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|7/17/2015 - Water fluoridation is a hot topic these days as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently lowered their recommendation for fluoride in public water supplies, inducing a change in policy across the nation as communities scramble to update their fluoride-dispersing equipment.
|3/10/2015 - Many of us are afraid of the dentist. The sound of a drill buzzing is enough to get your heart racing, and the smells and awkwardness of having your teeth worked on doesn't exactly make it easier to put that dental appointment on your list.
If that wasn't enough, understanding common dental procedures...|
|2/7/2015 - Looking for an alternative to traditional toothpaste?
We don't blame you.
After all, many popular toothpaste brands contain ingredients that jeopardize good health, all at the expense of making those pearly whites even whiter. Take Eduardo Arias, a resident of Panama whose story was covered a...|
|11/29/2014 - For decades, public health agencies, dentists, and scientists have stated that severe dental fluorosis was an adverse health effect. The National Academy of Sciences is charged by the federal government with providing independent, objective advice to the nation on matter related to science and technology....|
|11/5/2014 - Mercury is one of the most toxic substances known to man and yet many of us have mercury fillings in our teeth that are slowing poisoning our bodies. Each time we eat, brush our teeth, drink, or in any way stimulate a filling, mercury vapor is released. We inhale or ingest this toxic substance all day,...|
|10/18/2014 - Introduced by French dentists who immigrated to the U.S. in 1833, the use of amalgam as a dental restoration material became popular as blacksmiths, barbers and tradesman easily made it from the fillings of silver coins and other metals. Adding liquid mercury helped to amalgamate the mixture of metals,...|
|8/16/2014 - In an effort that aligns entrepreneurial spirit with the body's natural ability to restore health, experts at King's College London have developed a way to put dental fillings by the wayside and, instead, help teeth heal themselves. (1)
Rather than drilling into an affected tooth and filling it with...|
|7/3/2014 - A young high school student experienced debilitating symptoms of stomach pain, weight loss, inflammation, fatigue and anemia. A young man experienced a persistent cough and repeated upper respiratory infections. A college freshman struggled with fatigue, bloating and dizziness. A practicing nurse suffered...|
|6/29/2014 - Local police in a French Alpine village found a 12-year-old boy hiding during a routine police patrol. The boy claimed he had been abducted on the way to his dental appointment, but he managed to escape. He gave the police detailed information about the abductor and the car he had been forced into....|
|6/24/2014 - Teeth have been treated as tools rather than a living part of our physiology. They have been pulled, drilled, and filled, and as a result, significant damage has been inflicted to the rest of the body. This is why it's vitally important to understand the four reasons dental problems are causing illness...|
|4/1/2014 - She says she first remembers developing a myriad of medical problems in grade school, but no one seemed to know why. The last thing the medical/dental community thought was that her problems could ever have been caused by her fillings.
As a young girl, Diane Meyer says she got amalgam "silver fillings"...|
|3/31/2014 - The dangers associated with mercury-based dental fillings are not isolated to just the individuals who receive them, says a new study recently published by the environmental justice group BAN Toxics (BT). Like its name implies, BT is pushing for a ban on mercury use in dentistry due to persistent mercury...|
|3/23/2014 - Conventional dentists receive a huge percentage of their revenues by scaring patients into a procedure called "wisdom teeth extraction" which is usually medically unjustified. Across virtually the entire industry of conventional dentistry, this dangerous surgery scam is pushed on patients with unethical...|
|3/1/2014 - A pile of confidential dental records were found scattered in a random field in Apple Valley, California. The private patient information included names, addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers and birthdates. Found in a vacant lot next to the home of Carolyn Lindblade, the records were collected...|
|2/6/2014 - In our modern world the message to brush, floss and gargle is drummed into us by media and dentists alike, delivering the message that although our lives may not depend on our commitment to oral hygiene, our teeth definitely do. So for many of us the dental routine is performed religiously, often several...|
|10/20/2013 - There is a global initiative currently gaining momentum to vastly reduce the amount of mercury that gets released into the environment as a result of metal mining and other industrial processes, a move that would better protect public health by limiting exposure to this deadly toxin. But strangely absent...|
|9/24/2013 - Last Friday, the city council of Berkeley, California, voted to keep mercury hidden in dental fillings, keeping consumers in the dark on the fact that they are all being poisoned with a deadly neurotoxin that causes permanent brain damage. This decision to keep consumers in the dark was, of course,...|
|9/5/2013 - Have you ever gone to the dentist and felt as though a diagnosis or procedure you received was unnecessary, or that it was billed at a much higher rate than normal in order to extract as much money as possible from your insurance company? A New York man claims that he and potentially thousands of others...|
|7/9/2013 - Stem cell technology is promising in many respects and nowhere is that more evident than in the field of dentistry where painful root canals could become a thing of the past if promising advances in treating tooth decay pan out.
