Articles

Here you will find articles and other information written by Dr. Sarkissian, as well as online versions of the newsletters sent out to patients. These are intended to inform, to educate, and to acquaint you with different aspects of biological dentistry, as well as provide an insight into the philosophy of Dr. Sarkissian's practice.

Another great source of information about biologial and homeopathic dentistry can be found at Homeopathic-Dentistry.com; selected articles are...

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Biological & Homeopathic Dentistry

L.A. Health News, September 2004

Biological dentistry is not a true specialty in dentistry, but rather an approach in dentistry which utilizes some aspects of complementary (or "alternative") therapy. More...

Recommendations prior to Amalgam Removal

The following is a recommendation for supplements to be taken and guidelines to be followed before and during amalgam removal. It should be stressed that they are based on different nutritional protocols reported in complimentary medical and dental literature, and are not meant to treat any systemic diseases, nor to prevent any dental complications that may otherwise occur. More...

Information for parents regarding the Oral Health of their children

We all are aware of the major role we play in educating our children. In search of guidance, they often look up to us and try to copy our example and our moral values. More...

Lasers

L.A. Health News, December 2004

Lasers have ultimately infiltrated the world of dentistry. This technology, which has been the centerpiece of futuristic and science fiction myths, has actually found numerous applications in medicine over the past three decades. More...

The Benefits of Biological Therapies in Dentistry

Homeopathy is a widely used system of medicine which is safe, has no harmful side-effects, and involves remedies chosen on a highly individual basis. More...

Health-conscious Dentistry for the Future Generation

L.A. Health News

Today, as parents, most of you are giving out tens of thousands of dollars to fix your teeth, and most of it to repair dental work done (or not done) during your childhood. More...

Guidelines to a Beautiful Smile

L.A. Health News

A beautiful smile with healthy-looking, naturally white and proportionately shaped and sized teeth is a precursor to an esthetically pleasing image that we strive to create in our lives. More...

Functional Jaw Orthopedics

Functional jaw orthopedics is an approach to “orthodontics” originating decades ago in Europe. More and more general orthodontists in the United States have embraced this philosophy and are very successful in the early treatment of children, following functional orthopedic principles. More...

IV Anesthesia Information and Instruction

Recent advances in anesthesia techniques have made it possible to provide safe, reliable, and economical anesthesia services for children in the dental office. More...

Mouth Breathing

Mouth breathing is indeed a serious matter. In growing children it may have devastating effects on growth and general health. Often seemingly unrelated conditions are related to mouth breathing. More...

Cartoon

An imaginative carricature by Dr. Sarkissian offering one possible view of plaque. View...

Out-of-state Patients

If you are planning to visit from out of state for treatment with Dr. Sarkissian please review this article...

About the Biomimetic Principle

Biomimetics is a new concept in dentistry with one goal in mind; returning a tooth back to its natural state as much as possible. This process involves the mimicking of a natural healthy tooth when performing a dental restoration. View...

One-sided Crossbite in Children

The one-sided (unilateral) cross-bite in children, is a condition that should be immediately addressed as early as possible. As a rule, the upper teeth should overlap the lower. View...

Dental Emergencies

Tooth trauma is very common in children due to their active nature. The upper front teeth are the main victims. The damage can be anything from a small chip to outright “extraction”. More...

Early Childhood Caries

Early Childhood Caries (ECC), or previously known as “bottle decay” is a phenomenon still poorly understood, but pretty widespread. Many parents notice their 2-4 year olds developing widespread cavities on their front teeth. More...

Bite Opening in Children

Eighty percent of the jaws of a child develop before the age of 10. Modern trends in jaw and tooth development show that children still suffer from early childhood decay (ECC), and the jaws are not developing to their fullest potential during these critical early years. More...

Mercury Amalgam

Half of what is known as amalgam is mercury, one of the most toxic substances known to man. The other half is made up of a powder of varying portions of silver, copper, zinc, and tin. More...

 

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