Xylitol as an anti-cavity agent

I’ll just start with the elephant in the room, at least for those of us following xylitol research (lol!). Cochrane, one of my favorite sources for reviews of healthcare evidence, had stated in March 2015 that there was insufficient evidence to show that xylitol has an anti-cavity effect. They gave a weak endorsement of fluoride…

Fluoride is the vaccines of dentistry

Let’s be honest, this post is going to cause waves no matter what I say because fluoride use is the vaccination of dentistry. Take a deep breath, open your mind, and hear me out. Like most other integrative practitioners, I take the information from both the “pro” camp and the “anti” camp and look for a solution…

Should I remove my silver fillings?

I decided to tackle a behemoth in dentistry since it’s in the news again: amalgam fillings (also called silver fillings due to the color). Released early this month was this news: three EU institutions (European Parliament, European Commission and the Council of the European Union) have come up with a provisional agreement to ban amalgam…