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Root canals have become very trendy. Root canals are very expensive. While your dentist is quick to suggest that you require a root canal there are other options. Most dentists are unaware of the vast research showing that root canals are very toxic and have a very high failure rate. 97% of patients with terminal cancer have root canals. Is the root canal a coincidence or the cause? What about Titanium dental implants? 100% Zirconia oxide implants are the preferred option, as they avoid the immunosuppression effect of Titanium and the electrical battery effect of different metals in your mouth. Titanium can adversely affect your immune system. Mercury is the most toxic element on Earth outside of radioactive elements. Mercury is powerfully neurotoxic. Why do dentists still use so called “silver fillings” which contain 50% mercury in your mouth only centimeters from your brain? Before you have your next dental appointment please become informed and do your due diligence, and read the following information, and inspect the information in the links. I have nothing to gain from providing this information. But you do!

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The Benefits of Minimally Invasive Dentistry

By Dr. Mercola

Story at-a-glance

Early intervention with minimally invasive dentistry can eliminate 80 percent of future dental interventions on the vast majority of patients.

By identifying hypocalcific areas and using a miniature air abrasion tip to clean out those pits, fissures and grooves, removes the initial decay. The area is then sealed with glass ionomer. The end result is that those teeth tend to not decay in the future.

Tooth decay is primarily driven by the symbiotic relationship between bacteria and acidity, which creates a pathogenic bioflora in your mouth. If you’re continually lowering the pH in your mouth, you start losing calcium, which is necessary for strong healthy teeth. Calcium deficiency leads to porosity in the teeth, which allows plaque that has turned pathogenic to attack the tooth more thoroughly.

The three main components of minimally invasive dentistry comprises dietary prevention (creating a healthy bioflora in your mouth and body), dental prophylaxis (baking soda; oil pulling), and minimally invasive restorations, which will help prevent ever needing more invasive procedures like root canals, crowns, bridges and implants.

It’s very difficult to achieve high-level physical health if your dental health isn’t effectively addressed. I’ve been involved with alternatives to regular dentistry for quite some time. I think many people fail to appreciate how important dentistry is to our total health.

Most tend to separate these two components, but both need to be considered as working in tandem.

Contrary to conventional dentistry, minimally invasive dentistry, like biological dentistry, is not about “drilling and filling;” creating an endless loop of revisits and retreating the same tooth again and again.

Instead, by using dietary prevention to create a healthy cavity-fighting bioflora in your mouth; dental prophylaxis such as brushing and irrigating with baking soda, and oil pulling; combined with minimally invasive restorations starting as early as possible, you can prevent about 80 percent of future dental problems.

Minimally Invasive Dentistry — A Valuable Aspect of Biological Dentistry

Dr. Tim Rainey is a true pioneer in biological dentistry, and is a big proponent of and leader in what’s termed “minimally invasive dentistry.”

“Basically, I knew that the way that we were preparing teeth back then was dead wrong; that you couldn’t go in and justify destroying massive amounts of tooth structure,” Dr. Rainey says. “…We need to be much more conservative.”

After dental school, the training and dogma of which he rebelled against, he began investigating alternatives to the standard “drill and fill” dogma. After reading a hallmark article by a Japanese researcher back in 1977, he began to put everything together:

How tooth decay actually occurs, what the tooth looks like on the inside, how the decay looks like, and finally, what could be done to minimize the damage being done to the tooth while trying to restore it.

“It took me about until 1983 to really understand what was really going on within the teeth. I’m talking several years there. I’m talking about dissecting hundreds, if not thousands, of teeth…

I realized two things. Number one, we did not even have a rudimentary understanding of the decay process in the teeth. Number two, everything that we’ve been taught about tooth structure and anatomy was just dead wrong.

By 1985, I had actually published the article on how to address 80 percent of all decay, which is in the chewing surface of the back teeth. That’s where most decay starts. We had a rather crude rudimentary way of going in and treating these teeth,” he says.

Minimally Invasive Restorations Can Last a Lifetime

The first patient he used his newly devised procedure on was the daughter of one of his class mates from dental school. The girl received these minimally invasive restorations in 1983 or ’84. Today, she is Dr. Rainey’s lead hygienist, and those restorations are still there, and those teeth have never decayed or broken down.

