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Chapter 1:  Health Is Integrated by Design

Chapter 12 (excerpt): The Secret: Beauty, Brains, & Body Balance

Chapter 13 (abridged):  Beyond the Death Spiral: Modern Dentistry 1908 vs. 1985

 

Mouth Matters – Contents

Introduction

Like a puzzle, vitality and health depend on a web of interconnecting pieces. Oral health reflects and influences general wellbeing.

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1 Health Is Integrated By Design

Health and wealth are an interconnected web.

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2 Guarding the Gates

Your mouth conceals subtle secrets. Poor oral health, especially in the elderly can lead to aspirated bacteria and viruses, sometimes with deadly results.

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3 What’s the Heart Got to Do with It?

Chronic oral inflammation kindles fires in other places. Local infections evolve into systemic infections.

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4 Stroke / Carotid Artery Disease

Oral bacteria target arteries that supply and nourish the brain.

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5 Diabetes as an Accelerated Aging Model

Poorly controlled blood sugar contributes to gum disease; poorly controlled gum disease contributes to high blood sugar.

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6 Women, Sex Hormones, and Gum Disease

Hormonal influences on gum disease. Mothers with uncontrolled gum disease risk poor pregnancy outcomes.

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7 Osteoporosis: Women – and Older Men – at Risk

Gum disease, low estrogen levels and some drugs induce osteoporosis. Therapies like Boniva and Fosamax create risk for areas of jawbone death.

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8 Smoking Influences

How smoking creates gum disease while masking damage.

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9 Oral Cancer

Exposure to heat and chemicals accelerate cellular changes that cause oral cells to mutate. Gum disease adds risk.

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10 Kidney Transplants

Oral considerations after kidneys fail. Fluoride alert for diabetics and others with compromised kidneys. Consequences of suppressing the immune response.

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11 The Nightly Grind

Joint dysfunction can be tricky and cause severe, yet unobservable tooth damage. Surprising origins and treatment outcomes can radically alter general health.

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12 The Secret: Beauty, Brains, and Body Balance

How to grow your child’s most beautiful face. How snoring can ruin your love life! The hazards of being tongue-tied. Extraction orthodontics – links to poor health for a lifetime.

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13 Beyond the Death Spiral: Modern Dentistry 1908 vs. 1985

Drill-free, needle-free dentistry without built-in obsolescence. Ozone’s multiple uses in dentistry. What about root canals?

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14 Food as Medicine

Oxidation, omega 3 fatty acids, and the inflammatory nature of sugars and some oils. Exploring the connection between an under-diagnosed autoimmune disease and malnutrition.

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15 Immune System Support – Are You Ready?

Immune system support strategies and the ongoing debate over mercury filling toxicity.

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16 Risk Is Not Destiny: Simple Solutions

Easy strategies that improve your smile and breath. Help for dry mouth sufferers. Think you’re fluoride deficient?

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17 Restructuring to Meet the Future

How the status quo has failed prevention efforts and left most Americans woefully ignorant and ill. Presenting some solutions.

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18 Final Words: Prescription for Change

A call for active participation to improve outcomes for all individuals and for society as a whole.

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Glossary 377
Sources 389
Appendices
Appendix I (Chapter 7)

  1. Bone-Sparing Medications and Bisphosphonate Cancer Therapies
  2. Recommendations for Managing Patients Receiving Oral
    Bisphosphonate Therapy

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Appendix II (Chapter 8 )
Tobacco Qualities
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Appendix III (Chapter 10)
Kidney Transplants
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Appendix IV (Chapter 12)
Reflux and a Restricted Tongue (Tongue-Tied)
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Appendix V (Chapter 13)

  1. Advancing Modern Dentistry
  2. The Potential for “Brain Dysfunction;
    No more routinely putting kids to sleep”
  3. Ozone
  4. Burning Tongue

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Appendix VI (Chapter 15)

  1. Additional Websites about Mercury Fillings
  2. Baseline Protocol for Removing Mercury Fillings

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Appendix VII (Chapter 16)

  1. In Between Clean
  2. What Fluoride Opponents Are Saying

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Appendix VII
X-Ray Guidelines
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Appendix IX
Resources
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Appendix X
Menu for Immune System Support
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Appendix XI
RDA Abrasivity Index for Toothpastes
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Index 451

 

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