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Composite Equal to or Better Than Amalgam, New Study Shows

Composite Equal to or Better Than Amalgam, New Study Shows

One of the most common defenses of mercury amalgam fillings you still hear these days is that they last so much longer than tooth-colored composites. This statement from Delta Dental is typical: With more durable resin material available for only a decade, resins...

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Taking a Holistic Approach to Oral Health

Taking a Holistic Approach to Oral Health

One of the first things new patients notice about our office is all the greenery. We have about 200 plants in all – an expression of Dr. Wall’s love for seeing life flourish, and not just in plants but people, too. After all, all life is connected. That’s been the...

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Why You Want a Dentist Who Uses Ozone

Why You Want a Dentist Who Uses Ozone

Keeping your mouth healthy, as we’ve said, is largely a matter of controlling the billions of bacteria that live there. A good many of them are actually helpful, but others aren’t so nice: S. mutans. P. gingivalis, F. nucleatum, Actinomyces…and the list goes on. A...

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Even Sleep Has an Impact on Your Oral Health

Even Sleep Has an Impact on Your Oral Health

Sure, diet and hygiene are the biggest drivers of oral health, but they’re hardly the only ones. There’s smoking, for instance. There’s exercise. There’s chronic stress. And then there’s sleep. One 2017 study of more than 8300 Korean adults found that those who slept...

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Got Cavities? Don’t Blame Your Genes

Got Cavities? Don’t Blame Your Genes

Pop quiz: Do you have control over whether you develop tooth decay? If you answered “yes,” congratulations! You passed. And if you answered “no,” you’re not alone. According to a 2016 survey by the Children’s Dental Health Project, more than 40% of American adults...

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Do Essential Oils Really Work When It Comes to Oral Health?

Do Essential Oils Really Work When It Comes to Oral Health?

In caring for their patients, holistic dentists make use of both modern science and traditional healing wisdom – including the use of plant-based medicine. Many botanicals have been used for ages, having proven their worth over thousands of years. These include clove,...

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Connecting with Others This Holiday Season

Connecting with Others This Holiday Season

More than any other time of year, the winter holidays are when we really come together. We gather with friends and family for parties, for worship, for gift giving, for feasts. Through our rituals and traditions, we strengthen the bonds that hold us together...

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When Pro-Fluoridation “Evidence” Falls Apart

When Pro-Fluoridation “Evidence” Falls Apart

Once upon a time – a bit more than a year and a half ago – some scientists published a study in which they looked at the rates of tooth decay in two large Canadian cities: Edmonton, where the water had been consistently fluoridated since 1967, and Calgary, which...

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Your Tongue: To Brush or Not to Brush?

Your Tongue: To Brush or Not to Brush?

You get up in the morning. You brush your teeth (and floss, we hope!). And then this happens: Yes, by the time you get home from work, your mouth is a mess of biofilm, a/k/a plaque. For bacteria are social critters. They learn to work together and protect each other...

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