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One of the key aspects of the holistic dentistry we practice at Assure A Smile is the recognition that our lifestyle choices – including the foods we consume – have a profound impact not only on our oral health but our overall wellness. What we eat plays a huge role in determining whether we will…

When you visit your dentist for a check-up or cleaning, he or she will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums to identify and address any existing or potential problems. But of all the issues your dentist will be on the lookout for, one stands head-and-shoulders above all others: plaque buildup. Plaque is oral health enemy…

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Most folks know the basics of good oral health: brushing and flossing, avoiding bad habits like smoking or teeth grinding, and regular check-ups and cleanings with your dentist. While these are all important, there are other, less well-known elements which play a role in the health of our teeth and gums, and in turn, impact…

Good Dental Habits

You may know the feeling. You arrive for an appointment with your dentist, and after he or she says hello, you wait sheepishly for the question you know is coming: “So, have you been flossing regularly?” If the answer is no, you respond apologetically with a tinge of shame. But you are certainly not alone…

Are Mercury Fillings Safe

It is simply undeniable that mercury poses a toxic threat to humans and our environment. Study after study has shown that excessive mercury exposure can lead to a wide range of health problems in children and adults; recent research has even drawn a causal connection between exposure to mercury and autism. Dental amalgams, or silver…

Green Tea for Healthy Gums

You can’t address oral hygiene holistically and effectively without considering the effect of diet. The foods and drinks we consume have a direct and powerful impact on our wellness, including the health of our teeth and gums. Some of the things we put in our bodies – processed and sugar-laden foods and sodas, for example…

Amalgam Toxicity: Are You Breathing Silver Fillings?

We have written extensively about the dangers inherent in silver fillings (dental amalgam) which are prepared with liquid mercury. Liquid mercury is extremely harmful to our health and well-being, which is why we practice mercury-free dentistry at Assure A Smile, including safe mercury filling removal. We replace these silver fillings with one of a number…

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Good dental habits can play a huge role in the health of your teeth and gums, as well as improve your overall health and well-being. Conversely, there are plenty of bad habits which can be devastating to your teeth and oral health. Many of us engage in bad habits almost unconsciously, and we may not…

Mercury-Free Dentistry

Silver fillings (dental amalgam) are prepared with liquid mercury. Liquid mercury is extremely harmful to our health. Period. That is why we practice mercury-free dentistry at Assure A Smile. That is also why the last few decades have seen tremendous advancements in alternatives to silver fillings. When we remove mercury fillings, we can replace them…

There is simply no denying that mercury poses a toxic threat to humans and our environment. Study after study has shown that excessive mercury exposure can lead to a wide range of health problems in children and adults. That is why we emphasize mercury-free dentistry so much, and that is why we work to ensure…

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