Periodontal maintenance

Periodontal Maintenance

How can I tell if my gums are healthy? Healthy gums are free of any infection. When your gums are healthy, they are firmly attached to your teeth by what is called the periodontal, ligament. The word periodontal literally means around the tooth. The periodontal, ligament attachment is strong and tight enough to prevent any … Read more

Coenzyme Q10 for gum disease

Coenzyme Q10

What is Coenzyme Q10? Coenzyme Q10 is a member of a family of naturally occurring substances known as quinones. Quinones are found everywhere in nature, as they are essential for generating energy in living things that use oxygen. Because quinones are widely distributed, or ubiquitous, in nature, some scientists refer to them as ubiquinones. The … Read more

Stages of gum disease

gum disease

What are the stages of gum disease and what are the symptoms of each stage? Gum disease, periodontal disease and periodontitis are one and the same. Dentists use the name periodontal disease for gum disease. The common form of chronic gum disease is traditionally divided up into four stages as it progresses, or perhaps, we … Read more

Healthy teeth and gums

Healthy Teeth and Gums

Do you want your teeth and gums to be healthy? While this may seem like a question with an obvious answer, for many readers, the response to the question may not be nearly as important as finding out how to actually attain a reasonable level of teeth and gum health. The issue of teeth and … Read more

Amalgam side effects

Amalgam side effects

Why do amalgam dental fillings have side effects? Amalgam dental fillings, often called “silver” dental fillings, have side effects primarily because they contain mercury. Mercury is the most toxic or poisonous, non radioactive substance on earth. It is more toxic than lead, cadmium, or arsenic. To find a substance more toxic than mercury, you have … Read more

Chronic gum disease

Chronic gum disease

What causes chronic periodontal disease and chronic gum disease? Chronic periodontal disease, chronic gum disease and periodontitis are three names for the same disease. Dentists are taught that gum disease is an infection caused by germs. One of the more prestigious dental schools in the United States, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine supports this … Read more

Receding gums

Receding gums

What is gum recession? Gum recession is a dental condition that doesn’t seem to affect as many people as does gum disease, or cavities, but it can be of particular concern to someone when it occurs. When your gums recede, they slowly move down the root of the tooth, exposing some of the tooth root … Read more

Dental Bone Loss

Dental Bone Loss

What do we mean by teeth bone loss or dental bone loss? Teeth bone loss, as used in this article, means the loss of jaw bone around the teeth or their roots. Dental bone loss, as used here, refers specifically to the loss of jaw bone in areas that are usually not directly associated with … Read more

Amalgam chelation

amalgam chelation

What exactly does amalgam chelation mean? To understand what amalgam chelation means, it is helpful to first understand the general meaning of chelation. In its simplest definition, chelation refers to the ability of a chemical compound to grab on to a metal and bind to the metal in such a way that the metal atom … Read more

Amalgam poisoning

dental amalgam poisoning

The dental profession has been using fillings containing mercury, commonly called silver fillings by most dentists, since the 1830’s! Yes, these fillings were in general use well before the civil war. Dentists also call these fillings ‘amalgams’ or ‘amalgam fillings’ referring to the fact that any mixture of mercury with other metals is called an … Read more