If you’ve looked into biological or holistic dentistry, you have may have been surprised to find that most biological dentists do not use flouride either in their practices or at home.
Many studies have been done on fluoride over the past few years, and the research shows that it’s not great for your overall health if you swallow it all the time. We used to think using fluoride every day and adding it to toothpaste was important for keeping your teeth strong strong and stopping cavities. Now, newer studies aren’t finding that connection.
A study by the World Health Organization (WHO) has been done examining the amount of tooth decay and cavities in countries with and without fluorinated water, and rates in both countries are the same.
In contrast, studies have linked fluoride to damaging children’s brains and our teeth, bones, nerves, muscles, and thyroid function, and other health conditions.
First, biological dentists often advocate for the use of water filters to protect ourselves from fluorinated waters. They’ll also educate their patients about how to care for their teeth and avoid gum disease without fluoride along with implementing general health practices to keep their mouth and body healthy.
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If you’re struggling with autoimmunity, digestive issues, fatigue, and more, you may be surprised to find out the oral microbiome is often overlooked, but it’s a vital component to overall wellness and solving these uncomfortable conditions. Nearly 50% of Americans over 30 have some form of periodontal (gum) disease. Add in previous root canals that can harbor bacteria, titanium implants, and mercury amalgam fillings… and it’s a recipe for disaster, even if you see your dentist several times a year!
Studies reveal that oral health is connected to a whole host of diseases and conditions. If you’re worried about cancer, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, or gut and brain health, it is essential that you investigate the health of your mouth and dental hygiene.