Understanding Biocompatibility Before Dental Treatment

Understanding Biocompatibility Before Dental Treatment “Understanding Biocompatibility Before Dental Treatment” by Dr. Blanche D. Grube One of the things I have noticed over the many years of my dental career is that “ALL” dentists think that they are the best dentist in their community, state, or maybe even the country. Yet there is something that […]

How a Dentist Decides on What Materials to Use

How a Dentist Decides on What Materials to Use How does a dentist decide on what materials to use?  Allergies are among the most common but overlooked diseases. It has been reported that over 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year, that’s almost 1/7th of the total US population. Usually, those allergies are environmental, like […]

Children Of Color And Low-Income Kids Still Receive Unsafe Mercury-Based Dental Fillings

CHILDREN OF COLOR AND LOW-INCOME KIDS STILL RECEIVE UNSAFE MERCURY-BASED DENTAL FILLINGS It has been more than a year since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asked dentists to stop using amalgam—the familiar silver-colored material used to fill cavities—in children and other “high risk” groups. That’s because amalgam contains 50 percent mercury, a well-known neurotoxicant. The […]

Fluoride: Helpful or Harmful?

FLUORIDE: HELPFUL OR HARMFUL? We all know that fluoride is added to many water supplies, we know it’s found in toothpaste, and we know that there are fluoride treatments happily provided by the local dentist. Proponents of fluoridation believe it helps to prevent tooth decay. But what exactly is fluoride? Fluoride is naturally occurring when […]

Healthy Teeth Whitening Alternatives

HEALTHY TEETH WHITENING ALTERNATIVES After years of coffee and tea drinking, maybe smoking cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco or even taking antibiotics, your once nice white teeth are starting to look a bit discolored…No matter how old a person is, perfect pearly white teeth are a must in the age of social media and selfies, […]

Five Common Dental Procedures that Could Impact Your Health

FIVE COMMON DENTAL PROCEDURES THAT COULD IMPACT YOUR HEALTH Some of the most common dental procedures that occur during routine dental visits can actually be harmful to your health. Here’s a shortlist of some of the most common dental procedures and materials and how they can impact your whole-body health: Root canal treatments Dental Implants […]

Are 6-Month Dental Cleanings Necessary?

Are 6-Month Dental Cleanings Necessary? After being in lockdown, masked, and in virtual isolation for almost two years, everyone wants to socialize again and most importantly smile, mask-free! Most people follow the standard recommendation of visiting the dentist twice a year to find out if they have any cavities and to get their teeth cleaned. […]

Arthritis, Asthma, and Dental Mercury

Arthritis, Asthma, and Dental Mercury Most people think of asthma and arthritis as two very separate diseases…with the only thing they have in common is they both start with the letter “A”. However, they both actually share a mutual link, to exposure to mercury dental amalgam. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, […]

Heart Health Starts in Your Mouth

Heart Health Starts in Your Mouth Everyone knows that going for an annual checkup is good for your health. These checkups can provide you with information and discover potential health problems before they can develop into something serious. What has been the most overlooked area as to where many of these health problems actually start, […]

Is it Wise to Remove Wisdom Teeth?

IS IT WISE TO REMOVE WISDOM TEETH? Your third molars are commonly known as “wisdom teeth” and they generally erupt between the ages of 17 and 23. One of the most common practices amongst dentists is to remove wisdom teeth as soon as they start to come out, whether they are hurting the patient or […]