For a long time, Nicole Rouse’s teeth told a story she hated. “I had really bad TMJ; I had no control over my jaw,” she says, referring to temporomandibular joint disorder, which causes jaw pain. “[It] was making me bite my tongue till it bled.” Her jaw problems were a symptom of the many stressful aspects of Ms. Rouse’s life.
She had come to Toronto from British Columbia to be with a boyfriend, but the relationship fell apart and she ended up on the streets; she had mental health issues, which included addiction; she became involved in a series of abusive relationships; she had a criminal record; her children would not speak to her. Her teeth were rotting from a combination of neglect, drunken accidents, violent abuse and chemotherapy to treat a bout with cancer.
One tooth started hurting so badly that she just yanked it out herself. Ms. Rouse faced a huge array of obstacles to obtaining dental care. [An excerpt from: The unique (and surprisingly spiritual)relationship between a dentist, a patient and one’s sense of self by Eve Tushnet, October 04, 2019 ]
It’s been a challenge in dentistry to acknowledge that what we do in the mouth affects the entire body. Through research, we finally understand that there is a direct relationship between gum disease and systemic diseases, but the next step is to look beyond the physical body even to include the mental-emotional and spiritual-energetic components to the disease process.
Understanding Holistic Dentistry
The growing trend of holistic health has also reached dentistry, which is starting to view teeth in the larger context of full-body health. “Biological dentistry” is a term coined by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology.
“Always seek the safest, least toxic way to accomplish the mission of treatment, all the goals of modern dentistry, and do it while treading as lightly as possible on the patient’s biological terrain. A more biocompatible approach to oral health is the hallmark of biological dentistry.”
A holistic approach to dentistry includes considering the mouth and teeth as part of the rest of the body and not held in isolation. Knowing the connection between teeth and meridians, you may want to find a holistic dentist in your town that will treat your tooth pain in a more complete and comprehensive way.
Holistic dentistry encourages balance by using non-toxic physical application products like ozone, mental-emotional assessment for the awareness of disease through biological decoding, treating the physical, mental emotional and energetic body with spagyric natural remedies and balancing the human energy field with bioenergetics and ACMOS. Addressing all levels of our being, able us to create optimum environmental conditions to support homeostasis and improve health in the oral cavity and beyond.
More Than Our Physical Body
“Our physical world is a life in duality. There’s a perceived right way and a wrong way. Holistic dentists would say mercury is a neurotoxin and does not belong in our mouth. Mercury filling proponents would say it is safe. In the realm of higher consciousness or spirit, we expand our senses beyond the physicality of duality and it is here we experience our truth.
My role as a health professional is to share information: our universe is based on the principle of exchange or sharing of energy, energy is frequency, and frequency contains information. For example, 480 Hz give us the information that something is the color red. Even atoms share energy or information, giving and taking electrons, always in a constant exchange of information.
When we are in alignment with our Source and our truth, we are inspired or “in spirit,” inspiration brings movement, energy in motion or emotion and from here we bring it into the realm of the physical and take action. I encourage patients to listen to their gut, to their truth, and what resonates with them. I encourage my patients to expand and look beyond the box of the physical to consider our emotional and spiritual- energetic body as that which cannot be separated from the physical. We are all three at the same time and all aspects need to be considered for holistic.” – Carla Yamashiro, DDS, NMD (The Ecological Dentist).
Spritual Meanings of Teeth
“Our teeth and gums need us to address both their metaphysical and the physical needs. Teeth are not only the gateway to our digestive system, they can also be a gateway to deeply transformative inner work and spiritual development. Our teeth act like stoic storehouses, holding onto suppressed or distorted emotional energy.
My theory is that because teeth are some of the most dense matter in our physical bodies, they have an almost gravitational pull on emotional energy when it is suppressed instead of released. Suppressing emotions is a survival tactic, so it makes sense that our body will compress those emotions somewhere secure, while we get on with doing what we have to survive. When suppressed thoroughly enough, the energetic burden can accumulate for years.
Sooner or later that stored emotional energy becomes embodied in the cells of our teeth even influencing the DNA to be passed down through families if we don’t release it first. The energetic burden means the teeth are more vulnerable to physical pressures such as undernourishment, environmental toxins or simply wear and tear. That’s when teeth start clamoring for attention with symptoms.
Not everyone’s teeth hold energy in this way. Some people store spiritual and emotional energy elsewhere in their bodies. But for those of us plagued by chronic teeth troubles, it’s only when we address the metaphysical influences, that our teeth can finally heal.”- Meliors Simms, Holistic Dentist.
Sense To the Spritual Meanings of Teeth
Everyone’s mouth has a unique story that contains the solution to healing your symptoms. You just need to translate what your teeth are telling you, and then respond appropriately. More and more people are turning to established metaphysical theories for understanding the spiritual meanings of teeth. You may be familiar with writers such as Louise Hay or Evette Rose who offer spiritual meanings for different symptoms.
