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Dr. Matthew King

TMJ disorder and YOU: we are taking out our stressful existence on our joints

I’d venture to say nobody reading this has done what we were designed and intended to do today.  Unless you were prancing about an open, grassy field, sniffing flowers, sipping water from a stream and plucking fruits, berries and nuts from vegetation inbetween your numerous naps, anyhow.  And do you remember that legendary amount of...
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Lack of nutrients leads to physical degeneration in more than just your mouth

Dr. Terry Wahls is a physician who reversed her multiple sclerosis using mostly a proper, nutrient-rich diet.  In a 1 year period, she went from confined to a wheelchair to walking with a cane to fully active.  This passage was taken from her book “Minding My Mitochondria” : Although there is considerable interest in the genetic...
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Zinc: Your teeth and beyond

Earlier this year we explored magnesium, a micronutrient critical to life (and good for your teeth).  Now let’s turn our attention to zinc, another element that can be absorbed into the enamel of your teeth and help make it harder and more resistant to decay.  Relatively large amounts of zinc are incorporated into enamel prior to...
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Odd Phenomena Surrounding The Eruption Of Your Baby’s Teeth

Babies are like little aliens.  They’re new, we don’t really know them yet.  We’re not sure if they’re hostile or friendly.  They don’t speak our language.  They do odd things.  Large, bulging eyeballs.   Teeth tend to erupt over a 2 year period from 6 to 30 months old.  Some symptoms tend to accompany the...
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I think we’re cracking up

I’ve been seeing a LOT of cracked teeth lately.  They’ll present all sorts of different ways.  The mildest form, craze lines, are usually benign and just linger in the outer enamel shell of the tooth without causing trouble.  I’ll leave those alone.  I can find those in most patients.  It’s unusual to see deeper cracks...
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Painkillers in dentistry: less is more

As a migraine sufferer from a young age, I can attest, 2 Advil and a cup of coffee can drag you out of skull-crushing pain, and actually induce euphoria within 1 hour.  Information having been recently reaffirmed is confirming what I’ve experienced for 30 years.  Taking any chemical for me is a last resort, but sometimes you...
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Prevent aging of your maxillofacial structures (and the rest of your body) with NMN?

Any time someone claims to have found the fountain of youth it’s probably a good idea to take a minute and check it out. NMN or nicotinamide mononucleotide is a naturally occurring compound that produces NAD, or nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide.  As your age marches on, your body produces less NAD. And when NMN levels drop with age, whole body inflammation rises. ...
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Your teeth are attached to the rest of your body

We all know what sugar and carbohydrates can do to your teeth.  Nothing real good.  I spend 40 hours a week dealing with the fallout of that.  But what does sugar, and the other things you eat, do to your body once it gets past your teeth?  I have another page that talks about such...
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There is an 80% chance you’re suffering from a magnesium deficiency

Let’s talk magnesium! Magnesium is a mineral needed for hundreds of biochemical reactions in the body. It helps to maintain normal nerve and muscle function, keeps the heart rhythm steady, helps bones and teeth remain dense and strong, and has many other functions. I’m supposed to talk about teeth.  But that’s not the real interesting stuff.  You...
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You never really know what a drug is going to do to you

DRUGS!!!! They can be a bit scary.  I don’t think we every really know exactly what a drug is going to do.  Most drugs come with a list of known side effects as long as your arm, and those are just the KNOWN side effects.  It is always better to avoid a chemical substance if you...
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