A comprehensive guide to natural, do-it-yourself oral care, Holistic Dental Care introduces simple, at-home dental steps that anyone can do. Highlighted with fifty-three full-color photos and illustrations, this book offers dental self-care strategies and practices that get to the core of the problems in our mouths--preventing issues from taking root and gently restoring dental health. Based on a "whole body approach" to oral care, Holistic Dental Care addresses the limits of the traditional approach that treats only the symptoms and not the source of body imbalances.
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Taking readers on a tour of the ecology of the mouth, dental health expert and author Nadine Artemis describes the physiology of the teeth and the sources of bacteria and decay. Revealing the truth about the artificial chemicals in many toothpastes and mouthwashes, Artemis also discusses the harmful effects of mercury fillings and the much safer ceramic filling options that are available. Covering topics that include healthy nutrition, oral care for children, and the benefits of botanical substances and plant extracts for maintaining oral health, Artemis introduces a comprehensive eight-step self-dentistry protocol that offers an effective way to prevent decay, illness, acidic saliva, plaque build-up, gum bleeding, inflammation, and more.
Praise for Holistic Dental Care
"Nadine Artemis's well-balanced, well-researched book credibly encourages readers to take control of their own dental health. Plenty to chew on in this stimulating dental compendium"
“Achieving optimal oral health cannot be done exclusively in the dental office; oral hygiene and nutrition are key to preventing major dental work and the consequences it can have on the body. I have helped people at a professional level for thirty years and it is clear that we must give people tools to help themselves at home, for their everyday care. This book helps the dental profession and makes dental care more accessible.”
—Lina Garcia, DDS, DMD
“Nadine Artemis brings great clarity and insight to the mouth-body connection. Holistic Dental Care is filled with pearls of wisdom that make a difference.”
—Stuart M. Nunnally, DDS
Every once in a while, a book comes along that’s fun to read, and can make a difference. This is such a book.
As a holistic dentist practicing over 25 years I thought I had read or seen just about everything written about dentistry. I was very pleased when Nadine asked me to write a forward for her book. Knowing her products, I felt that this could be a good thing. Being somewhat tired of reading books about teeth I put this off for a few weeks. Finally, on a rainy day I picked it up.
What a surprise!!!
I found myself transported into a tour of the mouth in a way that hasn’t happened in a long time…it was great! I felt like I was on a small boat sailing through the oral cavity for the tour of my life. The writing and the accuracy of her work will make you appreciate your mouth all the more.
The discussion of the meridians involving teeth is an important fact that most books don’t mention, yet this is very important because knowing this can help you with many problems in the rest of your system. For instance, going to the dentist with a pain in your lower first molar; after an examination your dentist could tell you that there is nothing wrong with the tooth. You will know that this is a digestive problem and once this is corrected the tooth pain will be gone. You will learn about the mouth being an ecosystem that is part of the larger system of the body. Her knowledge regarding healing methods is truly inspiring. There are many natural ways to keep your mouth healthy, which, also spill over into good general health. The techniques and materials that Nadine talks about are the best for making sure your mouth stays healthy. Her comments regarding regeneration are some of the best I have seen.
There is one problem with the book. By following Nadine’s advice I will not get the chance to do lots of restorative therapy for your month since you will not need it.
Yours in Health
—Victor Zeines DDS, MS, FAGD
Paperback: 152 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books; 1 edition (October 8, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces