The Living tooth


The Living tooth

This is   Chapter 1   providing a list of all parts of a tooth you need to know.

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Enamel

Is the hardest substance in your body

Dentine

Protects the pulp.  It has many miles of tiny little channels that lead from the dentine to the pulp filled with a fluid similar to the fluid in the spine and brain.  Although microscopic, these tubules still allow bacteria to enter and remain hidden there for a long time.

Pulp

Contains nerves, blood and lymph vessels.

Roots

The roots lie in the jaw bone, the tooth socket.. The surface of the root is the cementum.

Cementum

The cementum is a very thin layer that covers the dentine of the roots and has no blood supply. On the enamel the periodontal ligaments are attached.

Periodontal Ligament

The periodontal ligaments are attached to the cementum and hold the tooth in the jaw bone.  The tooth is not totally fixed in the bone but elastically joined.  It has nerve and blood supply.

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(3:28): ZOOM INTO A TOOTH

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This short film clip shows  the inside of a tooth. Be up for a surprise if you think a tooth is rock solid.

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Dentistry Today.

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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Children´s Teeth

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Healthy parents conceive healthy children!

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As soon as the teeth appear, you can gently wipe them with cotton wool after the evening meal.

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Up to about the age of five, it is necessary for the parents to clean the child`s teeth again themselves. After this age parents still need to check that cleaning is done properly.

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I recommended you use a non-harmful toothpaste that is fluoride-free and contains no questionable ingredients such as sodium lauryl sulphate or artificial sweeteners. READ THE LABEL

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Children should only start using toothpaste if they are able to rinse and spit out the residue.

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Some parents like to role-play an impending visit to the dentist with their child, which I recommend you do, leave out any reference to the magic words:” It will not hurt”.

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If you have a routine dental appointment for yourself, take your child with you just to get him/her familiar with the dentist, the new environment and especially the sounds.

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If one of the baby teeth has to be extracted your child should wear a “space maintainer”. This maintains the space for the permanent tooth to grow properly which is especially important for front teeth before the age of 4 and all other “baby teeth” before the age of 9.

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Early habits like breathing through the mouth, sucking the thumb and tongue thrusting do not affect the permanent teeth if stopped by the age of 5 years.

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To prevent the Nursing Bottle Syndrome from happening simply give your child plain water and never dip the pacifier in any sweet-tasting substances.

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Do Not Add ANY Sugar to Their Food and

 

Avoid All Sugared Drinks.

 

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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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How You Mix Your Own Tooth Paste

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Save money by preparing it yourself

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Making your own toothpaste is so simple and in my opinion the results can be far better for you than the tubes of chemical-laden gels, the ingredients of many being downright harmful.

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The ingredients

you need are a simple combination of three common household ingredients, Baking Soda=Bicarbonate of Soda, make sure it´s without Aluminium, a good unrefined salt like Himalayan salt or Fleur de Sel and 3% food grade Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2).

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Why these ingredients?

It all has to do with the acidity of your body which is measured as pH. An acid has a low pH (lower than 7) an alkaline has a high pH (higher than 7) where 7 is neutral. (see Appendix ?)

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How to make your OWN toothpaste?

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watch this short video clip

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Mix two teaspoons of baking soda with ⅛ teaspoon of unrefined salt add half a teaspoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide to form a thick paste. Then massage this paste between your teeth and around the gum line with a clean finger and use a toothbrush with a relatively small head to gently brush the paste onto and around your gums for a few minutes. Brush your teeth as normal using the paste in your mouth. You can also floss while the paste is still in your mouth – it can further help to get it between your teeth. At last rinse out your mouth with water.

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To add flavour you can always add organic mint powder or mint oil

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That is all you need to do!

You`ll be amazed how well it works.

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This procedure may also help whiten your teeth to a more natural white and your gums may become healthy pink as well as becoming firmer.

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Beware of the ingredients!

If you google ‘chemical free toothpaste’ you have to be alert to companies selling you products that aren’t as chemical-free as they would like you to believe.

An old and trusted herbalist once said to me:”Never put on your skin what you wouldn’t put in your mouth”. The reverse works just as well.

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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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Homeopathy

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Homeopathy was developed in the 18th century by German physician Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843).

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Homeopathy works with the body’s own recovery systems to help the person get well naturally.

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In homeopathic theory, disease is seen as originating not originally because of pathogens like viruses or bacteria, but because of a disruption in the “vital force” or life energy of the individual.

Therefore, in homeopathic theory, colloidal silver or antibiotics or hot herbal compresses or whatever you use to “kill germs” will not cure you.
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Homeopathic remedies help your body correct the underlying reason,s for the disease. So rather than treating the symptoms as “modern western” medicine does, it treats the person.

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Today dental practice has become very high-tech and invasive. In some ways working against the body.
Using homeopathy, dentists are able to perform much more gentle treatment, creating much less anxiety and trauma in the process.
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Homeopathy will also aid the recovery process, reducing the intensity, and length of any swelling, bleeding or discomfort you may feel.
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On the HISTORY of Homeopathy:

All people have inherited weaknesses and susceptibilities with which they are born. In Hahnemann´s theory these are known as “miasms.” Some of these predispositions are genetic tendencies to certain conditions such as hip dysplasia or allergies. Some are behavioural; others are neurological.
Miasms can also be contracted after birth, from infectious diseases, suppressive treatments, and other causes.
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One child might be born who is sensitive to vaccines, while another has no reaction from them, but may be unable to tolerate certain foods, or pollens, or perhaps has an inherited weakness in his eyes.
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In the book you´ll discover a broad variety of homeopathic remedies (more than five pages) for use in dentistry and way beyond. You´ll also find different was to practice homeopathy ….

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