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Recommended Reading

Interested in educating yourself about toxic-free, whole-body biological dentistry, the Huggins protocol, mercury removal and root canal alternatives? Below is a list of recommended reading compiled by the holistic dentists at Integrative Dental Solutions.

Link Between Mercury Amalgams and Illness

It's All In Your Head

The Link Between Mercury Amalgams and Illness
Dr. Hal A Huggins

Beyond Amalgam book

Beyond Amalgam

The Hidden Health Hazard Posed by Jawbone Cavitations
Susan Stockton

The Fluoride Deception book

The Fluoride Deception

The Fluoride Deception
Susan Stockton

Whole Body Dentistry book

Whole-Body Dentistry

Discover The Missing Piece To Better Health
Dr. Hal A Huggins

Root Canal Cover-up

Root Canal Cover-Up

Root Canal Cover-Up
George E. Meinig

Key to Ultimate Health book

The Key to Ultimate Health

The Key to Ultimate Health
Richard T. Hansen

Solving the MS Mystery book

Solving the MS Mystery

Hope, Health and Recovery
Dr. Hal A Huggins

The Terrain is Everything book

The Terrain is Everything

Contextual Factors That Influence Our Oral Health
Susan Stockton

Patient Education Links

Here you will find further learning on biological and holistic dentistry.

Safe Metal & Mercury Removal Procedure / Amalgam Info

Many patients chose holistic, biologic and natural dentistry for metal and mercury removal. This step is vital in your path toward greater overall health. The links below will help you solidify your understanding of the benefits of amalgam restoration and provide information regarding the dangers of mercury and metals to your overall health.

Holistic Dental Association (ADA)

Holistic dentistry news & information


Fantastic source for scientific news and info

Campaign for Mercury Free Dentistry

Consumer advocate group with referral and articles

Fluoride Information

What do the studies show about fluoride? What effect can fluoride have on overall health? A better understanding of the history of fluoride and the opinion of those in the holistic community will help you make a decision on fluoride to support better oral health and better overall health.

Fluoride Altert

Excellent resource on the use of fluoride with scientific references

Fluoride History

Fluoride history and background info, with additional references and links

Second Look: A Bibliography of Scientific Literature on Fluoride

Scientific bibliographies with hundreds of references

Fluoride Awareness - Discussion Between Paul Connett & Dr. Mercola

Dr. Mercola speaks with Paul Connett of the Fluoride Action Network

Root Canal Information

A natural approach to dentistry strongly promotes protecting your natural teeth. Inflammation or infection inside your tooth can lead to root canal treatment. This procedure cleans, disinfects and shapes the root canal then seals the space helping to preserve your natural teeth.

American Association of Endodontists

Your natural teeth are worth saving. If you have tooth pain or need root canal treatment, learn more about endodontists, the dental specialists who treat you comfortably and save your natural teeth.

Dr. Wesley E. Shankland, II, DDS

Good info from an expert in the field

Compatibility Testing

Studies have shown that a growing number of patients have allergies or sensitivities to commonly used dental materials. Compatibility testing explores, in advance, how dental materials affect your body chemistry. Using materials that work in harmony with your body allow for a treatment plan that promotes health and well being.

IAOMT: A Practical Guide to Compatibility Testing for Dental Materials

As biologically-minded dentists, we strive to achieve all the goals of modern dentistry while treading as lightly as possible on our patients’ biological terrain. So while we work to maximize strength, durability, comfort and esthetics, we seek to minimize toxicity, immune reactivity, and galvanic stress.

Oral Health Information

PBS: Could Alzheimer’s Begin With Bacteria That Cause Gum Disease?

New research indicates that some cases of Alzheimer’s disease may involve infection by Porphyromonas gingivalis, a bacterial species that’s best known for causing gum disease in the mouth.

In The News

Illness signs in your Teeth - Interview with Dr. Shetty

In this video, we discuss how the pH of our body from sugar affects our teeth. We also get into gut health and what that means to the health of our teeth.

Sleep Apnea and Snoring

Snoring can be an indication of greater health concerns as well as an irritation if it disrupts the sleep of your partner. Better sleep is connected to better overall health. Sleep apnea has been linked to diabetes, heart attack, and hypertension. The links below can help you discover how oral sleep appliances can help you sleep and live well.

Tuck: How to Stop Snoring

Understand what causes snoring, how to stop snoring, and how to approach communicating about snoring problems in your relationship.

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Proper Brushing & Flossing Technique

Watch this video to learn the correct way to floss and brush using an electric toothbrush.