Posts Tagged ‘Holistic Dentist Escondido’

In considering dental treatment, which may include removal and replacement of “silver” mercury amalgam fillings in your mouth, several points have been discussed.

The following are well established facts in scientific literature:

  1. There is no level of mercury exposure that can be regarded as safe or harmless.
  2. When originally placed “silver” amalgam fillings contain approximately 50% mercury.
  3. Mercury is not “locked in” fillings and does escape in small amounts, mostly in the form of volatilized mercury vapor.
  4. Exposure to mercury increases with chewing, tooth brushing and heat.
  5. Mercury vapor is extremely toxic and easily absorbed. It’s toxicity is rated greater than lead, cadmium or arsenic.
  6. Leading toxicologists have concluded that mercury from amalgam fillings constitutes the single greatest source of exposure to humans and is greater than food, air or environmental sources.
  7. Animal studies have shown amalgam derived mercury accumulates in the body tissues and organs, it also travels through fetal blood supply to fetal tissues and is found in maternal milk.

Escondido holistic dentist, Dr. Jeffry Kerbs, has not placed a mercury filling in his practice for over 30 years and practices the safe removal of mercury fillings as laid out by the IAOMT.

If you have any questions regarding safe mercury amalgam filling removal please call our Escondido Dental Office today at 760-746-3663 or visit our website at http://www.drjkerbs.com.



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Escondido dentist, Dr. Kerbs and his dental hygienists, focus on preventative care in all aspects of their holistic dental practice.

When searching for a solution to a dental problem, Dr. Kerbs always looks for the cause of why the problem is occurring in order to eliminate further problems from occurring in the future. Dr. Kerbs believes that with the proper knowledge and great preventative care our patients can stay problem free for life.

The mouth is an intricate place that functions as a unit. The teeth, gums, bone, joints and muscles of the head and neck all rely on each other and function together as a unit. When one or more of these things are off, an example being a missing tooth, worn down teeth, broken teeth, infected gums and bone, popping joints, pain in the joints or sore muscles of the head and neck, it can lead to a chain of problems that seem to never end.

Dr. Kerbs and his team assess the mouth and head and neck in a comprehensive way, not only looking for the problems but searching for the reason the problems exist. In this way,  fixing and then eliminating problems from occurring in the future, allows for his patients to stay healthy and problem free for life.

We have heard so many patients come to us saying that they hate the dentist because they feel like every time they go there is something new to fix. We, at Dr. Kerbs office, are focused on changing that and we know this is very possible because we do it every day.

With the proper knowledge and instruction, getting to know your mouth and it’s chemistry, learning about the way your mouth functions and why problems happen, allows for our patients to be informed and knowledgeable. Becoming informed is powerful in becoming healthy and staying healthy for life. In this way we eliminate that sentiment that many people hold of there always being a problem to fix when they go to the dentist.

Escondido dentist, Dr. Kerbs, is a holistic dentist and biological dentist who has been in practice for over 30 years. Dr. Kerbs has had extensive training and education post dental school allowing him to rise to an expert level when it comes to restorative and cosmetic dentistry with a holistic focus. Dr. Kerbs and his dental hygienists focus on the health and well-being of their patients in every treatment provided.

Please call our Escondido dental office to schedule your comprehensive exam today. 760-746-3663


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North County San Diego biological dentist, Dr. Jeffry Kerbs, uses Ozone Therapy in all aspects of his practice of holistic dentistry. Our team at Dr. Kerbs Office is concerned about your overall health and well-being as well as your smile. That’s why in everything that we do, from complete smile makeovers to routine dental care, we provide only the highest quality of safe, effective, holistic procedures.

Dr. Kerbs uses Ozone disinfection therapy during these treatments:

Ozone Root Canals – Ozone wipes out pathogenic bacteria and totally disinfects the root canal and accessory canals.

Cavity Preparation – Dr. Kerbs is able to remove less tooth structure when preparing a tooth for a dental filling because ozone destroys the bacteria causing the cavity, allowing more conservative drilling. The ability to stop short of the nerve canal helps avoid more radical root canal therapy.

Gum Therapies – Ozone wipes out all forms of bacteria that are causing infection and bone loss and also creates a healthy pH that allows for optimal healing.

Sinus Therapy – The sinus cavity can build up with bacteria that causes sinus problems and drainage, sinus ozone therapy wipes out the pathogenic bacteria and allows the sinus cavity to heal preventing further problems in the future.

Sterilization – Ozone water used during all dental and hygiene procedures eliminates oral bacteria as well as bacteria in the surrounding environment.

Ozone therapy is just one of the advanced holistic therapies that we offer to help you move toward a healthy mouth for life. We welcome your questions. Please call our Escondido holistic dental office today 760-746-3663.

