The debate over the safety of silver / mercury fillings continues and it is the patients caught in the middle.
The Mouth-Body Relationship
The Impact of Oral Health
Until recently, dentistry rarely considered the impact of a patient’s oral health on their physical health. In fact, dentists usually didn’t even take a patient’s physical health into consideration when evaluating oral health.
Today, not only do we now realize that physical conditions such as diabetes, poor nutrition and smoking have a very real impact on oral health, we are also seeing new studies every day on how poor oral health can contribute to such physical conditions as heart disease, diabetes and complications during pregnancy. In fact, the dental headlines today scream about the oral – systemic connection. But the relationship between gum disease and heart disease they talk about is only the tip of the iceberg!
Dr. Reinhard Voll, a German physician, who studied the relationship between oral and physical health for over 40 years, estimated that 80% of human disease was related either directly or indirectly to the oral cavity.
Any dentist who is not willing to look beyond the oral cavity is doing their patients a great disservice. It takes tremendous effort and education, by both the dentist and patient, to evaluate the conditions present and to determine the appropriate treatment.
At Integrative Dental Solutions, Milwaukee’s premier Biological dentist, we understand the mouth is only one part of the puzzle. After the teeth are returned to optimal health, the process of returning to physical optimal health continues. Detoxification, cleansing, proper nutrition, as well as elimination of harmful habits, all play an equally important and long-term role in achieving the healthier body you are seeking. This is what biological dentistry is all about.
It is our goal to assist you in this quest.
OUR BIOLOGICAL DENTISTRY SERVICES
We will take the time to listen to you & will work closely with you and your primary health care provider.