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Teeth health

As Muslim, I know that every part of my body is a trust to me and I shall answer for how I treated my body. Our teeth are no different. Like many areas of the body, our mouth is full of bacteria but most of them harmless. Normally the body's natural defenses and good oral health care, such as daily brushing and flossing, can keep these bacteria under control. However, without proper oral hygiene, bacteria can reach levels that might lead to oral infections, such as tooth decay and gum disease. From the TICM perspective our gum health is associated with the Spleen and Stomach and teeth are related to Kidneys and also an extension of our bones.

Each tooth is linked to a different body organ, hence why going through teeth health forms an important part of my consultation process.

As for root canals, I advise against it as most people who have this suffer from some form of Heart and Kidney diseases. Somehow the toxins seep out from the root canal filled teeth. This was found during research by the American Dental Association after Dr Weston Price spent 35 years researching (Paul Pritchard, Healing with Whole Foods, pp. 667-669).

Beyond just creating cavities or gum disease, improper oral care can lead to some other pretty scary health conditions such as:

- Endocarditis is an infection of the inner lining of your heart (endocardium). Endocarditis typically occurs when bacteria or other germs from another part of your body, such as your mouth, spread through your bloodstream and attach to damaged areas in your heart.

- Pancreatic cancer: Back in 2007, a research team at Harvard was the first to find the link between gum disease and pancreatic cancer. The type of gum inflammation associated with pancreatic cancer in the study was periodontitis, which affects the tissue that supports the teeth and can cause loss of bone around the base of the teeth. Remember there is no conventional medical treatment to reverse pancreatic cancer.

- Cardiovascular disease: Some research suggests that heart disease, clogged arteries, and stroke might be linked to the inflammation and infections that oral bacteria can cause.

- Pregnancy and birth problems: Periodontitis has been linked to premature birth and low birth weight.

- Alzheimer’s disease: In 2010, researchers from New York University (NYU) concluded that there is a link between gum inflammation and Alzheimer’s disease, after reviewing 20 years of data on the association.

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