Holistic dentistry

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The oral cavity is a very important, very neglected and massively abused area with respect to health
(Dr Tom Nyerges, Holistic Dentist). 

If you are considering having any dental work done, especially root canal work or any work with silver / mercury / metal fillings, or if you have any chronic disease at all, please have a look at the information below – it could change your life.

International Acadamy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology: video showing mercury vapour coming off a 25yr old extracted tooth with an amalgam filling, warning of the dangers of mercury toxicity.

Why Holistic Dentistry?

Thanks to Dr Tom Nyerges of the Luton Dental Practice for the following information:

The relationship of the teeth and oral tissues to general health is an important one, and the potential for general health problems to originate from the oral cavity is often due to the following factors:-

1. Chronic Mercury exposure from amalgam fillings

Mercury is extremely toxic, and as a ‘heavy metal’, is also highly accumulative and retentive in body tissues, particularly the central nervous system and major organs.  Mercury can also be a major adverse factor with regard to a healthy balance of gut flora, and a healthy digestive system, which are absolutely fundamental to good health and immunity.

Mercury is scientifically proven to leak out of amalgam fillings, and there is also no scientifically stated ‘safe’ level of mercury in the body, and of course, ‘sensitivity’ to such a highly toxic material can vary dramatically between individual people.  Mercury is released much more readily and in much greater amounts from poor quality, low grade amalgam, which is totally predominanty in NHS dentistry, and huge numbers of people have large quantities of this toxic cocktail in their mouths (Dental Amalgam is a mixture of mercury, silver, tin, copper and zinc).

2. The presence of multiple metals in the mouth

Of most concern is the presence of multiple different metals in the mouth in close proximity to each other.  This is a very common situation which can create continuous electro-magnetic circuits, which being in the oral cavity, are in very close proximity to the brain.

Dental Implants, which are now widely considered in modern dentistry to be the ‘best way forward’ for replacing missing teeth, are increasingly common, and can also be problematic with regard to electro-magnetism.  Implants are a brilliant solution to a difficult dental problem, no doubt about that, but at what potential cost to overall health and wellbeing?

3. Chronic infections in the mouth and jaw bones – Root Canals
These constitute a ‘focus of infection’ in the body.  Toxins from the infected area get into the bloodstream and are continuously spread around the body.  Even mainstream medicine now acknowledges (with scientific proof) the role of Periodontal Disease (gum disease) and the resultant tissue inflammation in relation to heart disease.  And, of course there can be many other health consequences of chronic infections in the body.  The mouth is the easiest and most common place for these to occur, due to gum infections and chronic tooth abcesses etc. of which people often have no obvious symptoms.

Root Canal treatments and their potential consequences also fall into this category and have the potential to create or exacerbate systemic health problems.  Root Canal treatments are a very common dental procedure, and due to their technical difficulty, are often very poorly carried out in general NHS practice, and often result in chronic infections inside the jaw bones.  Again, these are extremely common and widespread amongst the population, and people have no awareness of the problem because they have no (obvious) symptoms.

There can be potential problems in this regard even with the very best executed Root Canal Treatments done by specialists (Endodontists), and the mainstream dental community does not acknowledge these potential problems.  In simplicity, a Root Canal treated tooth is a dead, ‘lifeless’ part of the body.  Is it the best thing to keep a ‘dead’ part of the body in place?  If you had a dead finger or toe after it had become gangrenous, would you want to keep it there?  Of course, it is never good to loose teeth, but to keep dead teeth, at what potential cost?  Even removing such teeth can still leave potential problems if not done in a specific and careful fashion that mainstream dentists don’t do, and consider un-necessary.

Any of these three things can:-
a. be the primary cause of health problems
b. exacerbate existing health problmes
c. be a significant impediment to treatment for chronic health conditions that so many peole are increasingly suffering from.

It is alarmingly common for people to have all three of these factors in place, very often to a major degree, particularly for people over 30 years of age.  Again, individual susceptibility to these factors can vary greatly amongst people.  We simply cannot know or predict the effects of these things, and that is why, in my opinion, they are best avoided and things kept as close to natural as possible.  After all, the most basic principle in medicine is ‘do no harm’.  Mainstream dentists mostly have no awareness of these issues, and usually refute them even when presented with them.

This is why a ‘holistic’ approach to dentistry is not only beneficial and complimentary in relation to other health treatments, but is integral to prevenative medicine and health.  The oral cavity is a very important, very neglected and massively abused area with respect to health”.

Dr Tom Nyerges BDS (retired)


See here for instructions from Dr. Hulda Clark ND on how to clean up toxic dentistry, including the removal of radioactive uranium and polonium that has also been found in amalgam fillings, and that in her patients has led to cancer tumours.

