Non-toxic Dental Care
Teeth are important, but they are not worth losing your health over.
Our teeth are designed to last a lifetime; however between 80 and 90 percent of our population has some observable gum disease.
According to dental literature ...
- 25% of Americans over 43 years and 42% over 65 have no natural teeth
- 43-year old Americans have an average of 32 cavities and those age 17 have 13 cavities. Colored people and poor people have twice that, and the native Americans have four times this amount.
The importance of maintaining a healthy mouth is undeniable:
The teeth, gums and tonsils have long been recognized as one of the most frequent ports of entry of infection into the body. Gum disease and root canal abscesses are significant bacterial infections that can spread by the bloodstream to remote parts of the body.
Studies show that periodontal disease can lead to heart attack, stroke, diabetes, pancreatic cancer, respiratory disease and digestive disorders.
Rules to live by for those wishing to keep their teeth healthy are:
- A clean mouth is a healthy mouth.
- Get adequate nutrition that strengths your bones, joints and connective tissues; and protect your mouth from the bacteria that causes dental caries - these bacteria thrive on sugary commonly found in beverages and starchy foods. Avoid junk foods that offer little to no nutrition, and harm your teeth.
Diligently rinsing acids and food particles off your teeth during and after eating can eliminate most common dental problems. Of course, sugary or acidic beverages will worsen the state of your teeth. For dental health it's best to sip with water, milk or unsweetened green tea (or sweetened with Stevia) -- which will safely clean your teeth and rinse off the acids that build up after a meal.
The reason for rotten teeth can be found in the types of food we eat and lack of proper dental care. Modem diet, junk food and sugar, and not enough natural whole foods has taken its toll on our teeth.
Dentists are taught to sell dentistry more than practice it, often favoring expensive and potentially harmful procedures over cheaper, more effective and safer procedures ...
It is important to understand that the primary focus of the vast majority of dental offices is profit, and those procedures that create the most wealth for the dental practice will be those that are recommended -- even though many times simpler, cheaper and healthier options are available.
Only the educated patient can possibly understand the benefits and ramifications of the treatments that their dentists recommend:
- whether the treatments are really necessary;
- whether these treatments are indeed beneficial (especially long-term); or
- whether these treatments might potentially be harmful.
The vast majority of dentists don't seem to take into account the toxicity of the treatments being recommended and the toxicity of the materials they use during these treatments. The dangers associated with amalgam dental fillings, which could justifiably be called "mercury fillings", are already well known. As dentists move away from this because of the bad publicity, many now use porcelain as a "healthier alternative." However, porcelain commonly has radioactive material added to help give it luminescence. (More information below). Nickel, a known carcinogenic - is commonly found in braces and crowns.
"This book is a warning to every person that there is much danger every time they enter a dental office."
Dr. Frank Jerome states:
"It is common knowledge among dentists that over 95 percent of all dental treatments are optional and dentists do not seem to take into account the toxicity of the treatment being recommended. "
Contrary to the popular "save-every-tooth" philosophy, Dr. Jerome feels that "no tooth is worth damaging your immune system" over. For the sake of our health, he recommends having the tooth pulled rather than leaving the dead tooth in your mouth. In addition, he discusses the importance of properly cleaning the tooth socket after a tooth is extracted.
The most common risks associated with conventional dentistry come from the following procedures / sources:
Mercury-Amalgam Dental Fillings are implicated in the involvement of serious health problems, such as Alzheimers disease, cancer, autoimmune diseases, allergies, multiple sclerosis and birth defects.
Biological / Holistic Dentists recommend the following alternatives:
Radioactive Compounds in Dental Ceramics: Porcelain commonly has radioactive material added to give it luminescence. The main reason for that is to achieve the necessary X-ray opacity. The use of intentionally radioactive implants where radioactivity is not used for its therapeutic effects but for technological reasons alone has been debated.
There is a real possibility of the patient swallowing radioactive particles due to teeth grinding or during dental treatment. Possible inhalation of radioactive compounds by patients poses another risk. The only radioactive compound regulated for use in dental material is uranium (for dental porcelain and porcelain teeth in the USA). As uranium has been largely depleted, waste products from the manufacturing of nuclear weapons and fuel are increasingly used for this purpose.
It has been argued that uranium mainly emits alpha-radiation that cannot penetrate the oral mucosa. However, this is not guaranteed in cases where patients grind their teeth. Imbedding of dental materials into the mucousa is also well known.
Stainless Steel, Aluminum, and other Toxic Dental Materials are still commonly used in the mouth despite their cancer-causing effects. Aluminum, for example, is present in porcelain and about half of the replacements for dental silver-mercury fillings. It is damaging to the nervous system.
Dental toxins that adversely affect the immune system or overall health can be found in crowns, bridges, orthodontic braces, children's chrome crowns and some removable partial dentures.
Biological dentists use biocompatible materials that will not adversely impact a patient's immune system
Click here for important information on risks associated with root canals and alternative treatments.
Cavitations are hidden holes in the jawbone left after a tooth has been removed. In most cases, these cavitations are found at the sites of wisdom teeth extractions. Cavitations are generally lined with necrotic (dead) bone and become invisible incubation chambers for toxic microbes. These toxins are the product of aerobic mouth bacteria being forced to live in an anaerobic environment, and these bacteria are often related to autoimmune diseases.
Bacterial toxins circulate in the body and tend to settle in organs of greatest weakness potentially resulting in organ failure. In fact, any disorder in the body can originate in the jawbone. The teeth above a cavitation site are also eventually affected as they are dying a slow death due to insufficient blood supply.
Implants: Implants are financially rewarding and easy to sell, as no one wants removable appliances in their mouth. Currently, implants continue to be done without biocompatibility testing, and they are often started at extraction sites where cavitations are already developing. Autoimmune diseases seem to be often aggravated or even initiated by implants, as anything implanted in bone will create an autoimmune response.
Tooth Crowning: If patients knew that crowning a tooth increases the probability of needing a root canal later, they may opt against this procedure. Dr. Jerome explains how damaging it is to remove all of a tooth's enamel in order to crown a tooth. He states that twenty percent of all crowned teeth die. Once that happens, most dentists will recommend a root canal.
Instead of having a tooth crowned, Dr. Jerome suggests either a composite filling or an onlay. An onlay is bonded to the top of the tooth and allows more of the enamel to remain intact. An onlay is far less damaging to the tooth than a crown, yet, unfortunately, dentists are more likely to suggest the more expensive option of crowning a tooth.
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