In 1945 when Grand Rapids, Michigan became the first city to implement community water fluoridation, the Precautionary Principle didn’t exist. When an activity raises threats of harm to human health or the environment, precautionary measures should be taken even if some cause and effect relationships are not fully established scientifically. Sure, you might have heard… Read More Taking Issue with Fluoride
If you have an advanced stage of gum disease, you know how devastating to oral health it can be. Left unchecked, gum disease will destroy your connective tissue attachment and periodontal tissues. It’s aninfection that can cause pain, tooth mobility, and tooth loss. More than “just” an oral disease, the pathogenic bacteria present in gum… Read More Attaining Optimal Oral Health When Diagnosed with Gum Disease
By now we’ve all heard the news, sugar is not only packing on the pounds, it supports chronic diseases of inflammation. From tooth decay and gum disease to heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, scientific evidence now indicates we are living the sweet life at the risk of death. This year the FDA… Read More Fructose: How Sweet it Ain’t.
As part of that process, Dr. Yoshida recently completed his residency in integrative biologic dental medicine, earning his certification in Naturopathic Dentistry from the American Board of Integrative Medicine and Dentistry, Integrative Biologic Dental Medicine and American Naturopathic Medical Association. For several months out of the year, Dr. Yoshida dedicated time to furthering his knowledge… Read More A Better Way to Do Dentistry
Oh, sure, you’re familiar with the the tools used for your dental cleaning – the spit sucker, the water shooter, the air blower, the dreaded scraper (to use their familiar, not clinical, names) Then there’s the ultrasonic scaler. The what?! Ultrasonic scaler – a tool that can take your typical cleaning to the next level,… Read More Scrubbing Bubbles for Oral Health
If the idea of going to a dental appointment reminds you of a scene from Little Shop of Horrors, you’re not alone. Some 60 million Americans avoid dental visits because of fear. Even among those who do make their appointments, an astonishing 82% say they have dental anxiety. When you think about it, it’s not… Read More Scared of the Dentist? 3 Ways to Calm Dental Anxiety
If the state of your mouth is getting you down, you’re not alone. According to a recent Children’s Dental Health Project survey, more than 40% of people “believe they have little or no control over whether they get a cavity.” If you fall into that 40%, this post is for you. For while habits certainly… Read More Psyching Yourself Out of a Healthy Mouth?