According to The Wall Street Journal, scientists have made advances...|
|7/1/2013 - Bisphenol-A, a chemical wreaking havoc on people's hormones, is also affecting teeth enamel development. A team of French researchers from Paris, led by Sylvie Babajko, have found out that rats exposed to daily Bisphenal-A develop a dental condition called, molar incisor hypomineralisation. This condition,...|
|6/5/2013 - Today I'm ecstatic about being able to bring you exciting new holistic solutions for health, and today we've got something amazing for you in the realm of holistic dentistry and gum care: O3 Essentials (www.O3essentials.com)
Over the past few months, we've been working to bring you this extraordinary...|
|12/12/2012 - Once again, the penny pinching bureaucrats running Great Britain's National Health Service, notable for a euthanasia program that kills 130,000 people a year, may be responsible for creating yet another unhealthy environment for British subjects.
In this case, British dentists have been warned against...|
|9/19/2012 10:39:47 PM - First and foremost the most extensive and complete website about the atrocities of fluoridation is Dr. Paul Connett's, www.fluoridealert.org.
Hawaii, with the exception of the military bases, is perhaps the only state that does not subject their residents to the fluoridation, toxic waste chemicals.
|7/19/2012 - Amalgam fillings are composed of mercury, silver, tin, copper and other trace metals. A growing body of evidence suggests that amalgam fillings contribute to many degenerative diseases and cancers. According to a report published by The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, there are...|
|7/14/2012 - Brushing and flossing doesn't always keep you out of the dentist's chair, a chair we all need to avoid. Amalgams inserted into cavities are loaded with toxic mercury that leaks into our bodies. Root canals have been discovered to be the root of some chronic illnesses. (Natural News, source below).
|7/13/2012 - Weary of expensive dental work? Try a few simple home treatments that help strengthen teeth and gums naturally. With the application of specific dietary and herbal recommendations, loose and decaying teeth are fortified and healed. By practicing purposeful oral hygiene with a few basic ingredients,...|
|6/5/2012 - The U.S. Senate and six separate states have launched inquiries into the practices of dental management firms, alleging that many such firms have cheated Medicaid by performing unnecessary and invasive procedures on poor children.
Medicaid is a government health insurance program for the poor and...|
|4/20/2012 - Most of us know that radiation from X-rays can be harmful to our body. High amounts of radiation exposure can increase the risk of several types of cancer. Ionizing radiation from X-rays can potentially damage the DNA. A recent study published in Cancer, Journal of the American Cancer Society, provides...|
|3/13/2012 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an updated warning about skin care products that may contain mercury, including many anti-aging, smoothing, skin-lightening, and beauty lotions and creams sold at ethnic beauty shops and online. Some of the tainted personal care products, most of...|
|11/5/2011 - July 2, 2009 - our wedding day in beautiful Marin County, the San Francisco bay area. Hope and I are to be married in a few hours in a stunning redwood forest and then enjoy a drive along the coast to begin our honeymoon. In the present moment, we sit in a dental office for an emergency appointment....|
|6/10/2011 - "When I talk now people ask me where I got my accent from. Well, I got it from a dentist in Toledo." jokes Karen Butler.
