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Is Juice Good for Your Teeth?

The Washington Post recently ran an Op-Ed by diabetes specialists on the health dangers of fruit juice, which stand in marked contrast to the perception that juice is healthy. The authors did a good job of running down many of the risks related to fruit juice in terms of weight gain, insulin surges, and more. [...]

How an Unhealthy Mouth Can Lead to Weight Gain

You might blame your weight gain on what you’re putting in your mouth, but the truth might be that it’s your mouth that’s the problem. It’s an illustration of the complex, reciprocal relationship between oral health and your overall health. From encouraging unhealthy behaviors to directly triggering weight gain, an unhealthy mouth can contribute [...]

How to Care for Your Oral Microbiome During Shutdown

As New York begins reopening for business after NY PAUSE, Rochester is one of the areas that will begin reopening this Friday May 15. However, with the phased reopening process, many of us will continue to remain at home for the foreseeable future.  During this time, it’s important to be focused on your {{{{link [...]

Why Do We Need X-Rays From My Holistic Dentist?

One of the most common questions I hear from patients is, “You’re a holistic dentist, why do you want to take x-rays? I don’t think I need any more…” and perhaps you have found yourself saying the same thing. I believe a balanced approach that takes all factors into consideration could help us all feel [...]

Metals Trigger Most Allergies at the Dentist

As holistic dentists, Contemporary Dentistry works hard to use the most biocompatible materials we can. If a dental material doesn’t work harmoniously with your body’s systems, it’s not a good choice for putting in your mouth, no matter what its other properties.  Part of this is our commitment to using as few [...]