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Leading Cosmetic Dentistry based in Florida offering Cosmetic Dental Services, Dental Implants, Dental Bridges, Dental Care, porcelain veneers, restorative dentistry, teeth whitening and oral heath care services across USA
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A Holistic Approach to Oral Health

We put patients first. We are completely committed to the ideals of Integrated Dentistry. Integrated dentistry essentially means that we utilize both traditional treatment modalities as well as "complementary" treatments when indicated. We are focused on not only Optimal Health and Aesthetics of your teeth, but provide that care in the context of your whole body. Our Whole Body Approach, offers patients only the use of the finest materials and biocompatible products available. We are proud to offer mercury free products. We feel this approach is the safest and most aesthetically pleasing way to maintain and restore your oral health.

TMJ
Compatibility Testing
Diet Counseling
Natural Detoxification
Heavy Metal Toxicity Testing
Periodontal Inflammatory Markers
Oral cancer screening-brush biopsy and Visilite
Deep Relaxation Integration
Aromatherapy
Cranial Sacral Treatment
Safe Amalgam Removal Process
Biocompatabilty testing

Antioxidant level screening

Galvanic spa



TMJ

TMJ syndrome, or sometimes known as TMD, is simply a dramatic extension of the classic tension headache. It is named for the Temporomandibular Joint which is in front of the ear where the lower jaw rests in the skull bone socket. Often related to clenching and misaligned bite, over time the TMJ syndrome can result in extreme spasms and trauma to the muscles not only in the jaw, but down into the neck and shoulders. In many cases, even the back muscles are affected. Between the top of the lower jaw, called the condyle, and the skull, is a cartilaginous disc. This serves as a cushion as the condyle moves forward and down when the mouth is opening. If this gets displaced slightly, there will occur a click or pop upon opening the mouth; sometimes the jaw may even lock. Some symptoms of TMJ include dizziness, headaches, migraines, facial pain, tooth pain, pain down the arms into the fingers, lack of jaw opening, pain upon jaw movement, ringing in the ears, grinding of the teeth and chronic neck and backache.

Since the site of the Temporomandibular Joint is at the intersection of three major energy meridians relating to the stomach, endocrine system and small intestine, relief of TMJ can spark a tremendous healing process in the whole body, relieving symptoms like stomach problems, chest pains and cold extremities.

TMJ can require bite adjustment (reshaping of the tooth surfaces) and sometimes braces to correct the misalignment. And because TMJ causes so much trauma to the whole system and especially the skeletal structure and muscles, we may recommend a homeopathic remedy and bodywork to hasten the healing process during or after the bite adjustment process.

Sometimes prior to the bite adjustment, or while treatment is in progress, an appliance is needed. This goes over either the upper or lower teeth, to reposition the jaw thereby alleviating the muscle spasms. If you would like to learn more about TMJ and how it might be affecting you or a loved one, please speak with one of our highly trained staff members.

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Compatibility Testing

If you are ill, it is best to have compatibility testing prior to treatment. This test, also called a Dental Materials Reactivity Test, is performed by a special laboratory to determine which materials your system will be least sensitive to. The test considers metals as well as composites, cements, and other dental components which can often cause immunological reactions.

Blood is drawn, and the serum which contains the white cells - and hence the person's antibodies - are separated. Antibodies are those complexes formed in response to something foreign when the first line of defense has been breached and a more systemic response is required. Placing the serum in a small well which contains a minute amount of a dental material component, i.e., silver, will cause an agglutination reaction or no reaction. A reaction indicates that antibodies to the material are present. This means the person's immune system has been sensitized to the particular material and any further encounter with that material may lead to autoimmune reactions or a whole host of reaction symptoms, as seen with mercury toxicity. The challenge of serum against over 150 components of dental materials is done. All positive responses are fed into a computer, and cross-checked against the ingredients in most brand-name products. The ensuing printout will indicate by manufacturer's name what materials are immunologically reactive and are to be avoided, as well as those which may be used.
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Diet Counseling

Good nutrition is an essential part of maintaining healthy gums and teeth. Studies show some 30% of the population is genetically susceptible to gum disease. You are at an increased risk if you are nutritionally deficient in a number of vitamins and minerals. For example, one study showed patients who consumed less than the recommended daily allowed (RDA) of 60 mg per day of Vitamin C were at nearly 1 ? times the risk of developing severe gingivitis compared to those consuming 3 times the RDA (180mg). Research shows that young women who get less than 800 mg of calcium per day double their risk of periodontal disease. Proper nutrition improves your overall immune system making you less susceptible to periodontal disease. If you have periodontal disease good nutrition can improve healing following treatment.

