Connecting The Dots To The Health Of Your TEETH

I have found that there are many people who are concerned with their general health but forget about their dental health. They pay little attention to home dental care.  Little do they realized that you can’t have one without the other. 

Our teeth have a lot in common with our skeletal system and achieving healthy skin, hair and fingernails.  Keratin is the primary component of the epidermis, hair, nails and the enamel of teeth.

This means we need to have a healthy endocrine, digestive, metabolic and circulatory system to have oral health.  Why did I include the endocrine system?  Because our bones are part of our endocrine system.  The cellular level of our internal environment is where all life begins.  If we do not take care of how we feed our cells, we are then responsible for making ourselves lethargic and sick.   Food has the power to heal, it also has the power to harm. 

An out of balance pH environment in the blood wreaks havoc within all systems of the body? This can lead to elevated Cholesterol levels, Mineral loss from bones, Osteoporosis, Hormonal disorders, Cancers, Weight and Fat gain, Obesity, Diabetes and more. 

As a result, our blood may experience permanent and prolonged damage due to high acidity.  Acidic bodies cannot retain enough oxygen to function properly.  Acidic blood robs your body of minerals, taking them from your bones.   All our blood cells must maintain a slightly alkaline environment in order to maintain homeostasis. When we compromise this environment, disease can manifest. However-this condition can be prevented when we learn how.

We now know that endocrine disruptors can affect the health of our cells, organs, bones and our teeth.  Fluoride is an endocrine disruptor.  Fluoride disrupts the health of our teeth and our pineal gland.  Besides producing several hormones, the pineal gland is responsible for endocrine functions and influences sexual development. "In the 1990s, Jennifer Luke of the UK discovered that the pineal gland is a major site of fluoride accumulation within the body - with higher concentrations of fluoride than either teeth or bone."  “Luke's work is particularly illuminating because she showed that fluoride accumulated in the human pineal gland.  She also found that fluoride lowered the production of melatonin in animal studies - one hormone produced by the pineal gland.”

Tooth enamel is 96% mineral content and is the strongest substance in the human body? Our teeth are living tissue.   However some of our daily influencers can have a negative effect on our bone/ teeth health.

Here are a few:

1-Some of us that don’t even like milk products have thought long and hard about just maybe they need this for strong teeth and bones. This can be considered one  of the biggest myths that many fall for since the advertising industry at times, can convince the masses.  However what I have found is organic greens are the best way to get and absorb our calcium.

2- Athletes know if they fail to address their gut issues they can’t give 100% on the day of the big race.  Leaky Gut & Digestive bacteria influences our digestion system, liver, hormones and pH balance.  Acidic foods and drinks, (sugar, wheat, chips, caffeine and more) can be the worst for tooth enamel, our bones and our digestion plus these can add to inflammation.  There is a connection that gums, back and neck pain can be pH health related.  This can be key as we address bone health and endocrine disruption.  Leaky gut can lead to liver inflammation/ to a toxic mouth.  These toxins circulating in the blood can result in any number of symptoms.  

3-BPA is an Endocrine Disruptor- A recently published study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control, the first using a reference human population, showed that 92.6% of over 2500 Americans had BPA in their urine.  Measured urine concentrations were significantly higher in children and adolescents compared with adults.  This should be a major concern because it is when a child's bones are still developing.  These data indicate that the developing human fetus and neonate are readily exposed to this chemical. 

4-Wheat- Celiac Disease/gluten intolerance can cause us to be at risk for de-mineralization of our tooth enamel and affect our nutrient absorption. When the digestive system is impaired, it does not properly release vital minerals into the body for use by the teeth in building enamel. Unfortunately, this enamel can easily be leeched out through poor diet, lack of nutrient absorption due to digestive damage, or from acidic environments in the mouth.  Men addicted to wheat/gluten are not doing their heart health any favors.

5-The younger generation may like to wear tooth jewelry. However did you know it can and will wear away tooth enamel?   Maybe we should know the facts before we imitate the movie stars.

6-Commercial Toothpastes and mouthwash contain toxins that can be harmful for your teeth and bones.   