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Dr. Kerbs practices holistic dentistry in Escondido, CA. As a part of Dr. Kerbs holistic practice of dentistry, he treats patients who suffer from snoring and sleep apnea who are seeking treatment other than a CPAP, surgery or prescription medication. Dr. Kerbs treats these patients with a comfortable dental appliance that is successful in reducing and in most cases eliminating snoring and sleep apnea. The following study talks on the successful treatment for patients with severe sleep apnea.

Study Shows Dental Appliance Successful in Treating Patients with Severe Sleep Apnea

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Monday, February 23, 2009

SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 14, 2009) – Imagine choking and gasping for air every time you fall asleep. Between 18 million and 20 million people in the United States suffer from these frightening symptoms because of a common disorder called sleep apnea. Because of a lack of awareness among both health professionals and the public, up to 90 percent of sufferers aren’t diagnosed or treated, and that could prove deadly.

When left untreated, sleep apnea may lead to more serious health problems. According to national health statistics, nearly 38,000 cardiovascular deaths annually are in some way related to sleep apnea.

Although treatment is available, many don’t comply with standard therapies. Researchers in the Dental School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio are offering another treatment option that is more appealing, more affordable and easier to use than standard therapies.

Paul McLornan, B.D.S., assistant professor in the Department of Prosthodontics, is the lead investigator of an 18-month study involving sleep apnea patients at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Audie Murphy Division. Researchers used an oral appliance called the Thornton Adjustable Positioner (TAP) to treat those suffering from moderate to severe sleep apnea.

“What we found was that many of our patients with moderate to severe sleep apnea were not adhering to standard treatment with a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine,” Dr. McLornan said. Although the CPAP is considered to be the gold standard in treating sleep apnea and is very effective, Dr. McLornan said compliance by patients is well below 50 percent.

“Some patients say the machine (which uses a face mask connected to tubes and blows air down a patient’s throat during sleep to keep the airway open), is cumbersome or noisy,” Dr. McLornan said. “Some said it was uncomfortable or that it bothered their spouses, or that they were just too embarrassed to use the machine.”

Dr. McLornan’s study proved that the TAP device, which is much smaller and fits in a patient’s mouth, is now an option for patients with severe sleep apnea.

“It was previously thought that treatment for patients suffering from severe sleep apnea was limited to use of the CPAP or surgery,” Dr. McLornan said. “Our study added to the body of medical and dental research literature by showing that oral appliances can be effective in treating people with severe sleep apnea. As an added advantage, the device is less cumbersome, is better tolerated by patients, and is much less invasive and costly than the CPAP or surgery.”

Patients in the study were fitted with the TAP appliance and given a tiny key that fits in the front of the device. The patient was instructed to wear the appliance every night and to insert and turn the key several millimeters before bedtime. By turning the key, the patient pulls his lower jaw forward, thus creating an open airway in the throat.

“We asked the patients to tell us when they reached a point in the adjustments that felt comfortable and when they felt they were able to sleep without snoring or gasping,” he said. “We then evaluated patients using standard sleep studies to determine whether or not their sleep had indeed improved.”

Dr. McLornan said patients in his study improved significantly using the TAP. “We saw patients who began the study with severe sleep apnea end the study with very mild or no sleep apnea. They reported sleeping better, feeling more rested in the morning and altogether healthier.”

Dr. McLornan said this research is vital to both the medical and dental communities.

“Sleep apnea is a growing and serious problem for people of all ages and all ethnic groups,” Dr. McLornan said. “If left untreated, it becomes progressively worse. People suffering from sleep apnea are at increased risk for high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes, obesity and diabetes. It takes both dentists and medical professionals working together to control this potentially deadly disorder. The TAP gives patients another viable treatment alternative.”

Dr. McLornan said patients who think they may suffer from sleep apnea should consult their family physician and undergo a standard sleep study in a lab. Costs are normally covered by medical insurance.

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the professional society that sets the standards for and promotes excellence in sleep medicine, now recommends that oral appliances can be the first line of treatment for people with mild to moderate sleep apnea. Dr. McLornan’s study demonstrates it can be used for patients with severe problems as well.

If you or a loved one suspect that sleep apnea may be a problem please call our Escondido dental office today for a free consultation. Dr. Kerbs provides take home sleep tests as a screening tool to discover if sleep apnea is a problem. Our patient’s find our sleep tests and treatment options user-friendly and comfortable. Dr. Kerbs office is located in North County San Diego, in Escondido near the downtown campus of Palomar Hospital. Please visit our website at http://www.drjekrbs.com or call us today at 760-746-3663.


