Your oral health reveals a lot about your overall health. According to Dr. Andrew Weill, MD, the holistic dentists combine natural therapies with conventional treatments to prevent or treat oral issues.
The situation in your mouth is the starting point and portal for numerous microbial infections, easing their way to the bloodstream. Your risk of suffering a stroke, diabetes and heart disease can be also increased with this.
Approximately, 95% of all diabetics in the US have gum disease. The patients who have periodontal disease have issues with their blood sugar levels. Even the patients who suffered with HIV notice the first symptoms in their mouth.
According to researchers there’s a connection between the incidences of premature babies with low birth weight. If you have some oral issues, respiratory infections can get worse.
Your self-esteem, socialization and intimacy can also affected by poor oral health. It may also lead to depression and other mental health issues.
According to some experts, each tooth is linked to a particular part in your body means a toothache can be linked to an underlying problem in your body.
Meridians that connect your teeth and organs:
- Incisors and canine teeth are linked to your kidneys, liver, and gallbladder
- Meridians from your bicuspids and molars are linked to the large intestine and stomach
You can diagnose a health problem that has been neglected for a really long time with these meridians:
- Molar pain may indicate rheumatism, anemia, stomach, and intestinal ulcers, breast health, chronic gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining), hemorrhoids, bladder infections, and chronic inflammation of the pancreas
- Wisdom teeth are linked to headaches, heart disease, high blood pressure, eczema, liver disease and pain in extremities
- A symptom of kidney, bladder and ear infections can be indicated by pain in the upper and lower incisors; this leads to problems with the lymphatic system and reproductive organs.
Here are more details about these connections:
- Pain in the first incisor is a sign of prostate or tonsil infection
- Pain in the canine teeth indicates liver or gallbladder inflammation
- Pain in the bicuspid (premolar) teeth is a sign of colitis, pneumonia, allergic reaction or dysbacteriosis
- Pain in the fourth teeth is a sign of joint pain and joint issue; It may also indicate problems with your lungs and large intestine
- Bottom canine teeth are related to your circulatory system, and any pain may be a sign of atherosclerosis or lung dysfunction
- Pain in the lower molars is a sign of respiratory issues, varicose veins, or polyps in your colon
The interesting thing is that the pain isn’t always accompanied by damaged teeth. You may feel discomfort and pain in the area of a healthy tooth. There can also be a pain in areas where teeth have already been removed.
The best way to treat and relieve toothache naturally, and target any existing problem is to do research, and consult a holistic dentist.