Our Teeth Can Have a Huge Impact on our Health

Last Update: June 20, 2018 at 11:20 am

Our Teeth Can Have a Huge Impact on our Health

There are a number of reasons our teeth can have a huge impact on our health. These are not necessarily in order of importance, but all have importance.


by Dr Holly, heard at noon pst on Wednesdays on News for the Soul



Our mouth is red because it is so vascularized. Consequently, many things in our mouth can easily get absorbed right into the blood. The pH of our mouth can affect the blood; the pathogens in our mouth can get into the blood; and of course, we can use the oral pathway to absorb nutrients like Vitamin B12, right into the blood.

In the 1920s and 1930s, there was a dentist by the name of Dr. Weston Price, who studied dental work and pathogens and nutrients in peoples around the world. He worked with a group PhDs and microbiologists from the Mayo Clinic and discovered all kinds of things. Unfortunately, up until about 10 years ago, a lot of his work was “buried”.

Dr Price found serious relationships between cranial/jaw formation and serious health issues. In addition, the Price Foundation has looked at issues from:

root canal dangers

amalgam dangers


oral pathogens causing other issues

nutrient deficiency

and more

Today over 400 bacterial species have been identified in the subgingival plaque. And bacterial infection is the main reason for heart failure. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2982206/

In addition, oral pathogens have also been connected with auto-immune diseases. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3942510/

These articles are current as opposed to the Weston Price research that identified over 300 oral pathogens that provoked various diseases and disorders in the body.

But what about common commercial toothpastes for cleaning your teeth? Well they are very toxic as they included toxins like:

  • triclosan (antibiotic resistance/endocrine disruption)
  • sodium lauryl sulfate (interfere with taste buds/skin irritations/canker sores)
  • artificial sweeteners (the methyl alcohol is not connected to pectin and therefore ends up converting to formaldehyde)
  • fluoride (detrimental to your health and accumulates over time causing all kinds of issues from hormone dysrutpion to neurological issues)
  • diethanolamine (DEA) (another hormone disrupter)– you may spit it out, but how much over time has absorbed into your gums, teeth and blood stream.

So, some say to wash with baking soda – but over time that can erode the enamel on your teeth. So what are your options.

  • Use a natural toothpaste – I use a Neem toothpaste
  • Use coconut oil – but make sure you rinse with baking soda/water
  • Make a blend of baking soda and coconut oil and add in an essential oil like peppermint

Of course, there are other issues L

  • Eliminate the sugars in your diet
  • Eliminate the simple carbs and processed foods in your diet – turn to sugar in the body
  • Eat fermented vegetables – they help restore the natural microbiota of the mouth
  • Eat good healthy omega 3 foods
  • Use Himalayan salts to get good sources of minerals
  • Use hemp oil to get good sources of amino acids
  • As always eat a good supply or whole organic, non-GMO foods
  • Also eliminate the antibacterial and alcohol-based mouthwashes

Here’s to your dental health.



Dr Holly is heard at noon pst on Wednesdays on News for the Soul