Client Education From Dr. Flood
The Dental Health and Wellness Center provides these articles with commentary from Grand Rapids Dentist Dr. Kevin Flood to educate and inform on important dental health topics like Mercury Toxicity, Fluoride, Aspartame, and other key factors affecting overall and oral health. Additionally, Dr. Flood provides ADA position statements on the safety of Dental Amalgam for your comparison.
78 Ways Sugar Can Ruin Your Health
In addition to throwing off the body's homeostasis, excess sugar may result in a number of other significant consequences. The following is a listing of some of sugar's metabolic consequences from a variety of medical journals and other scientific publications.
ADA Reaffirms Support of Water Fluoridation
CHICAGO, April 7, 2006 — After reviewing a recently published paper on a possible association between fluoride in water and osteosarcoma (a rare form of bone cancer), the ADA remains confident that community water fluoridation is a safe, effective public health measure for preventing tooth decay.
ADA Statement on the Effectiveness of Community Water Fluoridation
The effectiveness of water fluoridation has been documented in scientific literature for well over 55 years. Even before the first community fluoridation program began in 1945, data from the 1930s and 1940s revealed 50-60% lower tooth decay rates in children consuming naturally occurring, optimally fluoridated water compared to children consuming fluoride-deficient water. Since that time, numerous studies have been published making fluoridation one of the most widely studied public health measures in history. Studies prove water fluoridation continues to be effective in reducing tooth decay by 20-40%, even in an era with widespread availability of fluoride from other sources, such as fluoride toothpaste.
Amalgam restorations - better known as “silver fillings” are one of the most widely used materials to fill cavities in decayed teeth. It has been used for 150 years; only gold has been used longer. The use of dental amalgams or “silver’ fillings in dentistry is an extremely controversial topic. Amalgam restorations, or silver fillings, consist of mercury, silver, tin, copper, and traces of zinc. Based upon 1995 manufacturers specifications amalgams typically contain 50% metallic mercury, 35% silver, 9% tin, 6% copper, and traces of zinc.
Autism and Mercury
Inquiry into vaccine safety is exploding like never before, even in the popular press. Research coming from dozens of mainstream medical studies can no longer be easily suppressed, as it has been in the past, especially with the prevalence of online information exchange.
Biomechanics - Sacred Movement
This article will address this month’s theme of sacred movement. The movement I want to explore is the unconscious biomechanical compensation patterns our bodies develop as a result of stress and strain.
Body Work, TMJ, and Chronic Pain
This article will conclude the topic that has been covered for the previous two months: chronic pain diagnosis and treatment.
Bone Drug Alert
People taking Fosamax and similar drugs to enhance bone density may risk a very rare but alarming side effect: "jawbone death."
Bruxism is derived from the Greek word brugmós, which means the gnashing of teeth; or more commonly known as the grinding. Grinding is when you slide your teeth back and forth over each other. This can wear down your teeth. Grinding can be noisy enough at night to bother sleeping partners. Grinding can lead to jaw pain, tooth damage, and other problems. Typically grinding or bruxism is accompanied by the clenching of the jaw.
Drinking A Diet Cola To Prevent Tooth Decay: Reconsider!
More than 17 billion gallons of soda pop were sold in 2003. That works out to a least one 12 ounce can per day for every man, woman, and child in this country. The average American drinks an estimated 56 gallons of soft drinks each year, but before you grab that next can of soda, consider this: one can of soda has about 10 teaspoons of sugar, 150 calories, 30 to 55 mg of caffeine, and is loaded with artificial food colors and sulphites This is an alarming amount of sugar, calories and harmful additives in a product that has absolutely no nutritional value. Plus, studies have linked soda to osteoporosis, obesity, tooth decay and heart disease. Despite all the scientific evidence, soda accounts for more than one-quarter of all drinks consumed in the United States.