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Mercury-Safe Dentistry Is a Must – Here’s Why

When a patient asks us to remove their mercury fillings and replace them with biocompatible restorations, we follow extensive safety procedures. After all, mercury is extremely toxic – on par with substances such as arsenic and lead. Mercury toxicity has been...

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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

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

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

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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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

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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