What's difficult to find in Sacramento is a holistic dentist who tells you specifically what causes you to get more cavities based on not only the sweets and acids you eat but also on how your calcium-to-phosphorus ratio in your blood plays a part in whether or not your teeth decay. Can dentists tell you want causes nerves in teeth to die and painful abscesses to form as your body tries to push out the dead tooth? Will nutrition play a part on helping your teeth live longer so you can keep most of them for life?
Another issue is what happens after you pay thousands of dollars for dental implants only to find you can't get rid of the headaches that could be caused by your body's reaction to the type of metal in the implants that go deep inside your gums. See, "Dick Van Dyke Traces Mystery Illness to Dental Implants."
Many dentists drill, fill, and bill, or do root canals and implants instead of suggesting a permanent bridge and extraction. Others do implants but don't inform you what are the chances that your body will reject the implants or whether or not adverse reactions to the implant materials might or might not lead to dementia. See, "Can Poor Dental Health Cause Dementia? - WebMD." Neglecting your teeth also can lead to dementia.
The question posed worries people whose bodies rejected root canals with inflammation, arthritis pain, and other issues. And answers are not clear. You don't know how your individual genes will react to any procedure or implant whether it's a root canal or a titanium implant. See, "The Loss of Teeth May Be Linked to Dementia | Studio Dentaire." So pulling out your teeth to avoid health problems isn't a good idea, either.
Did you ever take your Sacramento family to a local holistic dentist who is trained in nutritional endocrinology? If so, you'll probably get a diet to follow after your calcium-to-phosphorus ratio has been measured with a blood test. Check out the various directories online of holistic dentists in Sacramento. But generally, Sacramento dentists don't give people blood tests to see whether they have an imbalance in their body chemistry as far as the calcium to phosphorous ratio, which is important in whether your teeth are relatively immune to tooth decay or not.
Simply eating a quarter pound of candy (chocolates made with sugar) may make your phosphorous levels shoot up after less than two hours and out of balance with your calcium levels, possibly putting you in harm's way of tooth decay. You see, tooth decay probably isn't going to happen when your diet keeps your phosphorous to calcium ratio in balance. But first you have to be aware of what that ratio is.
It has been found that a constant ratio of calcium and phosphorous (10-4) in your blood plasma is the optimum requirement for adults. There's a higher and varying level of phosphorous requirement for growing children. And there's a lower (but still proportional levels) of calcium to phosphorous being required when you're in your older years. Whether you get tooth decay or not depends upon a certain proportion of calcium and phosphorous in your blood.
Scientists still don't know what the ratio might be for manufacturing bone, but as far as tooth decay prevention, if you have a certain ratio of calcium to phosphorous in your blood, you may become immune to tooth decay, probably, according to Dr.Page's book, which was inspired by the books written by Weston A. Price, DDS, in the 1930s.
Also decalcification of your teeth happens when there's a mineral imbalance in your saliva. And repeated tests have long proven that a mineral imbalance in your saliva is a reflection of your calcium-to-phosphorous ratio. When the calicum-phosphorous ratio is imbalanced in your blood, your salivary secretions are no longer acid, and erosion of your teeth stops happening.
Some holistic dentists follow the teachings of Dr. Melvin E. Page, who is co-author of the book, Your Body is Your Best Doctor. If your holistic dentist is using the teachings found by numerous holistic dentists in the field of nutritional endocrinology, then your holistic dentist will probably tell you that it's the ratio of calcium to phosphorous in your body that probably determines whether or not you'll get tooth decay.
Dr. Westin Price, DDS inspired Dr. Page, as Dr. Price believed that an unbalanced ratio of calcium to phosphorous in your body led to a variety of degenerative diseases including some of the chronic diseases and also tooth decay, tooth infection, and inflammation. Basically, Dr. Page found that the ideal ratio of calcium to phosphorus in your body for ideal health should be around 2 1/2/:1.
This ration was then used by Dr. Page to determine the correct nutritional diet and/or supplements dosages in order to balance the chemistry of your body. That's how nutrition and endocrinology becomes linked, by using nutrition to help balance the chemistry of your body.
Also body measurement was used. For example the length and circumference of your lower leg and lower arm. The lower limbs were measured to determine inherited glandular patterns in your body. This happened many years before the concept of tailoring your diet to your genes became popular. In those days the balancing focused on your body chemistry and endocrinology.
The idea was that slight glandular imbalances may lead to degenerative diseases. And nutrition can help to bring back balance in the chemistry in your body. For example, too much calcium in your blood may lead to too much tartar or plaque accumulating on your teeth. Too much acid in your mouth, and you have tooth decay. Too much alkaline in your mouth, and you have gum disease. To rebalance your body chemistry in various parts of your body from your calcified pineal gland to your constant tooth decay required changing your diet. Sometimes the culprit was drinking too much milk. Or perhaps your teeth have been ruined by too much sugar.
Dr. Page made these discoveries more than 40 years ago. Why hasn't your local, Sacramento dentist handed you a diet sheet about nutrition and endocrinology today? Could it be because of lack of training as a holistic dentist schooled in nutritional endocrinology? Concepts such as inflammation in a tooth joint, known as pyorrhea is related to inflammation in a joint known as arthritis. It is about these parallels that holistic dentistry researches.
The goal in 'green' dental endocrinology is to correct body chemistry through nutrition. And nutrition is linked to the 'green' environment, such as the quality of minerals in the soil and tap water. For further information, see the book Your Body is Your Best Doctor, by Melvin E. Page, DDS and H. Leon Abrams, Jr. (Pages 194-200 are especially important as far as explaining how nutrition helps to prevent tooth decay.)