TEETH LOSS THAT IS NOT THE RESULT OF TRAUMA HAS A SYSTEMIC CAUSE
I once heard, nutrition adviser and entrepreneur, David Wolfe say that dentistry had failed people more than any other sector of medicine. It is definitely up there. Dentistry, I heard one dentist call” DRILL AND FILL”, has not been big on preventive care. Two reasons: It is not profitable, and it takes more effort on the part of the patient and dentist.
TEETH AND GUMS ARE BAROMETERS FOR OUR OVERALL HEALTH
There are two major things that do not seem to be understood by most people. One is that teeth are living structures. Secondly, that teeth and gums are a reflections of our overall health. Not really understanding these two points makes it hard to have a healthy dental situation. Universally, going to the dentist is painful. Avoiding visits can contribute to decay and infections festering. Who wants to go when the outcome is so Draconian?
HOME CARE TAKEN TO A NEW LEVEL
Until recently, the information on dental self care has been sketchy. I am not talking about using many of the flouride products advertised on TV. Better home care could free many people from painful dental surgeries. Some professional cleaning techniques often cause more problems than they may help remedy. What can you do? Well, enacting a daily cleaning program that involves daily repetition and products that are not made by Colgate, etcetera. Educating ourselves about better nutrition is really primary. Some of it is just plain common sense.
ESSENTIAL OILS AND MUCH MORE
I would like to guide whomever finds this post to Nadine Artemis at LIVING LIBATIONS [link here], to get some ideas about keeping any teeth that you may still have. Also, to keep the bones in our body and mouths in good shape. The health of our gums and underlying tissue is primary here.
The products at Living Libations may be out of budget for some. Do research about using seat salt, bentonite clay, and diatomaceous earth to brush teeth. These are some very, very good options. Tea tree is a natural antibacterial essential oil. Adding a drop or two to water for rinsing the mouth is excellent. Look at the Living Libations product contents and mimic them if they are unaffordable for you at this time.
WHAT WE EAT EFFECTS OUR MOUTH IN MANY WAYS
If you wear a denture or partial, it is really important to eat a diet that is Acid Alkaline balanced, which will help to keep the PH in your digestive tract and bloodstream balanced. The denture / partial will be less likely to irritate your mouth when chewing because the mouth tissue will be healthier. Acid Alkaline List [link here]. This is not an overnight change, but one that is worth embarking on.
Please look at The Unique Healing Program Donna Pessin [click here] and her 70 + videos on youtube. Her entire program is based around healing the gut and from there all things are possible. This program is a life changer. It is NOT a quick fix, but it does promote healing.
Teeth and gum disease reflect deeper health issues. Dentures, partials and missing teeth carry the stigma of old age. It is not a only a problem of the elderly. It indicates premature aging, which is another term for deteriorating health.