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Holistic Family Dentistry Focusing on Preventative Care with Escondido Dentist Dr. Jeffry Kerbs

Holistic Family Dentistry Focusing on Preventative Care with Escondido Dentist Dr. Jeffry Kerbs

Holistic dentist, Dr. Jeffry Kerbs and his team of dental hygienists, focus on children’s dental health, family health and preventative care at their Escondido dental practice. Our dental hygienists are well trained in helping children have a comfortable and fun time at the dentist so that future visits are welcomed, not dreaded. We recommend bringing in your child within the first 6 months after their first tooth comes in. This visit will focus on health, development and prevention including a fun ride in the chair, playing with the suction “magic straw” and the air/water “squirt gun and air blast”. Together, parents and the child, will learn when to brush, how to brush, what products to use that are safe and preventative, what to expect when teeth are arriving and how to have a healthy/cavity free mouth for life. Our goal at Dr. Kerbs office is no cavities and good dental experiences for life!
After this initial visit, we recommend seeing children every six months to monitor development and prevention measures. We gently add more to each visit based on what the child is comfortable with. By the second or third visit, children are ready for polishing and allow us to do a full cleaning along with the exam. At Dr. Kerbs office we do several unique things that create a healthy environment:
– we use ozonated water throughout the office to eliminate the spread of germs and bacteria in the mouth
– no fluoride
– our polish paste is dye free, gluten free, fluoride free, and sweetened with xylitol, in this way it’s non toxic and healthy for the teeth and gums.
Everything we do at Dr. Kerbs office is very conservative in both our diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Kerbs uses non-metal/biocompatible materials, so you can feel safe knowing that the materials we use are non-toxic for your child.
Unfortunately, dental cavities are one of the most common health problems in children. Cavities can be painful and the experience of having a filling done can cause anxiety if children are not taken care of properly. We want the best for every child and family. We are here to answer all of your questions, make you comfortable and provide good dental experiences. It is our goal for every child to have amazing dental experiences, zero cavities and a healthy mouth for life. If you have any questions, please call our Escondido dental office today 760-746-3663.

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Sleep Health and Sleep Apnea Treatment  with Escondido Holistic Dentist

Sleep Health and Sleep Apnea Treatment with Escondido Holistic Dentist

Escondido dentist, Dr. Jeffry Kerbs, focuses on health and well being at his holistic dental practice. Treatments for sleep apnea and snoring are a large part of Dr. Kerbs dental practice. Dr. Kerbs focuses on the importance of sleep health and screens his patients for snoring and sleep apnea and seeks appropriate dental and medical attention when warranted.

Dr. Kerbs wants his patients to be aware of the importance of a good nights sleep. According to medical experts, a lack of healthy sleep can lead to severe health problems such as cancer, diabetes type II, heart disease, high blood pressure and obesity.

There are many things in our modern world that are affecting our sleep health. Dr. Kerbs knows the impact of healthy sleep and wants to be a resource for better health.

This is an article that speaks on the topic of healthy sleep:

We encourage our patients to visit our website for more information about our practice and the services that we provide. For more information on our treatment of sleep apnea and snoring please visit: http://www.drjkerbs.com/sleep-apnea-and-snoring.html

If you have any questions regarding sleep health and our holistic dental practice please call our Escondido dental office at 760-746-3663 and speak with one of our experienced dental team members, we are here to answer all of your questions and assist you in better health.

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Escondido dentist, Dr. Jeffry Kerbs, is highly trained in analysis and treatment of the bite. Often times pain, sensitivity and discomfort of the teeth and muscles in the head and neck is related to a bite that is less than ideal. Dr. Kerbs has invested in leading-edge technology with the T-Scan II occlusal (bite) analysis system. This remarkable, patient-friendly technology allows Dr. Kerbs to evaluate, assess and treat bite problems with unequalled precision.

How does it work? Dr. Kerbs will ask you to bite down on an ultra-thin sensor which will send real-time information to our computer, which in turn instantaneously creates and displays amazing 3-D graphics of what is happening as you bite. The T-Scan II measures biting force over time and provides information about tooth contact, actually highlighting each tooth and the force level exerted on it. Once he knows precisely what is going on inside your mouth, he can decide how to best proceed with treatment to relieve your discomfort and achieve the balance of your ideal bite.

Dr. Kerbs truly believes that the best patient is an informed patient which is another reason he appreciates the T-Scan II technology. Because you can see what he sees, you can better understand the nature of the problem and participate more fully in developing your treatment plan. Because he can store and retrieve images, you get to actually see your progress over time – usually in only a few visits.

Our safe, comfortable and efficient T-Scan II technology is just one of the ways that we provide you with the very best quality of care. Please call our Escondido dental office today if you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment. 760-746-3663

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