December 2014

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Unless, the chip in the tooth is very small, DIY repair for a chipped tooth is only recommended as a quick fix until you can get to the dentist.  That being said, there are some things you can do at home to take care of your damaged tooth until you can get to the dentist.

The first thing you will probably want to find is some acetaminophen, or another pain reliever of your choice.  Take the medicine to dull any pain you are having as a result of the chipped tooth.

If the chip is large enough, rinse it under warm water and put it in a safe place until you go to the dentist.  Take it with you to the dentist.  There is a possibility the dentist will be able to re-adhere the chip to temporarily fix your tooth.  No matter the size of the chip, you should rinse your mouth out with warm water to cleanse your mouth.

If the chip is small, you may be able to file the tooth down at home.  If you choose to do this, you will need to file the tooth in front of a mirror so that you can make sure you are not filing the tooth down too much.  You can use an emery board to file your chipped tooth.  Filing the sharp edge off the tooth will keep it from cutting the inside of your mouth.

Covering the tooth with wax is another alternative.  You can cover the bottom edge of the tooth with wax to prevent the chipped tooth from cutting your tongue or the inside of your cheek.

Dentemp can also be used as a temporary fix for a chipped tooth.  Dentemp is a product that is made for temporary care of a chipped tooth, and it can be purchased at most drugstores and pharmacies.  Dentemp is used to smooth the surface of the tooth and prevent further injuries to the tooth or mouth.

Even if you feel the chip is very small, a trip to the dentist is still recommended.  Chipped teeth can cause small cracks in the teeth, which can lead to infection in the root of the tooth.  The fall that caused your tooth to chip in the first place may also have caused damage to your gums or your jaw.  It is best to have a dentist check your mouth to rule out damage, or to recognize damage and recommend treatment.  If the damage goes to the root of the tooth, your dentist may send you to an endodontist for treatment.  The endodontist is a dentist that specializes in treating nerve damage and dental pulp that is diseased.

No matter how small the chip in your tooth, a trip to the dentist is a good idea for long-term dental health.  It is better to catch damage early while the  problem is small than to have damage go untreated and turn into a larger problem.

holisticThe fact that mercury is a poison has been known to the scientific community for many years now, but that has not stopped some dentists from putting mercury based fillings in their patient’s mouths. Knowledge of course is power, and that is why you need to make sure that you completely understand the dangers of what mercury could do to you. We want to explain a little bit about how dangerous mercury really is, so that you can talk to your (hopefully homeopathic) dentist about this informed and understanding the risks that they could be putting you in.

For a start, mercury is a toxin to humans, and mercury poisoning can be very serious indeed – so serious in fact that it could kill you. Mercury poisoning also has a long list of very nasty side effects, including the loss of your senses (hearing, taste, and sound), dizziness, and mental confusion. There is a reason that mercury is labelled a toxin by the FDA, and yet many people do not even realise that they could have mercury in their mouths at this very moment, slowly poisoning them. Research has demonstrated that just the mere action of brushing your teeth could be releasing more mercury into your blood stream than is legally allowed in a place of work.

Dentists should be considering your health with every single step of treatment, but if they want to give you a mercury filling, then they have completely ignored all of the safety warnings on mercury. There are many other choices when it comes to fillings, and many of them do not have mercury in them at all. Mercury is dangerous, and it will cause you harm. Perhaps this is the time to start looking for a mercury free dentist, that will not take such liberties with your healthcare.

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Natural caduceus conceptMercury free dentistry is just a fad, right? Wrong. Believe it or not, choosing mercury free dentistry can have a huge impact on the health and wellbeing of yourself, your family, and the earth. We know that for most of you, there are very few things in this life that are as important as your safety and health, as well as the safety and health of those you love. Here, we will look at all the reasons why mercury free dentistry may be the right choice for you.

Protect Yourself

Opting for traditional dentistry might mean like a good idea to you now. However, you might be rethinking your decision if you are exposed to toxins, like mercury, while seeing your dentist. When you visit our clinic, you can rest assured that we are using only completely nontoxic materials. You can easily protect yourself from exposure by just choosing to see us, as opposed to other local clinics. Other methods we use, like taking as few x-rays as possible and forgoing pain medication can also help you to avoid radiation exposure and chemicals in your body.

