Dentist in Fort Lauderdale explains how disorders of the pineal gland are associated with health issues
The pineal gland is a small, but a mighty pea-shaped endocrine organ that is located in the brain. While some of the functions of the pineal gland are now well understood, it is known that it helps regulate and produce vital hormones in your body. Below, Dr. Yolanda Cintron at Go Natural Dentistry in Fort Lauderdale, FL explains how disorders of the pineal gland can be associated with oral health issues and what to do if you think you may be suffering from pineal gland issues.
The pineal gland
The pineal gland is important in the production and regulation of hormones, including melatonin, which is important for healthy sleep, and female hormones that can affect fertility and menstruation. In addition, studies have indicated a possible link between smaller pineal gland size and mood disorders such as schizophrenia, and inadequate pineal gland function has been associated with an increased risk of cancer.
If your pineal gland is not functioning optimally, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:
- Disrupted sleep patterns, such as insomnia
- Irregular menstrual cycle
- Impaired decision-making and memory
- Irritability or anxiety
- Low sex drive
The oral health connection
Dental problems can cause more than just a toothache. Issues such as tooth decay, abscesses, infections, gum disease, or even just the presence of mercury amalgam fillings can contribute to a wide variety of diseases throughout the body, and the pineal gland is no exception. In addition to the bloodstream, which carries both healthy and unhealthy materials such as bacteria throughout the body, the human body also has energetic channels that connect all parts of your body. When these meridians become blocked, they can cause negative health impacts. By addressing oral health problems, you can help resolve issues with your pineal gland or other disorders you may be suffering from.
Dr. Yolanda Cintron takes a holistic approach to identify and treat any oral health conditions you may have, using only biocompatible materials that have been identified as compatible with your body.
Call us to learn more
To learn more about how your oral health might be affecting the rest of your body, we encourage you to call Go Natural Dentistry in Fort Lauderdale, FL today at (855) 381-6001. We are here to help you achieve a healthy mouth and body!