This is in stark contrast to what happens with most conventional fillings, especially if the dentist uses amalgam (about half of which is mercury, despite being deceptively referred to as “silver filling”). When you drill into the tooth with a high speed drill, and then stuff amalgam or other incompatible material in there, you can be almost certain that you will need additional work on that tooth down the road as the tooth begins to crack and the tooth structure fails.

“The average is somewhere around 14 to 15 years before the breakdown of the first restoration in the tooth and then somewhere around eight years for the second restoration,” Dr. Rainey says.

“Then you’re into the tooth has fractured, you start getting decay in between the teeth. That’s the root. That will destruct your teeth. Decay starts breaking down the teeth, and then you start getting into crowns and root canals. Here you have a whole series of manmade iatrogenic (dentistry-caused) ‘disasters,’ which fuels the future generations of dentists. It also fuels 80 percent of what all dental practice is about, that is repairing previous dentistry.”

By using early diagnosis and early intervention with minimally invasive dentistry, Dr. Rainey and other dentists trained in his techniques have eliminated 80 percent of future dentistry on the vast majority of their patients who are privileged to grow up in a practice such as theirs. As someone who has struggled with my own dental health, this sounds absolutely extraordinary. That equates to phenomenal savings in terms of money, pain, and emotional anguish, if you happen to be afraid of the dentist chair.

“Remember, there are several other people throughout the world who are now doing this. It has a very profound effect. We’re talking about something that the evidence of information has been out there approaching 30 years – three decades. Dental patients found out about it like they did in alternative medicine… They seek me out from all over. We have patients coming in from Canada. We haven’t even counted the number of states; I would say something around 30 states,” Dr. Rainey says.

“Of course, there are easier and simpler ways to do dentistry! You start these kids off very early. You eliminate the decay… and guess what? They don’t have much decay later on. We call it bulletproofing the teeth; where we go in, identify the defective pit, fissures, and grooves in the teeth, and clean those out.

There are several different types of materials that we can use. My preference is for glass ionomer cement… Not only do those chewing surfaces on those teeth never decay, but the interproximal areas are gaining some degree of protection because you’re removing the nidus of the infection, which is the bacteria within the teeth that are causing decay. You don’t have that bolus of xbowel bioactivity there to lead off into decay.”

Understanding Tooth Structure

The tooth is covered with a layer of lipoprotein, laden with calcium phosphate that comes and goes — eating and drinking, especially acidic foodstuffs and beverages, remove it, while saliva puts it back. Beneath that is an extremely hard and dense layer of enamel, which is about 0.2 millimeters, or 200-400 microns thick. Inside of that hard layer, the tooth structure becomes much softer. These parts all form the structural integrity of the tooth.

When you bite down on the tooth, the stress is transferred through the entire tooth down into the root, which deforms slightly. This is part of its natural stress-relieving mechanism. During the formation of the tooth can form little pits, fissures and grooves that may be hypocalcific — a defect that causes the enamel to be softer than normal and susceptible to decay.

“In the ideal world, you do not have decay start down in these pits and fissures, because you have a natural oil-based organic plug that seals that tooth,” Dr. Rainey explains. “However, in the real world what happens is as these teeth are finalizing development, you’ll get what we call ‘hypocalcified enamel.’ Now, if you put acid in that area, then you start getting a calcium deficit. That’s the beginning of decay in teeth.”

He identifies those areas, and using a miniature air abrasion tip that is very precise and focused, cleans out those pits, fissures and grooves. This removes the initial decay. Then he seals it with glass ionomer. The end result is that those teeth tend to not decay in the future.

Why Decay Occurs

Tooth decay is primarily driven by the symbiotic relationship between bacteria and acidity, which creates a pathogenic bioflora in your mouth. If you’re continually lowering the pH in your mouth, you start losing calcium, which is necessary for strong healthy teeth. Calcium deficiency leads to porosity in the teeth, which allows plaque that has turned pathogenic to attack the tooth more thoroughly. Once certain types of bacteria are able to penetrate the enamel, they put out enzymes that begin to break down the collagen of the inner structure of the tooth.

“That’s where you get cavitation, which is the loss of tooth structure to the point where you have a hole in that tooth,” Dr. Rainey explains.

