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YOUR TEETH and YOUR BODY are CONNECTED

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I found this wonderful piece of art on Dr. Poschneider´s web site.

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One of many  stories from my clinic:

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For many years a patient had suffered from alternating constipation and diarrhoea together with pains in his stomach and large intestine before becoming a patient at my clinic. The initial x-ray showed a large bone loss on the lower right first molar.
This tooth is linked to the large intestine.
The tooth and the abscess were removed, the bone cleaned and some homeopathic remedies injected into this area.
When he came back for checking the healing process only a few days later, his pain was gone as were his constipation and diarrhoea.

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This gives you a first impression on how your teeth are connected with the rest of your body.

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If a tooth develops decay and another doesn´t, this isn´t just a case of poor nutrition and bad bushing. Your teeth reflect your physical as well as your emotional conditions. If you look after your teeth well and yet a tooth starts to decay, there could be an emotional issue needing to be resolved.
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Check out this fascinating INTERACTIVE TOOTH CHART and discover more!

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The meridian acupuncture system, known in Traditional Chinese Medicine since more than 5000 years, shows the vital relationship between your teeth and your sense organs, joints, spinal segments, vertebrae, organs and endocrine glands.
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“The mouth is the mirror to the body.”

Sir William Osier, a founding father of modern medicine

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Root canal treated teeth for example can create disturbing energetic blocks in the body, leading to the interruption of organ function. If a person has a weak internal organ, a root canal performed on the associated meridian tooth could make it considerably more problematic.

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Like muscles and organs, teeth store memories of events from your life and especially from any kind of stress.

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In her book  ‘Feelings Buried Alive Never Die’ Karol K Truman says each tooth as well as each organ represents a pair of emotions (positive and negative).

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Gum disease more harmful than diabetes

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Gum Disease is more harmful than Diabetes

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According to new research gum disease carries a higher risk of causing a stroke than diabetes.

People are twice as likely to suffer from a non-fatal stroke as a result of gum disease compared to diabetes.

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Until recently high blood pressure and diabetes were widely accepted as major risks contributing to non-fatal stroke.

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The research puts the impact of gum diesease on the same level as high blood pressure as an independent risk factor associated to non-fatal stroke.

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Source:   Dental Tribune UK Edition April 18 – 24  2011

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Get blotting brushesfor you and your family to avoid gum disease in the first place.

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How to help your teething baby

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For any parent, it is always hard to see your child suffering with the irritation and pain of teething. Some children are fortunate enough to simply cut a tooth overnight without any drawn out pain, whereas some less fortunate children experience discomfort for days or even weeks with each tooth.

Unfortunately, the process of teething cannot be prevented, and as it can take 2-3 years for a child to get its full set of primary teeth, it can be a very distressing time for the child. But luckily there are some effective ways to help ease the symptoms of teething.

The most common symptom of teething is irritation, with teething babies experiencing pain as the tip of the tooth starts to rise closer to the gums. The first teeth are usually the most uncomfortable, as it is the first time the child has experienced the sensation, but each child reacts differently. The best way to combat this irritability is to get your child teething toys which are designed to help sooth the discomfort of teething, and to offer the child cold food like chilled yogurt or pureed fruit to sooth the gums.

Some babies also experience drooling which is stimulated by teething. As the baby loses the fluid, it is important to top up their fluid level with cold water from a bottle or cup. Cold water can sooth the gums, and can also replenish fluids lost through drooling and loose bowel movements; another symptom of teething.

Of course there is a selection of medicine-based reliefs available to help ease the symptoms of teething, but it is always important to consult your doctor as to the best medicine and dosage for your child and their symptoms. Teething gel is a popular remedy and is available over the counter (always read instructions first to make sure it is suitable for your child), but should your child be experiencing other cold-like symptoms or a fever, then consult your doctor.

I favour homeopathic remedies like Chamomilla.

Have a look at hippi, dippie bebe

What teething solutions have you found that work?

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Why Toothpaste is Bad for Your Teeth

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The importance of good dental hygiene has never really been questioned, but in recent years some dental specialists have highlighted the potential repercussions of brushing out teeth with toothpaste. Whilst we have always associated good dental health with a toothpaste-floss-mouthwash routine, there is now evidence to support that actually, brushing with toothpaste can have a detrimental effect on our teeth.

So why could toothpaste be bad for your teeth? The answer is in the abrasive ingredients which are found in toothpaste, added to rid your teeth or stains and discolouration. The damaging effects of the abrasive fluorides found in toothpaste (stronger quantities are found in whitening toothpastes) are believed by many specialists to become even more harmful as those brushing their teeth brush harder to further rid their teeth of stains. Instead of making their teeth brighter, vigorous brushing instead damages their tooth enamel, which over time leads to discolouration and heightened sensitivity.

