Joan L. Sefcik, DDS - Biological Dentistry

Joan L. Sefcik, DDS - Biological Dentistry

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What are your teeth telling you about your health? Joan L. Sefcik, DDS - Biological Dentistry shares why a sparkly smile isn't the entire story to your overall wellness.
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Holistic, biological family dentistry. Fluoride-free, mercury-free, and mercury-safe.

What's a "healthy" food? The FDA says labeling needs to change 09/29/2022

What's a "healthy" food? The FDA says labeling needs to change

What do you think of their proposed definition of "healthy"? Do you think the change will help?

What's a "healthy" food? The FDA says labeling needs to change The Food and Drug Administration is poised to add new restrictions to the use of the term "healthy" on food products.

‎Gums & Gossip: Holistic Health Hygiene Part 1 on Apple Podcasts 09/23/2022

‎Gums & Gossip: Holistic Health Hygiene Part 1 on Apple Podcasts

A podcast worth adding to your queue --

‎Gums & Gossip: Holistic Health Hygiene Part 1 on Apple Podcasts ‎Show Gums & Gossip, Ep Holistic Health Hygiene Part 1 - Sep 20, 2022

09/21/2022

When patients ask us to remove their amalgams and replace them with biocompatible alternatives, we follow the IABDM’s PROTECT Protocol for the safe removal of mercury fillings.

More: https://www.austindentalwellness.com/services/safe-mercury-removal/

Different physical stressors cause mercury to be released from dental amalgam fillings 09/16/2022

Different physical stressors cause mercury to be released from dental amalgam fillings

EMFs, for instance.

Different physical stressors cause mercury to be released from dental amalgam fillings The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) is raising awareness of a systematic review indicating a wide variety of common activities significantly accelerates the release of mercury from amalgam […]

Cavitations – The Silent Infection | Austin Dental Wellness 09/13/2022

Cavitations – The Silent Infection | Austin Dental Wellness

A conversation with Dr. Joan about cavitations --

Cavitations – The Silent Infection | Austin Dental Wellness Cavitations – The Silent Infectionby Sheila JulsonOriginally published in Natural Awakenings Austin, September 2018While most people are familiar with cavities, cavitations—holes in the jawbone created by extracted teeth not healing properly—can trap bacteria, toxins and other debris. Also kno...

Interview With Anti-Fluoride Activist Dentist -- Joan Sefcik 09/09/2022

Interview With Anti-Fluoride Activist Dentist -- Joan Sefcik

Interview With Anti-Fluoride Activist Dentist -- Joan Sefcik Clean Water Fred interviews Austin based, anti-fluoride activist dentist, Joan Sefcik. Joan has been involved in the fight against fluoride for close to th...

69 Reasons To Oppose Adding Fluoride To Water | Truth About Fluoride 09/06/2022

69 Reasons To Oppose Adding Fluoride To Water | Truth About Fluoride

Not that there are only 69...

69 Reasons To Oppose Adding Fluoride To Water | Truth About Fluoride Evidence Based 69 Reasons To Oppose Adding Fluoride To Water May 3, 2022September 1, 2021 by Casey J Krol Twitter420FacebookEmail9Pinterest429SHARES We’re told fluoride is good for our teeth but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Now I know many of you have never questioned this and are ve...

09/02/2022

So many varieties! So many delicious things you can make! https://www.mamanatural.com/too-many-tomatoes/

Link Found Between Fluoride Exposure & Larger Birth Size - Toothbody 08/31/2022

Link Found Between Fluoride Exposure & Larger Birth Size - Toothbody

The study authors' conclusion: “Considering the ubiquity of fluoride in drinking water and that being born large for gestational age is linked with perinatal complications, additional prospective cohort studies are warranted to confirm our findings and to elucidate the mechanisms by which fluoride may affect intrauterine growth..."

Link Found Between Fluoride Exposure & Larger Birth Size - Toothbody We’ve heard a lot through recent years about the relationship between prenatal fluoride exposure and lower IQ. Fluoride is neurotoxic, after all. But, crucial as it is, that isn’t necessarily the only reason for concern. A study just published in Environmental Research offers the first documente...

08/25/2022

Safe Mercury Removal - Biological Dentistry - Austin, TX

What safe mercury removal looks like --

The PROTECT Protocol:https://iabdm.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/ProtectProtocol-brochure.pdf

Mercury Amalgam Fillings & Removing Them Safely 08/23/2022

Mercury Amalgam Fillings & Removing Them Safely

It's Mercury-Free Dentistry Awareness Week, 2022 edition!

Mercury Amalgam Fillings & Removing Them Safely Austin biological dentist Dr. Joan Sefick talks with Robert Phoenix about the problems "silver" mercury amalgam fillings can cause, how to get them safely re...