One of the most important things Dr. Rainey instructs his patients to do is to use nothing but baking soda on their teeth at night.

“The pathogenic bacteria must have an acidic environment. Then you have the bacteria – the probiotic bacteria – that live in a neutral environment. You’re going to have X number of bacteria regardless of what you do. So, why not promote the non-pathogenic bacteria by neutralizing the acidity with baking soda at night, which has profound effects on the overall oral health of the individual?” Dr. Rainey says.

You can brush with it, use it as a mouth rinse, and even dissolve a little in the water you use in your WaterPik or HydroFloss.

To brush: Wet your toothbrush and dip it into the baking soda. Brush as usual. Your teeth should feel smooth when finished

To rinse: About a teaspoon in a small glass of water is sufficient. Just swish it around in your mouth and spit out

To floss: Dissolve a small amount of baking soda in water and fill your irrigation instrument. Make sure not to let it dry inside your water pik as it will cause buildup and eventually render the tool useless. So, always keep water in your irrigation tool, and instead of storing it standing up, store it upside-down in a glass of baking soda and water, as the baking soda will prevent harmful bacteria from proliferating. Once a week, drain it all out and rinse it thoroughly with water

In the mornings, you could use toothpaste containing calcium and phosphate salts, or even hydroxyapatite, which can help remineralize your teeth.

“Since the Pro-Enamel [toothpaste], I’ve believed that almost all of the toothpastes out there now have calcium of some form in them. The magic is the calcium phosphate. You want those present, so they can precipitate back into the teeth as amorphous hydroxyapatite… You’re rebuilding an amorphous crystal of enamel, because of all the interactions of the enzymes, calcium, phosphate, and everything else that goes on within your mouth.

Where you really mess this up is by getting it too acidic. That’s where the baking soda comes in.

We use it in our cancer patients, where they have a real deficit of calcium and phosphate in their saliva – people who have problems. The brand name of it, as a prescription item, is called Caphoso®. You actually get it in a calcium solution, a phosphate salt solution. You mix those together, and then you rinse with them. That’s the building block of enamel, and what it takes to remineralize enamel.”

Promote Beneficial Oral Bacteria with Fermented Foods

To promote a beneficial oral bioflora he also recommends taking Evora tablets while you’re trying to change the bacterial balance in your mouth. Eating fermented foods, such as cultured yoghurt made from raw organic milk (AVOID store-bought yoghurts as they are worthless in terms of probiotics. Most are loaded with sugars and other detrimental ingredients, and all of them are pasteurized), or fermented vegetables, which you can easily and inexpensively make at home.

According to Dr. Rainey, any type of probiotics will naturally help get rid of harmful Strep mutans. This includes Lactobacillus and bacteria that are bioactive in high concentrations of lactic acid.

To Pull or Not to Pull…

Another interesting technique that can help improve your oral health is oil pulling. The technique is thousands of years old, and it’s an ancient Ayurvedic Indian tradition. To perform it, you vigorously swish an oil in your mouth, “pulling” it between your teeth for 20-30 minutes. You can use a number of oils for this, but sesame, sunflower or coconut oil are commonly used. Dr. Rainey is also working extensively with ozonated oils.

Oil pulling is thought to remove pathogenic bacteria, improve oral hygiene, and help detoxify your system. Dr. Rainey agrees the technique can be beneficial. A drawback is that it is time consuming. You need to go at it for quite some time in order to get results. It’s not like swishing with mouthwash for 30 seconds. Ideally, you’ll want to reach close to 30 minutes.

The Three Main Components of Minimally Invasive Dentistry

Contrary to conventional dentistry, minimally invasive dentistry, like biological dentistry, is not about “drilling and filling;” creating an endless loop of revisits and fixing old dental work until there’s nothing left to work with. It comprises three main components:

Dietary prevention (creating a healthy bioflora in your mouth and body)

Dental prophylaxis (baking soda; oil pulling)

Minimally invasive restorations

As for dental prophylaxis, the simplest thing is just adding baking soda to your nightly oral hygiene. Ideally, add it to your dental irrigator, and brush with it. You can also use oil pulling in conjunction with this. They’re not mutually exclusive. You can combine the two, because it will provide a sort of organic matrix plug, which helps combat dental decay. And ultimately, you want to change the bioflora in your mouth, which is done through your diet. Fermented foods are key. A high-quality probiotic supplement may suffice if you really cannot stand fermented foods. I urge you to at least try some fermented veggies though, as they are, for most people, the most palatable. I think they’re delicious!

