Expand Your Understanding of the Mouth-Body Connection

by | Jun 20, 2019 | Biological Dentistry

woman deep in thoughtIt’s not news that the healthcare system in our country is very broken and that more and more people – especially younger folks – are looking for alternatives.

“The current model of medicine focuses on providing pills and procedures for addressing physical symptoms and prescribing quick fixes,” says Dr. Wayne Jonas, executive director of Samueli Integrative Health Programs, reflecting on survey results his company released late last year.

But younger patients want more. They are looking for options that fit their lifestyle and personal needs. This generational shift proves that more and more patients will be seeking out ways to address the underlying causes of health.

The survey also found that most want to talk with their providers about why they want to be healthy and treatments that aren’t drug-centered.

Those are the kinds of conversations we like to have with patients who come to our holistic dental office in Arlington.

“Patients see their health as much more than just their physical symptoms, yet doctors aren’t talking to their patients about important factors that influence their health,” said…Jonas…. “A whole-person, integrative approach to health and well-being allows patients to get to the root of their health conditions, but we haven’t yet made this approach a priority in treating patients.”

Often, the root of health problems can be found in the mouth. But many remain unaware of this mouth-body connection because dentistry has long been treated as something completely separate from medicine – as though the mouth were not connected to the body at all.

Yet as German physician Dr. Reinhold Voll taught, conditions in the mouth may in fact play a role in up to 90% of health problems.

The more you understand about your teeth, gums, and jaws, and their relationship to your overall health, the more capable you are of making the health decisions that are best for you – your needs, your priorities, your values.

This coming November, one of the professional associations that Dr. Attar is a member of – the International Academy of Biological Dentistry & Medicine (IABDM) – will be providing a unique opportunity for patients to learn more about that mouth-body connection from leading biological dentists, physicians, and other health professionals from across North America.

While they hold their annual conference for members, they will also be hosting a parallel meeting for the general public, featuring more than 15 speakers over two days. Their goal is to provide critical information on oral-systemic health that you can put to use right away in your quest to achieve optimum overall health and well-being.

Here’s a preview of what you can expect:

No other holistically minded organization has put on such a conference for “seekers” like you. It’s truly a first-of-its-kind meeting, and we encourage you to be a part of it if you can!

The public sessions will be held November 15 – 16, 2019 at the Cool Springs Marriott in Franklin, TN, just outside of Nashville. You’ll find complete details, including registration and lodging info, here.

It’s sure to be an amazing event!

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