Butler believes she has foreign accent syndrome, a condition so rare that there are only 60 known cases worldwide. Butler, a 56-year-old tax consultant who grew up in Toledo, Ore.,...|
|1/27/2011 - A new risk assessment, prepared for the Parker-Hannifin Foundation by SNC-Lavalin Environment, warns that mercury from dental fillings (called amalgams or "silver" fillings) is exposing 67.2 million Americans to toxic levels exceeding EPA standards.1 The report was submitted to the U.S. Food...|
|1/8/2011 - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) today issued a startling report that admits 2 in 5 children in America show signs of fluoride poisoning (streaking, spotting or pitting of teeth due to dental fluorosis). The agency concluded that fluoride levels need to be lowered in municipal water supplies,...|
|8/11/2010 - In part 2 of this series, it was suggested that mercury fillings ("silver fillings," properly called amalgams) are a primary contributor to mercury contamination in our drinking water. There are two primary reasons for this: improper dental office amalgam removal/disposal and the mercury leach from...|
|7/22/2010 - One thing that has certainly been proven over and over again on NaturalNews is that the U.S. government is extremely good at insider dealing and very inept at actually protecting the people. From sellouts in the Food and Drug Administration, to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to the Environmental...|
|7/22/2010 - Dental amalgams (known as "silver" or "mercury" fillings) are known to be a health threat to people who've had them installed to fill in cavities.1 From the moment you step into the average American dental office, you're likely being exposed to large amounts of mercury vapor. It gets worse...|
|6/16/2010 - Many in the natural health and wellness community were elated when, in 2008, the FDA reluctantly declared mercury-based fillings (usually called "amalgams" or "silver") to have neurotoxic effects on children.1 Then the Food and Drug Administration reversed itself a year later, when it declared...|
|3/3/2010 - I've been a fan of Tooth Soap for years. This is the product that replaces the usual toothpaste products with far more natural, gentle teeth-washing ingredients. That's why, along with Dental Miracle (www.DentalMiracle.com), it has remained among my top-recommended products for oral health. (Many other...|
|10/2/2009 - If you think that getting minor medical procedures or dental work with 'light' anesthesia is safe- think again. Nitrous oxide is a gas that is frequently used in dental procedures and other seemingly 'minor' in-office procedures to relieve anxiety and pain. But vitamin B12 levels are diminished every...|
|8/11/2009 - His mercury fillings were gray
And he chewed on them every day.
But the stuff reached his brain
And it drove him insane
Now he works for the FDA
- by Mike Adams
Any scientific credibility the FDA might have been clinging to in these last few years has now disintegrated with the agency's recent...|
|8/11/2009 - A common phobia that many people have is the fear of dentistry. They fear pain and possible procedures that could cause them anxiety. This can also lead to a great deal of stress and anxiety over going to the dentist. Many people avoid going to the dentist because of their fear. Hypnotherapy has been...|
|6/16/2009 - This article has been removed|
|3/26/2009 - Almost every person has had a cavity filled at least once. Until recently the only choice for these fillings was an amalgam. This amalgam type of filling has been used for about 150 years by dentists but has come under fire recently because of one of its ingredients: mercury. Patients who have reservations...|
|1/29/2009 - A few years ago, before I wrote for NaturalNews, I met a woman who told me that she experienced an "overnight cure" for joint pain by having her dental fillings removed and replaced with porcelain. At the time, I thought the idea was crazy, but I always remembered her story.
Fast forward ten years......|
|11/21/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Renegade Roundtable, which can be found at http:// www.RenegadeRoundtable.com. In this excerpt, Sally Fallon shares on connections between nutrition and dental health and even dental recovery.
Renegade Roundtable with Sally Fallon, nutrition researcher,...|
|11/20/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Renegade Roundtable, which can be found at http://www.RenegadeRoundtable.com. In this excerpt, Dr. Doug Graham shares some surprising information on diet, dental health and disease.
Renegade Roundtable with Dr. Doug Graham is a lifetime athlete and...|
|8/18/2008 - Canadian children are ingesting too much cavity-fighting fluoride and it can ruin their teeth. U.S. children ingest even more fluoride but no such sound advice is evident from U.S. officials. To avoid fluoride-induced yellow and tan discolored teeth (moderate dental fluorosis), fluoride chemicals injected...|
|6/5/2008 - The FDA has, for decades, ridiculously insisted that mercury fillings pose no health threat whatsoever to children. While dismissing hundreds of studies showing a clear link between mercury amalgam fillings ("silver fillings") and disastrous neurological effects in the human body, the FDA denied the...|
|5/23/2008 - Under intensifying consumer group pressure, the FDA has announced that it will open public comment regarding its proposed ruling on the classification of dental mercury amalgam materials. The more we learn about mercury amalgams the more we have to question why the ADA and most dentists still insist...|
|5/22/2008 - In 2006, a Zogby poll found that 76% of Americans were not aware that their "silver" dental fillings (amalgams) are composed of 50% mercury. The poll was sponsored by the Mercury Policy Project and funded by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT).
