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FDA Recommends Against Amalgam Use for Many Patients

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Earlier this month, the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made a vital recommendation against amalgam use, a cause which Dr. David Villarreal has donated to for decades, which will positively change the dental industry to better care for patients across the country.  In response to Consumers for Dental Choice’s high-pressure three-year campaign, the FDA issued a new safety communication recommending against amalgam use in people who are at higher risk from the adverse effects of mercury exposure, including…

  • Pregnant women and their developing babies
  • Women who are planning to become pregnant
  • Nursing women and their newborns and infants
  • Children, especially (but not limited to) those younger than six years of age
  • People with pre-existing neurological disease
  • People with impaired kidney function
  • People with known heightened sensitivity (allergy) to mercury or other components of dental amalgam.

This list, of course, encompasses a significant part of the American population.  As such, FDA’s action has the potential to protect up to one-half of Americans from mercury in their mouths.  Too, it is the essential intermediate step we need, now, to accomplish the full transition to mercury-free dentistry.

FDA’s decision culminates Consumers for Dental Choice’s intense campaign to persuade FDA to reconsider its amalgam policy.  They organized the non-profit organization community behind the Chicago Declaration to End Dental Industry Mercury Use, had meetings with FDA top brass, called for, and got the FDA’s scientific advisory committee to reexamine the amalgam issue, brought 16 expert witnesses to that committee’s hearings, ran robust petition and public comment drives that showed FDA that we, the people, wanted a change in American amalgam policy and successfully brought about change.

To find out more about how amalgam affects your overall health,  visit our biological dentist in Newbury Park CA.

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Why Removing Your Amalgam Fillings is Best for Your Health | Newbury Park CA

Did you know mercury vapors seep from amalgam fillings 24 hours a day? In addition, chewing triggers the release of even more of these toxic fumes into your body. This is why Dr. Villarreal recommends removing amalgam fillings and replacing them with natural composite fillings. Not only will your teeth and gums be healthier, but your smile will have a more natural appearance! Schedule your appointment by contacting your biological dentist in Newbury Park CA today!

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Restore Your Oral Health with Biological Dentistry in Newbury Park CA

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At Biodental Healing, we provide a wide range of biocompatible dental health solutions to restore the function and comfort of your mouth, enhance your smile, and support your overall health. By focusing on how your oral health affects your whole health, our team will help you heal your teeth and gums while nurturing your entire body. To learn more about how you may benefit from biological dentistry, schedule your appointment with our biological dentist in Newbury Park CA today!

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Why Choose a Natural Smile from BioDental Healing in Newbury California

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Here at BioDental Healing in Newbury Park, we are committed to providing our patients with a holistic dental experience, which includes an approach very different from traditional dentistry practices that often utilize harmful metals in the mouth such as amalgam containing mercury. We only employ natural smile materials and procedures that help to achieve optimal oral health, factoring in the mind, body, and spirit.

The benefits of a Biological Experience:

  • Improves Overall General Health
  • Cost-Effective
  • Empowers Patients
  • No Chemicals
  • Address Several Conditions

Biological healers educate patients on healthy lifestyle changes, the importance of self-care, and the many healing options available to them. This empowers patients to take the necessary steps for optimal health and supports them in this endeavor.

Holistic experiences, offered in our dental office, is not only cost-effective, but you will also be reducing the amount of stress experienced. Feel free to browse our before and after photo gallery of various procedures including the safe removal and replacement of mercury amalgam fillings. You can expect a biological experience, each and every time.

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Ensuring Safe COVID-19 Practices with BioDental Healing | Newbury Park CA

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To our valued patients: Your safety is our highest priority. This particular blog post is to ensure we are abiding by CDC guidelines. If you are interested in a more thorough breakdown of our safe practices for both and out of the office, be sure to visit the Covid-19 Dental Office Practices which can be found on our Home Page.

Prior to Appointment

  • Please inform us PRIOR to arrival if you or anyone in your household are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms in the last 3 weeks.
  • If you are interested in expediting your time in the office:

(Pre-pay over the telephone and forward all necessary paperwork to info@biodentalhealing.com)

  • All patients entering the office will have their temperature taken.

