Sink your teeth into the new trend of holistic dentistry
Sink your teeth into holistic dentistry
You’re ticking all the boxes when it comes to your teeth, right? Brushing twice a day, flossing like a pro, going to your twice-yearly check-ups. And still, an Australian Health Policy Collaboration study found that 90 per cent of Aussie adults have some form of tooth decay. Yes, that’s in 2018. Here’s the big problem: our oral health doesn’t only affect our mouth. “Our teeth and gums are the best signal for what our body needs in terms of nutrients and vitamins,” says Dr Steven Lin, functional dentist and author of The Dental Diet. “So if you have tooth decay, then there are hormonal problems, there are immune problems, there are digestive problems.” On the other hand, a healthy grin can mean better sleep, a boosted workout and a lower risk of chronic diseases. It all starts with what you put in your gob. Time to get a smart mouth.