Tooth Truth: Holistic Dentistry Supports Whole Body Well-Being
Feb 28, 2017 12:10PM
● By Jean Nordin-Evans
Dr. Bob Evans and Dr. Jean Nordin-Evans
Biological dentistry enlists the body, mind and spirit in the care and maintenance of the mouth, which is the gateway to one’s complete health. Individuals with good oral conditions are more likely to enjoy better health and wellness throughout the entire body.
All teeth are located along meridians, or energetic pathways, that connect to different parts of the body. Time and time again, biological dentists see proof of this interconnectedness. People with breast cancer, for example, frequently have issues with certain teeth such as #2, 3, 14, 15, 20 and 29. Others with prostate cancer may have issues with different teeth like #7, 8, 9, 10, 23, 24, 25 and 26. The list of teeth and medical connections are well-documented. Once the teeth and mouth are brought to good health, a patient frequently is relieved of the corresponding medical symptoms.
Health focused-dentistry is not always conventional, but it always strives for individual biocompatibility. Practices such as electro-dermal screening, homeopathy, nutritional and detoxification therapies, acupressure and massage are all incorporated by holistic dentists in an effort to individualize treatment recommendations.
In addition, biological dentistry helps to create a strong immune system which is the best way to prevent disease. The focus on good oral health is the key to whole-body health and well-being. Safe, effective treatments using natural approaches and materials alongside state-of-the-art technology reduce toxic exposure to metals and chemicals. The goal is to identify and address the cause of oral infections (cavities, gum disease).
When toxicity is identified in the oral cavity, it is essential to rid the mouth of the toxin and help re-establish a state of wellness. Health-focused dentistry takes into consideration how the treatment of the oral cavity will affect the immune system as well as the overall health of the individual. Detoxification and support from other medical practitioners and healing modalities are often utilized to ensure a successful treatment outcome.
A holistic approach to oral health may involve more than a dentist. Look for a wellness center that goes above and beyond dentistry to get well, be well and stay well.
Jean Nordin-Evans, DDS, ND, IBDM, is co-founder of Groton Wellness, located at 493-495 Main St., Groton, in the Mill Run Plaza. Groton Wellness offers family dentistry, orthodontics and integrative medicine, as well as a detox spa and café. For more information, call 978-449-9919 or visit GrotonWellness.com.