During Appointment

  • All staff and patients are always required to wear masks.
  • All equipment and exam rooms, they are thoroughly cleaned between every patient with medically recommended cleaners/disinfectants.
  • Every patient will have their temperature taken. If a fever is detected, we will kindly ask you to reschedule your dental appointment.

Please note that these are the changes, within our Newbury Park Dental Office, have been implemented to help keep you safe. Your cooperation is vital in making sure that everyone is protected.

Thank you for partnering with us to protect our patients and our staff.

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Benefits Of Fluoride Free Dentistry

At BioDental Healing, we operate differently from the traditional Western dentist that accepts the use of fluoride in their work – as well as advocating it for use at home. We celebrate the benefits fluoride free dentistry, including a decreased risk of health issues that can be onset from fluoride ingestion.

Why Choose Fluoride Free Dentistry

While fluoride has been continuously approved for use by the CDA and ADA, this does not mean it has no chance of damaging your body in some way. Large-scale studies have shown consistent high dose fluoride ingestion is linked with:

  • Brittle bones and enamel
  • Dental fluorosis
  • Hip fractures
  • Cancer
  • Kidney stones
  • Lower IQ in children

As for fluoride effectiveness in tooth decay prevention – the studies that have been performed on this subject matter were not randomized, controlled, or blinded studies. They have failed to show any significant reduction in preventing tooth decay. Our holistic approach factors in the mind, body, and spirit to achieve a healthy balance. Achieving this balance is very difficult if fluoride is introduced into the body.

Our fluoride free dentist, Dr. Villarreal, invites you to experience a new, fresh take on dentistry – an experience that will leave you feeling great, with your body thanking you along the way. Schedule an appointment today!

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Minimally Invasive Dentistry in Newbury Park

Not all dentists consider whole body health when treating the dental health of their patients- and this is why it’s important to consider minimally invasive dentistry in Newbury Park as an alternative. BioDental Healing prides itself on our biological dental practice, which includes an inherent concern for your whole body health. Our philosophy of care governs everything we do for you. We truly care about our patients and we want you to feel comfortable with our staff. We recognize that each patient is an individual and our goal is to help you retain your teeth in comfort, function, and esthetics for a lifetime. Your overall well-being and health is our main concern.

As a leading holistic dentist, we provide unconventional dentistry with a focus on the overall health of the patient which includes the contribution of nutrition to healthy teeth and the treatment of gum disease, bite issues and alignment problems. By keeping abreast of the newest technological advances in dentistry, Dr. Villarreal is able to provide his patients in Newbury Park & Conejo Valley with multiple innovative solutions for their benefit. Our services and treatments focus on treating gum disease and tooth decay without using harsh materials or chemicals that can adversely affect your health, like Amalgam fillings.

Dangers of Amalgam Fillings

Amalgam fillings, or silver fillings, are composed of 50 percent mercury, making them the most toxic materials used by general dentists. Mercury is the most toxic, non-radioactive element found on the planet. Research published on the effects of mercury has shown that it is even more toxic than lead, arsenic or cadmium. A biological dentist realizes the risk to their patients that may occur years or decades after mercury-containing fillings are placed in their teeth. Even mothers of infants have been shown to pass the mercury from their fillings to their babies.Just as dental health is an important part of any individual’s overall health, using nontoxic and systemically compatible materials to perform dental work is an important factor in creating a healthy mouth and a healthy body.

About Our Practice

BioDental Healing is not your ordinary dental office. We believe in a different approach to dentistry – holistic dentistry. Holistic dentistry aims at helping you enhance the overall health of your mind, body, and spirit through the power of alternative dental care.

As you enter our office, you will be greeted by our warm, friendly staff that will help you get situated before seeing our dentist, Dr. David Villarreal. Our waiting room features comfortable chairs and a nice, invigorating ambiance.