If you require implants proper nutrition can increase the rate of success. Drs. Rohrer will provide nutritional counseling to help you prevent and successfully treat periodontal disease and if you require tooth replacement optimize your chances of implant success. He will help you develop a personal nutrition program complete with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to promote a healthy mouth and body. For those interested he will also discuss homeopathic alternatives. Periodontal disease affects your entire body. Systemic diseases related to your periodontal health include Diabetes, Breathing Problems, Heart Problems, Stroke and Alzheimer's disease.

For more about dental nutrional counseling click here
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Natural Detoxification

After mercury amalgam removal, patients are advised to begin a detoxification process to remove the toxins from their bodies that have been accumulating for years. Every detoxification program is customized for the individual patient?s needs. Often we work in concert with the patient?s physician or complementary health care provider. Nevertheless, a proper detoxification protocol begins with a nutritional program and the necessary supplementation. In general, high levels of sulfur-containing foods, such as egg yolks, and supplements such as glutathione and selenium, are critically important because these binding agents are constantly lost in urine, bowel movements and sweat, and must be replenished on a daily basis. Often a combination of homeopathic remedies are used as a way to gently assist the organs, especially the liver and kidneys, and for helping to pull dental metals out of the tissues, and to help them exit from the body. Additional herbs for proper detoxification include Solidago, which is a good kidney herb, and Silymarin, excellent for the liver. We tend to use food derived supplements made by Standard Process.

These vitamins and minerals have been shown in the scientific literature to be beneficial to the mercury toxic patient. Some of these supplements and recommended dosages include:

1. Glutathione 50 milligrams three times per day
2. N-acetyl-L-Cysteine (NAC) 250mg two times per day
3. Methionine 1000 milligrams per day divided into two or three doses.
4. Vitamin B6 50 milligrams per day
5. Vitamin C 500 milligrams three times per day
6. Zinc 15-30 milligrams per day
7. Magnesium 200 milligrams per day
8. Selenium 50 micrograms per day
9. Garlic  

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Heavy Metal Toxicity Testing

Whole-Body Dentistry uses a variety of tests if patients want to consider the impact mercury and amalgam fillings may be having on their health. A provocative urine test can reveal how much saturation of mercury is in the tissues of the body. We begin by having a physician take a baseline urine test for mercury and other heavy metals. Then a chelating drug which binds the metals is administered. When the urine is retested, you can see if there is a substantial increase of metals in the urine, compared to the baseline, indicating a problem with a metal buildup in the tissues.

A dental materials compatibility test will tell immunologically if you are reacting to components in the mercury filling.

Hair analysis is often another useful tool. Hair analysis will screen for heavy metals, and often will reveal high lead levels in both children and adults, which usually prompts a referrals to a physician. However, hair analysis is not particularly good for indicating a mercury problem. Many patients who have high mercury on urine testing may not have high hair mercury. Nevertheless, if mercury is high in the hair, there is almost definitely a problem.

Hair analysis also tests for minerals, and in general, mineral imbalance is more important than vitamin levels. What is important on the hair analysis results are not so much the absolute values of the hair minerals, but the ratios. Of course, the absolute values cannot be far from optimal.

For instance, a normal ratio of calcium to magnesium in the hair is about seven parts calcium to one part magnesium. A very high ratio of calcium to magnesium, for example, 15 to 1 or greater, indicates a sensitivity to carbohydrates, and this person will benefit from a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet. If the individual has not been on that kind of diet, they usually will feel much better if they cut down their consumption of carbohydrates. Another useful ratio is calcium to potassium. If the calcium to potassium ratio is greater than approximately five, it indicates an underactive thyroid; the greater the ratio, the weaker the thyoid.

Very high hair calcium level usually indicates the patient will be slower in responding to treatment. The calcium is a form not readily utilizable and blocks normal function. In fact, these people are actually "starving" for calcium.

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Periodontal Inflammatory Markers

Periodontal disease has practically become a national pastime. Some estimates place more than 85% of the U.S. population over the age of 30 with this disease. Periodontal disease comprises a broad range of problems from gingivitis, a simple inflammation of the gums, to full periodontitis, which involves loss of bone around the teeth. Periodontal disease has consequences beyond the mouth, recent science has found a link between heart disease, stroke, and diabetes with periodontal disease.

There is ample evidence to suggest that bacteria cause periodontal disease. If periodontal disease is found, there are many treatment options available ranging from traditional medical options to more all-natural choices. Recently antibiotic microspheres have been developed which can be inserted into a periodontal pocket. These microspheres slowly release small amounts of antibiotic as it dissolves. Also, controlling the level of bacteria by a combination of deep scaling and good homecare are of benefit.

