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Your Jaw and Skull

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Chapter 23

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Your Jaw and Skull

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Here is where you get an understanding of the mechanics of your body e.g. how a filling that is too high in a tooth can upset the delicate balance of your bite which in turn may create symptoms elsewhere in your body.

A very important part in this balance is your Temporo-Mandibular-Joint (TMJ) which helps you move your jaw up and down.

The TMJ is no doubt affected by almost every other part of your body hence can cause all kinds of problems such as head ache, tooth ache, neck or shoulder pain and even back pain or hamstring problems, actually affecting your whole body.

If you have pain in the this joint or it doesn´t function as it should whether it´s due to muscles, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels or other associated tissues, this is called Temporo-Mandibular-Disorder or –Dysfunction.

The TMJ is the headquarter of the body´s balance mechanism, and if the jaw doesn´t close properly because of maloccluded teeth, the balance mechanism is forced to adapt.

Due to this constant stress the brain is pumping out lots of noradrenalin and serotonin which sensitizes the autonomic nervous system, making you vulnerable to any other stressors like bad diet or emotional problems hence depression could be linked to TMJ dysfunction.

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Tooth-Organ-Connection

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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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Check out: www.toothwizards.com

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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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Join the Blotting ® evolution

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The Phillips Blotting Brush and Technique

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Dr Phillips had developed the unique Blotting Brush and the associated method of cleaning:  the Blotting Technique in the late 1960´s.

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The Blotting Brush

The unique feature of a Blotting Brush is their hollow bristles that have capillary action to draw plaque and debris from teeth and gums.

WEAPONS OF PLAQUE DESTRUCTION

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The Blotting Technique

The Blotting Technique lifts and holds plaque in the brush so that it can be removed.  Whereas brushing moves the plaque around the mouth and under the gums, the Blotting Technique is the only proven dental hygiene method that actually removes it from the mouth.

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The Technique is easy to get used to and the brushes are inexpensive which makes it understandable and affordable for everyone.

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Blotting Brush & Blotting Technique are the key to total oral health for a lifetime.

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Despite all the specialty toothpastes and mouthwashes available today gum disease is an ever increasing disease. Many suffer from it without ever knowing it.

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“No surgery has ever cured periodontal disease. Surgery shouldn’t be done until the mouth is healthy; surgery being only a post healing reconstructive procedure.” Dr.  J.E. Phillips

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Using the Blotting Technique  will enable you to clean 100% of your mouth – not just the 10% of your mouth taken up by your teeth.  You can even “floss” with this technique.

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Once you have purchased a Blotting Brush you are the proud owner

of the smallest and most effective health kit in the world.

 

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http://www.everydayhealth.com/dental-health/dental-health-advice-from-the-experts.aspx

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MERCURY – AMALGAM

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Dental amalgam filllings are composed of approximately 50% liquid mercury; the remaining powder is made up of mainly silver (~20-35%) and some tin, copper (~10%), and zinc (~2%).

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If you have mercury fillings, your mouth is a toxic area.

If the health regulations for your mouth were the same health regulations for an office building, no-one would be allowed to enter!

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It has been known almost since mercury was first used for fillings in the early 1800’s that this substance is harmful to the body.

There is so much evidence now about the hazards of mercury it is unspeakable to any human being with a conscience that mercury remains commonly in use today.

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Did you know that when mercury fillings are removed from your mouth, by law the fillings need to be treated as hazardous waste?

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70-80 % of mother’s mercury “contamination” from amalgam fillings and vaccinations can be found in newborns.

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Even the World Health Organization admits:

There is no known safe level with mercury.”

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Old fillings have been found to contain as little as 10% mercury.  What happened to the rest?

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Some countries have banned amalgam fillings(Norway, Denmark and Sweden).  Austria, Germany and Japan have introduced restrictions. 

Alternatives to mercury fillings are accessible, affordable and applicable

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Mercury leaches from amalgam fillings and is absorbed into your body either as mercury vapour, as ionic mercury dissolved in saliva and also penetrates directly through the tooth pulp into the bloodstream.

Mercury in the stomach is converted to methylmercury, 100 times more toxic than mercury.

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Mercury from fillings can be a contributing factor to gum disease, organ damage, candida infection, chromosomal damage, antibiotica resistance, autism, skin problems and many other health challenges.

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With the release of the book you will get access to a free pdf document providing many more scientifically proven facts about the problems mercury can cause, symptoms of mercury poisoning and how to eliminate mercury from your body.

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To see the effect of mercury vapor in your mouth watch :

THE SMOKING TOOTH

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BAD BREATH (Halitosis)

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Bad breath can undoubtedly lessen your confidence and self-esteem and in more extreme cases, cause depression. It does not need to be from now on if you follow the many recommendations on this site.

First thing to do is having your teeth checked by your dentist for any decay and gum disease. If you wear dentures ore have bridge work done get this checked as well. Also see that your sinuses are clear. If you smoke, well, you know what would be best.

Some illnesses  such as  diabetes or kidney dysfunction as well as being on severe diet can also cause bad breath.

If all the above is ok and Bad Breath still persists then the following tips may help.

1. Rinse your mouth with fresh water after every meal, add a teaspoon of salt and gargle

2.   Start by cutting down or cutting out alcohol, coffee, high-protein foods    and  alcohol-based mouthwashes,

3.   Avoid low carb and high fat diets

4.   Increase healthy raw fruit and vegetables Every morning and afternoon   bite into some hard, crisp fruit and vegetables like apples, cucumber, celery and raw carrot. These will naturally clean your teeth.

