A Holistic Approach to Dental Health

Written by Mike Robichaux

Perhaps the most significant question we can ask our health care professional is …How will I know when I’m healthy? My guess is that most physicians would have a tough time with that question given their training and daily experiences of relieving symptoms and dealing with life threatening health events. …

Person-Centered Dentistry

Written by Mike Robichaux

2 DISTINCT DENTAL VISITS A SHORT STORY by MIKE ROBICHAUX, D.D.S. INTRODUCTION Mary is a 50 y/o housewife married to an engineer and together they have two children, both in high school with one getting ready for college. She has been considering changing dentists for a while because her present dentist …

The Comprehensive Exam – The What and Why

Written by Mike Robichaux

Most dental care is delivered in response to something that has happened. It may be a toothache, the breaking of a tooth, an infection, or something with the bite. Over time, the mouth begins to look like a painting done by different painters, almost like a house that is remodeled …

The “Invisible” Signs of Chronic Illness & Infection

Written by Mike Robichaux

Years ago I received a phone call telling me that a recently drawn blood sample revealed signs of kidney failure. I remember thinking how strange this was since I had no prior indications of any problems with my kidneys.  To make matters worse, my father was in the terminal stages …

Why All the Fuss About pH?

Written by Mike Robichaux

As those of you who have regular checkups know, we have been measuring the pH of the saliva now for years. Some of you ask why and want to know more about it so I thought I’d explore this fascinating topic with you within this format. Exactly what is pH …

A Morning Protocol

Written by Mike Robichaux

It is very important to set the chemistry of the body early in the day. A healthy, balanced body chemistry is foundational to healthy gums, teeth, jaw joints, and all the tissues of the mouth as well as to the rest of the body. Below is a simple, safe way …

Reduced L-Glutathione

Written by Mike Robichaux

I’ve always been uneasy when I hear… “Take this, it’s good for that!” This statement implies that we are all the same and that whatever we take is going to do for us what it does for everyone else. My experience tells me that this isn’t true. However, there is …

Ginger Tea Cocktail

Written by Mike Robichaux

Ever experience problems with gas, bloating, nausea, or upset stomach?  The Ginger Tea “cocktail” may be helpful.  The ideas came from Sam Queen, Designed2Win.com.  I’ve used it personally off and on for many years and he does work. Ingredients required: 1 teaspoon of ginger powder (organic if possible)* 1 teaspoon …

Aggressively Conservative Dentistry

Written by Mike Robichaux

This approach simply means we act early before the disease process gets going. It implies that if we act early, we can be more conservative, which allows us to practice more minimally invasive dentistry.

Minimally Invasive Dentistry

Written by Mike Robichaux

Throughout almost 5 decades in dentistry, I never realized how much my patients hated the idea of having their teeth cut down in order to place crowns, especially when it involved the front teeth. That is, until techniques were developed that allowed us to restore teeth to normal esthetics, form, …

Dental/Heart Health

Written by Mike Robichaux

For many years we have heard about the connection between the health of the mouth and our overall health. For quite some time now, we have known that chronic inflammation in any part of the body can and does cause problems throughout the body. We have known since 1997, for instance, …

What the Bleep is Going on Here?

Written by Mike Robichaux

At least twice a year, I try to get away and reflect on my life, my relationship with God, family, and friends, and my practice. I’m blessed to have a spouse who understands the importance of this and supports me in my endeavor to stay fresh and engaged in my …

Black Holes

Written by Mike Robichaux

For over 37 years I have watched little openings occur between my patients’ teeth. Not only is it unsightly, but it causes food to stick between our teeth and it exposes root surfaces to the ravages of decay as we age. Within the profession, we call them black holes or …

They’re Only Baby Teeth…Why Bother?

Written by Mike Robichaux

What an interesting question! Unfortunately for the children, this is a commonly held belief. Perhaps it would be interesting to explore this concept and to go a little deeper into the myth it represents. To begin with, nature does nothing that is not necessary. In addition, it only brings forth value …