A Holistic Approach to Dental Health

Perhaps the most significant question we can ask our health care professional is …How will I know when I’m healthy? My guess is that most physicians would have a tough time with that question given their training and daily experiences of relieving symptoms and dealing with life threatening health events. …

Person-Centered Dentistry

2 DISTINCT DENTAL VISITS A SHORT STORY by MIKE ROBICHAUX, D.D.S. INTRODUCTION Mary is a 50 y/o housewife married to an engineer and together they have two children, both in high school with one getting ready for college.  She has been considering changing dentists for a while because her present …

The “Invisible” Signs of Chronic Illness & Infection

Years ago I received a phone call telling me that a recently drawn blood sample revealed signs of kidney failure. I remember thinking how strange this was since I had no prior indications of any problems with my kidneys.  To make matters worse, my father was in the terminal stages …

Why All the Fuss About pH?

As those of you who have regular checkups know, we have been measuring the pH of the saliva now for years. Some of you ask why and want to know more about it so I thought I’d explore this fascinating topic with you within this format. Exactly what is pH …

A Morning Protocol

It is very important to set the chemistry of the body early in the day. A healthy, balanced body chemistry is foundational to healthy gums, teeth, jaw joints, and all the tissues of the mouth as well as to the rest of the body. Below is a simple, safe way …

Dental/Heart Health

For many years we have heard about the connection between the health of the mouth and our overall health.  For quite some time now, we have known that chronic inflammation in any part of the body can and does cause problems throughout the body.  We have known since 1997, for …

What the Bleep is Going on Here?

At least twice a year, I try to get away and reflect on my life, my relationship with God, family, and friends, and my practice. I’m blessed to have a spouse who understands the importance of this and supports me in my endeavor to stay fresh and engaged in my …

Black Holes

For over 37 years I have watched little openings occur between my patients’ teeth. Not only is it unsightly, but it causes food to stick between our teeth and it exposes root surfaces to the ravages of decay as we age. Within the profession, we call them black holes or …

They’re Only Baby Teeth…Why Bother?

What an interesting question!  Unfortunately for the children, this is a commonly held belief.  Perhaps it would be interesting to explore this concept and to go a little deeper into the myth it represents. To begin with, nature does nothing that is not necessary.   In addition, it only brings forth …