tooth decay is growing among American children between the ages of 2 and 11, a vital period that sets the stage for personal growth in teenage and young adult years. We’ve created this special guide so both parents and children can learn to better care for their teeth, gums, and total body health.
It’s nearly everywhere: in our water, mouth rinses, and now toothpastes. Fluoride has been the go-to chemical for cavity prevention for over 50 years. Now, however, the Center for Disease Control warns that the chemical may be too prevalent. Too much fluoride may lead to serious oral health problems including hidden caries and fluorosis.
We know that holistic dentistry aims to preserve healthy smiles through minimally invasive procedures. This usually means that drilling, grinding, and tooth removal are avoided whenever possible. Holistic professionals believe in preserving the body in its natural state for many reasons, longevity being at the top of the list. However, new research shows an almost unimaginable benefit to preserving your natural body: Keeping your wisdom teeth, the four rear-most molars of the upper and lower jaw, preserves copious amounts of tissue rich in stem cells!