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The Dental-Whole Body Connection

It is known in medicine that what goes on inside your mouth can affect organs and tissues elsewhere in your body. The German physician Dr Reinhard Voll estimated that nearly 80% of all illness is related entirely or partially to problems in the mouth.

White teeth biting a strawberry

For over a century, doctors and dentists have known that infections and toxins in your teeth and jaws can damage your immune system and contribute to many chronic conditions, including cancer. The reason that dental and jawbone infections are such a threat to your health is that, in addition to their connection to every organ and gland in your body, they can harbour infections without symptoms. There is no pain or discomfort. Yet there may be constant infection wearing out your immune system. They are also difficult to detect, may not show up on standard X-rays and may be unresponsive to antibiotics.

Chronic infections from root-canals and cavitations (holes in the jawbone following tooth extraction) may not always be the cause of an unwanted condition, but they may easily be the factor that prevents recovery. Some toxins found at cavitation sites have been shown to be 1,000 times more toxic than bacteria from food poisoning to body tissues.

There is some controversy in British dentistry over the subject of mercury amalgam fillings. We agree with the World Health Organization that there is no safe level of mercury in the human body. Mercury, even in small amounts has been shown to damage all body organs, including the brain. Scientific research has demonstrated that mercury vapour releases faster from fillings during chewing, brushing and drinking hot liquids.

At The Good Health Clinic, we work with and recommend holistic dentists, and provide nutritional and detoxification support for our patients who decide to remove infections or heavy metals from their mouths with holistic dentists.