23 Jun A Healthy Mouth is a Gateway to a Healthy Body
There is a segment of the general population that believes treatment to any part of the body must include the impact the rest of the body will incur. Your biological dentist does exactly this before proposing and performing treatment to your mouth, teeth, gums, or jaws.
Research over the past few decades have pointed out potential risks posed when treating dental decay with dental amalgam. Amalgam is the silver compound traditionally used to fill a tooth to repair a cavity. Concern over the content of mercury in amalgam has led some countries to ban its use. There is a fear that these dental fillings can leak allowing mercury to permeate into the body.
With most communities throughout the United States already treating their water supplies with fluoride, the additional use of fluoride in dental offices and products may be considered overuse.
A biological dentist will often work in conjunction with a patient’s healthcare provider to maximize the individual’s overall health following the belief that a healthy mouth does lead to a healthier body. [pullquote]A biological dentist will often work in conjunction with a patient’s healthcare provider to maximize the individual’s overall health following the belief that a healthy mouth does lead to a healthier body.[/pullquote]
There have been studies that have linked diseases affecting immune systems such as diabetes and arthritis to dental disease. Heart disease can impact dental health as well. With many illnesses impacting dental health as well as physical well-being, it follows that the reverse of keeping mouth, teeth and gums in excellent health may contribute to a healthier body.
In addition to limiting metals or products your dentist may not want you to possibly ingest caring for your teeth, keeping teeth healthy has other added benefits. Tooth loss or patients suffering from gum disease may be forced to consume a diet that lacks the nutritional benefits from fresh fruits and vegetables.
What suggestions might your dentist make to optimize overall body and dental health? In addition to eating a healthy diet, drinking sufficient water, exercising daily, and getting enough sleep; your dentist will encourage you to have your teeth cleaned by your dental professional twice each year. Brushing and flossing each day will contribute to healthy gums and teeth.
Your biological dentist will place emphasis on prevention, and in the event corrective treatment is needed consideration will be given to your overall health to provide the gentlest path to repair that is available.
For more information on obtaining treatment from a biological dentist, call our holistic dental office at 972-458-2464 today.