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A Healthy Smile for Life – Is That Even Possible?

A Healthy Smile for Life – Is That Even Possible? For some time now, Zirconia (non-metal) implants have gained tremendous popularity as the healthy alternative to (metal) Titanium implants. Thanks to an increased awareness of holistic treatments with patients, the idea of “metal-in-the-mouth” has become an important health issue. Studies have shown1 that many patients [...]

Do Mercury Fillings Affect Your Immune System?

Do Mercury Fillings Affect Your Immune System? As a mercury-safe and mercury-free dentist, D. Gashinsky has warned patients for years about the dangers of dental amalgam. And for good reason. More and more studies reveal that dental amalgam, now in use for more than 150 years, has been severely questioned as a treatment due to [...]

Invisalign – The Holistic Approach for Straighter Teeth

When you go to a holistic dentist for teeth straightening, they often suggest Invisalign clear aligners over traditional braces. Holistic, or biological dentistry is the practice of dentistry that considers the overall health and wellness of a patient. Most people are aware of the aesthetic benefits of Invisalign but how exactly do they fall under [...]

2019-07-19T16:02:56+00:00July 18th, 2019|Categories: Cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign|

Mercury Amalgams and Inflammation – What’s the Risk?

Mercury Amalgams and Inflammation – What’s the Risk? As part of our mission to provide you the best care possible, we have already published many articles about the dangers of amalgam (mercury) fillings and we continue to advise our patients to consider getting rid of this potential health hazard in their mouth. The main concern [...]

Gingivitis and Systemic Inflammation

Gum disease is taking epidemic proportions, with more than 90% of American adults suffering from some form of gum disease. You may think that infections occurring in the mouth may have no consequence for your body but think again. Your mouth is connected to your body and is part of your immune system. When bacteria [...]

The Biological Dentist – Separating Fact From Fiction

When any alternatives to traditional thinking appear, they typically attract a fair deal of skepticism. Unfortunately, this can lead to people skipping out on something truly great because of a few baseless myths. This issue shows up in holistic, or biological dentistry quite often. By dispelling some common biological dentist myths, we can get a [...]

2019-06-19T18:37:39+00:00June 20th, 2019|Categories: Dental Anxiety, Holistic dentistry, holistic teeth cleaning|

Try This Dental Diet for Healthy Gums!

The health of your gums is influenced by a number of factors such as oral hygiene, genetic factors, your overall health and nutrition. Many studies have found that a balanced diet plays an important role in maintaining the health of your gums. Additionally, nutritional supplements and a healthy diet have been known to affect healing [...]

Metal-Free Zirconia Dental Implants – Taking The Holistic Approach

With holistic dentistry, it’s not just about taking an approach that works - it’s about finding dental solutions that work best in accordance with a patient’s entire body and health. While the traditional route of titanium dental implants does get the job done, it has several downsides that make it inferior to the holistic approach. [...]

2019-05-21T15:03:07+00:00May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Dental Implants, Dr. Gashinsky New Jersey, Holistic dentistry, Zirconia implants|

Will Nutrition Prevent Gum Disease?

Will Nutrition Prevent Gum Disease? A recent German study has found that a healthy diet containing lots of fruits, vegetables (especially legumes), nuts and fish, and minimizing trans-fatty acids, sugar, dairy products and other animal protein helps protect your mouth against gum disease and other inflammatory diseases. The study worked with two groups – one [...]

The Importance of Vitamin D for Your (Dental) Health

The Importance of Vitamin D for Your (Dental) Health Normally we think of Vitamin D as “just another vitamin in my daily package,” but the qualities of this vitamin cannot be overstated enough. First off, Vitamin D is not actually a vitamin, it is what’s called a “prohormone” which is a substance that is converted [...]