Toxic Toothpaste – better and safer options for kids’ teeth

An article Dr Prue King wrote for Choice magazine about why natural alternatives are a better choice. Fluoride Young children swallow a large percentage of the toothpaste they use. It is essential that they don’t use adult fluoride-containing toothpaste. Toxic effects of fluoride include brittle bones, mottled teeth, behavioural changes and an increased risk of…

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Mouth breathing causes a range of problems

What causes mouth-breathing and why does it matter?

We routinely screen for correct breathing and tongue position during our regular 6-monthly preventative examinations. For children, one of the biggest causes of crowding of teeth is habitually breathing through the mouth rather than the nose. For adults, the changes to the airway introduced by mouth-breathing give rise to snoring and sleep apnoea, which steals quality of…

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A holistic approach to treating headaches

The World Health Organization estimates that 47% of adults worldwide had at least one headache within the last year. Only a minority of people with headache disorders worldwide are diagnosed appropriately by a healthcare provider. Headaches have been underestimated, under-recognized and under-treated throughout the world. Headaches are most often a result of an imbalance in the structure of the neck, the cranial and dental systems, or a combination of these.

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Girl with orthodontic issues due to mouth breathing

Mouth breathing in children

Few parents realize how malleable the facial bones of a six-year-old child are and how quickly habits such as leaving the mouth open or thumb-sucking can spoil a child’s appearance for ever. Mouth breathing and poor tongue posture can result in a long face with a narrow upper jaw and crowded teeth. The upper jaw stops growing in most boys and girls before the age of 10. Hence early treatment is the key.

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Candida and mercury amalgam

The link between Candida and mercury amalgam

Mercury is constantly being released from dental amalgam fillings through corrosion and vaporisation. Mercury is absorbed into the brain, kidneys, liver and other organs, causing a myriad of adverse health problems, particularly neurological conditions. Even very small amounts of mercury can be toxic.

There is increasing evidence that the presence of dental amalgam fillings makes Candida overgrowth in patients very resistant to treatment by drugs, supplements or healthy lifestyle. There are three main reasons for this.

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