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Here’s a Great Way to Get Your Smile Back!

Here's a Great Way to Get Your Smile Back! Just like your body, your car or even your house, your teeth are subject to wear and tear every day of your life. Chewing, grinding and overly aggressive brushing take their toll over the years so it can be said that your smile can “fade” – [...]

Preventing Gum Disease – How You Can Protect Your Health

Preventing Gum Disease – How You Can Protect Your Health Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, can occur when bacteria build up between your gums and teeth. This can cause inflammation, not only in the mouth but also carried throughout the body. An early warning sign of gum disease is when your gums start to [...]

How Gum Disease Can Affect Your Overall Health

For some time, research has shown that gum disease is associated with several other diseases. First it was thought that bacteria were the factor that linked periodontal disease to other diseases in the body; however, more recent research demonstrates that inflammation may be responsible. Therefore, treating inflammation may not only help manage periodontal diseases but [...]

Are Zirconia Implants Safer than Metal Implants?

Are Zirconia Implants Safer than Metal Implants? Throughout the decades, the materials that have been used for the dental treatments have been made with metal. The main reason was to give mechanical strength and therefore add to the longevity of the treatment. Over time, however, studies revealed that “metal in the mouth” could pose serious [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]