Thursday, October 23, 2008

Biological Dentistry

Biological Dentistry can be categorized as dentistry with a conscience, and a consciousness of how the treatments of the teeth and jaws will affect the health of the individual and how it will affect the immune system. Biological Dentistry always asks - will the treatments be congruent and health enhancing or will they be health stressors to the individual?
The Relationship between Dental Problems and Illness
Dr. Arana, the co-founder of the American Academy of Biological Dentistry, distinguishes the main types of dental problems that can cause illness and dysfunction in the bo
  • Infections under and around teeth
  • Problems with specific teeth related to the acupuncture meridians and the autonomic nervous system
  • Root canals
  • Toxicity from dental restoration materials
  • Bio-incompatability to dental restoration materials
  • Electrogalvanism and ion migration
  • Temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ), a painful condition of the jaw, usually caused by stress or injury
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