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Holistic (Homeopathic) Dentistry – Gerson Institute

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Latest Lecture @ The Gerson Institute

Dr. Vinograd’s latest lecture covering gum disease prevention with ozone, biocompatible dental materials, the controversy surrounding root canals, the oral – body connection, and mercury / amalgam fillings.

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Lyme Disease Can Hit The Mouth Hard, And Root Canals Don’t Help

mouth diseaseDid you know that Lyme disease often takes up residence in the mouth, wrecking your dental and oral health? The damage the disease does to your mouth can further weaken your already-fragile immune system, setting up a dangerous downward spiral in your health.

Root canals can be a culprit that allows diseases to settle in the mouth, and traditional dentists often choose to overlook this possibility. Many dentists still promote root canals as a way to get rid of problems instead of seeing them as a procedure that may cause overall health issues.

Natural and holistic medical professionals often overlook a primary source of toxins in the body, the mouth. But Lyme disease and other chronic diseases can be fed by bacteria that develop in and around root canals and elsewhere in the mouth – especially in the holes left behind where teeth have been extracted.


Is It Possible To Get Rid Of Lyme Disease In The Mouth
Lyme disease may not reside in the enamel of your teeth, but it can be found in the dentin and the 3 miles of tiny tubules inside every tooth. Lyme disease spirochetes – or bacteria spirals – seem to love these kinds of areas. Antibiotics often don’t reach these areas, however.

But it’s possible to mostly or entirely rid a mouth of Lyme disease, making it much easier for your immune system to kick in and get rid of the disease elsewhere in the body. Homeopathic and other treatments can get inside stressed, damaged, bacteria-harboring teeth and get rid of disease.

The focal theory of infection says that the oral cavity produces some particularly nasty toxins that can poison your body if you’ve had a root canal or extraction – even one that seems to have gone well. But this theory isn’t widely studied in the United States and is more popularly utilized in Europe. We take it seriously at San Diego Dentist.


The Specific Dangers Of Root Canals

When you have a root canal, the dentist leaves a dead tooth in your mouth. Since it has no blood supply inside it, bacteria can find refuge there, impacting your oral and overall health in a variety of negative ways. Antibiotics can’t get inside a root-canaled tooth because they circulate through the bloodstream, and there’s no blood supply in a dead tooth.

Even worse, the material that dentists pack inside dead teeth shrinks and pulls away from the tooth over time. That makes it easy for bacteria to get in.

Extractions sites are also particularly dangerous because they may not heal correctly. When healing doesn’t go as it should, fatty tissue can fill in the space that’s left behind –  lining of the socket. The only cure is to open the socket, clean it out and allow it to heal properly.

Even the tonsils can be impacted by Lyme disease bacteria that’s harbored in the mouth.


Allow Your Body To Work Better

When you have Lyme disease, your body is weakened. But clearing up the disease may never be possible without dental intervention to clear away the places where the disease can hide.

At San Diego Dentist, we’re experts in safe, non-toxic holistic dentistry designed to work with your body rather than against it. We can help you get rid of old root canals and toxic metals in your mouth and fix sockets that haven’t healed correctly. We can provide specific dental treatments that improve your dental health and contribute to your overall health too.

Why not contact us now? We want to help you achieve total health. At San Diego Dentist, we can help even the most apprehensive patients enjoy the dental process – and enjoy a better life. And it all starts with a call – (619) 630-7174.



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Review: Dr. Daniel Vinograd – Cosmetic Dentistry

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How To Ozonize For Dental Hygiene (1000mgh Unit)

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Homeopathic Support For Dental Surgery

homeopathic dropperHomeopathic approaches to healing have been in practice worldwide for centuries, under various names. Different cultures employ different local herbs and plants, but the purpose and intent is the same- natural healing. various plants native to different continents are used in each culture’s traditional recipes, and a lot of people gain benefit from the treatments provided by sourcing all natural substances instead of modern medicine. While the efficacy of modern medicine is undeniable, homeopathic approaches help in bypassing the side effects and adverse effects, and the occasional interactions associated with using multiple allopathic medicine regimens. These properties of natural healing can be extended to applying homeopathic  treatment for support in dental surgery and dentistry as well.

The entire concept of homeopathic healing is based upon the ‘law of similars’. In theory, it is somewhat like the principle we use while giving vaccines, that is, by acclimatizing our body to a mild or similar form of the disease, we strengthen our resistance and defence against the more virulent and aggressive forms of disease. And homeopathy is not the instinct driven branch it used to be. Now the ambiguity associated with formulations has been replaced by an exact science of proportions and the same combinations for each treatment approach. These formulations make use of plants that have very particular properties. While some of them  may be overlapping and some completely the opposite, using these plants in relative proportions helps us direct the effect of each homeopathic drug, a property that makes them an invaluable addition to dental surgery as well as medical practice.

Certain plant products are used in minute dilutions and titrations because of the potency of their effect. These include plants like aconite. Cis aconiticus can be used to resolve preoperational anxiety and is extremely effective in dental practice to help resolve attacks of ‘nerves’ before a procedure is scheduled to take place. Aconite is to be used sparingly and with extreme caution and wariness in all other forms because of its potential toxicity, but in homeopathic preparations it is utilized in doses that can be taken without any repercussions. Similarly, some plants can be used for their inherent anti inflammatory properties as well as antibacterial and antifungal properties, such as myristica and staphysagria. While their names may sound complicated and obscure and don’t exactly ‘roll’ off the tongue, they are used in accelerating healing. They contain plant chemicals or ‘phytochemicals’ that have been proved to also be very efficacious in minimizing pain and resolving single and multiple abscesses, which are localized collections of pus, as well as helping relieve impacted teeth and during the creation of small soft tissue flaps to treat the same, and in grafting. Again, none of these plants have a significant negative impact of their own standing, or are utilized in concentrations where they make a difference to the systemic health of the patient. But when these homeopathic medications are synthesized in the right, proportionate combinations, their additive and synergistic effect helps resolve multiple serious issues, such as draining active abscesses from the gums, increasing the clearance of the accumulated pus, having an antibacterial lysing action, and preventing formation of more abscesses in vulnerable gums.

