Electromagnetic Radiation and Oral Health

Electromagnetic Radiation and Oral Health

Electromagnetic radiation (EMR) is a type of energy that travels through space and is emitted by electronic devices such as cell phones, computers, and wireless routers. While the effects of EMR on human health are still being studied, some research has suggested that exposure to EMR may have negative impacts on the oral microbiome.

One way that EMR may impact oral health is through its effects on saliva production. The parotid gland, located in the mouth, is responsible for producing saliva, which helps to neutralize acid and rinse away food particles. Research has suggested that EMR may interfere with the production of saliva from the parotid gland, leading to dry mouth and a disrupted oral microbiome.

Dry mouth can increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease, as saliva plays a crucial role in maintaining oral health. A disrupted oral microbiome can also lead to an overgrowth of harmful bacteria, such as the streptococcus strain, which can contribute to oral health problems.

In addition to its potential impacts on saliva production and the oral microbiome, EMR has also been linked to other health problems, including fatigue, headaches, and sleep disturbances. 

Oral implants and dental amalgams are commonly used in dentistry to replace missing teeth or to fill cavities, respectively. However, recent research has suggested that these materials may have unintended consequences on oral health. Specifically, it has been suggested that oral implants and dental amalgams may absorb radio frequencies (RF) and electromagnetic radiation (EMR), which can disrupt the proper pH balance and microbiome in the mouth.

One study found that oral implants made of titanium, a common material used in dental implants, can absorb RF and EMR from sources such as mobile phones and wireless devices. This absorption may lead to the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the mouth, which can damage cells and tissues and disrupt the delicate balance of the oral microbiome. The oral microbiome is the community of microorganisms that live in the mouth and play a crucial role in maintaining oral health.

Another study found that dental amalgams, which are made from a mixture of metals including mercury, can also absorb RF and EMR. The absorption of these frequencies can cause the mercury in the amalgams to vaporize and release mercury vapors, which can be inhaled and potentially harmful to human health. The release of mercury vapors may also disrupt the pH balance in the mouth and alter the oral microbiome.

While the evidence regarding the potential impacts of oral implants and dental amalgams on oral health is still limited, it is important for individuals with these materials in their mouth to be aware of the potential risks.

Disrupted oral health has the potential to impact the overall health of the body in several ways. The mouth is home to a diverse community of microorganisms, and an imbalance in the oral microbiome can lead to a range of oral health problems, such as tooth decay and gum disease. These problems can then have consequences on the rest of the body.

In traditional Eastern medicine, there is a belief that each tooth is connected to a specific organ or body part. This belief is based on the concept of meridians, which are believed to be channels through which energy flows in the body. According to this belief, each tooth is connected to a specific meridian and therefore has an impact on the corresponding organ or body part. 

One example of this belief is the connection between the teeth and the organs of the digestive system. According to traditional Eastern medicine, the teeth at the front of the mouth are connected to the organs of the digestive system, including the stomach and small intestine. The molars, or back teeth, are believed to be connected to the large intestine and rectum.

This belief is reflected in dental charts used in Eastern medicine, which show the connections between the teeth and the corresponding organs or body parts. These charts are often used in my practice, and over the years I have found them accurate and useful. 

While the belief in the connection between teeth and organs in traditional Eastern medicine is not supported by scientific evidence, it is still an important aspect of this medical tradition and is time tested by thousands of years.

One way that poor oral health can impact the body is through the spread of bacteria from the mouth to other organs. For example, gum disease has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease. Bacteria from the mouth can enter the bloodstream through the gums and may contribute to the development of plaque in the arteries, leading to heart problems. Poor oral health has also been linked to an increased risk of insomnia, stroke and pneumonia.

In addition to the potential for bacteria to spread from the mouth to other parts of the body, poor oral health can also lead to inflammation in the mouth and throughout the body. Chronic inflammation has been linked to a range of health problems, including diabetes, cancer, and Alzheimer's disease.

Overall, it is important to maintain good natural oral hygiene and to seek treatment for any oral health problems in order to maintain overall health and well-being. A visits to a biological dentist may be needed.

Here are 7 natural home remedies that may help to maintain a healthy oral microbiome:

  1. Brush and floss regularly: Brushing and flossing are essential for maintaining oral hygiene and a healthy oral microbiome. Brush with natural tooth paste and highly mineralizing toothpaste. Avoid chemicals even sodium lauryl sulfate, DEA, unnatural flouride, erythritol. A great toothpaste for kids: https://amzn.to/3ZHH2RY and also a great toothpaste for adults: https://amzn.to/3ZxeIRV 
  2. Use a natural mouthwash: All commercial mouthwashes contain alcohol and other chemicals that can be harsh on the oral microbiome and weakens teeth. Using a natural mouthwash made with ingredients such as tea tree oil, coconut oil, or hydrogen peroxide can help to kill bacteria and freshen the breath without disrupting the beneficial balance of the oral microbiome.
  3. Eat a balanced diet: A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and other whole foods can help to maintain a healthy oral microbiome. Avoiding sugary and acidic foods and drinks in excess.
  4. Chew gum with xylitol: Chewing gum with xylitol, a natural sweetener, has been shown to reduce the risk of tooth decay. Xylitol helps to reduce the amount of harmful bacteria in the mouth and can also stimulate the production of saliva, which helps to neutralize acid and rinse away food particles. Some of my favorites are: https://amzn.to/3CGw1Go or https://amzn.to/3ZvfyyI 
  5. Use oil pulling: Oil pulling is an ancient practice that involves swishing oil (coconut or sesame) in the mouth to remove bacteria and toxins. Coconut oil is a popular choice for oil pulling due to its antimicrobial properties. To try oil pulling, place a tablespoon of oil in your mouth and swish it around for 15 minutes before spitting it out. Here is another option for oil pulling aside from just straight coconut oil: https://amzn.to/3Xs1xzU 
  6. Drink green tea: Green tea  has been shown to have antimicrobial properties that can help to kill bacteria in the mouth. Drinking a quality green tea may also help to reduce the risk of gum disease and tooth decay and have anti radiation properties. I really like this one: https://amzn.to/3vVyR6K 
  7. Avoid excessive stress or find a way to release it as this will drastically decrease saliva production from the parotid gland and increase the risk of tooth demineralizations 

Here are 6 ways to minimize oral exposure to electromagnetic radiation (EMR) from commonly used devices you can do now:

  1. Use a headset or speakerphone when using your cell phone: Keeping your phone away from your head can help to reduce your exposure to EMR. Using a headset or speakerphone can also help to keep your hands free for other tasks. Avoid using cordless phones. These are a great option: https://amzn.to/3Xo8t19 
  2. Keep electronic devices at a distance: When using electronic devices such as laptops or tablets, try to keep them at least 14 inches away from your face. This can help to reduce your exposure to EMR.
  3. Turn off wireless devices when not in use: Turning off wireless devices such as routers and Bluetooth when they are not in use can help to reduce your exposure to EMR.
  4. Use a screen protector: Using a screen protector on your electronic devices can help to reduce the amount of EMR that reaches your eyes and face.
  5. Limit your use of electronic devices: Reducing the amount of time you spend using electronic devices can also help to minimize your exposure to EMR. Consider taking breaks from screens and finding alternative activities to do during these times.
  6. Turn to the full line of Hedron EMF Protection products for all of your EMF protection needs. 

It is important to note that the long-term health effects of EMR exposure are still being studied and more research is needed to fully understand the potential risks. However, taking steps to minimize your exposure to EMR may be beneficial for your overall health and well-being.

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