Is Your Mouth Killing You?

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The last time you went to the dentist and he told you that you needed a filling, you most likely trusted his opinion and simply told him to go ahead. He probably never told you that chronic illnesses, acute illnesses, and auto immune diseases could be related to the mercury filling he was about to put in your body, did he? Although chances are good that your dentist is aware of this issue, he probably didn’t tell you and there’s a reason for this: conventional dentistry (along with conventional doctors) seem to think that there is a separation between the mouth and the body, almost as if they were two distinct organisms, like the engine and transmission in your car. Your body is not a car, however, and there is a synergistic relationship between every tooth in your mouth and the rest of your body. Your mouth can contain bacteria and infections that can go to other organs in your body. Sometimes heart disease is caused by an infection that started in the mouth, but doctors will only treat the heart. Read more must known facts about your teeth.

Your teeth are living organs in and of themselves. A holistic dentist understands that. Each tooth, through the meridians of the body, is connected to other glands, tissues, and organs. In traditional Chinese medicine these pathways or meridians that become blocked and stop the flow of energy will lead to the deterioration of the organ or the organ system that runs along that pathway, or meridian, that the diseased tooth is connected to. The disease from a dead tooth (root canals), or tissue and/or bone disease due to extractions, put toxins into the body that are difficult for your immune system to handle.

Dr. Josef M. Issels was one of the first doctors to recognize the connection between oral health and the health of the body. Dr. Issels found that in his more than 40 years of practice, more than 97 percent of persons who had, or were dying from cancer, had had extensive dental work, including root canals.

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Tooth Extraction

After you have a tooth pulled or extracted, there is often an infection in the bone called cavitation. It’s thought that these types of infection are caused by either a tendon that was left behind which now contains the infection that was in the tooth, or that it might come from the use of the pain killing drugs which cut off the blood flow.

Your dentist should completely clean the location, remove any tissue, tendon, or bone that is dead or infected, and then allow a new blood clot to form. The clot will allow new cells to grow and will eventually rebuild healthy new tissue, including new bone.

Cavitations will often be asymptomatic. The bone can actually be eaten by an aggressive type of anaerobic bacteria, but there is often little or no pain. This type of bacteria, though, is putting out strong and damaging toxins that can cause damage to your immune system or is sometimes the true source of your chronic health problem(s).

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Root Canals

During root canal treatment, dentists remove the nerve together with the inflamed or infected pulp from the main canals, then the inside of the tooth is cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. This virtually means that the tooth is dead. There is no blood supply or oxygen. The remaining tooth tissue is now a prime target for bacteria growth.

Dentine (your tooth itself) is not a solid piece of material. It is porous with hundreds of small tubes, something like a series of canals inside the tooth. If there is even one cell of bacteria left behind, the bacteria can mutate and multiply until there are literally millions of them living within the canals of your tooth, and since you have no root, you will not feel a thing, as these bacteria secrets powerful toxins. This “dead” tooth can be alive with bacteria, constantly spewing its toxic bacteria into your body.

You will have no idea that this dead tooth is causing serious problems with your immune system, and possibly causing chronic or acute health issues that your doctor will attempt to fix, but unless the tooth issue is addressed, it will never truly be resolved. You will only be treating the symptoms, not the cause.


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Why don’t more dentists treat the bacteria issue? Mostly because there is a general lack of awareness that bacterial infections can exist under and inside teeth in ways that are undetectable using conventional screening methods such as x-rays.

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The fillings you get for your cavities, if they are mercury, will leech both the toxic mercury and vapor into your body every single day, causing a wide range of serious health issues including problems with the reproductive system, the immune system, and disruption of the nervous system. Mercury is poison to the human body, so it can cause damage to almost every organ in the body, including the heart, kidneys, lungs, and brain.

If you have been told that you need any of these dental procedures, or if you have already had them done, you should be diligent about practicing a healthy lifestyle, including frequent detoxification and eating plenty of healthy, natural, whole nutrition. Do you best to beef up your immune system and keep your mouth a pristine place where bacteria hate to hang out.

As with everything else involving your health, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Find out 5 tips for teeth care.


International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT)

International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (IABDM)