While the presence of bacteria does play a role, the essential element in whether a person will develop gum disease may actually have much more to do with their general health. We all have bacteria, not only in our mouths, but throughout our bodies. One reason some people develop problems, while others do not, is because the host's resistance is low, providing a prime environment for bacteria to multiply. There are people who do not floss or brush regularly and they have no problems. On the other hand, there are people who are religious about their oral hygiene and yet over time gum disease will continue to progress and deteriorate the bone. Many patients come to us after they have undergone periodontal surgery, spent thousands of dollars, had their teeth cleaned every three months and still have not arrested the disease.

If we find a generalized periodontal problem, we think more in terms of a systemic problem like mercury toxicity, nutrition and overall body chemistry. If the problem is just in certain localized areas, it is more likely linked to a number of local factors related to the tooth including a defective restoration or crown margin, a bite problem,or, interference on its energetic meridian relating to a specific organ. Proper bite and alignment of the teeth impacts heavily on the health of the gums. Excessive or improper pressure on the teeth, caused by bite problems, can literally create an environment around the tooth that predisposes it to a bacterial invasion and problems. Many dentists do not have the specialized training to effectively perform this process of bite adjustments. Dr. Rohrer learned to do proper bite adjustments at the world-renowned Pankey Institute. If you are going to have such work done, you should seek out a dentist who has taken post graduate courses in this technique.

Other natural therapies to correct periodontal disease include Vitamin C and Co-Enzyme Q-10 which have shown to be very helpful. We also have our patients rinse and irrigate with Tooth & Gum mouth wash – a natural antiseptic.
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Oral Cancer Screening-Brush Biopsy and Visilite

Dental professionals have always known that dental evaluations lend themselves to detecting a multitude of systemic conditions including diabetes, heart disease and cancer. The early detection of oral cancer is one condition that has the potential to save thousands of lives. The survival rate for oral cancer has remained at 57 percent in the last 40 years. Evidence indicates that early detection can raise this metric to 81 percent or more. This year in the U.S., 8,000 people will die from oral cancer and over 30,000 new cases will be diagnosed.

The OralCDx brush biopsy is the newest tool in the early detection of oral cancer or precancerous cells. With it, the dentist uses a small brush to easily collect tissue cells and the sample is sent to a laboratory for testing and diagnosis. This procedure is indicated to evaluate those unexplained tiny white and red lesions and has been approved by the American Dental Association. While oral cancer is often associated with risk factors, studies indicate that 25 percent of cases have no risk factors at all. This technology can help differentiate a pre-cancer or early cancerous spot from a benign one and save lives.

The software analyzing samples can spot a precancerous or cancerous cell even if it is partially obscured by other cells. In fact, the software was adapted from a program designed for the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) or "Star Wars" system. This brush biopsy represents a breakthrough in the fight against oral cancer. Brush biopsy analysis method from OralCDx has been extensively studied and is approved by the American Dental Association.
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Deep Relaxation Integration

What to Expect

Deep relaxation can have the experience of daydreaming, while in the dental chair. Though you feel relaxed, you are aware of what is going on around you. You can hear your dentist's voice, ask and answer questions, and follow instructions.

With relaxation comes a feeling of self control, confidence, contentment, security, and well being.

Comfortable Dental Experience

Deep relaxation can enable you to relax completely and experience comfort during your dental experience.

It's not magic. Deep relaxation is a set of scientifically proven techniques to reprogram your mind and your nervous system to respond in healthy ways.
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Aromatherapy

We use Aromatherapy to:

  • Enhance immune response
  • Induce relaxation
  • Not have the "dental office smell"

Aromatherapy research shows it can enhance immune response and, in small doses, can alter brainwaves to induce relaxation. All of these responses are beneficial in creating a relaxed and anxiety-free experience while receiving dental care.

While all of our services are complimentary, they are also optional. Please feel free to enjoy as much or as little as you want.

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Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral therapy is a method of Complementary and alternative medicine . A craniosacral therapy session involves the therapist placing their hands on the patient, which allows them to tune into the craniosacral system. By gently working with the spine, the skull and its cranial sutures, diaphragms, and fascia, the restrictions of nerve passages are eased, the movement of cerebrospinal fluid through the spinal cord can be optimized, and misaligned bones are restored to their proper position. Craniosacral therapists use the therapy to treat mental stress, neck and back pain, migraines, TMJ Syndrome, and for chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia.
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The Safe Amalgam Removal Process

"Lets face it …this is a procedure (amalgam removal) that just about every patient has been through or will have to go through at some time in there life. It is a procedure that has been performed the same way in dentistry for nearly a century. We in the dental community perform this procedure many times a day. Knowing what we now know…It only makes sense to perform it, on a routine basis, in a way that will minimize the chances of adverse affects for all involved"
Thomas Rohrer D.M.D.

