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Tom B.

I have recently discovered something Life Changing that I would like to share. A little over a year ago I developed some cardiac arrhythmias that were quite troubling. I was on a trip to the Mexican highlands and it very nearly ruined the trip, but I saw my cardiologist immediately upon returning home and his opinion was that there was nothing life-threatening going on, so I just tried to get used to the changes. For over a year I lived with irregular heartbeats, the waking up in the middle of the night, the anxiety of knowing that something was wrong but not having any way of treating it or dealing with the symptoms. On that same trip to Mexico, I cracked a tooth that had a large silver amalgam filling in it, and the outside surface of the tooth broke away exposing the entire filling to my mouth. I knew that amalgam fillings were a source of mercury and that mercury is hazardous to one’s health, but I dragged my feet doing anything about it because my long time dentist had retired and I had not yet found another dentist that I wanted to work with. It took me some time to connect the dots between the mercury filling and the cardiac condition. When I began to suspect that my mouth was the source of several health problems that had been plaguing me I began to look for someone with the expertise in dealing with the hazardous materials and that search led me to Dr. Raymond Behm in Clearwater Florida. His website was very impressive, his credentials and reputation were impeccable so I made an appointment to have an initial assessment and to develop a treatment plan. To say that his exam was thorough does not adequately describe that first day. He calls himself a “Holistic Dentist”, and as I have come to learn that means that he treats the whole patient, identifies every issue that the patient is dealing with so that he can develop a complete understanding of the person’s healthcare needs and his unique contributions to their recovery. He has a network of affiliated professionals that he can call on for non-dental-related issues, and he very often recommends seeing one or more of those people to ensure that your immune system is capable of recovering from the dental procedures. Dr. Behm recognized the urgency of removing that exposed filling and he very kindly agreed to work me into his schedule the next morning. His procedures for getting rid of the mercury are extraordinary and once you experience the elaborate precautions that he and his team take during the procedure you have a totally new appreciation for the toxicity of those fillings. That was a month ago now, and during that month the irregular heartbeats have completely disappeared!!! I am totally committed to the plan of removing all the rest of my amalgam fillings and I wouldn’t think of doing it with anyone other than Dr. Behm.

Dr. Behm practices integrative medicine. That is to say that he brings in elements of therapy from many other disciplines in order to treat body, mind, and spirit, and he patiently and tirelessly explains why he uses certain techniques, and the things that he incorporates have proven to be effective over time and with many satisfied and grateful patients. One of the things that he taught me is that each tooth is directly connected via pathways that correspond to the meridians used in acupuncture, to internal organs throughout the body. So infections in the mouth and in cavitations of the jawbone can cause a wide range of problems in the rest of the body, including heart disease, cancer, MS and on and on. For instance, I was diagnosed with collagenous colitis some 12 years ago, and my doctor told me that the condition is “idiopathic”, ie. we don’t know what causes it and we have no effective treatment for it. Anyone who has ever had any kind of colitis knows how limiting the symptoms can be and how much it can affect your life. Looking back at that time, I remember that I had an infected tooth and that my dentist recommended and root canal and crown. We did that procedure but the infection returned multiple times and the antibiotics used to control it were just not effective. The periodontist even did a procedure to surgically treat the roots of that tooth and scrape out the infected bone tissue in hopes that my immune system would clean up the rest of the infection. It helped but did not solve the problem entirely. Dr. Behm showed me that my root canal tooth is directly related to the lungs and the large intestine and that my colitis is likely due to the toxins produced by that dead tooth. Dr. Behm removed that dead tooth one week ago yesterday and I can already tell a huge improvement in my symptoms. I had no idea how this all worked and I bet most people are unaware of how these infections can cause serious and life-threatening conditions in the rest of the body. I am living proof, and I am forever grateful to Dr. Behm.

I have been so impressed with the attention to detail and the amazing concentration that Dr. Behm brings to his practice. It is confidence inspiring to watch him organize the workflow and direct his team members, who are amazing as well. Every moment is a teachable moment and he is a great teacher. His assistants are the best that I have seen and the care and attention that they give to patients is unexpected and so much appreciated. He is a wonderfully kind man with a huge heart and I feel so Blessed to have found him…Thank You, Dr. Behm.

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The Pure Power Mouthguard

Want some good news that could impact your enjoyment of sports for you and any member of your family?

This news comes from the principles of Neuromuscular Dentistry, which has to do with balancing your lower jaw and stabilizing it against your upper teeth. This allows for increased core strength by letting your nerves and muscles balance and align in a way you have never experienced. But it might be more interesting if I said that you could be stronger, have more balance and flexibility, hit a longer more solid drive on the golf course or recover faster from a tough workout, as well as perform better at any sport while preventing specific injuries all with a uniquely fabricated high tech mouthguard.

Would you mind if you had a little more balance, could lift weights with a little more strength and endurance, recover a little more speed and suffer a little less from the workout, hit a little farther with more control (or would you mind if it was more than a little improvement); would you mind having a little more edge at whatever you compete at? If the answer is the obvious “No, I wouldn’t mind that,” then this news is the hottest thing happening in sports today.

It is called the PPM for Pure Power Mouthguard. It was developed by a dentist in Canada trained in Neuromuscular Dentistry at the Las Vegas Institute for Advance Dental Studies where I also have been pursuing my dental training since 1996. He applied the principles of balancing and aligning ones jaw, which also stabilizes it for achieving maximum power, strength and performance from your entire body. This sports appliance has been field tested and used for the past year by Pro Athletes at the top of their fields, college athletes on down to high school.

Participation in any sport or athletic endeavor will benefit from this mouthguard. It is made for both contact and non-contact sports. Of course the biggest benefit is training with it, as that is what most of our time is spent at, including pro athletes.

I was immediately excited once introduced to this, I am now a Certified PPM Dentist, trained to deliver this revolutionary product. We are one of the few offices in the Tampa Bay Area to offer the PPM. This will be of no surprise to many who know our practice, as we have been the first in many of Dentistry’s latest innovations.

The Pure Power Mouthguard is the official mouthpiece of New Orleans Saints Football Team!


Can a mouthguard actually improve athletic performance significantly?

Did you know that finding the optimal resting jaw position can unleash instant improvements in strength, explosive speed, balance and agility?

The Pure Power Mouthguard (PPM), founded on the principles of neuromuscular dentistry, is a sports performance revolution that has been shown to instantly enhance athletic performance. Used by professional, collegiate and amateur athletes worldwide, the PPM is quickly becoming essential equipment for serious athletes.



Pure Power Mouthguards, choice of the The New Orleans Saints.

Pure Power Mouthguards, choice of the The New Orleans Saints.


Here are some more examples of athletes who have fond the PPM successful:

  • Golf – Scott McCarron
  • Kickboxing – Mickey Marshall
  • Basketball – Michael Redd
  • Multiple sports – here is a good explanation by ESPN on how it works.

Also see this article that appeared in USA Today on Nov 17, 2009, “Can a mouthguard boost performance?” It can be slow in loading, be patient.

Then come to our office and have one made for yourself. Excel!

Sleeping Man

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Megan T.

Dr. Behm and his team have been so helpful to me. I have several intense chronic health issues that I have been healing from, and when I learned about the dangers of amalgam fillings and root canals, I knew that I needed to have my teeth repaired. I researched for hours about the safest amalgam and tooth extraction procedures and eventually found Dr. Behms practice. He is very kind, wise, and open to answering questions and concerns. I am so grateful to have found Dr. Behm and his team!