Gut Health and Dental Health

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Currently experiencing problems with your gut health? Your gut problems may be stemming from your mouth, which is why many people are choosing to have a holistic dentist provide them with any necessary dental treatments.

The connection between one’s gut health and dental health

Many people are choosing to see a biologic dentist these days because this type of dentist focuses on the health of their patients' entire body, not only their dental health. The mouth is the beginning of the digestive system, which means that a buildup of harmful bacteria in one’s mouth can potentially cause one to experience various levels of gut-related problems due to an inflammatory response.

Biologic options for improving one’s dental health

The list below includes holistic options that anyone can use to improve the overall health of their mouth. A healthy mouth helps support a healthy gut.

Use essential oils when brushing one’s teeth

Therapeutic-grade essential oils are deemed to be safe oil options and can be added to one’s oral care routine to improve overall dental health. It is important to carefully follow all directions associated with using essential oils. Those who want personalized advice can make an appointment with a biologic dentist for detailed information. Suggested oils include tea tree, wintergreen, peppermint, clove, rosemary and thyme.

Use a tongue scraper

According to the American Dental Association, a tongue scraper is a tool used to help clean the tongue. While some people will use their toothbrush to brush their tongue, tongue scrapers tend to work better and are available in a variety of sizes and materials. A tongue scraper help remove any dead cells, leftover food particles, toxins and bacteria and should be used on a daily basis.

Oil pulling

Swishing the mouth with certain types of oils helps draw out toxins within the mouth. Sesame oil and coconut are two suggested oils. The oil-pulling process requires one to take about 1 tablespoon of the oil and gently swish it around in their mouth for about 20 minutes and then spitting it in the garbage to avoid clogging the drain pipes. Oil pulling also helps prevent plaque from building up on one’s teeth and can help make one’s teeth brighter. It is very important to note that oil pulling with silver amalgam fillings is contraindicated due to the fact that mercury may be drawn out during the oil pulling procedure.

Experiencing gut health problems?

Those who are living with gut health problems need to find a solution as soon as possible to fix the health of their gut. Following the options above can help improve one’s overall dental health because a good dental care hygiene routine ensures that a person keeps the inflammation and bacteria under control. Since experiencing gut-related problems can be due to dental health problems, making an appointment with a biologic dentist to find out more is the next step.

Request an appointment here: https://www.doctormccarthy.com or call Shannon H. McCarthy DDS at (716) 689-8882 for an appointment in our Williamsville office.

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