Dentist in Fort Lauderdale, FL explains the link between dental health and maintaining hormonal balance
If you find that you spend most of your day feeling tired and sluggish, or you have been told by your doctor that you have adrenal or thyroid issues, your oral health may be linked to your symptoms. Dr. Yolanda Cintron, holistic dentist in Fort Lauderdale, FL, explains the link between your dental health and maintaining hormonal balance.
Everything is interconnected in our bodies
It can be easy to think of your teeth and gums as isolated from the rest of your health, but, everything is connected within our bodies. One example that many people have likely heard of is the link between gum disease and cardiovascular issues such as heart attacks and strokes. The bacterial infection from your gums can travel throughout your bloodstream to other organs, where it leads to inflammation and damage. This is just one example – if you think about how many different organs there are in your body and the wide range of diseases, it’s easy to see how poor oral health can contribute to a variety of other disorders, such as certain types of cancers, chronic infections, and hormonal imbalances such as thyroid or adrenal health problems.
Thyroid problems and adrenal fatigue
As a holistic dental practitioner, Dr. Cintron receives referrals for patients from endocrinology doctors, acupuncturists, and other medical practitioners that understand how everything is connected in the body. If you are suffering from adrenal fatigue, the teeth that are connected by meridian channels to your adrenal glands could be at the root of the issue. If these teeth are unhealthy due to abscesses, cracks, root canals with infections that have never fully healed, gum disease, or other issues, they could be contributing to the “fight or flight” stress response in your body. This response is natural and protective when we are in life or death situations, but when it is constantly being stimulated by daily stressors in addition to underlying oral health issues, your adrenal glands become taxed and unable to perform optimally.
At Go Natural Dentistry, we are always here to help answer your questions, explain the Meridian tooth chart and how your oral health relates to the health of the rest of your body, and evaluate which oral health issues might be affecting your overall quality of life and health. Call our Fort Lauderdale, FL office today at (855) 381-6001 to schedule your consultation.« Back to Blog Page