In fact a lot of homeopathic medications make use of elemental substances like magnesium, selenium,  copper, iron, sodium, manganese, etc. which are naturally processed by the body because they are microminerals. Therefore, their addition to compounds helps boost normal body mechanisms to work for the better. They boost immunity and faster immune response, enzyme function, specific tissue response, etc as each mineral takes part in formation of biologically active enzymes, hormones, catalysts, complexes and multiple processes. This multifactorial approach is why  homeopathic medication helps provide good support for recovery from dental surgery and medical procedures, using only plant derived, natural and beneficial ingredients.


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Enjoy A Dental Spa Experience Instead Of A Traditional Dentist’s Office

Pink chrysanthemum flowers with candlesFor decades now, dentists have been working to find ways of making the dentist’s office experience more appealing while also meeting some of the additional needs of dental patients. Today, dentists around the nation and across the world are providing relaxing and welcoming environments for their patients that include pampering, aromatherapy for relaxation, day spa service, cosmetic dental services and more.

Could a dental spa be the alternative to the traditional dentist’s office that you’ve been looking for?

Patients Get More

Spa services that dental clinics offer vary widely, and some dental day spas may focus more tightly on cosmetic dentistry than others. Since dentists are independent businesspeople, they can make their own decisions about what to offer.

Some spa-like services you may find at a dental office include:
– aromatherapy for relaxation
– massage therapy
– teeth whitening
– warming hand mitts
– comforting neck pillows
– free beverages and snacks
– headphones for listening to music
– televisions to distract during treatment
– reflexology
– and more.

Some practices now even offer email access and a way to surf the Internet while you wait.

Dental Spas Come Highly Recommended

Stress reduction techniques are usually among the services offered by dental day spas, and the American Dental Association actually recommends that dental offices use techniques to reduce stress for those with heart conditions or a tendency toward anxiety.

Spa services also provide another important benefit: they help dental offices attract in patients for their necessary treatments who might not otherwise come to a dental office willingly. Plus, relaxed patients are less likely to be injured during treatment and can be easier for a dentist to work with — and this increases the quality of the treatments.

Also, dental spa services for relaxation can provide a drug-free alternative for some patients who have required sedation dentistry in the past because of apprehension regarding dental treatment. Tranquilizers, anti-anxiety drugs and laughing gas may not be necessary when patients are able to relax before and during treatment with aromatherapy and other spa-like relaxation techniques.

The Connection To Cosmetic Dentistry

Many traditional spas offer teeth whitening services and other services aimed at improving the look of a patient, like facials and microdermabrasion. It makes sense that cosmetic dentists would embrace the idea of dental spas because they also focus on improving the look and personal image of a patient. It may be possible for patients to get smile makeovers along with facials and other related services at a dental spa.

Some dentists are learning procedures like cosmetic and therapeutic Botox and also adding skin specialists to their staffs to better address the overall needs of clients. Just remember to follow the ADA’s recommendation that things like collagen injections, acupuncture, reflexology, Botox and laser skincare be performed by licensed professionals and always in accordance with state and local regulations.

Some dental spas also have massage therapists who can help with real disorders, like the pain from TMD and headaches. These massage therapists may work on the jaw, neck, face and shoulders during and following treatment, either for an additional fee or as part of the treatment price offered by the dentist.

What’s for sure no matter what kind of dental spa you visit is that yesterday’s sterile and impersonal waiting rooms are being replaced with elegantly furnished and relaxing rooms that have oil paintings, fireplaces and refreshment centers. The bathrooms of yesterday now have fresh-cut flowers, sample beauty products and maybe even shoeshine machines.

Scrubs are being replaced by tasteful outfits, first names are being used more often and some dental spas even offer robes and slippers to protect street clothes.

Participate In The Dental Spa Revolution

Spa-like treatments are now becoming a part of everyday life, so you can expect some dental spa services like aromatherapy and teeth whitening to be available at your favorite dental office right now. The first dental spa opened in 1986, it’s believed, and the idea has caught on considerably since those early days. For a decade or more, things have been changing by leaps and bounds at dental offices everywhere.

Isn’t it time you visited a modern dental office that functions as a dental spa?

Even hospitals, health clubs and resorts are closing the gap between the spa and the medical facility, so it make sense that dentists are getting on board as well. Dentists may have first offered spa services as a way to get a competitive advantage, but now it’s simply a way of doing business.

Expect a variety of non-dental services from many dental offices these days, and ask about services that vary from hypnosis to pain management and from cosmetic dentistry to cosmetic samples. Since the term dental spa has no specific definition, there’s no such thing as the ultimate dental spa.

The key is to choose a facility that offers the services that means the most to you in a way you enjoy, at a price you can live with and in an environment that matches your needs and style. When you do that, you can be more satisfied with your dental office visit than you ever imagined.

That means you’ll get the best services and the dental office staff will be able to do their very best for you. If you think of cold, uncaring people in an equally uninviting atmosphere when you think about a dental office, you’re behind the times now.

To take advantage of some of these services at San Diego Dentist, call (619) 630-7174

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