According to the National Sleep Foundation, approximately 8% of Americans suffer with bruxism. Better known as teeth grinding, this condition can be problematic for those afflicted, as well as anyone who sleeps in close proximity. In the past, the downside of bruxism was thought to be limited to damage inflicted within the oral cavity. For…

The side effects of smoking are well documented and widely known. Now, a new study has found secondhand smoke to be among the most critical factors causing the rise in dental caries (cavities) among children.

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…

From a holistic perspective, gum disease has also been linked with heart disease and diabetes. Now, a recent study has made a new link between gum disease and prostate inflammation.

Some dentists believe root canals are necessary for remedying severe damage to the tooth and its root, whether occurring from cavities, fractures, or abscesses. When the root becomes inflamed, removal of the infection is necessary. Without treatment of some sort, individuals might experience pain, swelling, or discomfort in the afflicted area. These symptoms should be discussed as soon as possible with your dental professional so they can provide adequate treatment.

The Cochrane Collaboration uncovered one interesting study in particular. In 2001, a report found that amongst two adjacent British Columbia communities, one of which ceased water fluoridation and the other remained constant, the community that stopped water fluoridation actually saw rates of cavities amongst schoolchildren decrease. This study is one of many that prove fluoride has no effect, or potentially a more detrimental affect, on tooth decay in children. Read more about this ground breaking study.

Summer is here, which means longer, sun-filled days and warm temperatures that lend themselves to outdoor activities. If you’re a fan of the warmer weather, then you’ll love this little known fact: Moderate sun exposure helps the body maintain healthy skin, bones, and teeth. Nourish and protect your skin this summer with these delicious foods, rich in vitamins and antioxidants.

Vaccines contain neurotoxins, including aluminum, mercury, formaldehyde, MSG, and antibiotics, among others. The very definition of a neurotoxin is a substance that is damaging to nerve cells, the main component of the human brain. Therefore, it’s safe to assume that these so-called ingredients in vaccines can cause cognitive impairment – similar to the symptoms of PCCI. Learn how holistic dentists help patients avoid toxins, like mercury and other heavy metals.

As most holistic dentists recognize, amalgam fillings are extremely harmful to the human body. But, it’s taken a long time for the general health system to promote the removal and ban of silver amalgam fillings, even though the side effects are proven to be detrimental to patients’ health. The European Union’s Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) said that when it comes to children and pregnant patients, “alternative materials to amalgam should be the first choice.” Read more on how to eliminate mercury toxins from your mouth and life.

Given the approaching summer weather, you might be highly focused on your weight, diet, and exercise routine. If you’re not keeping your teeth and gums in mind, however, your oral health will suffer. In fact, the two go hand in hand – a healthy lifestyle should be an all-around goal, not limited to one portion of your body over the other. To keep up your oral care routine, remember these seven tips.

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