The next step, (where, ideally, you’d start your kids off) would be to see a dentist trained in minimally invasive dentistry. Kids treated with the NovaMin or baking soda air abrasion process to clean the pits and fissures and then seal them with glass ionomer, receive significant protection against future decay.

How to Find a Biological and Minimally Invasive Dentist

At present, there are a number of dentists trained in Dr. Rainey’s techniques. Several of them are in California and Florida. There’s also one in Beirut, Lebanon, and in New Zealand. To locate a qualified dentist, you can contact Dr. Rainey’s office at, or call 361-526-4695.

If there’s no minimally invasive dentistry practice in your area, or within reasonable travel distance, the following links can help you to find a mercury-free, biological dentist. These may not be trained in Dr. Rainey’s minimally invasive dentistry technique, but are trained to treat your oral and physical health as a cohesive whole. If you’re considering removing amalgam, you also need to make sure it’s done by biological dentist that’s been properly trained to do it safely, as removing amalgam can lead to severe and acute mercury poisoning:

Consumers for Dental Choice

International Academy of Biological Dentistry & Medicine (IABDM)

Dental Amalgam Mercury Solutions (DAMS). E-mail them at: or call 651-644-4572 for an information packet

Huggins Applied Healing. You’ll need to fill out a form and they will connect with you to find a suitable dentist in your area

Holistic Dental Association

International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists


The Dramatic Benefits of Minimally Invasive Dentistry

By Dr. Mercola

Dental health is an important part of your overall health. Unnecessary drilling and filling your teeth with toxic materials can have far-reaching, long-term health ramifications.

Fortunately, there are options, but it can be tricky finding a dentist that is fully familiar with alternative types of dentistry, such as minimally invasive dentistry and biomimetic dentistry – the latter of which means ‘mimicking nature,’ and involves using tooth restorations and techniques that imitate natural teeth, both in appearance and function.

Both of these are covered in Carol Vander Stoep’s book, Mouth Matters. Carol has been a dental hygienist for 25 years.

She chose a career in dental hygiene over dentistry because she valued prevention over repair, and her book can be a valuable resource for lay-persons and dentists alike. It discusses whole body health from a dental perspective, along with advanced forms of dental diagnosis and treatment that we should all be requesting from our dentists.

“When I wrote the first edition of Mouth Matters, it was all about how gum disease affects heart disease, diabetes, stroke risk – all of those degenerative diseases of the body. I wasn’t all that interested in teeth.”

Carol says, “What I started to realize, as the question of root canals and breaking down teeth started to surface, was that if a tooth does break down or catastrophically fail, you’re facing the same issue about introducing germs back into the body.

As a result of having written the first edition, it was wonderful for me to be able to be introduced to some of the top dental researchers, clinicians, people who are really trying to start a revolution in dentistry and trying really hard to do it.

But we all know that revolutions don’t start from the top-down; they have to start from the bottom-up. That’s why I’m here today. Because really, we need to educate people as to what it is that we want in dentistry. We need to know the kind of care that we want.”

Naturally, preceding technological developments in dental tools is the foundation of diet. If you get your diet right, which includes avoiding sugars, processed foods and grains, then you’re creating an environment in your mouth that will be resistant to dental decay.

Fermented foods, such as fermented vegetables, can be tremendously beneficial for your oral health. I’ve had a significant problem with tartar buildup on my teeth, having to get a cleaning once a month. Once I added fermented vegetables to my diet, I’ve been able to extend it to every two months. So diet is really the foundation of healthy teeth and gums.

Modern Dentistry Really Isn’t as Advanced as it Could Be

Modern dentistry is still fairly primitive in many ways. About half of American dentists still use amalgam, half of which is neurotoxic mercury – not silver as the name “silver fillings” would imply.

But that’s not the only problem. The act of drilling into a tooth is in and of itself very destructive to the tooth, especially when using a high speed drill. It can create tiny little cracks that lead to further deterioration of the tooth over time. Low-speed drilling is not as destructive to the tooth but is still far from optimal. The conventional strategy to “drill and fill,” regardless of the restorative material used, is an impermanent solution. An estimated 70-80 percent of the work done by dentists is re-repairing previous dental work.

