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Wilkes Barre Dentist Helps Preserve Decayed Teeth with Right Treatment


There’s one health-related email you may want to delete, or move to your spam folder. It’s about root canals and cancer.

The claim on these spurious emails involves the focal infection theory presented by a Dr. Weston Price in the 1920s and 30s, which suggested that bacteria trapped in a root canal during treatment may seep into the bloodstream and wreak havoc on the body.

This theory has long been dispelled; and in 1951, the Journal of the American Dental Association published a scientific paper, saying Dr. Price’s research techniques “lacked many aspects of modern scientific research, including absence of proper control groups and induction of excessive doses of bacteria.
http://www.backmountaindental.com/wilkes-barre-dentist-helps-preserve-decayed-teeth-right-treatment/

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January 11, 2015 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , ,

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