Your Mouth: A Toxic, Ticking Time Bomb?

Clinicians cite several recent studies that show that much of the toxicity people are exposed to in the environment often presents itself first in the mouth. That is the theme of a story in the Milwaukee Community Journal titled “4 Ways You Might Have a Toxic Time Bomb Ticking in Your Mouth.” Dr. Sanda Moldovan, a periodontist and nutritionist, summed it all up: “The mouth is the gateway to a person’s health and well-being,” said Dr. Moldovan, who is also the author of “HEAL UP! Seven Ways to Faster Healing and Optimum Care.”

The studies have shown that heart disease, diabetes, cancer and respiratory infections are all associated with oral health, and two studies demonstrated the direct links between periodontal disease and an increased risk of stroke and heart disease.

The bacteria and infection that is allowed to build up in the mouth can “travel throughout the body and lead to major health issues,” Dr. Moldovan told the Community Journal.

Dr. Moldovan outlined the four factors that affect toxic activity:

  • Toxic bacteria: Dr. Molodovan says to eat less sugar, which “feeds toxic bacteria.”
  • Mercury, often from fillings
  • Medications, and the dry mouth that is a side effect
  • Toothpaste ingredients, particularly triclosan

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