Many years ago, I took a seminar in oral toxicology in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It was fascinating and revelatory. Aside from what the semi-initiated, such as myself, already knew about amalgams, root canals, fluoride, radiation, and even anesthetics, there was a wealth of information on biological dentistry, decayed teeth and bones, and microorganisms that inhabit the mouth and often teeth and gums. In short, while definitely not up-to-speed, there was a new mountain to ascend.
This web site was actually started shortly after that seminar but it was dismantled, hosted again, and dismantled again. At the moment, it is my own site, not a site created for a dentist. The input and erudition or lack thereof are my own so I encourage visitors to the site to do whatever additional research is required before making difficult and sometimes irrevocable decisions regarding dental work.
The amount of background required in order to make an "informed decision" is truly astronomical. There are literally hundreds of links to reliable information on fluoride and probably that many more on amalgams. Relying exclusively on your dentist to guide you — and dare one say influence you — could be folly. Dentists tend to be very busy and often unaware of risk factors involved in the procedures they perform. The purpose of this site is to provide links to relevant material on other sites and good products for basic oral hygiene, including some not so familiar practices such as oil pulling, tongue cleaning, and use of essential oils with antimicrobial benefits. It is my hope that my many years of information gathering prove useful to others.
7 October 2011