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Mercury is toxic to humans and dental amalgam fillings, which uses a 50% mercury base combined with other metals, is one of the most common types of exposure. Research proving the extensive damage mercury can cause to human tissue and brain function is why I advocate discontinuing their use and, if you have them, their removal. The following 10 facts expose the dangers of mercury amalgam and, after reading these, you will probably want to confirm what type of filling material your dentist uses – and possibly make a change! […]

Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic therapy believed to promote oral health and detoxification and available data shows promise for this natural health technique. The practice of oil pulling involves the use of food-grade oils, such as coconut oil, as an agent for "pulling" away harmful toxins. Unwanted organisms from the mouth, teeth, gums, and throat are also thought to be removed. (more…)

The other day we fielded a question from a customer who had wondered which herb was the best for promoting fresh breath. The implication was that if, for example, eucalyptus is extremely effective but spearmint is only half as effective, why dilute the efficacy of the eucalyptus with the less potent spearmint? That's a great question and answered in short by Aristotle, who said, "The whole is greater than the sum of its parts." (more…)

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A blemish on the tip of your nose, voluminous flatulence, and bad breath. What do they all have in common? They are all concerns that can affect your life- personally, professionally, and romantically. We're not going to cover skin care or healthy digestion in this article, but we are going to talk about bad breath, otherwise known as halitosis. Halitosis is any foul odor that emanates from the mouth. Halitosis can be caused by poor gum health, the food you eat, or the volatile sulphur compounds and other elements you're […]

Think about what you ate yesterday - breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and the snacks in between and everything you drank. Imagine if all that was blended up, left in the hot sun, and had a bacteria added for good measure. What do you think it'd smell like tomorrow? Horrible. That's essentially what happens in your mouth if you're not regularly cleaning it and taking the steps necessary to promote the oral health necessary to have fresh breath. Here are three of the most important practices to implement in your life […]