My personal experience and research show that, yes, many dental health issues and dental procedures are harming our mental health. Dental health issues can become a mental health issue for several reasons.
For me personally, I believe that my dental health issues may be one of the many underlying factors affecting my mental health and causing me mental stress. The more I learn about dental health the more concerned I am about how the American Dental Association (ADA) and many dentists are being less than transparent and truthful about our dental health and the impact it has on our mental health and overall well being.
This crazy coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has provided me the opportunity to do extensive research to address my dental issues and discover more about proper dental and oral health. For several years now, learning more about various dental issues and holistic dental care has been a high priority to figure out some of the health and wellness issues that are occurring.
“My belief is once the issues are identified and better choices and decisions are made to take better care of my gums and teeth, my dental health issues will be resolved and the mental and physical health issues will improve.” — Michael Morningstar
Danger from Dental Procedures
The American Dental Association (ADA) and many dentists follow guidelines and rules that appear to be very outdated. There is an abundance of new education and information regarding dental and oral health that can save you big bucks and a lot of pain and suffering. There is good evidence to indicate we have a dental health pandemic that is bigger than the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic and harming our mental health and physical health significantly, silently, and slowly.
Dental Health Affects Mental Health
Here are some of the top problems with dental care that can affect your dental health and ultimately your mental health:
- Anxiety-related to dental cavities, check-ups, and crowns put a lot of mental stress on people which can affect their mental health.
- Amalgam fillings used to fill cavities contain mercury a known neuro-toxin. Mercury can bypass the blood-brain barrier and circulate to our brain and cause numerous problems.
- Bacteria in the mouth are well documented to cause health and heart problems. Heart problems can be linked to brain and mental health problems.
- Bite-wing x-rays are the most common type taken. For many people, a 3-D cone x-ray gives much better information for early detection of problems below the gum line such as cavitations (hole infections in the jaw bone). These problems can contribute to major mental and physical health issues.
- Brushing our teeth the wrong way can actually accelerate the enamel and teeth wearing down faster than they should. This leads to dental treatments which can eventually affect our mental health.
- Cavities (even tiny ones) are most frequently being drilled and filled when it is actually possible to reverse the cavity and allow the tooth (living tissue) to rebuild itself. The drilling for the filing creates a hole much larger than the cavity and with each replacement filing requires more drilling. This starts a chain reaction over time eventually compounding our dental, mental, and physical health.
- Crowns are frequently made of gold or other metals, many of which are not biocompatible and often lead to metal toxicity in our body and trigger negative health effects.
- Flossing can be great if done properly or can gouge our gums and do damage if done improperly. Chemicals on gloss are a problem.
- Fluoride is a known health hazard and poison yet it is in mouthwash, toothpaste, and water where it enters our body and then our brain.
- Gum disease is a major oral health issue that can contribute to mental health issues and DDS provide very little advice on preventative care except to brush, floss, and use mouthwash. There are so many other options to be discussed in a future blog about my dental disaster.
- Headaches related to crowns, root canals, TMJ, and tooth pain are very common. Most DDS do not talk about health issues and most medical doctors do not talk about dental issues. This lack of communication is compounding our mental and physical health issues.
- Metal implants put metal in our body that is not normal for the body. They can disrupt our energy meridians which lead to gland and organ disruption. Metal implants can cause an electric current and disrupt our body’s electrical nerve system.
- Mouthwash is highly promoted to freshen your breath and kill germs. Unfortunately, the alcohol and chemicals in mouthwash also kill healthy bacteria in our mouth we need for digestion and leach those chemicals into our bloodstream where it circulates to our brain. Chemicals can contribute to Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, and other mental health issues.
- Nightguards could help most people protect their teeth from excessive grinding and wear which often leads to pain and problems later which that then affects other areas like our brain.
- Pain associated with dental health issues and dental procedures for gum and teeth problems can be a major factor for mental health issues. Pain can have a cumulative effect and lead to anxiety, depression, and sleep issues. Some people have such severe dental issues it affects their quality of life, the quantity of life, and possibly even their desire to live.
- Periodontal Ligaments (PDL) are often left in the gum after tooth extraction and can become infected and cause cavitations in our jaw bone. These cavitations harbor bacteria which can multiply and migrate to our body and brain causing many health issues.
- Root canals can harm many different aspects of our mental and physical health. Bacteria can live in the dead tooth and cause major health issues. Medical doctors know that dead material should be removed from our body but the American Dental Association (ADA) believes it is OK to leave them in, even if they can lead to significant health and medical problems. Visit Weston Price DDS and watch The Root Cause documentary to learn more shocking details.
- Stress can lead to grinding your teeth which can lead to dental health issues which can then evolve into mental health issuers.
- Tooth problems can cause people to avoid smiling and affect their mental health and self-esteem. Many people with crooked, missing, and stained teeth avoid smiling to hide their teeth and thus may appear less friendly and open. This can cause a chain reaction which over time can lead to emotional, mental, and relationship issues. Many dental issues today may have started with medical issues in the past and there appears to be a big disconnect between dental care and medical care. Tetracycline during your teen years for acne can lead to stained teeth and teeth problems for life.
- Many dentists are removing amalgam filings without proper equipment and exposing the patient and themselves to mercury and metal vapors which are a serious health hazard. These vapors can affect our mental and physical health.
- Toothpaste is made mostly of chemicals that are health hazards that harm our dental, mental, and physical health. Most people use way too much toothpaste on their brush resulting in excess chemical exposure. Even the toothpaste package warns about using a pea-size dose in spite of the commercials which show using a brush full. Find natural toothpaste without chemicals or use coconut oil, essential oil, and a little baking soda.
- Wisdom teeth extractions are very common (many often unnecessary) and can lead to major cavitations and other problems in the future. Wisdom teeth are connected to our brain meridian, so why are they being removed routinely? Could many of then be removed as an additional profit for the dentist?
It is imperative you make it a priority to get the education and information about the importance of holistic dentistry for good dental health, mental health, and long term wellness. There is so much more we can do and need to know in order to boost our dental health and mental health with better nutrition, a healthy lifestyle, and holistic dentistry but this is not a message you are likely to hear from the ADA or your dentist.
Most dentists are caring doctors who have committed their lives to help us take better care of our dental health. Unfortunately, the ADA seems to care more about protecting the patents and profits for future revenues from suffering patients with dental health issues. Dentists must comply with the ADA guidelines even when they know that many of them are not in the best interest of patients. The ADA knows that fluoride and mercury are health hazards and very toxic but continue to promote them.
Passion and Purpose
The passion and purpose of Morningstar NEWS are to condense many hours of research down to two minutes of education, information, and inspiration for a healthy body, mind, and spirit. Remember, it is up to each of us to learn proper dental and oral care to take great care of our gums and teeth. You are the CEO of your dental, mental, and physical health so your decisions today will determine the quality of your dental health and mental health in the future.
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