Natural Solution to Ease Worry Dental anxiety, which can produce dizziness, nausea and breathing difficulties in 4 to 30 percent of patients worldwide, may be relieved by acupuncture, according to research from the University of York, in the UK. Analyzing six studies of 800 patients, researchers found that acupuncture reduced anxiety by an average of eight points on an 80-point scale, a level considered clinically significant.
Palmer Distinctive Dentistry is proud to announce that they have added the Solea dental laser to their practice. Celia Bridges, the Office Manager, explains, “The Solea laser takes the drill, the needle, the noise and the pain out of dental visits. It is great for adults and is especially great
by Amanda Just and John Kall Many consumers are not aware that all silver-colored fillings, also referred to as dental amalgams, contain approximately 50 percent mercury. Although other countries have banned and/or restricted the use of dental mercury, these fillings are still being used in the United States. The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) is warning consumers that the mercury in dental amalgam fillings poses risks to human health and that dental mercury released into the environment
Other ways to reduce the too-common incidence of six to 10 childhood cavities include breastfeeding only until baby teeth erupt; avoiding transmission of an anaerobic oral bacteria carried in saliva that’s the leading cause of tooth decay; early interceptive treatment to avoid crowding of teeth; and consulting a nutritionist.
According to a recent report in the journal Interventional Neuroradiology, dental practice and research in Europe has determined that ozone therapy can be used to slow the growth of tooth and gum infections. Clinicians are also finding that targeted exposure to ozonated water, gas and oils helps to manage viral and fungal infections, including oral herpes infections. Approximately a quarter of lesions treated with ozone do not reappear.
Shaky Hands and Arms Associated with Exposure A study of thousands of dentists found that the absorption of mercury is associated with an increased risk of tremors. Published in the Journal of the American Dental Association, the study followed 13,906 dentists for a 24-year period.