Pictured: Our CEREC machine. This machine alone costs nearly $200,000, and we are one of the only dentists in Encinitas with one.

Allergic to temporary crowns? Eliminate that middle man.

Recently I attended a meeting for the Holistic Dental Association. Several of the doctors were talking about possible solutions for patients who are sensitive to methyl methacrylate, plastic and acrylic materials. They were all brainstorming about how to treat these cases, with no bio-compatible materials for making dental temporaries/ provisional crowns. One of the doctors was even severely allergic herself, and could not be near the materials in her office.

I was astounded. I never have this problem, because I have a CEREC machine, which can mill a tooth from bio-compatible material in a single visit. There simply are no plastic or acrylic materials.

Does charcoal in juice remove mercury?

Does charcoal in juice remove mercury?

There is some evidence to suggest that activated charcoal, as well as other agents, may be helpful in removing harmful toxicants, such as mercury.

The theory is that since charcoal is highly porous, and since charcoal is not digested, it can be used to safely absorb a variety of drugs and chemicals.

I recently read about a company called Pressed Juicery makes a juice product which is delivered via postal mail.

It turns out that activated charcoal in juice is a trend that has started to get momentum.

mercury filling removal

Mercury filling removal

Yesterday I removed this mercury filling.

Sometimes, the expansion and rigidity of old, large mercury fillings like this can cause fractures that can extend into the nerve (requiring a root canal) or down the root (requiring an extraction).


What is a cavitation?

This picture shows a dental cavitation – which occurs when an unhealed hole in your jawbone is compromised by bacteria, resulting in chronic irritation and/or infection.

Chronic dental focal infections can be difficult to diagnose. In contrast to acute illnesses such as ear infections that can feel quite fiery and hot, typically dental foci “smolder” for years, manifesting only mild and intermittent symptoms of pain and swelling.

Mercury removal video

Mercury removal video

A new video about mercury removal. Whether or not the normal amount of mercury vapor released by mercury fillings is significant, in any case, my primary concern about mercury fillings (amalgam) is when the teeth containing those materials break.


Gluathione: The antioxidant of antioxidants

Today I want to talk about an antioxidant that plays a crucial role in the body, glutathione.

The role of glutathione is to essentially keep cells running smoothly, and it is used by just about every major system of the body (immune, nervous, gastrointestinal, etc).

Glutathione is also an integral part of the body’s ability to detoxify.

Liquid Mercury. Creative Commons, Bionerd.

The goop on mercury toxicity

Our client Darlene referred us to an article called ‘Mercury Toxicity and How To Get It Out Of Your Body’, featured on Gwyneth Paltrow’s website, Goop.

The article discusses details sources of mercury exposure, (fish, amalgam, drinking water), the symptoms of mercury toxicity, and how to reduce exposure.

2-hour smile makeover, after

2 hour smile makeover by dental ninjas

Every client that comes in is unique. We combine a variety of different techniques and treatments to create a better smile for them.

Some of our patients come in and have been insecure with their teeth for years. Others are afraid. So they’re often taken back when the entire visit goes by without pain, and they have a great smile in only a couple hours. They wonder what they were waiting for and why they didn’t do it sooner.

We’re like like dental ninjas.

Mercury filling tooth fracture

Mercury filling fracture

This photo illustrates how a small mercury filling fracture can end up cracking your tooth. As a metal, mercury can expand and contract in different temperatures. This, along with other pressures (biting, grinding of teeth during sleep, etc) can stress the tooth such that hairline fractures can start to appear, and then can propagate through the root.

Vitamin K2

Vitamin K: Tooth, bone & heart health

Many people know that calcium status in the body relates to things like tooth and bone health. Many people even know that vitamin D is a critical nutrient that influences our body’s ability to absorb calcium. But few people understand that vitamin K (specifically vitamin K2) is vital to ensuring that the calcium that enters our bodies ends up in the right places.