What is Holistic Dentistry?
Dentistry: “Dentistry is defined as the evaluation, diagnosis, prevention and/or treatment (nonsurgical, surgical or related procedures) of diseases, disorders and/or conditions of the oral cavity, maxillofacial area and/or the adjacent and associated structures and their impact on the human body, provided by a dentist, within the scope of his/her education, training and experience, in accordance with the ethics of the profession and applicable law” ~ (As adopted by the 1997 ADA House of Delegates)
What exactly is it, and how can it contribute to your health?
When you look at the anatomical relationship of the mouth to the heart, you realize that it looks like your favorite water slide at Schlitterbahn. Vessels draining toxins from the mouth (from infected gums, teeth, sinuses, and tonsils) have the ability to drain directly into the heart. A current look at heart disease from cardiologist Tom Levy demonstrated that most infectious agents in atherosclerosis, heart attack, and coronary artery disease originate in the mouth – particularly from root canals.
By pumping cerebral fluid through your brain’s tissues, the glial lymphatic (glymphatic) system flushes wastes from your brain back into your body’s circulatory system. From there, it eventually reaches the liver, where it’s ultimately eliminated. It’s been demonstrated repeatedly in research that mercury from fillings enters the brain within minutes of the fillings being placed in the mouth.
In my practice, we help remove metals safely, and through supplementation and neural therapy, help stimulate this system to drain toxins from the brain.
Bacteria, parasites, mold, fungus, viruses – the mouth is a dirty place. From anaerobic bacteria associated with gum disease that produce hydrogen sulfide gas, to the Mycobacterium Leprae (leprosy) routinely discovered in genetic pathology reports of root canal-treated teeth, the mouth can contain some of the most toxic bacteria in the world.
When you have an infection, the entire immune system is alerted. When you have eight or ten necrotic bone infections in your mouth, the immune system becomes overwhelmed. It’s why you experience fatigue if you have an abscessed tooth – it’s draining your energy. A competent immune system is intimately tied to having a healthy life. Infections observed in an unhealthy mouth routinely cause death, and no one is safe from this possibility, regardless of race, socio-economic status, or gender. Death by oral infection happens to successful people every day.
At Transcend Dental Health we use microscopes and genetic reports to diagnose these bacteria, and use ozone, essential oils, and natural products to help patients be at their best health – naturally. We help patients create individualized daily hygiene protocols to help keep their mouths from becoming an instigator to blood-borne bacteria.
In our office, we routinely use a Chinese Tooth, Organ, and Meridian chart to help discover oral and systemic connections of disease, and strategies for healing. Thomas Rau, MD, who operates a clinic in Switzerland, found root canal-treated teeth in ninety-seven percent of the breast cancer patients he treated, on the same meridian as the breast. (The breasts are energetically connected to the upper right and left first molars, #3 and #14, on the same meridian as the breast.) Jerry Tenant in Dallas found the number to be closer to ninety-nine percent of cancer patients he treated with a root canal on the same energetic meridian as the cancer.
Think of it like electricity through a wire. A root canal is a dead tooth draining vitality from its meridian, resulting in low vitality of the energetic life force traveling through it – potentially affecting each organ, joint, muscle, and gland sharing that meridian. The light bulb won’t shine as brightly if there’s damage to the wire supplying it with electricity.