A User Responds – Mercury Fillings

Although mercury is identified as a toxic substance, dentists have prescribed mercury amalgam fillings to patients over the years. While many believe that having them in your mouth is dangerous, the process of removing them can also go very wrong if proper safety protocols are not followed.  (The American Dental Association -ADA- does not acknowledge nor […]

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Which to Use? Oils Used in Oil Pulling

Oil pulling is the practice of swishing oil in the mouth for a period of time to improve the health of teeth and gums. Oil pulling is making headlines and is becoming widely popular. It’s interesting to note that it is in fact an Ayurvedic tradition from India that’s been round for thousands of years. […]

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How to Oil Pull – A Visual Demonstration

Many of you may be wondering just how to oil pull to begin with. While the practice of oil pulling has been used for thousands of years per Ayurvedic tradition, it has recently been taken the Western health and wellness community by storm. Here are instructions on how to oil pull, using our DrTung’s Oil […]

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Ayurveda and Oral Health Practices: Part 1

  Ayurveda, an ancient tradition of healing from India, works to balance the body in order to holistically improve wellbeing and prevent illness. In order to be as healthy as possible, Ayurveda stresses the removal of toxins, or ‘ama,’ from the body. Many toxins gather in the mouth, so Ayurveda and oral health go hand […]

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Tongue Scraping and Cleansing: Ayurvedic Tradition

Often times, in Western Society, we associate the word cleanse with strictly nutritional aspects for a given period of time. In Chinese Medicine, however, cleansing is an important tradition to incorporate into your lifestyle at various points of the year as the seasons and energies shift. Nutrition is important alongside healthy, holistic habits to help nourish […]

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Super Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse & Your Health

Yesterday evening we had the privilege of watching the transcendence of the Harvest Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse, only the fifth recording of such an event in human history. The energy from the blood moon lunar eclipse & your health can work synergistically if approached in the right manner. What makes this celestial event particularly powerful? […]

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Oil Pulling and REJUV: Lavaan Smile Review

We’re thrilled to share this review from Allison Olear of Lavaan Smile on her take of oil pulling and REJUV: Over the years a lot of health trends have made their way into my operatory. I’ve seen patients who swear by monthly juice cleanses, intermittent fasting, or ear candling. However, one fad in particular is […]

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Oral Health and the Flu

As Fall transitions into Winter for many of us here in the United States, we’re suddenly bombarded with the threat of the flu. Recognizing that oral health and the flu are correlational, however, will work in your favor. To keep this dreaded sickness away, now more than ever is an important time to stay true […]

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