Holistic Dental Care by Dr. Mallory

Holistic Dentistry Overview

As people become increasingly concerned about medical techniques and learn more about alternative health procedures, a new field of dentistry has developed known as holistic dentistry. Also known as alternative dentistry or biological dentistry, holistic dentistry promotes a preventative approach to dentistry. It is a gentler alternative to conventional dentistry. It takes into consideration more about the whole persons’ care of the mouth, using non-toxic dental restorative materials, microbiological control of gum infections and high quality supplements. Holistic Dentistry treats the teeth, jaw, and related structures with special focus on how that treatment will affect the entire body. It stresses the use of nontoxic restoration materials for dental work, and focuses on the impact that hidden dental infections and other dental problems can have on overall health.

For an overview of holistic dentistry, it is important to understand the principles guiding holistic dentists.

Holistic dentists:Renounce the use of any unnatural and potentially toxic dental devices and treatments, which includes mercury fillings and fluoride treatment.

Study the balance and relationship between a patient’s mouth and the rest of their body. Health focused dentistry takes into consideration how the treatment of the oral cavity will affect the immune system and overall health of the individual. Problem conditions of the teeth and surrounding area can have great effect on the heart, sleep, headaches and digestion for example Detoxification and support from other medical practitioners is important to promote a successful treatment outcome

Believe that proper nutrition and healthy eating habits, which includes the avoidance of certain foods, is essential to our oral health.

Our team will start by taking a very thorough patient history and then perform a complete dental examination of the patient to determine the best treatment possible. Holistic dentists communicate openly and clearly with their patients so that the patient is playing an integral role in their health and wellness plan. Additionally, holistic dentists often consult with their patients’ other practitioners, thereby making more informed decisions about the treatment best suited for the patients’ overall well-being to assist patients in achieving optimum health.

How Many Toxins are in Your Potato Chips?
November 28, 2007, 8:34 pm
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Acrylamide is a dangerous chemical present in foods such as French fries, potato chips, breakfast cereals, cookies and crackers.

But it’s difficult to determine exactly how much of the chemical, which is a natural byproduct of cooking starchy food at high temperature, is present in any given food.

High levels of acrylamide in food were first reported in 2002, and, currently, little is known about how acrylamide forms, exactly how it affects people or what to do about it.

No manufacturers provide information on how much acrylamide is present in their products, and the most recent FDA data is more than two years old.

Studies have shown that acrylamide causes cancer in lab mice and rats. The federal limit for acrylamide in drinking water is 0.5 parts per billion, or about 0,12 micrograms in an eight-ounce glass of water, However, a six-ounce serving of French fries can contain 60 micrograms of acrylamide.

San Francisco Chronicle, January 3, 2007

How Dental Materials Create Medical Diseases

Autoimmune diseases, whether Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, lupus, diabetes, leukemia, seizures, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or arthritis, may be different fingerprints, but they all come from the same hand. The frightening part is that all the fingers point toward toxic dental materials. This is offensive to those caring dentists who place toxic materials entirely unaware of the consequences of their actions or the mechanisms of toxicity. Also offensive is the dental association and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) who defend these toxicities with no proof of safety tests, but an absolute unswerving allegiance. Where does dentistry fit into this scenario? Mercury escapes from so-called “silver” fillings (actually up to 50% mercury) at the average rate of 34 ug per filling per day. These measurements were taken daily over a two-year period at room temperature in sterile water with no friction, no other metals (like gold crowns or nickel crowns), and no food chemistry reactions taking place, so the actual release is potentially far greater. Certain things increase the speed of mercury release, like chewing, drinking hot beverages, and experiencing electrochemical reactions between other metals like gold crowns. Should an atom of mercury attach to a –SH binding site on a cell membrane, the five-digit MHC becomes a six-digit, non-self code and is naturally scheduled for destruction. Such is the job description of the immune system. If this cell is a nerve cell, we might call it MS, ALS, or something similar. If it attaches to a binding site on a hormone, it might be called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis or diabetes.

Another example: there is a normal range for red blood cell counts. In males, the hematocrit is about 42% to 52%. In females the range is lower from 35% to 49%. The standard reason is that the female body does not have the capability to recover menses. However, it appears that estrogen dominant tissues may be more sensitive to the presence of mercury than testosterone dominant tissues. About 80% of the patients with neurological or autoimmune problems related to mercury appear to be female. In the absence of dental toxins and presence of their Ancestral Diet, both males and females gravitate toward a hematocrit of 46%.

We are dealing with human beings, so a different code of recovery must be applied other than strictly mathematics based. There is a new critical interpretation for an old chemistry: serum albumin. Why is albumin so important? It is the major transport system for nutrients (vitamins, minerals, hormones, fatty acids, amino acids) in the bloodstream, involving reconstruction and maintenance. Equally – if not more important – is the little known fact that albumin is the primary detoxifier in the bloodstream. Albumin is only created from animal protein, either yours or dietary. Vegetable protein has a slightly different sterio-isometric shape and is ineffective in creating albumin needed in the healing of autoimmune or neurological diseases. Mercury is not the only dental toxin that can disrupt this phase. Copper from the “state of the art” high-copper amalgam (which releases 50 times more mercury than its pre-1976 predecessor, “conventional” amalgam wreaks the same kind of havoc. Other metallic toxins like silver, tin, and zinc also escape from amalgam. And what about the 16 corrosion products that are created on the surface of amalgam and easily sloughed away with foods? There are also biological toxins that are delivered into the body’s systems via the bloodstream.

The concept of Dental Revision and dietary intervention based on blood chemistry monitoring is hardly new – just so revolutionary that it has taken generations for it to be recognized as an option to drug intervention that primarily covers up, not eliminates, the neurological diseases that unnecessarily compromise the lives of millions of people.

Chili-Based Anesthetic Kills Pain, But Not Your Other Senses.
November 28, 2007, 8:20 pm
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Conventional anesthetics affect all nerve cells, causing numbness or temporary paralysis, but a chemical from chili peppers may be the key to kill pain without affecting touch or movement.

The Harvard research team found a way to use an outdated variation (QX-314) of a standard anesthesia in combination with capsaicin, the chili pepper chemical that gives the pepper its distinctive hotness, to completely shut down pain, with no apparent numbness or paralysis in experiments on rats. The capsaicin penetrates cell walls of pain receptor neurons only, leaving all other nerve cells unaffected.

However dealing with pain is not as simple as just blocking neurons. Emotions, stress and psychology are all part of an enormous, highly complex jigsaw puzzle of addressing pain.