What are the hidden root causes of disease in your mouth? Let’s talk about it.
Most of us don’t realize that the health of our mouth affects the health of the rest of our body.
The health of your gums is particularly important. Periodontal disease has been associated with cardiovascular disease. In fact, grossly elevated CRP or cardio reactive protein, which indicates inflammation in the cardiovascular system, may be rooted in periodontal disease or even a dental abscess. Any infection in your mouth can actually cause massive inflammation in your cardiovascular system.
It’s very important to keep your gums and teeth healthy. It’s not uncommon as you get older for crowns to loosen as the bone density in your jaw diminishes. As you age or if you grind your teeth, the enamel wears off loosening fillings. Bacteria in your mouth can work their way under poorly fitting crowns and loose fillings inducing infection in the root of the tooth or even in the bone. These deep infections often go unnoticed for a long time. Your mouth is highly vascular and the infection easily migrates from the dental abscess into your bloodstream. This causes massive cardiovascular inflammation.
I’ve had patients who’ve highly elevated CRP which makes me suspicious of dental disease. When I examine their mouth and see periodontal disease or swelling in their gum, which may indicate an abscess in their root, I make an immediate referral to a dentist for treatment.
I also recommend a novel treatment.
It’s research-based, although I’ve been using it for over twenty years, based on what I know about inflammation. Periodontal disease actually begins when the microflora of the mouth is out of balance. Your gums start to shrink as you get older and the roots of your teeth actually start to get exposed. The treatment I recommend is taking at least 300 milligrams a day of COQ10. I’ve seen patients and I’ve personally experienced improvement within a few weeks.
Years ago, when I bit down on a hard candy that my mother had gotten me for my birthday, one of my teeth cracked and I discovered this treatment. I had never had a cavity before but the dentist noticed some shrinking of my gums with spaces between my gums and teeth.
I wanted to know why. The dentist explained that by the time you’re in your 30s your immune system just isn’t as efficient at preventing issues in your gums. Which then led to bacteria getting up in the root and causing a cavitation in my tooth. The spaces between my teeth and gums were quite deep. The dentist recommended scaling which is a surgical procedure to do a deep cleaning. Unfortunately, I needed a root canal and a crown but I started to take Coenzyme Q 10 to support my immune system and decrease the inflammation in my mouth.
A few weeks later I had my next dental exam to be evaluated for the scaling procedure.
Thanks to the CoQ10, the spaces between my teeth and gums had reduced down to normal. Besides flossing and using a Waterpik, taking CoQ10 is a very efficient way to help treat periodontal disease and avoid cardiovascular inflammation.
My dental odyssey was years before I created Genesis Gold®, but I have noticed that my patients who do take Genesis Gold® to support their hypothalamus that they have much healthier gums and teeth and heal a lot faster. Balanced hormones positively influence the health of your gums and cardiovascular system.
If you have any questions about hormones and periodontal health, please join me in our Hormone Support Group where I answer your questions live. You can access it by signing up for my free Hormone Reboot Training.