According to the IAOMT,...|
|4/3/2008 - This article is a chapter excerpt from the new book Winning The War On Cancer by Dr. Mark Sircus AC., OMD. It offers some very clear and personal experiences we can have with many of the basic substances in the IMVA cancer protocol. Meaning salt water, magnesium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, iodine...|
|3/20/2008 - On October 2 the citizens of Juneau, Alaska voted to keep sodium fluoride OUT of our pure, glacial-melt water. It was a landslide victory (4800 to 1900). Yay! Sodium fluoride is not as bad as hydrofluorosilicate, but it's still a waste product from the phosphate fertilizer industry. www.fluoridealert.org
|1/30/2008 - It is not true that conventional dental treatments and fluoride are the only ways to heal your teeth from cavities. When struck with the diagnoses of a dental cavity, most people feel totally helpless or powerless to do anything about it themselves. The common belief about tooth decay is that once you...|
|12/10/2007 - I recently had a friend come to me complaining about some tooth pain. I asked her what her dentist said. I thought this was a rather simple question, because pain in your mouth equals a trip to the dentist. You can imagine my shock when she said she would rather live with the pain than go see the dentist....|
|11/15/2007 - On October 2 the citizens of Juneau, Alaska voted to keep sodium fluoride OUT of our pure, glacial-melt water. It was a landslide victory (4800 to 1900). Yay! Sodium fluoride is not as bad as hydrofluorosilicate, but it’s still a waste product from the phosphate fertilizer industry. www.fluoridealert.org
|4/26/2007 - A light-activated germ killer slowed the progression of periodontal disease in rats over the short-term, according to a study conducted by researchers at Sao Paulo State University and published in the Journal of Periodontology. Researchers hope that this can eventually be adapted into a treatment for...|
|11/2/2006 - There are always new gadgets available in dental care, and after trying several different ones that I really wasn't satisfied with, I found one that is quite interesting. It's called the HydraBrush. The HydraBrush is a delightful and effective toothbrushing device that is, in every sense, remarkable....|
|10/31/2006 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved the use of dental health claims on fluoridated bottled water, though natural health proponents claim fluoride is unsafe for ingestion and has never been safety-tested by the FDA.
The American Dental association issued a statement supporting...|
|10/3/2006 - People taking oral bisphosphonates, a type of drug used to treat osteoporosis, osteopenia and Paget's disease of bone, should be aware of potential risks when undergoing certain dental procedures, according to guidelines published in this month's Journal of the American Dental Association (ADA).
|9/28/2006 - A 5-year-old Chicago girl was sedated during a visit to Little Angel Dental on Saturday and never woke up, according to a hospital official at Children's Memorial Hospital in Illinois.
The girl, Diamond Brownridge, received a triple dose of sedatives -- an oral agent, an intravenous drug, and nitrous...|
|9/6/2006 - Sitting and snacking on treats in front of the television for several hours a day increases a child's risk of developing … dental decay? Many would probably have finished that sentence with the word, "obesity." Actually, both versions are correct, according to Carole A. Palmer, EdD, RD, professor of...|
|8/15/2006 - Fluoride is a mineral that protects against dental cavities; however, too much fluoride during tooth formation can lead to dental fluorosis, which is usually characterized by white streaks or splotches on the teeth. Fluoride is naturally present in well water in various concentrations, is added to many...|
|6/9/2006 - Modern dentistry is a curious branch of conventional medicine, and like much of conventional medicine, it offers a strange mixture of both helping people (improving dental health) while harming them (filling cavities with mercury). Most dentists, like many doctors, believe in outrageous myths like the...|
|2/14/2005 - Let me introduce you to the gum you should be chewing if you're not chewing it already. This is a chewing gum product that has absolutely no dangerous ingredients like saccharine, aspartame, or sucrolose. It also has no refined carbohydrates such as sugar or high-fructose corn syrup. It has no artificial...|
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|5/9/2004 3:20:25 PM - A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association
links dental x-rays to low-weight babies. Women who gave birth to
low-weight babies, the study says, were more than twice as likely to
have had multiple dental x-rays. That's an interesting find, but the
real story is that...|
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