“It’s important to really understand – and one thing that I didn’t appreciate was – that teeth are one of the most complex structures in your body,” Carol says. “It takes a full nine years for them to even form. It’s a series of arches.  If you would think about masonry, anytime you cut an opening in masonry in order to handle the compress of strengths, a mason has to build an arch to hold that strength. If you were to take the keystone out of that arch or to cut the leg out off of that arch, the whole arch would collapse; the whole structure would collapse.

What I think is so beautiful about a tooth – an adult molar – is that it is a series of arches. There are at least four to five arches built into the tooth. They’re actually made of different layers.

You have an outer, very tough shell called enamel. That’s only two percent organic, and it doesn’t flex a lot. But the internal part of the tooth, the body of the tooth, is 55 percent organic. It’s made of collagen and water. It’s made to shake, rattle, and roll, as we put all these compressive strengths on it. Chewing is a very, very tough thing. We want these teeth to last a hundred years and stay in function, and they’re designed to do that.”

The concept of minimally invasive dentistry is still in its infancy, although Dr. Tim Rainey has been tirelessly lecturing on the subject, all over the world, for the last 25 years. He has also written about it in dental journals. He still has a dental practice in Refugio, Texas where the majority of his patients are underprivileged children on Medicaid.

“The beauty of this dentistry is that it doesn’t require shots. It doesn’t take a lot of time. It’s not painful. In fact, since he introduced ozone into his practice, he has never had a child come in with an asymptomatic tooth (meaning a tooth in pain) that has ever needed a root canal or an extraction. He’s never even needed to anesthetize them,” Carol says.

The Importance of Early Diagnosis

Early diagnosis is essential if you want to avoid invasive restorations. Unfortunately, conventional dentistry still has a lot to learn in this respect. According to Carol, traditional means of diagnosis, using an explorer, and x-rays only have a 25 percent success rate in terms of accurate diagnosis. False positives and false negatives can occur and do so quite frequently. Carol explains:

“You can have a tooth to be completely stain-free… It cannot stick with an explorer. If we take an X-ray of the tooth, nothing shows up. It looks completely pristine. However, [decay] can be hiding up under those pits and grooves – some rather significant decay. In fact, when the enamel is forming, a lot of times there are little folds, fractures, and not completely mineralized enamel. There are defects in the enamel that we can’t catch for many, many years. You can’t really diagnose or treat an unopened fissure. That’s really the first most important thing – I think – that people need to know.

…The decay has to get pretty deep into the tooth before we can diagnose it. In fact, X-rays are very late-stage diagnosis. Decay has to be at least two millimeters into the second layer of tooth under the enamel before an X-ray can begin to catch it. Then you have to be much more invasive in treating it. You want to be able to catch diagnosis early.”

Fluoride is commonly thought to be a primary prevention strategy against tooth decay, despite the fact that, like mercury fillings, it is a highly toxic substance, shown to lower IQ in children. According to Carol, fluoride also makes early diagnosis more difficult.

“When that outer shell is heavily infused with fluoride, it changes the way an X-ray goes through a tooth,” she says. “I think it delays diagnosis, because we’re not able to see that decay as easily.”

There are Better Alternatives to Crowns

Eventually, after a tooth has been repaired a number of times, a crown typically becomes necessary. However, biomimetic dentistry offers excellent alternatives to crowns.

“There are principles of adhesive dentistry that dentists should know, but again, most of them don’t know. There are six different ways to put [resin material] in to where it can recreate the tooth structure,” Carol explains.

For example, the dentist can section the resins, layering the material in according to something called C-factor (which has to do with the shrinkage of the material), so that it’s not creating too much pressure on the tooth in any direction. Another alternative is to use more expensive inlays or onlays. A CEREC® machine can cut the material into precise-fitting pieces that are then permanently adhered into the cavity. CEREC® material can also be used to replace an entire tooth, like a crown. However, CEREC® inlays and crowns are far better than other resin fillers and metal or porcelain crowns as they are permanent and will not need to be replaced with time.

