Eating whole foods that are free of processed and refined materials is the first step to oral health. Processed and refined foods tax the digestive system, which in turn negatively affects every other organ in the body. When digestion is poor, the mouth becomes acidic, severely compromising oral health. Eating foods that are free of genetically modified organisms is also important to one's health and longevity. We are, literally, what we eat!
The types of foods eaten on a regular basis have a direct effect on oral health. If carbohydrates are not balanced with proteins, for example, the blood sugar will spike and plummet, over stressing the body, leading to insulin resistance and adrenal fatigue, which in turn lead to poor digestion and an acidic oral environment. We routinely provide customized nutritional guidance to our patients.
Mercury is toxic. With the advent of strong and biocompatible materials like eMax, zirconia, and Celtra Duo, there is no reason to use mercury fillings. We also safely remove amalgam fillings (which are 50% mercury) to prevent negative digestive interactions.
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If infection is swallowed on a regular basis, it can disrupt the proper digestive process. Infected teeth also stress the body. One of the first courses of action cancer centers take when treating their patients is to clean up the mouth. Physicians understand that if the mouth is toxic and infected, the body cannot heal.
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Essential oils are not only effective for relaxation but certain oils can be used as an oral rinse to inhibit plaque formation and improve oral health. Some essential oils have therapeutic effects that promote tissue healing. Dr. Wall and his staff use DoTerra essential oils.
Missing teeth can negatively affect your bite, and may also lead to continued bone loss. Not only does this make chewing difficult, it can lead to TMJ problems and further tooth loss, not to mention contributing to the social stigma associated with missing teeth. One of the best ways to replace missing teeth is with non-metal, zirconia implants.