The research which suggests that toothpaste is bad for your teeth has been challenged by others who believe other factors should be taken into consideration when discussing the wearing away of the enamel, and general wear of the teeth. Other factors such as grinding, an acidic diet, bulimia and excessive brushing could contribute to the erosion of our teeth, but for some dentists, the fact remains that toothpastes contain abrasive fluorides which they believe are undeniably linked to tooth damage.

Some dentists, including the Boston-based dentist Dr. Valdemar Welz who has been converted after reading a published dental study by a leading clinical researcher, Dr. Thomas Abrahamsen, have decided to ditch the toothpaste and to brush instead with just a toothbrush and water, followed by flossing, to avoid the abrasive ingredients found in everyday toothpaste.

Some dentists, however, remain un-deterred by this study, instead believing that the benefits of fighting cavities and tooth-decay far outweigh the potential general wearing away of the teeth caused by toothpaste.

What do you think?

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So, what’s that tooth?

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A complete set of adult teeth is made up of 32 individual teeth, and within this there are 4 different types of teeth all designed to do a slightly different job when it comes to biting, chewing and shredding food.

Incisors

Starting at the very front of the mouth, we have the incisors. Also known as the cutting teeth, we have 8 incisors (4 at the top, 4 on the bottom) which are flat and sharp in shape, and designed to slice through food. All incisors have a single conical root, which is long and planted deep into the mouth.

Canines

The 4 canine teeth we have as adults are the strongest teeth in our mouths, as they are designed to tear, shred and rip tougher foods like meat. On either side of our upper and lower incisors, our canine teeth are conical in shape to help grip and pull food, and also have the longest roots which are again long and conical in shape.

Premolars

Next along in the mouth, situated next to each of our 4 canine teeth, are our 2 premolars, 8 in total. Premolars, also known as bicuspids, are a cross between canines and molars, and are designed to both rip and tear (like canines) and chew and grind (like molars). All premolars have a single root, apart from the first premolars on the upper jaw which have 2 roots.

Molars

Adults have up to 12 molar teeth (4 being the furthest back known as Wisdom Teeth, which not all adults have), which are situated at the back of the mouth. Designed to chew and grind, molars are the flattest and largest teeth in our mouths, and on the upper jaw have 3 roots, and 2 roots on the bottom jaw.

With all teeth playing an equally important job when it comes to consuming food, it’s important to make sure you brush and clean each tooth as thoroughly and carefully as the rest. Have you considered the blotting technique?

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Smile, it’s good for you!

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We have all heard the expression that laughter is the best medicine, but it turns out that simply by smiling you are increasing your state of happiness, as well. For years physical movements or restrictions have been linked to the reciprocal emotional effects, so it is no surprise that recent research studies have proved that a simple act such as smiling actually boosts your mood, and even your ability to enjoy.

Where we would usually surmise that our emotional state is linked to involuntary physical acts (such as an accidental bump leading to anger, being tickled leading to happiness), recent studies have showed that even being instructed to make physical expressions and movements can lead to enhanced emotions. For example, someone instructed to make an angry face showed enhanced blood flow to their hands and feet (which fits in with the physical reactions of kicking and punching when angry), and those instructed to smile found others around them more favourable than when straight-faced.

A great example of the latter is in a recent study, participants were instructed to watch funny cartoons. Those who were instructed to hold a pencil in their teeth and thus forced to make a smile, found the cartoons funnier than the other participants who were instructed to hold the pencil in their lips, thus preventing them from being able to smile.

So whilst we are often taught that it is all about mind over matter, remember that this is not always the case, and that in fact, forcing yourself to smile can actually improve your emotional state, even if it is just temporary. OK, you may look a little strange walking down the street grinning to yourself, or sitting at your desk at work with a big, slightly scary smirk or your face, but if it makes the day slightly more bearable, it’s worth it!

 

And of course, the perfect smile needs perfect teeth – so check out our blotting brushes to achieve gnashers to be proud of!

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Five Simple Steps to Maintain Healthy Gums and Teeth

Why is it that with all the technically advanced toothbrushes, toothpastes and mouthwashes available today, the incidence of gum disease and tooth decay is higher than ever before?

 
We even see young children suffering from gum disease.
 

 

WHY???

There are three main reasons

 

1. The food we eat today is so lacking in nutrients that we derive far less benefit from it then our ancestors. Carbonated drinks, juices (apple juice as a pH of only 2), sugary food, processed food and artificial sweeteners all add to this burden.

 

 

 

2. The daily cleaning habits are often insufficient in removing harmful bacteria from teeth, gums and tongue and do not reflect the need for a healthy mouth.

Toothpastes and mouthwashes  are not necessarily the most appropriate option for promoting oral health.

The modern methods ingrained into us through persistent marketing clearly haven’t been as effective as we are led to believe, especially with the overuse of chemicals.