The Benefits of Ozone in Dentistry

Now, most people get concerned when they hear ozone, equating it with ozone pollution. When ozone levels rise, we’re likely to get sick. But this is due to the pollutants caught in the ozone – ozone itself is actually nature’s way of cleaning the air. Granted, ozone gas, by itself, should not be breathed as it’s toxic to lung tissue in high concentrations. But when selectively applied, it can provide significant benefits in dentistry. In fact, according to Carol, ozone is the only way to predictably re-mineralize the tooth. The conventional thought is that this is the function of fluoride, but this is not true.

Another component of minimally invasive dentistry is the use of ozone.  “I can’t believe I didn’t hear of ozone until about a year and a half ago,”

Carol says. “But it’s wonderful.”Fluoride actually has a powerfully detrimental effect, because while it can strengthen the tooth, that’s not the most important factor in preventing decay. While making the enamel denser, it also makes it more brittle by destroying the surface crystal matrix that helps protect the tooth. It’s a very similar process as osteoporosis drugs that make your bones denser but more brittle…

“We are using it close to the mouth, so there are precautions that you have to know,” Carols says. “You have to take a course in it. You can’t just start using it. But since we deal with microbes in the mouth, I can’t imagine a better place for ozone. I use it all the time in gum disease.

…The beauty is, with ozone, you don’t have to remove all the decayed material. You just remove the worst of it, then you hit it with ozone. If there are any dentists listening, they can take it down just to what we call the leathery layer. There’s still plenty of structure there. The crystalline structure is still there, and it’s still strong. It’s just been infiltrated by bacteria and their end products.

In the old way, you would want to take all of that out. We don’t want to do that. Leave that there. Hit it with ozone for a few minutes and change the chemistry of the tooth. Let it re-harden. If you don’t fill it, it will take about two months to re-harden. If you fill it, it takes four months to re-harden. It’s kind of a lovely concept, isn’t it?

…Ozone is the only way to predictably re-mineralize the tooth – it’s a component of the process. Because what it’s going to do [when applied in gas form], is diffuse into the tooth, through those little white spots into the tooth… First, it’s going to kill all the microbes in the tooth. That’s important… The end products of bacteria are acids. It changes the chemistry of the tooth from acid to neutral, so that now the tooth can re-mineralize the way it’s supposed to.

A lot of people think that re-mineralization happens from the outside in, but most of that re-mineralization is actually going to be coming through the pulp. The pulp, of course, is that hollow internal structure of a tooth that is filled with blood vessels and nerves and is designed to give the tooth nutrients and keep it hydrated. The minerals are going to come in through the pulp, feed out this way, bring the minerals to that area, and harden it.”

Everyday Dental Hygiene Tips

If you’re like most people, you probably use toothpaste. But according to Carol, not only do you not need fluoridated toothpaste, you don’t need any toothpaste at all. This is because plaque is removed through mechanical scrubbing, and the toothpaste might just give you a false sense of “clean.”

“Many of these toothpastes have surfactants and things that keep the tongue from telling you when it’s clean. If it still feels like a sweater’s on your tooth, it is. Also, you can tell better if you’re jiggling it under the gums. That’s an important feedback for you to know,” she says.

“I have people using the toothbrush as long as it takes to where the teeth feel nice and smooth. If they want to add those adjuncts, I have them use baking soda at night because that’s when our saliva slows down, and we really want to raise that pH. It’s going to have a longer effect.”

Another interesting tip is to use ozonated oil. This is simply olive or jojoba oil through which ozone has been bubbled through (note it must be medical grade ozone). You can use it to brush your teeth with, or apply it to your gums with a toothpick. (One caveat is that it doesn’t taste good.)

“My favorite tool might be the butler soft picks… It’s just a little tool that I can dip in the ozonated oil and put in between my teeth. You can put it anywhere there’s a plaque. It pretty much melts the plaque off,” Carol says.

More Information

For more information, please read Carol’s book, Mouth Matters. You may also want to recommend it to your dentist. After all, the only way dentistry will change is by patients asking for better alternatives. You can also find more information on her website,

“You can say, ‘this is the kind of dentistry I want,'” Carol says. “Then also, for those who don’t have a dentist, I have developed a database. I thought that was really important to do, so that people can go to see who it is that’s been trained in it, who are using it, who are doing biomimetic dentistry, and who are using ozone in their practices. Ideally, it’s a marriage of all three.”

