, backing this claim with documented testimony from some of the nation’s leading health experts and research institutions.
Fed Up shines a light on the misleading and dangerous practices employed by some of the biggest names in the American food and beverage industry, encouraging viewers to re-evaluate the diet Americans have grown so accustomed to over the past 3 decades. The film debuted in theaters May 9th and featured former president Bill Clinton, former FDA commissioner David A. Kessler, and activist Michael Pollan.
A new article published in The Scientific World Journal has doctors, researchers, and health agencies from around the world reconsidering the potential harm caused by fluoridated public water.
Water fluoridation is a controversial topic. On one side, the pro-fluoride lobby insists fluoride is essential in preventing widespread tooth decay. Fluoride proponents believe the mineral strengthens tooth enamel, making it more difficult for acid-producing plaque to cause cavities and dental caries.
Baby water with fluoride claims to help children develop strong and healthy teeth. Studies by the Harvard School of Public Health claim otherwise, calling fluoride a potentially toxic mineral that seems to cause “chemical brain drain” in children (i). Nestlé, the leading brand behind the new fluoride water for babies, must now answer serious questions about fluoride and children’s health as the U.S. Court of Appeals has agreed to hear oral arguments from a mother whose daughter allegedly developed dental fluorosis as a result of the fluoridated bottled water.