Signs of Mercury Toxicity – West Kelowna dentist explains

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Living in an industrial world, we are exposed to many environmental pollutants and harmful chemicals on a daily basis. They can be present anywhere from the air we breathe to the food we eat. While mercury is a naturally occurring element, industrialization has increased the additional risk of the chemical …

All-Natural Treatment for Tinnitus: Start by Treating TMJ Disorder First

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Do you deal with occasional – or even constant – ringing in your ears? If so, you’re not alone. Millions of people suffer with this condition, called tinnitus. It can be one of the most annoying conditions you’ll ever have to deal with – and finding a natural treatment for …

The Connection Between Jaw Pain, a Misaligned Bite, and Poor Posture

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Do you suffer from jaw pain or chronic headaches? If you do, you’re not alone. Millions of people experience these symptoms because of a condition called TMJ disorder, or TMD for short – temporomandibular disorder. Today, you’ll learn more about this condition, why it causes pain, and how it can …

Reasons Why You Should Replace Silver Fillings

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Do you have old silver fillings that you want to replace? Are you familiar with the perceived dangers of mercury amalgam and want to look into treatment options to replace those silver fillings that have been in your mouth for decades? At my practice, I use a holistic approach to …

A Holistic Approach to Healthcare in Dentistry

What does ‘holistic’ mean and how does to fit into the healthcare world? According to the Cambridge Dictionary, the term ‘holistic’ refers to ‘dealing with or treating the whole of something or someone and not just a part.’ In healthcare, doctors and practitioners can choose to take a more holistic …

Safe Amalgam Fillings Removal – Why We Became SMART Certified

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With the advent, and now the affordability of, composite fillings, more people are asking their dentists to provide them with tooth-colored fillings. In fact, some people even ask their dentists to remove their old amalgam fillings and replace them with white fillings. In my practice, I avoid using amalgam filling …

Jaw Pain After Root Canal: What can be done to ease the pain

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Quite often, people who come into my West Kelowna dentist office experiencing a lot of pain end up needing root canal treatment. They have a cracked or broken tooth or deep decay that has damaged the nerve of the tooth. To provide the patient with relief, we have to remove …

Dealing with Irritating Dryness? Try These Dry Mouth Solutions That Work

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Chronic dry mouth –medically known as xerostomia – is often overlooked as a health condition, yet it causes so much discomfort for patients. At first, dry mouth may seem like a small problem that may just be a symptom of a hot day or acute dehydration, but what many patients …

CBD Oil for Migraines – Is This the Solution You’ve Been Waiting For?

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I’m sure we’ve all heard of the looming legalization of cannabis in Canada. It’s an exciting time because cannabis has helped so many people with pain management, and now it can help even more. In fact, many people have considered using various cannabis products – like CBD oil – for …

Health Alert: Gum Disease Linked to Cancer in Postmenopausal Women

As a dentist in West Kelowna and health practitioner, it is my job to educate my patients about risks to their health. That is why I wanted to alert my patients to a new health concern: Gum disease is linked to cancer! What a scary headline, but it’s one that’s …