How Can Perio Protect Trays® Treat Gum Disease?

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WHAT IS PERIO TRAY® THERAPY? Perio Tray® therapy is an at-home gum disease treatment that allows for the delivery of antimicrobial medication between dental visits that helps prevent and treat infections for lasting gum and tooth health. WHAT IS PERIO PROTECT? According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial …

The Impact of Mental Health on Oral Health

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If you’re familiar with holistic dentistry, you know the connection and importance of good oral hygiene and how important it is to our overall physical health. Today, we’re going to dive into the mind-body connection, how our mental health also plays a role in our oral health. Read on to …

More than Regular Orthodontics

Physiologic Orthodontics with maxillary development can correct underbites, overbites, and crossbites without expensive and risky jaw surgery. What is Physiologic Dentistry? Physiologic dentistry is a branch of dentistry whose main philosophy is built around the theory that 90% of pain in the human body is from muscle. Therefore, if we …

How Does Ozone Therapy Help Our Dental Patients?

When people hear the word “ozone”, they probably think of the Ozone layer which surrounds the earth, not a biological dental therapy for patients. Some dental patients have heard about dental ozone therapy but they are still not quite sure how it works or how it could help them in …

Good News for Migraine Sufferers: Non-Surgical Treatments for Migraines

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Do you suffer from chronic headaches, from headaches so painful that they negatively impact your daily life? People who suffer from severe headaches are often actually suffering from chronic migraines. This is one of the most misdiagnosed medical conditions right now. A misdiagnosis results in not getting the treatment or …

TMJ Dentistry: A Holistic Approach

TMJ Dentistry The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a sliding hinge that connects each side of the jawbone to the skull. When temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) are present, this joint’s movement can cause TMJ pain, tenderness, difficulty chewing, headaches, and difficulty opening and closing the mouth. Dr. Shauna Palmer believes that …

Are mercury fillings a danger to my health? 

Are you anxious about your mercury fillings? Have you read that they are harmful to your health?   For over a hundred years, dentists have been using amalgam to fill teeth after cavities have been removed.  Almost half of that dental amalgam filling was liquid mercury and the rest included powdered …

What is Holistic Dentistry?

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When it comes to holistic dentistry, we understand that the language may be confusing. A normal trip to the dentist for most of us often includes the usual routine. But what if we told you a trip to the dentist could also include advice and guidance for many different aspects of …

How Stress & TMJ Cause Headaches

Recent social events have understandably left a strong impact on communities world-wide. Stress and anxiety levels for many have accelerated to a great extent as response to the intensity of the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, chronic stress and anxiety can have detrimental effects on our health. It can trigger an array …

The Connection between Stress & TMJ Disorder

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Many people battle with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder – or temporomandibular disorder (TMD) – without knowing the cause. Often, this is caused by stress and anxiety and leads to sleep bruxism. People who suffer from bruxism tend to grind and clench their teeth unknowingly. Your stress levels may have gone …

How a Safe Mercury Removal Approach Can Help Improve Your Overall Health

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In the past, one of the primary options for filling a tooth was a silver (amalgam) filling. Unfortunately, many people didn’t realize at the time that these fillings contain materials, such as mercury, that can lead to health complications.   Thankfully, Dr. Palmer is a dentist who can safely remove these …

The Holistic Approach Benefit: How Ozone Therapy Helps with Tooth Sensitivity

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A holistic dental approach office utilizes several forms of preventative care and treatment, including traditional dentistry techniques and ozone therapy.  Ozone therapy can significantly reduce bacteria, promote healing, and help prevent more invasive dental procedures, such as root canals. Used in conjunction with traditional dentistry, ozone therapy can help improve …