State College Borough Water Authority Board Votes to Stop Fluoridation 08/19/2022

State College Borough Water Authority Board Votes to Stop Fluoridation

"...The subcommittee’s report, delivered in May by board Vice Chair Rachel Brennan, showed that while about two-thirds of the U.S. population drinks fluoridated water, only about 6% of people worldwide do. In western Europe, where most water supplies are not artificially fluoridated, tooth decay rates have declined over the past 50 years..."

h/t Biological Dentists of New Jersey

State College Borough Water Authority Board Votes to Stop Fluoridation The State College Borough Water Authority on Thursday voted to begin the process of removing fluoride from the water supply serving about 75,000 people,

Girl labelled 'Karen in training' over entitled Tooth Fairy note 08/16/2022

Girl labelled 'Karen in training' over entitled Tooth Fairy note

Our favorite, maybe, is the one that asks for bacon instead of money.

Girl labelled 'Karen in training' over entitled Tooth Fairy note When children lose a precious pearly white, rest assured they expect immediate payment underneath their pillow - no excuses.

dancing singing tooth 08/12/2022

dancing singing tooth

Ah, old YouTube, you do not disappoint. 😂

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08/10/2022

Our latest 5-star review! :D

2022 Wise Traditions Conference 08/05/2022

2022 Wise Traditions Conference

A natural health conference worth checking out...

2022 Wise Traditions Conference Join us October 21-23 in Knoxville, TN

08/03/2022

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In case you need to hear the whole song now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFrGuyw1V8s

Is Seltzer Water Bad for Your Teeth? We Asked Dentists to Weigh In 07/28/2022

Is Seltzer Water Bad for Your Teeth? We Asked Dentists to Weigh In

Even plain fizzy water is slightly acidic, and too much of that can spell trouble for tooth enamel.

Is Seltzer Water Bad for Your Teeth? We Asked Dentists to Weigh In Curious if seltzer water is bad for your teeth? Here, several dentists weigh in on how the beverage impacts your oral health.

An assault on our children 07/26/2022

An assault on our children

"Brain function, especially in children, is often evaluated by intelligence tests resulting in an Intelligence Quotient or “IQ.” IQ scores, after having increased for most of the 20th century, have been going down since the mid-1990s.

"The decline is well documented across Europe, the U.S. and Australia.

"Is this trend for real?..."

An assault on our children Endocrine-disrupting chemicals interfere with our hormones. Newborn babies are pre-exposed to mixtures of more than 200 endocrine-disrupting chemicals. These include phthalates, perchlorate, fluoride, BPA (bisphenol-A) and its substitutes, parabens, legacy chemicals such as PCBs and DDT, and heavy.....

Biological Dentistry 101 - Joan Sefcik DDS - Fundamentals of Fluoride 07/19/2022

Biological Dentistry 101 - Joan Sefcik DDS - Fundamentals of Fluoride

Biological Dentistry 101 - Joan Sefcik DDS - Fundamentals of Fluoride Biological Dentistry 101 Dr. Joan Sefcik discusses Fundamentals of Fluoride

NH city halts water fluoridation due to U.S. fluoride shortage 07/14/2022

NH city halts water fluoridation due to U.S. fluoride shortage

Oh, darn. 🤣

NH city halts water fluoridation due to U.S. fluoride shortage A U.S. shortage of sodium fluoride, which is added to public water supplies to prevent tooth decay, has led a municipality in New Hampshire to stop fluoridating its water for multiple towns for several months.

Revealed: US water likely contains more ‘forever chemicals’ than EPA tests show 07/12/2022

Revealed: US water likely contains more ‘forever chemicals’ than EPA tests show

“There are so many PFAS that we don’t know anything about, and if we don’t know anything about them, how do we know they aren’t hurting us?” Bennett asked. “Why are we messing around?”

Revealed: US water likely contains more ‘forever chemicals’ than EPA tests show Guardian analysis of water samples taken in nine US locations shows test agency uses is likely missing significant levels of PFAS pollutants

07/08/2022

To be a great dentist, you never stop studying, never stop learning. This week, that learning is happening at the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (IABDM)'s annual meeting - part of The Dental Festival happening in Nashville!

Amalgam fillings may expose patients to high levels of mercury 07/08/2022

Amalgam fillings may expose patients to high levels of mercury

How high is "high"?

"...About 16 million weighted persons had daily mercury v***r doses from amalgams that exceeded the EPA's mercury v***r limit of 0.048 µg of Hg/kg body weight/day. Further, 86 million weighted adults, 54% of the sample, had daily mercury v***r doses that surpassed the limit set by California's EPA of 0.005 µg of Hg per kg of body weight per day...."

Amalgam fillings may expose patients to high levels of mercury The number of dental amalgam filling surfaces in the mouths of U.S. adults may be linked to high amounts of mercury exposure, according to a study published online in Human and Experimental Toxicology.