Alternatives such as CEREC® inlays are taught at the University of Southern California under Pascal Magne and Dave Alleman, and dental applications for ozone therapy are taught by Mollica & Harris (for information see


Tips for Removing Your Mercury Fillings

For those of you who have mercury fillings, I recommend that you have them removed… but avoid making the mistake I did nearly 20 years ago. I had the procedure done by a non-biological dentist. When you have these fillings removed you can be exposed to significant amounts of mercury vapors if the dentist doesn’t know what he or she is doing. Replacement of amalgam is a serious medical procedure. Do not go to a dentist who does not fear the toxicity of mercury and who does not use a protocol that both builds up your strength beforehand and limits in every possible way your exposure to mercury.

You can find a mercury-free dentist of your own on Consumers for Dental Choice’s website, or check out dental listings from their close allies at the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine and the Holistic Dental Association – two dental associations whose support for mercury-free dentistry has been unflagging. It’s also for this reason that I strongly suggest you get healthy BEFORE having your fillings removed, as you want your detoxification mechanisms optimized prior to removal. My struggles with my own teeth led me to learn about and embrace biological dentistry, also known as holistic or environmental dentistry.

In a nutshell, biological dentistry views your teeth and gums as an integrated part of your entire body, and any medical treatments performed takes this fact into account. The primary aim of holistic dentistry is to resolve your dental problems while working in harmony with the rest of your body. Biological dentists are well aware of the dangers involved with toxic materials such as mercury fillings (aka amalgams). Some things that need to be done to keep you (and your dentist) safe during amalgam removal include:

  • Providing you with an alternative air source and instructing you not to breathe through your mouth
  • Using a cold-water spray to minimize mercury vapors, and putting a rubber dam in your mouth so you don’t swallow or inhale any toxins
  • Using a high-volume evacuator near the tooth at all times to evacuate the mercury vapor
  • Washing your mouth out immediately after the fillings have been removed (the dentist should also change gloves after the removal)
  • Immediately cleaning your protective wear and face once the fillings are removed, and using room air purifiers.


What You Need to Know about Root Canals & Dental Implants

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The Trouble with Root Canals

Each of your teeth is a vital – that is, living – organ. Like your liver, lungs, kidneys and other organs, teeth sometimes become diseased and fail. In that case, a dentist may recommend root canal treatment, which starts with removing the dentinal pulpal complex – the tooth’s “guts,” so to speak, rich in nerves, blood vessels and delicate connective tissue. After cleaning the chamber, the dentist fills it with a rubbery putty called “gutta percha” and cement sealant – materials that often contain some very toxic elements, such as heavy metals and formaldehyde – and caps the remaining tooth structure with a restoration.

Establishment dentists call this “saving” the tooth, which is odd since, by definition, a root canal tooth is a dead tooth. All the living stuff – what once kept it alive – is gone. But this doesn’t mean that nothing is happening inside. The absence of the pulp has major consequences.

The outer layer of the dental pulpal complex is made of specialized cells called odontoblasts. They exist to createdentin, the tissue situated between the tender pulp and tough outer enamel. A cross-section of dentin shows thousands of microscopic dentinal tubules – anywhere from 30,000 to 75,000 per square millimeter. The odontoblasts – also called dentinoblasts – extend into these tubules, all the way through to the enamel on top and the cementum that covers the root at the bottom.

In a living tooth, the protein processes of these cells are continually bathed in intracellular fluid – dentinal lymph – from the pulp. When a dentist removes the pulp, however, they’re severed and remain within the dentinal tubules. Because there’s no longer any blood supply to them, they undergo necrosis – that is, they die and decay, just like the flesh of a putrefying corpse. The local biological terrain changes, and the microbes respond by degenerating into viruses, fungi, parasites and other pathological microbiota (i.e, “bad bugs”). Over time, their toxic metabolic waste migrates through the tubules and into the cementum, periodontal ligament and bone. From there, it finds its way into the general circulation, free to infect other organs.

Brain health is of special concern, since the organ is so close to the mouth – just inches away. When neurotoxins exit into the bone, it’s not far to the cerebrospinal fluid that bathes the brain. There and over time, they contribute to a variety of neurological illnesses, just as toxins affecting other organs and polluting the terrain contribute to other forms of systemic illness.

