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Sleep Apnea and Your Dentist

According to the National Center on Sleep Disorders, it is estimated that as many as 70 million Americans suffer from some type of sleep disorder. And of those 70 million, about 18 million suffer from a serious condition called sleep apnea. What is Sleep Apnea? Obstructive sleep apnea is a chronic sleeping disorder characterized as […]

The Top Benefits of Early Orthodontic Treatment in Children

Early orthodontic treatment in children, also known as interceptive orthodontic treatment, can help identify and treat potential issues early before they develop into more serious oral problems. Intervention can begin as early as age 7, while the teeth are still developing and the jaw is still growing. At this early age, certain dental conditions such […]

Ten Reasons to Choose a Biological Dentist

Biological, or holistic, dentists operate according to the belief system that your oral health is fundamentally connected to your overall health and well-being. They understand that problems of the mouth can, and often do, affect other areas of the body. Their mission is to treat and restore the natural health of your mouth while working […]

Dental Implants: The Basics

What is it? A dental implant is a surgical fixture that is placed in the bone in order to replace a tooth that is missing or has been lost due to decay, trauma, or periodontal disease (see Figure 1). Most modern dental implants are made of either a titanium or a bioceramic material. Health-conscious patients […]

Biomimetic Dentistry

August 21, 2016 By Dr. Udoka Holinbeck My beloved college mentor often told me, “I’m pulling for you” (shameless dental pun intended). Then he would proceed to show me teeth in his mouth that were gold or silver. They were like his battle trophies, each with its own unique, unpleasant story. Boy, am I glad […]

The Great Dental Amalgam Debate

March 2001 Originally published in HealthWise Magazine The debate about the safety of silver/mercury fillings continues and it is the patients that are caught in the middle. Ever since amalgam was introduced in the United States in the 1830’s, there has been debate about the safety of this common filling material. Surprisingly, dental patients have […]

Our Position on Dental Amalgams (Mercury/Silver Fillings)

In dentistry today, we have materials, that if properly placed, are vastly superior in every way. Dentists who don’t feel comfortable doing these restorations (i.e. bonded composite or porcelain), continue to cite problems that were associated with these fillings years ago. Amazingly, the American Dental Association (ADA) acknowledges in the August 2001 edition of the […]

Advanced Amalgam Removal Safety Precautions

As important as it is to have the mercury and metals removed from your mouth, it is equally (or more) important to use proper removal protocols. Removing amalgam fillings can release mercury vapor into the air that can be absorbed into the body by inhaling or ingesting the vapors. At Integrative Dental Solutions, we protect […]