What Do Toxins Have To Do With Dental Health
The toxins on dental health can also be introduced through various channels including via the materials used in dental care. Amalgam fillings may contain mercury that add to the body’s toxic load. The effects of toxins in the mouth may not be immediately apparent but the build-up of these substances in your body will over time weaken your immune system and cause more serious health issues.
The practices of conventional dentistry can result in some of the most insidious sources of toxicity and can become a very real threat to the health of the human body. It is amazing that dental science is split in 2 directions: one direction is intent on keeping the profits rolling through the use of cheap, and toxic procedures, and the other direction actually attempts to spare the health of the individual by using safer, non-toxic methods. It is the non-toxic school of dentistry, referred to as "holistic" or "biological dentistry" that takes so much political heat and backlash from the codgers of dental boards, and the stalwarts at the FDA as well as from dental conservatives.
The type of bacteria generated by root canals and cavitation are some of the most insidious forms of bacteria known! According to leading biological dentist Hal Huggins, DDS: "The toxicity of the contents of the cavitation appears to be identical to the bacteria of root canals...Some of these toxins show anywhere from 100 to 1000 times the toxicity of botulism toxin on certain enzymes tested! The contents of a cavitation have always tested as highly toxic."
What Toxins in Dentistry Are a Concern?
Dental resin composite that are tooth-colored materials have been considered as possible substitutes to mercury-containing silver amalgam filling. Despite the fact that dental resin composites have improved their physico-chemical properties, the concern for its intrinsic toxicity remains high. Some components of restorative composite resins are released in the oral environment initially during polymerization reaction and later due to degradation of the material.
There are many sources of toxins in dentistry. The primary source is the mercury that is contained in the silver fillings or the dental amalgams. In case you live in an area that is highly fluoridated, then there will be a lot of fluoride in the water that you use, a lot of which also find its way to your mouth. Other sources of fluoride include fluoride toothpastes, dental filling materials and mouthwashes. Dentists also provide fluoride treatments and these transfer mild fluoride-derived toxins into your mouth. The cheaper brands of filling materials as well as various tooth whitening products and oral care products may also contain some toxins.
Symptoms of Toxicity
Humans today are exposed to toxins even before birth. A buildup of toxins in the body can compromise physical and mental health. With the reality of exposure as a backdrop, a review of some of the signs and symptoms of toxicity in the human body is in order. Some of the symptoms of toxicity you should look out for are:
- Bad breath and coated tongue
- Constipation/Digestive complaints
- Weight Gain
- Excessive Body Odor, belching and bad gas
- Lack of Energy
- Inflammation and Pain/fibromyalgia
- Mental Fog, poor concentration and/or lack of sexual desire
- General nausea or lack of wanting to eat
- Allergies and Food sensitivities
Your body has 6 main organs or systems where it disposes of toxic waste. These are the Lungs, Kidney, Intestinal Tract/Colon, Lymphatic System, Skin and the Liver. If one of these is compromised in any way, your health could suffer. The purpose of a Body Cleanse is to clear up the toxicity so your body can function properly again.