After being introduced to biological dentistry 17 years ago, I learned several things that have built the foundation for my dental practice. First, the human body is designed to heal itself, and will continue to do so, if given the opportunity. Second, from major organ systems to basic cellular components, our bodies will function in a holistic fashion that will support and maintain a healthy disposition.
As a biological dentist, it became quite clear to me through my own professional experiences and clinical evaluations that the oral cavity is certainly no exception to these rules.
When there is an imbalance in the mouth, it can create significant compromises to other parts of the body as well. Bacterial infections and material sensitivities are the two biggest dilemmas that I constantly see causing health issues with our patients.
Once these imbalances are corrected, not only is the mouth healthier but patients begin to comment on improvements with their overall health and wellness, such as, more energy, improved digestion, eliminate sinus congestion, reduced back spasms, and improved mental clarity, to name a few.
Welcome to the “Tooth-Body” connection. Although this may be a difficult concept to grasp at first, it has been a constant theme that I’ve promoted in my practice for years.
During the next several months, I’d like to share with you a few of our patient testimonials that I think you’ll find both interesting and educational for anyone who wants to learn more about the health benefits that biological dentistry can offer.
Patient Success Story:
“I had been experiencing tinnitus for about 3-4 years. It concerned me as it was getting louder as time went on. I had an earwax problem at that time and thought ear cleaning would also help with the tinnitus but it did not. I started having my amalgam fillings removed quadrant by quadrant. It wasn’t until the last quadrant of mercury fillings were removed that I noticed any changes in the tinnitus. Days later, I was just about ready to doze off to sleep when I realized there was no ringing in my ear, just beautiful silence.”
During this patient’s clinical evaluation, it was noted that her galvanic (electrical) current was much higher than normal in several of her mercury fillings. Simply reducing the galvanic current(s) by replacing the mercury fillings with tooth colored restorations made all the difference in the world for this patient. (Visit our website article entitled, Is There a Battery in Your Mouth?)
If you are experiencing tinnitus and would like more information regarding the effects that galvanic currents may have on your hearing, please feel free to contact our office. We’ll be happy to provide you with a free evaluation during the next month to determine if there may be a dental connection to this annoying, ringing sensation in your ears.