Are you worried that you or a family member may need periodontal surgery? This month, I am continuing the topic of “The Use of Lasers in Treating Periodontal Disease.” In Part One of my interview with Connecticut periodontist, Dr. Lawrence Gelb, we covered the topic of what is periodontal disease, what are the conventional treatments for periodontal disease, and introduced the exciting advantages of using new laser technology in periodontal treatment. If you missed Part One, or would like to Review Part One, click here for last month’s newsletter.
Are you afraid of having periodontal surgery? Do you hope your gum problems will just go away? A few months ago I wrote about Conscious Sedation Dentistry, a new tool for the fearful dental patient (see A Solution for Fearful Dental Patients). Now there is an exciting advancement in periodontal surgery; it has many advantages over traditional periodontal surgery, as it represents a less painful and less traumatic way to treat periodontal disease.
From the moment your baby's first teeth erupt, they need to be cared for. At every stage of a child's growth, good oral hygiene can and should be encouraged. However, given that children's physical systems are more vital and reactive than those of adults, parents need to be especially prudent about the dental decisions they make for their children. These dental choices can have an impact for years to come.
While I have long been aware that most of our corn and soybeans have been genetically modified, I recently became aware that our wheat has also been tampered with. According to Dr. William Davis in his book "Wheat Belly," we have been misled into thinking that grains are good for us, especially whole wheat. How did he arrive at this conclusion?
This month I would like to call your attention to some interesting dental news.
One story that got a lot of coverage was one claiming that compositefillings increase emotional problems in children, and suggesting that parents should be concerned about the Bisphenol-A (BPA). I found this "study," published in Pediatrics, to be of concern not because of what they said, but because of who said it, and because there was nothing scientific about the "study."
Imagine being so frightened of visiting the dentist that you endure a toothache. For some people this is a reality. Others may quell their fear enough to get themselves to the dentist's office, but the visit is an emotionally excruciating ordeal. For people like these, Conscious Sedation Dentistry (CSD) is a blessing. What is CSD?
A recently released study1 has created a lot of controversy concerning dental X-rays. The study indicated that there was an increase in a type of cancerous brain tumor that correlated with an increased number of dental X-rays. Many people are now worried about having these X-rays taken. Is this a valid concern? This month I will discuss dental X-rays and this study.
There are 3 essential requirements for drinking water to be healthy. It should be 1) free of contaminants, 2) alkaline, and 3) micro-clustered.
I will briefly discuss each of these.
I cannot comprehend how dentists practice without using homeopathy. Homeopathy is the original "energy medicine." It involves administering to a patient, very minute doses of a substance which, in massive doses, would produce symptoms similar to those of the disease itself in a healthy person.Traditional homeopathic remedies are made from a healing a
It has been three years since I wrote a series of newsletters on water. After attending the seminar with Dr. Tennant (see last month’s newsletter, Healing with Voltage), I decided it was time to revisit the water issue.
A while ago a patient recommended that I read the book “Healing is Voltage” by Dr.
"Doc, I can't thank you enough. I have lots of energy and my mind is clear, and I was able to return to work after a year's absence."Is this a patient talking to his medical doctor? No, he is talking to a dentist who practices holistic, or what I like to call Whole-Body Dentistry®. A Whole-Body Dentist recognizes the inseparable relationship between the mouth and the rest of the body. A traditional dentist is taught to look in the mouth for signs of diabetes, anemia, oral cancer, or other pathologies.
"The Field" by Lynne McTaggart chronicles the quantum physics research, which shows that this vast field of interconnectedness has no boundaries in space or time. Because there are no boundaries in space or time, the past, present, and even the future can be ascertained. One can no longer think in 2D or even 3D. These ideas are interesting, but what is the relevance for us on a daily basis?
Many years ago I read about Edgar Cayce's ability to enter into a hypnotic state, wherein he "connected" to someone in order to assess a health problem and recommend treatment. Many call this voodoo or just plain nonsense.
Several months ago my friend, Dr. Stephen Sinatra, gave me a book called "Earthing". Steve is a co-author of the book, and he has been telling me about the concepts behind "Earthing" and the wonderful stories of people who have benefited from applying to their own health the principles explained in the book.
An interesting article in the Tuesday, March 15th, edition of the Wall St. Journal prompted me to do further research. The article discussed using plants to detoxify indoor air.
Last month I discussed my decision to make an appointment with Dr. Robert Bard for a prostate exam using his 3D Color Doppler Ultrasound. Given that my PSA levels were consistently low, I was stunned when that test revealed that I had an advanced case of prostate cancer with a possible metastasis. After the initial shock wore off, I reflected upon the things I knew about cancer.
I have written in the past about prostate cancer and about the use of a noninvasive technology called 3D color Doppler ultrasound for the diagnosis of prostate cancer and for the monitoring of the prostate. This month I wish to explain why I believe that this special ultrasound should replace the PSA test and the digital examination.
I am very concerned about the fact that so many of my patients and friends are taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. These are dangerous drugs, and they are being handed out like candy. They are even being prescribed for people with cholesterol values in the 190-200 range. This is absurd.