Protect Your Loved Ones

Did you know that toxins like mercury can be even more dangerous for younger patients? Our mercury free dentistry practices are perfectly safe for everyone, no matter their age or health conditions. Before we prescribe any sort of medication to your family members, we will try out best to try natural methods to find a solution. We also rarely, if ever, perform any sort of invasive surgery. In the long run you can help your children to stay healthier, longer. You can also help all of your loved ones to better improve their oral health and learn good hygiene habits for life.

Care for the Planet

We only have one planet. Already, human interaction with the environment through things like radiation, carbon emissions, and the senseless use of resources has already decimated some areas of the earth. But choosing mercury free dentistry can be a simple step to protect our waterways and nature. We can stop the leaching of mercury into the sea, as well as the ground. We can also turn to natural remedies that call for very low carbon footprints before we resort to anything else that uses more resources. If you are looking to green your life, this is the perfect choice for you.

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BLD029665Diets come and go almost too quickly for us to keep track of them, but with the rise of social media, websites such as Pinterest, and people like Martha Stewart, there are now fashions in many different areas of our lives that we could never have guessed about ten years ago. And just like these things that have become so popular over the years, so has homemade toothpaste, which is a rather unlikely fashion choice. Of course many of us are very careful about our health and appearance – but why homemade toothpaste in particular?

Well first things first: knowledge. With better understanding we can make better decisions, and over the last few years a huge amount of scientific research has been released that shows that some of the chemical ingredients that are used in shop brand toothpastes are actually not very good for us at all. In fact, there are many chemicals within the average toothpaste concoction that are actually really harmful for people. Some of them have been known in scientific trials to stunt growth and development, whereas others have been linked to an increase in cancer.

But believe it or not, it gets even worse. There are chemicals that are used in the vast majority of toothpastes are the same sort of chemicals that are used in anti-freezes and pesticides! Those are the last sort of chemicals that you would want to be putting into your body, and that is why homemade toothpastes have become more and more popular. When you make your own toothpaste, you will know exactly what ingredients you have used, and that means that absolutely everything will be safe and healthy for you to use. There really is nothing quite like it – so why don’t you think about creating your very own homemade toothpaste?


Woman giving botox injections.Did you know that botox training is something that any medical professional can get?  It’s not just for plastic surgeons.  In fact, it’s not just for doctors.  RN’s, dentists, anyone in the medical field can receive botox training, and it doesn’t take that long.  Certification takes anywhere from one day to two weeks for most courses.  If you’ve never considered it before, here are a few reasons why you should.

It can help you get a job in the medical field.

Think of it like resume padding.  If you’re already a qualified medical professional, being able to say on your resume that you are certified to give botox therapy is a boost.  It’s one more good thing that you can offer to an employer, that they can then offer to their patients. This can be especially helpful for new to the field RN’s.  This is a competitive market, and anything extra you can offer a potential employer is going to help you stand out.

It can boost your patient list.

People want to get botox therapy.  They want to feel and look younger, but they might not want the stress and cost of traditional plastic surgery.  If you’ve got a medical practice, people who are interested in botox therapy are going to want to come to you.  This can be a real help if you’re new to the field, and trying to start your own practice.

It enables you to preform the procedure, rather than having to refer your patient to another doctor.

If you’ve got a patient who is interested in botox therapy, they are going to appreciate coming to you for it.  They already trust you as their doctor or dentist.  It’s convenient for them to simply discuss the procedure with you.  It’s also far easier, because you’ve already got their medical history.  So, if there is anything that might make botox therapy a risk for your patient, you’re more likely to know, and be able to give them personal advice.

It’s a complex procedure.

Speaking of risks, remember that botox therapy can be a risky procedure.  If not done properly, it can lead to discoloration of the skin, face paralysis, blindness, or even death.  Sadly, there are people who preform botox injections that are not as well trained or certified as they should be.  People are realizing this, and they are seeking out safer ways to have this procedure done.  It would be better if they knew their family doctor, or a nurse on staff, could preform this.  It might very well keep them from going with a less than trustworthy alternative.

It’s very lucrative.

While this is likely your last concern, it’s still a concern.  Botox treatments generally cost around $80.00, and are repeated about twice a year.  This is a decent stream of income, which can help you do all sorts of things to improve and expand your practice.  Once again, people want to have this procedure done, because it makes them feel good about how they look.

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