However, the most well-known and long-standing theory of spiritual meanings for teeth comes from Traditional Chinese Medicine’s Meridian system. In Traditional Chinese Medicine each tooth is associated with an organ that is in turn associated with certain emotions, and so those feelings can influence, or be influenced by your teeth.
Given the connection between teeth health and wellness in other parts of your body, following are some maladies that have been associated with certain teeth. A toothache doesn’t necessarily mean that there is a problem elsewhere; however, it is a possibility to explore, especially if discomfort lingers.
Here are a few meridians that connect to your teeth:
- Incisors and canine teeth are on meridians that connect to the kidney, liver, and gallbladder.
- The meridians from bicuspids and molars are to the large intestine and stomach.
- These meridians link various organs, glands, muscles, and joints to your teeth:
- Pain in the upper and lower incisors can indicate kidney, bladder, and ear infections. They may also signal problems with the lymphatic system and reproductive organs.
- Molar pain can indicate anemia, stomach and intestinal ulcers, chronic gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining), hemorrhoids, bladder infections, breast health, rheumatism, and chronic inflammation of the pancreas.
- Wisdom teeth, on the other hand, connect to the central nervous system, heart, liver, and intestines. They can also signal high blood pressure, eczema, headache, liver disease, pain in the extremities, and cardiovascular disease.
The connections above can be further refined to a particular tooth and illness:
- Pain in the first incisor can be a sign of a prostate or tonsil infection.
- Chronic pain in the canine teeth can be a sign of inflammation of the liver or gallbladder (hepatitis or cholecystitis).
- Bicuspid (premolar) teeth can ache as the result of an allergic reaction, intestinal flora imbalance (dysbacteriosis), pneumonia, or colitis.
- Pain in the fourth teeth (top and bottom) may indicate joint pain and joint disease, like arthritis; also tied to the lungs and large intestine.
- Bottom canine teeth correspond to the circulatory system and pain can be a sign of atherosclerosis or lung dysfunction.
- Pain in the lower molars can indicate varicose veins, polyps in the colon, and respiratory illness (bronchitis, pneumonia, and asthma).
Throat Chakra: Teeth, Emotions, And Sprituality
“Our spiritual, mental, and emotional bodies are entrained with the physical body through a system of energy centers called chakras. Oral cavity and its associated structures such as jaws, teeth, gums, lips, tongue, tonsils, TMJ, maxillary sinuses as well as cervical spine and thyroid gland all draw their vital life force through the so-called throat chakra. Unimpeded flow of this life force is critical for optimal health of these physical structures and blocked flow will over time result in disease.
What blocks the flow of this vital life force? Discordant emotions resulting from chronic discordant thoughts which in turn are rooted in untrue core believes. Belief systems are thus in charge of our reality and our health. Each chakra is connected to its own unique set of emotional patterns. Throat chakra is connected to soul expression, namely the soul’s desire to fulfill its purpose and to express itself authentically and truthfully.
However, if you live on Earth you live in a polarized and dualistic collective where societal programming instills untrue believes about oneself. This is seen most profoundly in belief systems having to do with a soul expression. From the very young age our society teaches us that our curiosity, creative endeavors, and desire for play are frivolous and must take the back seat while yielding to the responsibilities and duties demanded by the society.
By the time we are teenagers we have lost touch with our passions. Throat chakra is the most highly blocked chakra and if you suffer from protracted gum disease, tooth decay, grinding and clenching, TMJ disorders, chronic tonsillitis, thyroid disease etc., ask yourself where you have been suppressed or where you have denied your creative needs.
Are you afraid to speak up for fear of being rejected or hurting someone’s feelings? Are you afraid to play and be called lazy for it? Do you block your desire to paint or experiment with colors? Sing? Dance? Work on exciting projects? Or have you even forgotten completely what makes you excited? Do you stay in relationships that are stifling you?
Did you buy into a belief that you don’t matter? Are you a self-appointed martyr that takes care of everybody else’s needs and forgets to take care of your needs? Primary emotion that blocks the throat chakra is fear to express oneself. Until this fear and the core belief of not being worthy of full soul expression is released, the disease in the associated structures such as teeth and gums will be difficult to manage and may require repeated dental treatment.
At White Sands Dentistry, a private holistic practice, we strive to address all possible causes of dental disease including nutrition, home-care practices, and spiritual and emotional needs. We provide gentle, conservative and preventative care.
We utilize ozone therapy which has many applications in dentistry and is a non-toxic alternative to antibiotics and pharmaceuticals commonly used in conventional dentistry. We offer biological extractions and Huggins Protocol for comprehensive dental revision. We provide metal-free, fluoridefree, mercury-free, and mercury-safe procedures.
Our hallmark procedure is a safe removal of mercury “silver” amalgam fillings, the so-called SMART Protocol, for which we have been certified by International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. We are also active members of International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine and Holistic Dental Association.”-By Dr Martina Mallery, DDS
Conclusion Holistic dentistry is a thing beyond the usual dentistry approaches and can be utilized for unresolved hesitant in the dentistry.