As part of our transition to a more holistic, whole body health approach, we are now offering a Trend Setting Technique for your Whole Body Health: safe amalgam removal.

Traditionally, silver fillings have been removed without regard for whole body health impact. However, several studies over the last five years have proven that the mercury contained in silver fillings could be harmful and could lead to health complications for the patient.

The challenge you face when you have your old silver fillings removed is you may ingest some mercury in the process. Thus, the mercury can travel through your digestive track to the rest of your body, possibly affecting your immune system and increasing the level of heavy metal toxicity in your body. As a result, you could suffer appetite loss, anemia, lower resistance to infection and other mercury related symptoms.

Drs. Rohrer are among the few doctors in South Florida to address this issue proactively, in that they minimize the risk of mercury poisoning during the removal process through a carefully planned procedure. This requires not only professional training, but also the use of unique technology, such as the powerful industrial air cleaning system ,the IQ Air VOC Emissions and Infection Control Air Purifier, which reduces the amount of mercury vapors. They also use an oxygen nebulizer, which further ascertains that the air you are breathing during the process is pure and mercury free. Powdered charcoal and chlorella are placed in your mouth under the rubber dam (a device that physically keeps the drilling material out of your mouth). Both these substances have the ability to absorb mercury particles before they get absorbed into your system. ?The fillings will be taken out with as little drilling as possible, in as large chunks as possible, to minimize the amount of mercury vapor released into the air. All these technologies and techniques lend to the process being accomplished In a more safe, relaxing environment.

As a result, both the patient and the doctor minimize their exposure to mercury and can help avoid any complications derived from the exposure to this dangerous material.

Safe amalgam removal is a standard procedure at Drs. Rohrer office, meaning that the cost of removing an amalgam filling in a more safe, natural way has the same cost as doing it the traditional way. Drs. Rohrer value the health of their patients. Their philosophy is to prevent, rather than treat. Please call us at 561.265.1998 or go to www.drsrohrer.com to learn more about the safe amalgam removal precedure, and how it can affect your health in the long term.

Many people are deciding they want to have their silver amalgam (mercury) fillings removed, but this can cause a tremendous amount of mercury to be absorbed by their body and potentially make them ill. To help prevent this, safety precautions should be used so the person won't swallow or breathe mercury vapor while the fillings are being drilled out. To prevent this from happening, we take the following safety precautions:

• Safety glasses are put over your eyes to protect them.

• We have you breathe pure oxygen through a nasal cannula (tube). This will minimize your breathing the air right around your face, which is full of mercury vapor. Your nose will be covered with a dental mask to help keep the mercury vapor from going into your nostrils.

• A rubber dam will be placed over your mouth. This is a sheet of rubber that helps keep the mercury from going down your throat.

• Copious amounts of cold water will be constantly squirted on the filling as it's being drilled out, to keep the temperature down. To decrease the amount of vapor, we section the fillings out in chunks as opposed to grinding it out. We use an electric drill for two reasons: First, because it cuts so much more efficiently than an air turbine. Second, because it turns at slower revolutions per minute, there is less heating of the tooth and less mercury vapor.

• A High Volume Suction device will be used. This suction pulls all particles away from the tooth as the filling is being drilled out.

• Powdered charcoal and chlorella are placed in your mouth under the rubber dam. Both these substances have the ability to absorb mercury particles before they get absorbed into your system.

• The fillings will be taken out with as little drilling as possible, in as large chunks as possible, to minimize the amount of mercury vapor released into the air.

• Dr. Rohrer uses 4x magnifiers to see minute details in the tooth. This could include faint cracks and leaking crowns or fillings. He can also make sure that the new crown or filling fits perfectly. Trying to do this without magnification makes it harder to get perfect results. Problems areas in the gums are more visible under magnification than with the naked eye.

• The treatment room has a powerful industrial air cleaning system which reduces the amount of mercury vapors. The IQ Air VOC Emissions and Infection Control Air Purifiers are highly specialized air cleaning systems that are designed to control Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and microbiological contaminants and odors. It removes airborne particles from less than 0.01 micron to over 250 micron in diameter. This includes contaminants such as bacteria and spores, such as E. Coli, Listeria monocytogenes, Bacillus thuringensis and Staphylococcus aureus. Other particles such as pollens, dust, smoke, hydrocarbons and vapors of heavy metals such as mercury vapor are also effected by the IQ Air System.

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