Because of all this, a root canal tooth is always considered infected and often toxic. Research by dental materials expert Dr. Boyd Haley – professor emeritus of chemistry at the University of Kentucky – has shown that more than 90% of all root canal teeth are riddled with pathogens and their toxic byproducts.

Read the accompanying article by Hal Huggins, “How a Root Canal Can Affect Your Health”

The Trouble with Dental Implants

One alternative to root canal treatment is extraction. But what to replace the tooth with? If the adjacent teeth are healthy, a bridge is possible. In other cases, a dentist may suggest an implant – placing a titanium or ceramic rod to the jawbone and screwing a restoration onto it.

Dental implants can cause their own problems. For one, they create an immune response, such as suppressing the T-cell count. Biological Terrain Analysis (BTA) shows remarkable adverse changes in the rH2 values – a measure of oxidative stress. When these values are high, as we typically see in clients with implants, both cell and biological terrain functions take a hit. Nutrient uptake is inhibited, as is the delivery of hormone and energetic information. The body’s natural energy state is disturbed.

Lodging an implant into the jaw creates a scenario similar to what happens when you skip a flat stone across the surface of a lake. Think about how the ripples grow smaller and fainter as they continue across the lake and then bounce back. They may be too faint for us to observe with the naked eye, but the effect persists. This is a form of energetic resonance. Likewise, when an implant is placed, there is bioresonance through the extracellular fluid.

Implants also create disturbances along the meridians on which they’re placed. Meridians are your body’s energetic pathways, connecting multiple organs and bodily structures. Disturbances or blockages in one area can affect the other organs on the same meridian, setting the stage for illness or dysfunction at sites far from the mouth. Disturbances caused by implants may be worsened if other metals – such as mercury amalgam “silver” fillings – are present, due to the creation of galvanic currents.

Illnesses that have been linked to focal infection and implants include cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis (MS), Lou Gehrig Disease (ALS), lupus and other inflammatory conditions.

It’s been demonstrated that implanted devices produce non-random repetitive energy waves that produce harmful biological effects. This disruption may change things such as cell and matrix signaling pathways, the permeability of ion-exchange channels and the membrane electric potential. The end result is poor health. By the same token, good, healthy bone that is free of heavy metal, root canals and implants radiates more natural electromagnetic fields (photons). These fields produce mixed wave patterns along meridians with irregular profiles, producing healthy biological systems.

Below are materials we recommend for learning more about this topic. Each of us is the author of our own health and well-being. So we encourage you to do the research that will help you make good choices for your dental and systemic health – choices appropriate to your wants and needs. For good choices depend on understanding how and why illness arises. This is the basis of truly informed consent.


Articles by Dr. Verigin on Root Canals & Implants

Other Recommended Articles on Root Canals & Dental Implants

Recommended Video on Root Canals & Dental Implants

  • Root Canals Are CAUSING Disease
  • Safe Alternatives to Root Canals
  • Dr. Mercola Discusses Root Canals
  • Rooted (excerpt)
  • Oral Obstacles to Optimal Health
    • Part One explains tooth anatomy and physiology, as well as how root canals are done and their limitations.
    • Part Two discusses why a root canal filling cannot be considered sound biological therapy even if lasers and ozone are used. The concept of focal infection is introduced, as are the importance of removing the periodontal ligament from the bone when a tooth is extracted to avoid creating acavitation.
    • Part Three continues the discussion of cavitations and focal infection before turning to issues with implants and their negative effect on energy flow. It also taps into Bob Jones’ research on the relation between dental toxins, foci and cancer. 

For further discussion on the toxicity and danger of Root Canals see the following link:


Dr Rachel Hall has 21 years as a qualified dentist including 12 years specialising in Holistic Dentistry. Rachel works from Evolve Dental Healing in Kenmore, Brisbane.


Clinic Address:

67 Kenmore Rd, Kenmore, Brisbane,  QLD, Australia

Phone Number: 07 3720 1811


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Leigh Woodridge (BDS)

New Directions Dentistry

Suite 7/29 Florence St. 

Teneriffe, Queensland   4005, Australia

Phone : +07 3339 7988

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