5.   Increase intake of Vitamin B (esp. B1 from whole grain cereals, green vegetables, beans and peas, brown rice and berries) as this is essential for digesting food properly                  

6.   Drink more water, especially if you are on any form of medication.

7.    Clean your tongue from right to the back and use plenty of water to ensure the  mucous and debris is washed away.

8.   Change the environment in your mouth so these anaerobic bacteria will no  longer grow. The best thing you can do to achieve this is to bring high amount of oxygen into the place where the bacteria live.

9.   Use the toothpaste we recommend in Chapter 6  to clean your teeth.

10.  Start implementing the Dr. Phillips Blotting Technique?

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You can also

  • chew fresh parsley;
  • take a teaspoon of whole cloves, a teaspoon of ground cinnamon and two  teaspoons of parsley, add them to a mug of boiling water, let it sit for 15 minutes, then gargle;
  • boil two teaspoons of anise seeds in water for 3 minutes, strain it and drink or swill round your mouth.

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ALTERNATIVES TO MERCURY-AMALGAM FILLINGS

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Alternatives to mercury fillings are accessible, affordable and applicable!

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If you want your mercury fillings removed you certainly don´t want another toxic material being put in your teeth instead.

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There are dental filling materials that have a very small potential of harming your health.

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Composites also called “white fillings” are such an alternative. Especially if they are free of Bisphenol A, a softener that has been found to cause adverse health reactions such as allergies, breast cancer, obesity and early onset of puberty.

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In October 2010 Canada has declared Bisphenol A a toxic chemical!

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For bigger restorations Polyceramic / Fibrecor is a good choice as it combines excellent aesthetics with optimal biocompatibility.

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I recommend metal-free options in all forms of restorations

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To quote Vera Stejskal, developer of the MELISA-Test: “Only robots should have metal spare parts”

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ROOT CANAL TREATMENT

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What is the common therapy for a dead or gangrenous finger or toe?

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It would be removed. No question asked.

No one would start fiddling around with the nerves, veins or arteries inside.  A surgeon would just cut it off.

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Hopefully patient and health professionals involved will afterwards address the underlying cause,s.

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Why root canal treatments are performed

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If the nerve in your tooth is infected, a root canal treatment is often recommended.  This is a non-surgical dental procedure to save extracting the tooth. The treatment consists of removing the infected pulp, cleaning the root channel and sealing it. The treatment is not considered painful but can sometimes be.

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Although Root Canal treatments are very popular in dentistry, the more you will learn about them, the more you realise that they are often no more than a quick fix approach. The end result could well be worse than the original problem.

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A Clinic in Switzerland recently found that of the last 150 breast cancer patients treated in this clinic 147 of them (98%) had one or more root canal treated teeth on the same meridian as the original breast cancer tumour.

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See my Interactive Meridian Toothchart

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WHAT TO DO?

 

One could say there is no perfect solution in regards of root canal treatments  because either you loose a tooth or you may threaten your health. Hence it is down to the individual situation – What medical problems do you suffer from – how old are you – what kind of technique is the dentist able to use, and so forth.

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Get all the information you can get whether from your dentist, internet or second opinion . You really need to understand what a root canal treatment is and all the consequences of having a root canal treatment done or the tooth extracted!

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Tongue Piercing

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PIERCING is cool for teenagers,

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especially if their parents become upset by it.

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Thousands of tongue piercings are carried out without any problems.

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There are some unfortunate and extreme cases reported such as the one of an 18 year old friend of a friend´s son who died after piercing due to septicemia.

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You may as well experience pain, temporarily impaired speech, loss of taste and numbness.

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Of all the problems encountered, infection is the most dangerous.

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Just take into account the potential downsides of the procedure. Do your homework and look for a piercing professional.

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The primary function of your tongue is for talking, eating, chewing and swallowing.

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If you carry out these activities with metal or any other form of jewellery on your tongue, you could easily fracture or chip surrounding tooth enamel.

This may also increase the long term risk of periodontal problems caused by the barbell metal rubbing against the gums.

Barbells have even been known to become loose or unscrewed only to be swallowed or even end up in the lung.

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Tongue Diagnostic

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Tongue Diagnostics has similarities to Reflexology in that different zones of the tongue represent different organs of the body.

The difference however is that tongue analysis is just a diagnostic tool and the method of restoring health to the body is not carried out on the tongue.

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The tongue is often called the ‘show case’ of the gastrointestinal tract. Tongue diagnosis is an analysis of the condition of the tongue.

Even mainstream medicine accepts and states that inner illnesses have an influence on the tongue.

School medicine recognises that changes in the tongue may be due to illnesses such as syphilis, tuberculosis, Candida, Down-Syndrome, lack of vitamins and progressed diseases of the blood.

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Everyone knows from their own personal experience that gastrointestinal problems cause coating on the tongue.

Clinical diagnostics is only able to show diseases if pathological changes are already present; with Tongue Diagnostics a therapist is able to already detect first or minor signs of health changes still to come.

Tongue diagnosis can therefore be extremely valuable for any dentist to establish the condition of his patients overall health.

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As with tongue diagnosis there is a “map” of the body represented on the tongue as well as on the ear, hand, foot, face and eyes.

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The image below shows the “map” of the body represented on the  tongue.

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If you´re would like to know more about foot massage / reflexology I just discovered a great blog post you may want to read.