 

3. Both 1 and 2 lead to an environment in your mouth that is more likely to be acidic then alkaline. And it´s only in an acidic mouth that harmful bacteria, that feed on sugars and carbohydrates, can thrive and infection starts.

 

 

 

Gum disease and Tooth decay are Infections!      

 

Mouth breathing, sinus problems, braces, acid reflux, bulimia and prescription drugs can increase acidity.

Bad breath might be a first sign the mouth gets too acidic. Other symptoms can be erosion of tooth enamel, discolouring of teeth and tooth sensitivity to cold and hot.

 

If someone in your family is suffering from gum disease or reoccurring tooth decay it is quite likely other family members have the same bacteria in their mouth as we pass them around.

 

Traditional cultures, the ones that haven´t converted to our so called civilised Western diet, hardly ever suffer from gum disease or tooth decay.

 

 

 

 

           The new era of prevention

 

To really keep your children´s and your own teeth sparkly white and healthy it is important to move beyond brushing, flossing and rinsing to a new standard of prevention.

Today prevention should first focus on changing the oral environment. The pH (acidic / alkaline level) of the mouth should be around 7 which mean it is alkaline.

This is achieved by using a totally different approach to oral health.

 

Your Whole Mouth Cleaning Programme

 

  1. Saliva check with pH testing paper
  2. Rinse with baking soda  for an alkaline mouth
  3. Clean your teeth, gums and tongue with your Blotting Brush
  4. Desinfect and store your Blotting Brush safely
  5. Add Xylitol and Probiotics to your diet

 

 

First the saliva pH needs to be tested and monitored over a period of at least five weeks and periodically afterwards. This is easily done with pH strips. To measure the pH of saliva fill a teaspoon with saliva and place a strip of the measuring paper in the liquid. After a few seconds remove the paper and read the pH by comparing the colour of the paper with the test strip provided. Always test at the same time of the day. I recommend straight after getting out of bed. Do not drink or eat for two hours before testing.

If the pH is below 7 it is even more important to follow the next steps to regain healthy alkaline saliva.

 

Second use an alkaline mouth rinse before start cleaning teeth. The most affordable way is using baking soda in a mix with luke warm water. Swished around your teeth for a minute will provide a highly alkaline environment.

 

Third is cleaning your teeth, gums and tongue.

According to research people in the U.S. spend an average of only 37 seconds brushing their teeth. You and your child can do better!

As long as your teeth and gums are healthy use any tooth brush you like but make sure it has a small head to reach every area. Electric tooth brushes especially the ultra-sonic ones are very effective.

Brushing without toothpaste allows your child to feel the bacterial biofilm before and after brushing, which is not possible when using toothpaste due to the flavour and wetting agents. Toothpaste makes the mouth feel clean even when it’s not. Dry brush first until the teeth feel clean and taste clean, then add toothpaste. Choose a toothpaste with as little as possible chemicals. Make sure it is flouride and sodium laureth sulphat free.

 

If your child already suffers from gum problems and / or tooth decay I recommend using  the Blotting Brush and Dr. Phillips Blotting Technique (for details see www.toothwizards.com). Blotting Brushes are used without toothpaste.

 

Now floss your teeth. The Blotting Brush can do this for you as well. Watch the video here

 

Flossing is followed by tongue scraping. The process of tongue cleaning removes millions of bacteria, decaying food debris, fungi, yeast (e.g. candida), and dead cells. This process is vital as 80-95% of bad breath originates from material at the back of the tongue. For best results gently scrape the surface of the tongue from the back to the front. Run the scraper under the tap after every scrape.

Watch www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFeb6YBftHE  for a funny and educational video clip.

 

Fourth. You need to clean your toothbrush after every use for at least 30 seconds with an antibacterial rinse such as Listerine original. Then rinse the bristles with water and store it head up allowing to dry. Keep your toothbrushes away from each other and never share toothbrushes! Change your toothbrushes regularly.

 

 

    Fifth. Introducing  Xylitol and Probiotics into your daily diet. Xylitol is a tooth friendly sugar, which         kills harmful bacteria in the mouth and has amazing benefits for teeth and general health. Xylitol comes in many different forms such as mints, gums, tooth paste, powder, granules or nasal spray. Look for products like those from Spry that are 100 percent xylitol-sweetened and available in health food stores or online.

Aim for five exposures of xylitol each day.

Most important to have Xylitol after each meal.

 

Oral probiotics (e.g EvoraKids) deliver millions of friendly bacteria to change the balance of bacteria in your mouth. Use them twice daily.

 

 

This  protocol is inexpensive, easy to follow, and, more importantly, you’ll notice a difference within a few days.

 

Also Check out www.toothwizards.com

 

Yours in healthy gums & teeth

 

Dr. Elmar Jung