07/06/2022

"Organic water"? Really?! 🤣🤣🤣

Pitfalls From Skipping Your Yearly Dental Cleanings 06/29/2022

Pitfalls From Skipping Your Yearly Dental Cleanings

Not a fan of this headline, as hygiene visits should happen at least twice a year - and more frequently if you have active gum disease. Aside from that, this article gives a good, quick explanation of how and why these visits matter so much.

Pitfalls From Skipping Your Yearly Dental Cleanings Edmund Khoo, DDS, discusses the potential oral health effects from skipping your annual dental cleanings.

06/23/2022

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Study shows inhaled toxic particles take direct route from lungs to brain 06/22/2022

Study shows inhaled toxic particles take direct route from lungs to brain

The focus here is on everyday air pollution, but we couldn't read this without thinking about the mercury that's continually out-gassed from amalgams, too...

Study shows inhaled toxic particles take direct route from lungs to brain Breathing in polluted air could lead to toxic particles being transported from lungs to brain, via the bloodstream—potentially contributing to brain disorders and neurological damage, a new study reveals.

06/15/2022

Kidney function tied to higher blood fluoride in U.S. teens : https://www.drbicuspid.com/index.aspx?sec=sup&sub=rst&pag=dis&ItemID=331648

06/09/2022

Mercury Amalgam Fillings & Removing Them Safely

Dr. Joan talks mercury amalgam with Robert Phoenix on a recent edition of his show...

12 Clues To Help Decode Egg Carton Labels – And Get The Good Stuff! - Frank Lipman MD 06/07/2022

12 Clues To Help Decode Egg Carton Labels – And Get The Good Stuff! - Frank Lipman MD

A really good guide...

12 Clues To Help Decode Egg Carton Labels – And Get The Good Stuff! - Frank Lipman MD An egg is an egg is an egg – or is it? Not that long ago, buying a dozen eggs was a pretty simple affair. Fast forward a few decades and eggs have gotten, well, a bit complicated – eggs in all sorts of grades, categories and colors, with egg cartons featuring labels so elaborate, even a food sci...

06/01/2022

Speaking of mint...

"...Peppermint is one of the most widely used essential oils in oral care products, widely due to the antibacterial, antifungal, and biofilm-inhibiting properties. Peppermint oil has the ability to inhibit biofilm formation in the oral cavity in addition to providing a therapeutic benefit treating periodontitis, gingivitis, and halitosis..."

Much more: https://www.dentistryiq.com/dental-hygiene/patient-education/article/16366392/essential-oils-the-multiple-role-of-the-oils-in-dental-treatment

Oral Care - The Purist 05/25/2022

Oral Care - The Purist

Info on 10 sources of chronic inflammation and toxicity in the mouth --

Oral Care - The Purist Dr. Gerry Curatola discusses the top 10 sources of chronic inflammation and toxicity in the mouth.

3 Ways To Upgrade Your Day To Sleep Well At Night - Frank Lipman MD 05/19/2022

3 Ways To Upgrade Your Day To Sleep Well At Night - Frank Lipman MD

Getting enough good quality sleep affects more than just your systemic health. Running up sleep debt may actually raise your risk of gum disease, as well!

3 Ways To Upgrade Your Day To Sleep Well At Night - Frank Lipman MD Restful, restorative, sometimes elusive sleep. Why is it that something that is so natural, so essential and necessary for good health can become so hard to do well? Has modern life has taught us now not to sleep? In a word, yes. It’s that perfect storm of a few less-than-stellar habits which, whe...

05/17/2022

Of course, "silver" mercury amalgam fillings are always retrograde, and there's nothing happy about that! The fact that we can safely remove them and replace them with biocompatible restorations...now, *that's* happy!

Gum inflammation can raise arthritis risk - Futurity 05/05/2022

Gum inflammation can raise arthritis risk - Futurity

“Although we use periodontitis and arthritis as our model, our findings go above and beyond these examples,” says corresponding author George Hajishengallis, a professor in University of Pennsylvania Dental Medicine.

Gum inflammation can raise arthritis risk - Futurity Inflammation in the gums can increase susceptibility to other forms of inflammation, like arthritis, through changes in the bone marrow.

05/03/2022

Why Our Ancestors Had Healthy Mouths without Flossing: https://www.drbicuspid.com/index.aspx?sec=sup&sub=hyg&pag=dis&ItemID=330450

Biological Dentistry 101 - Joan Sefcik DDS - Fundamentals of Fluoride 04/27/2022

Biological Dentistry 101 - Joan Sefcik DDS - Fundamentals of Fluoride

Biological Dentistry 101 - Joan Sefcik DDS - Fundamentals of Fluoride Biological Dentistry 101 Dr. Joan Sefcik discusses Fundamentals of Fluoride

04/25/2022

How did you spend your weekend?

