THE KING'S COURT

Dr. Matthew King's Dental Blog

Would a return to the diet of our ancestors solve tooth decay (and everything else)?

It has occurred to me lately that a tooth rotting out of your mouth probably shouldn’t be any more normal than any other part of your body rotting off.  A tooth rotting is obviously the most acceptable to people, any...
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Let’s talk about carbohydrates and the standard American diet

What are carbohydrates?  Most food is composed of 4 main macronutrients. Carbohydrates, Protein, Fat, and everybody’s favorite – alcohol. The carbohydrates are your sugars and starches, found in bread, pasta, pastries, ice cream, fruit, starchy vegetables. We know what carbohydrates...
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The Science Is NEVER Settled

We just got another small reminder that we have a lot to learn.  A network of blood vessels previously unknown to exist have been discovered in bone.  A team of scientists made their finding by using chemicals on a mouse...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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