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Mercury Removal Newbury Park

If you’re looking for mercury removal Newbury Park, then you probably already understand the issues with mercury fillings. For example, if you have a silver filling, every time you chew a small amount of mercury from your filling (about 2-20 micrograms a day) is released into your body. Mercury is poisonous to your body and should not be in your mouth.

Why You Need Mercury Removal Newbury Park

  • Mercury is one of the most toxic substances known to man. Additionally, most mercury amalgam fillings are made with up to as much as 50% mercury.
  • Mercury poisoning can cause a number of health issues, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and multiple sclerosis.
  • Mercury fillings are banned in other countries like Norway, Denmark, and Sweden.

Qualified Mercury Filling Removal Professionals

Our biological dental team in Newbury Park is uniquely qualified to use the latest equipment, the most advanced techniques, and the safest protocol for removal of mercury. We’re proud to know that our work protects both your health and the environment. In collaboration with our or your naturopathic physician, we work with you to resolve such health issues as the presence of mercury and heavy metals, and to address other challenges to your dental health. We have been practicing mercury-free, mercury-safe dentistry for over 20 years, and our patients come to us from all over the U.S. and around the world.

Contact us here to schedule an appointment for mercury removal in Newbury Park.

 

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TMJ Treatment Newbury Park

Looking for a TMJ Treatment in Newbury Park? Consider the biological dental approach. Disorders of TMJ (temporomandibular joint) are a group of conditions that cause pain in and around the TMJ and nearby muscles. Clenching your jaw and grinding your teeth puts an additional strain on the muscles of the jaw causing inflammation. TMJ problems can affect a person’s ability to speak, eat, chew, swallow, make facial expressions, and even breathe.

Symptoms of TMJ disorders

Pain is one of the most common symptoms of TMJ Disorders. TMJ pain is often described as a dull ache in the jaw joint and nearby areas, including the ear. In other cases, some people report no pain but instead experience jaw dysfunction. Other symptoms can include:

  • pain in the neck and shoulders
  • migraine and/or chronic headache
  • jaw muscle stiffness
  • limited movement or locking of the jaw
  • painful clicking, popping or grating in the jaw joint when opening or closing the mouth
  • a bite that feels “off”
  • ear pain, pressure and/or ringing in the ears
  • diminished hearing
  • dizziness and vision problems
  • tooth sensitivity

BioDental Healing TMJ Treatment In Newbury Park

Stabilization splints (biteplate, nightguard) are the most widely used treatments for TMJ disorders. Additional holistic treatments like gentle jaw stretching and relaxation exercises can also help.

Our safety standards are held very high here @ BioDental Healing. As a result, we steer clear from any questionable chemicals or ingredients such as BPA, which stands for “bisphemol A”, an industrial synthetic chemical that has been used in plastics and resins since 1960. We don’t believe any amount of plastic belongs in the mouth, which is why we offer both BPA free fillings & BPA free dental night guards.

BPA free dental night guards are a great way to treat issues with TMJ and chronic teeth grinding because they are non-invasive and do not require any form of surgery.

Grinding the teeth is an area of concern because if not treated may come with serious consequences to your teeth such as chips & cracks, tongue indentation, flattening of teeth, more frequent headaches, and you could even strip off the enamel.

To learn more about our treatment options for TMJ and/or teeth grinding, either call our office @ (805) 375-2233 or conveniently contact us online.

 

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What Is A Meridian Tooth Chart

Here at BioDental Healing, we rely on the Meridian Tooth Chart as one of our resources when assessing your dental health. The Meridian Tooth Chart is based on acupuncture meridians, pathways of energy that span across interrelated body parts, glands, and tissues. Each tooth is associated with a particular meridian, through which energy flows.

The Relationship Between Teeth & Vital Organs

Every tooth has a meridian going to it. There are 12 meridians in total, and each of the 32 teeth are represented on them. The bicuspids share one meridian; the molars share another; the anterior (front) teeth, yet another. The maxillary bicuspids share with the mandibular molars, and the maxillary molars share with the mandibular bicuspids.

CLICK on the Teeth in the chart here to learn more!

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