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Biological Dentistry

Wednesday, March 23rd 2022 10:00am 17 min read
Dr. Jessica Peatross dr.jess.md @drjessmd

Hospitalist & top functional MD who gets to the root cause. Stealth infection & environmental toxicity keynote speaker.

Your teeth, gums, tongue, and oral cavity have a huge impact on your entire body and health, which is why you should consider a holistic, biological dentist rather than a conventional dentist. There are hidden oral issues that are causing an epidemic of chronic health problems including chronic inflammation. A biological dentist knows how to address these issues for better overall health.

The problem with traditional dentistry

Traditional dentistry focuses on the repair and maintenance of your teeth and correcting your bite. This conventional approach makes sense since fully developed teeth don’t change much. The effort is to keep them in the same state and maintain your ability to chew fully and consistently through life.

However, dentists are not medical doctors. They are trained in maintaining a proper bite, repairing teeth, and treating pain locally at dental school. This approach can lead to many problems, which this article will address.

A common problem is the development of a cyst on the tip of a root canal-treated tooth. This is a sign of chronic inflammation. A conventional dentist is only concerned if it hurts. If not, the plan is typically to monitor the cyst rather than find the root cause of the cyst and treat it.

Thus, the important connection between a chronic, silent inflammation in your mouth causing a pro-inflammatory state throughout your entire body is rarely made. This is why it is critical to remember that “the mouth is a mirror of overall health.” If you have issues there, you’ll have them somewhere else in the body as well.

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