The Oral-Systemic Body Health Connection

| March 15, 2013

Tomorrow, Saturday March 16, I’ll be giving a presentation in Redmond WA on the connection between oral health and the systemic health of the body. Below is a brief overview of a few of the subjects I’ll be addressing in this talk.

The health of our teeth and gums can have a profound effect on the overall health of our bodies systemically.

Whether it’s chronic infections in the gums, including conditions such as gingivitis and periodontal disease; dental caries/decay; cavitations due to root canals; or improper tooth removal procedures, the implications of poor oral health on the health of our body’s internal organs and systems can be profound.

According to the America Academy of Periodontology, there is research that indicates a link between gum disease and heart disease.

There’s also evidence that the risk of other systemic health issues, including breast cancer and kidney disease may also be linked to poor gum health.

Reflex Meridians

Similar to the reflex points found on the soles of the feet, the palms of the hands and the ears, there are also meridians in the teeth that correspond with various different parts of the rest of the body. Therefore when there is disease in a certain area the mouth this may trigger a corresponding weakness, stagnation, blockage or other detrimental effect elsewhere in the body, which may in turn develop into disease.

This could be, at least in part, why poor oral health may have such profound implications when it comes to the health of the overall body.

Conventional Dentistry

Most all conventional dentists continue to place mercury based amalgam fillings in teeth – a substance which is a known neurotoxin.

Most conventional dentists also routinely use fluoride in their practices, which is yet another substance that is toxic to humans. Please see

Tooth extractions which are performed without the removal of the periodontal ligament as well as root canals may result in chronic buried jawbone infections known as cavitations. These are two more routine procedures done by most conventional dentists that can have extremely detrimental effects on oral pathology, ergo the overall health of the body.

Choosing a Biological/Holistic Dentist

When choosing a dentist, it’s important to find out whether or not they regularly place amalgam fillings and/or use fluoride on their patients.

If at all possible, seek out a dentist who does not use these toxic materials in his or her practice, who understands proper way to remove a tooth, who knows about the potential risks of root canals who is aware and educated about the connection between oral and systemic bodily health.

If you’re not sure where to locate such a dentist, here are 2 excellent resources that may be able to help you find one in your area:

The International Academy for Oral Medicine and Toxicology-

Dr. Hal Huggins –

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