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Tag: oral health

Prop 65 and Dental Mercury: New Warnings

Prop 65 and Dental Mercury: New Warnings “Proposition 65, officially known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, was enacted as a ballot initiative in November 1986. The proposition protects the state’s drinking water sources from being contaminated with chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and…
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Utilization of Whole, Fractioned, or Ground Teeth for DNA Microbial Testing: Is There a Difference?

Utilization of Whole, Fractioned, or Ground Teeth for DNA Microbial Testing: Is There a Difference? By Leslie Douglas, PhD, Blanche D. Grube, DMD, and Anita Vazquez Tibau Introduction The impact that oral health has on whole body health is no longer a question; in fact, over 100 systemic diseases have been linked to poor oral health. According…
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A General Review of Titanium Toxicity

A General Review of Titanium Toxicity by Kyeong Tae Kim, Mi Young Eo, Truc Thi Hoang Nguyen &  Soung Min Kim Background Titanium is a commonly used inert bio-implant material within the medical and dental fields. Although the use of titanium is thought to be safe with a high success rate, in some cases, there are rare reports of…
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A Hypothesis and Evidence That Mercury May be an Etiological Factor in Alzheimer’s Disease

A Hypothesis and Evidence That Mercury May be an Etiological Factor in Alzheimer’s Disease The cause of Alzheimer’s disease [AD] has been one of the great medical mysteries since Alois Alzheimer first identified this disease in 1906. It is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, affecting 4.2 million citizens. Although recent…
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Genetic Susceptibility to Neurodegeneration in Amazon: Apolipoprotein E Genotyping in Vulnerable Populations Exposed to Mercury

Genetic Susceptibility to Neurodegeneration in Amazon: Apolipoprotein E Genotyping in Vulnerable Populations Exposed to Mercury Human exposure to mercury is presently a major public health concern worldwide (Sheehan et al., 2014; Andreoli and Sprovieri, 2017). Since 2013, a growing number of countries are agreeing to join efforts aiming to protect human health and the environment against…
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TO TREAT CHRONIC DISEASE, LOOK FIRST TO THE MOUTH: AN INTERVIEW WITH HAL A. HUGGINS, DDS, MS

TO TREAT CHRONIC DISEASE, LOOK FIRST TO THE MOUTH: AN INTERVIEW WITH HAL A. HUGGINS, DDS, MS An interview with Karen Burnett  Hal A. Huggins, DDS, MS, has built a career on trying to convince dentistry to stop the use of mercury in fillings. He has been in practice since 1962, and received a post–doctoral…
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The Link Between Oral Health and Whole-Body Health: Is It Really, “All in Your Head”?

By Blanche D. Grube, DMD, Leslie Douglas, PhD, and Anita Vazquez Tibau “Poor oral health is a global pandemic, a fact that can no longer be ignored. It also cannot be overstated that there are many often-overlooked health problems that develop as a consequence of common dental procedures. Some of these universal treatments include root canal…
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Biological Dentistry-Whole Body Health and Shifting the Paradigm in the 21st Century

The Global Journal of Global Otolaryngology has just published this fascinating and timely paper by Anita Vazques Tibau, and Dr. Blanche D. Grube. For almost two hundred years dentistry has gone through many changes. Some of the changes have been good, and some of the good changes, have been dismissed as bad. The dismissal of “The…
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Titanium Exposure and Human Health

Titanium Exposure and Human Health Dr. Blanche Grube, et al, recently published a paper in Oral Science International wherein they discuss impacts of titanium on human health. Abstract Historically, titanium (Ti) has maintained the reputation of being an inert and relatively biocompatible metal, suitable for use in both medical and dental prosthesis. There are many…
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