Common Dental Procedures
That Can Harm Your Health
Conventional dentistry and
conventional dental practices have certainly helped a great number
of people enjoy good dental function for many years now. And if
thats the case, why should anyone be interested in seeing
an environmental dentist rather than a conventional dentist? What
is an environmental dentist, anyhow?
Environmental dentistry, in a nutshell, respects the fact that
the mouth is an integrated part of the entire body, and that it
should always be viewed and treated in this respect. The primary
aim of environmental dentistry is to resolve a given patients
dental problems while impacting the rest of the body as little
as possible. Unfortunately, even though many patients leave the
office of a traditional dentist chewing much better than before
they went, a significant negative medical impact on the rest of
their body will result from what was done in the dentists
The negative medical impact of conventional dentistry can come
from any of a number of sources. The most common ones are:
Mercury-Amalgam Fillings: Commonly known as silver fillings
or just amalgam fillings, these fillings should really be called
mercury fillings, since mercury has been and remains a full
50 percent of the content of these fillings.
Conventional dentistry long asserted that the amalgamation
process rendered the mercury non-toxic by the chemical reaction
that was supposed to be taking place. In our environmental practice
we also take precautions and follow a protocol to minimize patients
exposure to mercury upon its removal.
Other Toxic Dental Materials: Unfortunately, conventional
dentistry continues to evaluate new dental materials primarily,
and sometimes exclusively, by their mechanical characteristics.
Little thought is given, even today, in trying to evaluate whether
a given material will have a long-term adverse toxic effect
on the patient.
Environmental dentists use biocompatible materials that will
not adversely impact a patients immune system. Stainless
steel and other metals continue to be used in the mouth even
though they have been well-established to have a cancer-causing
effect when used elsewhere in the body.
Root Canals: Root canal-treated teeth are proving to
be almost always infected, and the toxins that have been isolated
from them are often incredibly potent. Some researchers claim
there is a strong relation between the presence of root canals
and the development of cancer and heart disease. It appears
that the longer root canal-treated teeth stay in the body, the
more the immune system becomes compromised.
Cavitations: Pockets of gangrene in the jawbone are
often found at the sites of previous extractions by conventional
dentists. These toxins are essentially the same as those found
in root canals, being the product of aerobic mouth bacteria
being forced to live in an anaerobic environment. Most traditional
dentists still think cavitations do not exist, even though they
have been shown to be extremely common, especially at the sites
of wisdom teeth extractions.
Implants: Currently, implants continue to be done without
biocompatibility testing, and they are often started at extraction
sites where cavitations are already developing. Autoimmune diseases
seem to be often aggravated or even initiated by implants.
Periodontal Disease: Not enough emphasis is put on how
severely the infection in the gums of the periodontal-disease
patient impacts that patients long-term health. Heart
disease is clearly the result of such disease in many patients.
Repeated surgery and antibiotic courses are not the first choices
of environmental dentists in treating this condition.
Environmental Dentistry recognizes that the mouth and its contents
can have a huge impact on a patients health and the way
in which it is approached can either support our health or do
the opposite. The dentist of the future will understand that we
function as a whole and that we must pay attention to prevention
rather than immediate solutions to properly address long-term
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