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.

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.

miami-dentist-tmj-symptomsTMJ is a painful condition that may significantly inhibit one’s ability to chew, bite, and even hear. Many body tissues may be affected by the condition, including muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, and teeth. The teeth, particularly, may have a strong affect on the development of the disorder, making TMJ an area of special interest for holistic dentists. This article is a basic overview of the disorder, its symptoms, and treatment options.

miami-dentist-better-hygiene-invisalignInvisalign is just as effective as traditional metal braces for most, and comes with the added benefit of convenience! Invisalign aligners can be removed before eating, brushing, and flossing, helping patients to straighten their teeth without neglecting their oral health. Patients may brush and floss as normal, significantly lessening the likelihood of developing serious oral health problems straightening your teeth.

miami-dentist-why-yogis-will-love-holistic-dentistryYogis and holistic dentists have at least one thing in common. Each concentrates on the big picture at hand. For Yogis, this includes using stretches and breathing techniques to unveil the connection between the mental and the physical. In the same way, holistic dentistry seeks to connect oral conditions with the overall health of a patient’s body systems. Both practices seek to understand cause and effect relationships and recognize that the genuine change—be it mental or physical—requires more than mere reactionary quick fixes.

miami-dentist-news-brushing-habits-heart-healthDentists in Miami have written many articles on gum disease, heart disease, and the link the two diseases share. According to research, those with gum disease are place at higher risk of developing heart problems than are those without gum disease. Now, it seems, the problem may start well before gum disease takes shape. New research indicates that your habit of brushing may significantly affect your chances of developing serious heart disease.

miami-dentist-valentines-invisalign-specialAfter an incredibly successful Miami Invisalign promotion last fall, we’re at it again! The Valentine’s Invisalign Special is here, and there has never been a better chance to create a picture perfect smile for you or a loved one. Starting today, February 1st, patients who enroll in an Invisalign treatment will automatically receive $500 off their Invisalign procedure and a special $500 credit towards a complementary teeth whitening treatment!

Dental amalgam is the proper term to refer to the silver material that is used in dental procedures like fillings. This material is actually a combination of mercury and at least one other metal, like tin. Invented in France in the early 1800s, dental amalgam has remained a popular filling agent because of its strength. However, experts at the World Health Organization have made a clear assertion: Mercury from dental amalgam feeds more mercury into a person’s body system than any other source combined, prompting many to seek safe amalgam removal.

miami-dentist-holistic-wellness-requires-detoxingThe Miami Dentist Blog has covered heavy metal toxins before. These metallic chemicals are everywhere, and we ingest them more frequently then we think. To make matters worse, heavy metals accumulate in the body. Over time, this accumulation may lead to serious health conditions.

miami-dentist-give-smile-of-dreams-1The 60 degree chill may have come to rest over Miami, but warmth still burns as Valentine’s Day approaches. February 14th is just around the corner; this year, consider giving the gift of beauty and confidence. Beginning January 15th, Assure a Smile will offer the Valentine’s Invisalign Special, your chance to enroll yourself or a loved one in the clear braces system that has created over a million smiling faces.

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