Healthy Teeth and Gums

Healthy teeth and gums

Do you want your teeth and gums to be healthy?

While this may seem like a question with an obvious answer, for many readers, the response to the question may not be nearly as important as finding out how to actually attain a reasonable level of teeth and gum health.

The issue of teeth and gum health probably frustrates many, if not most people. It’s a fairly safe assumption that most people would like to have healthy teeth and gums. Perhaps they suspect healthy teeth and gums would eliminate unsightly bleeding gums, painful teeth and possibly costly dental treatments? Perhaps it could even mean bad breath becoming a thing of the past, banished forever. Does this sound like you?

Would having healthy teeth and gums give you the confidence you could visit your dentist and expect to find out you don’t need any dental treatment? How would that feel? Wouldn’t that be nice?

So, for those of you who do want healthy teeth and gums, here is the next big question.

How do I go about accomplishing this?

By the way, if you don’t really care about your teeth and gums, or this discussion of being able to have healthy teeth and gums seems like wishful thinking to you, stick around anyway. You just might find something worth taking home.

You could start on your path to teeth and gum health by going to your local dentist. On the plus side, your dentist is the only person who is professionally trained to properly inspect your teeth and gums, and recommend appropriate treatment for your teeth and gums. Your dentist is the only one who can provide you with this treatment.

If you have done your homework, such as by reading the Resources and Referrals page on this website, and have been able to locate a biological or holistic dentist, then you are more likely to find a dentist who will safely remove your old mercury containing fillings and replace them with much safer, natural looking biocompatible materials. You are more likely to receive nutritional advice that will help you to understand how you can make yourself more resistant to the two common dental infections, tooth decay and gum disease. And you are much less likely to be offered root canal treatments or fluoride treatments.

On the other hand, there is a distinct downside to visiting your dentist, and it’s not necessarily the actual cost. The risk to you comes from the hidden cost of the disease model that traditional dentists are taught.

According to the conventional disease model, you are not responsible for your illnesses. You are helplessly attacked by diseases. Curing your diseases is irrelevant. Treatment that will rapidly modify, reduce or eliminate one or more symptoms is the goal.

For the medical profession, treatment is usually drugs, sometimes dressed up as “medicines”. For traditional dentists, care is often in the form of filling and caps, with materials that are always touted as being harmless. That is simply not true. All the metals used by dentists for fillings and caps are toxic. Some are more toxic than drugs! At least most physicians are honest about the nature of the drugs they prescribe.

So when you see your dentist, you will most likely be assaulted by deadly poisons and toxins such as mercury and fluoride, not to mention a host of other dental treatments and materials that are unsavory for your health and well being. You may not have realized that the warning, “Consumer Beware” applies as much to traditional dentistry as it does to the vast array of retail services and products offered today, especially with their seductive, often misleading, inducements to buy.

What can I do to protect myself?

Many of the articles on this website were written with the specific purpose of helping you become more knowledgeable about dental treatment, offered by traditional dentists. Especially the risks. You are urged to read as much as you can on this website. Once you do, you will be armed with the knowledge and ammunition you need to become a truly informed consumer.

You will be able to ask your dentist pointed, probing questions about fillings, root canals, gum treatment, fluoride in drinking water, and nutrition, as they pertain to your whole body and not just your mouth — questions we hope you realize need to be answered, before deciding whether or not to go ahead with recommended dental treatment.

For a description of a full spectrum nutritional program for healthy teeth and gums, please look at the Supplements page on this website

If my goal is to have teeth and gums that are healthy, besides going to my dentist, is there anything else I can do?

The answer to this question is a resounding “yes”.

If that is the case, you need to understand how health really works, because you certainly won’t hear it from your dentist.

How does the health of my teeth and gums actually work?

The most important principle to recognize is that germs alone don’t “cause” infectious diseases in your mouth or anywhere else in your body. Only conventional physicians and dentists believe this nonsense! If germs could do this all by themselves, then everyone who came into contact with a disease “causing” germ would become sick with the disease “caused” by that particular germ. Since some germs are killers, the human race couldn’t survive for long if all it takes is contact with germs.

The reason that germs aren’t the real cause of infectious diseases is primarily because we all have an immune system to protect us from germs. However, there is a catch. The catch is that you are completely responsible for the condition of your entire immune system. You are the sole gate keeper of your whole immune system. You have total control over the health of your immune system. You create it to be strong and effective, or weak and useless. Therefore, you are ultimately the keeper – or loser – of your health.

The simple truth is, every single one of us either prevents or earns our particular disease(s) based on how we live, how we treat our bodies, and what we choose to allow into our bodies. Health is an inside job. That’s what this whole website is about!

Now let’s dig deeper into how the health of your teeth and gums really works.

The dental profession, like the medical profession, seems to have lost its way in its understanding of health, because of its focus and training on disease. Diseases come in all sorts of sizes and shapes, often affecting only certain parts of your body. At least that’s how it first looks. So most dentists have come to the erroneous conclusion that it’s possible to somehow successfully treat your teeth and gums, while ignoring the rest of your body.

Do dentists understand that the mouth and the rest of the body are connected in some way? One would think so. After all, dentists are now taught that certain systemic diseases produce symptoms in the gums, and conversely, tooth decay or gum disease may have a negative impact beyond the mouth. Unfortunately, conventional dentists seem to be only interested in a mouth to body connection if it can somehow be spun in a way that enhances the probability you will accept recommended treatment.

What traditional dentists are not taught is that the same principle of your whole body being connected is just as true when applied to health as it is to disease. This means, when a state of health exists throughout your whole body, it always extends to your teeth and gums. It also means that true health cannot exist in one part of your body while other areas are sick.

So what does a state of health in your teeth and gums look like?

  • Your teeth will be strong and comfortable all the time, with no decay or cavities.
  • Ideally, you won’t have any teeth with root canals and any teeth with fillings or caps (crowns).
  • Your gums will be pink and firm with no evidence of any infected gum pockets or loss of underlying bone.
  • Your gums will never bleed and never hurt with routine brushing, flossing, or when chewing food.

What else doesn’t my dentist know about health?

In all likelihood, your dentist never learned that health is more than just the absence of disease or symptoms. Most dentists hold the widespread perception that health is at best, the same as lack of symptoms. So do many other people. Do you?

Consider this. Is a person healthy in the days or moments before they experience a fatal heart attack, or a stroke, or the pain of a growing tumor, or become aware of their hidden diabetes? They had no symptoms previously. They were totally unaware of an impending health disaster. Yet they had to be already sick.

If anything can be learned from this, it’s that the opposite is often true. Absence of symptoms may actually be the equivalent of disease.

It is also likely that your dentist was never informed that health is unambiguous and absolute. What does that mean? It means that, unlike diseases, which can manifest in many ways, health is always the same in every person.

The process of getting to this state of health is called healing or curing. Drugs aren’t needed. As a matter of fact, drugs interfere with the whole miracle of healing. That’s why drugs have led present day medical care down the road to failure.

When a state of health exists, your body regulates and maintains all its functions exactly where they are supposed to be. Your body is quite capable of regulating and maintaining all its functions exactly where they are intended to be.

True wellness only occurs when every cell in your body is in a state of optimal functioning. Health occurs when all your bodily functions are humming along at their ideal levels. This is how health really works. Perfect health is only possible, when each cell of your body has been fed nutrients derived exclusively from organic foods, every cell has been shielded from exposure to artificial, synthetic, or chemical toxins, and each cell has been nurtured by the physiologic benefit of adequate rest and exercise.

You will know when your body is truly healthy, because you will literally feel the energy and see the youthfulness and vitality you are manifesting