There are a lot of things that can impact someone’s dental health. There are also a lot of problems that can arise from bad oral health. Lyme’s disease is one such issue and it’s something that can cause brain fog, muscle atrophy and other serious consequences if not treated.
Taking care of your teeth from a holistic perspective is a great way to undo some of the damage that might be taking its toll on your health. Luckily there are lots of things you can do to ensure things don’t get worse. Follow on for some of the biggest recommendations in the world of holistic dental care.
Toxins in Teeth
Root canal fillings, mercury fillings and metal crowns can be quite damaging to the body, specifically when they leach toxins to the rest of the body. A holistic approach, that seeks to combat the effects of mercury vapor, is one way to go, cutting down the potential risk. You can learn more here.
Detoxing the body too, can help lower the toxic load of your system, helping your immune system to recover and begin functioning more fully. You can do that by keeping your diet in check, getting plenty of exercise and sleep and taking a more careful approach to your general day to day lifestyle.
Start out by seeing if your dentist can replace mercury fillings with white ones that are free of fluoride and other chemicals so as not to replace damaging toxins with even more noxious ones. Combine this with simple detox steps like eating real, unprocessed food that, if possible, is organic and you’ll be doing yourself a great service.
Other habits you can pick up to better your oral situation are to eat leafy greens and as many vegetables as you can, even in juiced form if more convenient. Water is also going to be your friend so get plenty of it and stay hydrated so that your sweat can help drive out impurities that might be amassing in your body. Use a water filter if possible, that’ll help keep things fresh and prevent more toxins amassing.
Aside from dietary changes you might want to look into taking saltwater baths for a little less than half an hour. These are a great way of removing heavy metals from the surface of the skin and can also help relax you and help your immune and central nervous systems recover.
Bad breath is a common problem and can be brought on by several things including digestive issues, teeth and gum problems and even medication.
Combating bad breath can be done by screening for the pH of your saliva. The lower the value, the more acidic it often is, an indication of inflammation in the body that is best remedied by laying off of grains and nuts where possible and potentially looking into a macrobiotic diet.
On top of those things don’t forget to visit a dentist at least twice a year, and do all the usual things like brushing regularly, flossing where possible and cutting down on your intake of sugar.