Teeth and their connection to the rest of the body:
Each tooth is related to an acupuncture meridian which is related to various organs, tissues, and glands in the body on this meridian or “energy highway”.  This connection is so apparent that en experienced dentist can often asses your overall health and wellness by reviewing your dental condition.  If a person has a weak internal organ, the condition of the associated meridian tooth could make it considerably more problematic.  Please click on the chart on the left to view a diagram of the interelations of the teeth and the body, and see this fascinating new app for more information: http://bigdiastema.com/apps/toothchart/
The exact mechanism of how the mouth has an impact on general health is still a topic of ongoing research. It may be that there are a number of mechanisms which are occurring.

Inflammation seems to be the major factor. There are numerous scientific studies which demonstrate that inflammation in the mouth e.g. from gum disease or dental infections will lead to a change in the way the body’s immune system behaves. If this inflammation continues for prolonged periods of time then the immune system can cause damage to the organs in the body.  For example click here so see more information about links between diabetes and dental health.

Many people have inflammation occurring in their mouths all the time and yet do not know it. It is estimated approximately 80% of people have some form of inflammation at any one time.

More information is available in Richard Guyver’s book titled “Live another 4006 days and improve your health with Dental Medicine: The ultimate guide to understanding the link between oral health and general health“.

click here to buy the book

click here to download a free chapter

Further reading:

Cure Tooth Decay: Remineralize Cavities and Repair Your Teeth Naturally with Good Food by Ramiel Nagal
“Forget about drilling, filling, and the inevitable billing. Your teeth can heal naturally because they were never designed to decay in the first place! They were designed to remain strong and healthy for your entire life. But the false promises of conventional dentistry have led us down the wrong path, leading to invasive surgical treatments that include fillings, crowns, root canals and dental implants. Now there is a natural way to take control of your dental health by changing the food that you eat. Cure Tooth Decay is based upon the pioneering nutritional program of dentist Weston Price, former head of research at the National Dental Association. Dr. Price’s program proved to be 90-95% or more effective in remineralizing tooth cavities utilizing only nutritional improvements in the diet. Cure Tooth Decay is the result of five years of research and trial and error that started as one father’s journey to cure his daughter’s rapidly progressing tooth decay”.

“Dr Weston Price of Cleveland, Ohio, was a dentist in private practice, and had a truly glorious and distinguished career.  He had taught thousands at dental school, authored technical papers and textbooks, and headed an incredible study on the role of root canals in physical diseases of various types. Despite Dr Price’s amazing work, it has largely been forgotten and this is unfortunate, for in it is a treasure trove of nutritional information that can help lead to greater health and vitality, and away from the scourge of chronic disease”…   “In the 1900s, Dr Weston A. Price, a dentist, did extensive research on the link between oral health and physical diseases. He was one of the major nutritional pioneers of all time, and his classic 1939 book ‘Nutrition and Physical Degeneration’ is full of wonderful pictures documenting the perfect teeth of the native tribes he visited who were still eating their traditional diets.  Dr Price noticed some similarities between the native diets that allowed the people to thrive and maintain such healthy smiles. Among them: The foods were natural, unprocessed, and organic (and contained no sugar except for the occasional bit of honey or maple syrup).  The people ate foods that grew in their native environment.  In other words, they ate locally grown, seasonal foods.  Many of the cultures ate unpasteurized dairy products, and all of them ate fermented foods.  The people ate a significant portion of their food raw.  All of the cultures ate animal products, including animal fat and, often, full-fat butter and fatty meats.”  
See also: The Weston A. Price Foundation
and Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon

Review by Dr Philip Wande

“This is an excellent book and is being used as the standard for candidates for the diploma in dental homeopathy of the faculty of homeopathy in London. There is an excellent chapter on Mercury fillings and many dentists and patients will find it not only useful for dental homeopathic treatment but also for a good basis for general homeopathic conditions. As vice – chairman of the British Homeopathic Dental Association , I can highly reccommend this book to all interested in oral and dental health”

More informaiton about holistic dentistry and dentists:

British Society for Mercury Free Dentistry

British Homeopathic Dental Association

US Holistic Dental Association
International Acadamy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology

Safe Dentistry

Hal Huggins

Mercury Free Dentists in and around London:

Dr Harvie-Austin
69 Harley Street
London W1G 8QW
020 7486 1178
07766 355 441

Dr Garth Rhidian
Holistic Dental Suite
Suite 14, Harcourt House,
19a Cavendish Square, London  W1G 0PN

Andrew White
Tally Ho Dental Practice
630 High Rd, North Finchley
London  N12 0NU

020 8492 0020

Adam Sapera
165a Haverstock Hill
London NW3 4QT
0207 722 2959

Dr Emma Davison
Holistic Dental Centre
5 Hart House, The Hart
Farnham, Surrey GU9 7HA
01252 820 004

Dr Baber Nisar
Carnaby Street Dental
31 Carnaby Street
London W1V 1PQ
020 7734 6421

Dr Goran Stojanovic
The Ella Clinic
106 Harley Street
London W1G 7JE
020 7935 4351

And finally…

Some comic but also practical advice on how to remineralise your teeth:

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