What you can do now-

1-If you use or are exposed to products on the list of known endocrine disruptors , it would be best to avoid them and consider alternatives.  It may also be necessary to have fillings made of dental mercury amalgam removed and replaced.  Silver-mercury fillings were first invented in 1819 as a cheap substitute to cemented gold fillings and crowns.  “Not only do mercury-silver fillings do nothing for rebuilding the integrity of the tooth following decay removal, they further weaken the tooth by removing additional healthy tooth structure. To make matters worse, silver-mercury fillings expand with time and heat putting pressure on the already compromised tooth.”

2-Let’s look within and do some housekeeping.  To start we can avoid  chemicals in our food, drinks and OTC’s.   It may be wise to stop smoking.

3-For dairy you can substitute Almond, Hemp or Coconut milk.  “The Food and Drug Administration approved the sale of unlabeled milk and milk-related products that come from cows injected with this genetically engineered hormone back in February 1995.  Unfortunately, research has demonstrated that rBGH increases insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) in milk by approximately 85%. This growth factor is orally active and is a key contributing factor to the incidence and onset of endocrine-related cancers in humans.”

4- Find yourself a holistic dentist, one that understands why we do not need mercury, fluoride, or mouthwash containing chemicals.   One that chooses to have filtered water available (removing fluoride, bacteria and chlorine) in their office for their patients.  Some even offer ozone therapy for health gums.

5- Remember Exercise-all life is movement.  Exercise builds strong bones.

There are several steps to my program-these are just a few bite size steps known to promote enamel GROWTH and are therefore important to add to your routine:

1-Fermented Foods – Are you eating your probiotics? Homemade sauerkraut contain high levels of natural probiotics, which are wonderful for balancing out the good bacterial in the mouth. 

2-Encourage saliva production and keep the inside of your mouth moist – “oil pulling” is good for elimination of toxic dental bacterial and also stimulates the salivary glands.  Saliva protects the teeth and contains trace minerals that will aid in the remineralization process. I use organic coconut oil after I floss and then brush my teeth. 

3-Eat adequate levels of Vitamin C in your diet for strong gum health.  Avoid synthetic vitamin C such as ascorbic acid.  Some food sources of Vitamin C are papaya, organic strawberries, broccoli, lemon, pineapple, brussels sprouts and kale.

Endocrine disruption and a toxic body can be linked to periodontal issues.  Bone structure and osteoporosis can be linked to poor nutrition.  Bones are part of your endocrine system.  It is very difficult for one to reach their personal or professional goals, or live a fulfilling life without optimal health.  Desperate for change?  Join my bone health program today. 

What can you expect with my program?

An Holistic Approach to health.  Good nutritional advise minus the toxicity = the right path to health.  The above newsletter just touches on certain issues that can interfere with our bone health.  The program gives a wider perspective of the whole body in relationship to our bone, endocrine and oral health.  

Your bone health is not separate from your total body health.  The secret to vibrant health is rebuilding the body at the cellular level.   Ask yourself- What is in my diet right now that is not working for me?  Become educated with an understanding of connecting the dots to whole body health.  Remember: “Your teeth are bones and your bones are part of your endocrine system.  Learn what endocrine disruptors you are exposed to and can prevent."

Connie Rogers is a Certified Integrated Health Coach @ bitesizepieces.net specializing in toxins that can disrupt your metabolic,  digestive and endocrine health.

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Footnotes:

1. Luke J (1997). The effect of fluoride on the physiology of the pineal gland. Ph.D. Thesis. University of Surrey, Guildord, UK --see 1997 abstract below.

2. Luke J (2001). Fluoride deposition in the aged human pineal gland. Caries Res. 35:125-128.

{C}3.    Schlesinger ER, Overton DE, Chase HC, Cantwell KT (1956). Newburgh-Kingston caries-fluorine study X111. Pediatric findings after ten years. J Amer Dent Assoc 52: 296-306.

{C}4.    Acid pH: http://www.relfe.com/health_natural/pH_human_body_balance_health_level_1.html

{C}5.    Men and gluten: http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/76/2/351.short

{C}6.    Bisphenol A:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2199288/