Dietary Factors Affecting the Prevalence and Impact of Periodontal Disease 04/22/2022

Dietary Factors Affecting the Prevalence and Impact of Periodontal Disease

Eating better is one of the best things you can do to prevent gum disease or improve your periodontal health!

Dietary Factors Affecting the Prevalence and Impact of Periodontal Disease In the last few decades, growing evidence have shown a possible impact of diet and nutrients on oral health. This review aims to describe, in the light of current knowledge, the role of diet, nutrients, and micronutrients in periodontal health and periodontal ...

04/19/2022

Controversy: The evolving science of fluoride: when new evidence doesn’t conform with existing beliefs - Pediatric Research

"The tendency to ignore new evidence that does not conform to widespread beliefs impedes the response to early warnings about fluoride as a potential developmental neurotoxin." -- Christine Till & Rivka Green

Controversy: The evolving science of fluoride: when new evidence doesn’t conform with existing beliefs - Pediatric Research Over the past 75 years, health authorities have declared that community water fluoridation—a practice that reaches over 400 million worldwide—is safe. Yet, studies conducted in North America examining the safety of fluoride exposure in pregnancy were nonexistent. When a Canadian study reported t...

04/15/2022
04/13/2022

With the cost of food spiking as it is, too...

Healthy Eating Shouldn't Cost an Arm & a Leg : https://www.westonaprice.org/healthy-eating-shouldnt-cost-an-arm-and-a-leg/

Surprise! Bone broth isn’t rich in minerals, but you should eat plenty of it anyway. 04/08/2022

Surprise! Bone broth isn’t rich in minerals, but you should eat plenty of it anyway.

"...If this traditional food has so little mineral value then why is it so revered?..." For the answer, read on...

Surprise! Bone broth isn’t rich in minerals, but you should eat plenty of it anyway. You may have heard that bone broth is rich in minerals like calcium but is it really? Here's what the research shows.

Consumers for Dental Choice Salutes Worldwide Decision to Protect Children and Pregnant Women from Mercury Dental Fillings 04/06/2022

Consumers for Dental Choice Salutes Worldwide Decision to Protect Children and Pregnant Women from Mercury Dental Fillings

More excellent news: An amendment to the Minamata Convention on Mercury has been approved that requires nations to protect vulnerable populations from dental amalgam! :D

Consumers for Dental Choice Salutes Worldwide Decision to Protect Children and Pregnant Women from Mercury Dental Fillings /PRNewswire/ -- In a stunning turn of world opinion, the nations of the world have united to call for ending dental amalgam use in children and women who are...

Turmeric Can Be Used for Teeth Whitening, Experts Say — Best Life 03/23/2022

Turmeric Can Be Used for Teeth Whitening, Experts Say — Best Life

"In Ayurveda, the coconut oil aspect gets more attention because of oil pulling," Trudy Collings, Ayurvedic expert and co-founder of Paavani Healing Company, told the site. "But once you infuse herbs, you get the properties and benefits of the base oil but also each individual herb which helps boost your oral health."

Turmeric Can Be Used for Teeth Whitening, Experts Say — Best Life Concerned about the color of your teeth? Experts say that you can use the common spice turmeric for fast teeth whitening.

How Bad Are Amalgam Fillings? 03/18/2022

How Bad Are Amalgam Fillings?

Oh, let's see...

How Bad Are Amalgam Fillings? Learn what the science says about the impact of amalgam fillings on not only dental, but overall health, and what you can do about it.

Study ties fluoride to lower IQ, nonverbal deficits in kids 03/16/2022

Study ties fluoride to lower IQ, nonverbal deficits in kids

File this one under "No Surprise Here" --

Study ties fluoride to lower IQ, nonverbal deficits in kids Prenatal fluoride exposure may be linked to long-term lower general cognitive levels, specifically deficits in nonverbal IQ or visual-spatial and perceptual reasoning abilities, according to a study published March 9 in Environmental Research.

03/11/2022

Just putting this here...

h/t Holistic Health Alternatives & New England Dental Wellness

03/09/2022

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However, avocados without seeds-that-are-actually-aliens are not only tasty but great for oral health, thanks to their fiber, fatty acids, folate, vitamin C, and other micronutrients.

More on this + 9 other foods that can help strengthen teeth: https://www.drstevenlin.com/foods-to-strengthen-teeth/

Dentistry that Supports Your Total Health

Dr. Joan Sefcik and her team have been providing holistic, biological family dentistry in Austin since 1994.

Our office is fluoride-free, mercury-free, and mercury-safe.

When a patient wants to have their “silver” mercury amalgam fillings removed, we follow the IABDM PROTECT Protocol for the safety of patients, dental team, and planet alike.

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