In this blog post, Maria Rickert Hong relates her personal experience with holistic dentistry.
My Personal Experience with Holistic Dentistry
I am fortunate to live near the office of Dr. Mark Breiner, a holistic dentist who doesn’t use mercury, fluoride or BPA. He has been campaigning against mercury amalgams since the 1970’s. He’s written a book, Whole-Body Dentistry: A Complete Guide to Understanding the Impact of Dentistry on Total Health.
In it, he explains the dangers of mercury, including the electrical problems caused by them. Because they are metal, mercury fillings affect the electrical energy along that meridian. Each tooth sits on a particular acupuncture meridian, so an unhealthy tooth can affect the systems and organs related to that meridian.
Before he removed my mercury fillings, he measured the voltage, current and power provided by each of them. Voltages ranged from 40-220 MV, currents from 1-4 MA, and MW x seconds from -0.01 to -0.33. Our bodies are electrochemical in nature, and these mercury fillings throw an electrical monkey wrench into the mix.
Dr. Breiner also practices homeopathy as a means of helping the body detoxify from the mercury, as well as from other toxins lurking in the body.
What Is Holistic Dentistry?
Holistic dentistry, therefore, is a type of dentistry that looks at the health of a person’s teeth in relation to the health of the overall body. This kind of dentist understands how chronic and degenerative disease can be caused by toxic fillings, jawbone infection, the bite or airway problems.
These dentists also understand how tongue tie, high palates and other oral deformations can lead to conditions such as:
They will often recommend working with other holistic practitioners such as osteopaths, naturopaths, integrative orthodontists and orofacial myologists.
About Maria Rickert Hong CHHC
Maria Rickert Hong is a Co-Founder of, and the Education and Media Director for, Epidemic Answers, the 501(c)3 sponsoring non-profit of The Documenting Hope Project.
She is a former sell-side Wall Street equity research analyst who covered the oil services sector at Salomon Smith Barney and Lehman Brothers under Institutional Investor #1 ranked analysts. Later, she covered the gaming, lodging & leisure sector at Jefferies & Co. and Calyon Securities. She quit working on Wall Street when her first son was born.
Prior to working on Wall Street, she was a marketing specialist for Halliburton in New Orleans, where she also received her MBA in Finance & Strategy from Tulane University.
She is the author of the bestselling book Almost Autism: Recovering Children from Sensory Processing Disorder and the co-author of Brain Under Attack: A Resource for Parents and Caregivers of Children with PANS, PANDAS, and Autoimmune Encephalitis. Maria is also a Certified Holistic Health Counselor. Her work can be found on EpidemicAnswers.org, DocumentingHope.com, Healing.DocumentingHope.com, Conference.DocumentingHope.com and MariaRickertHong.com
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Breiner, Mark, DDS. Whole-Body Dentistry: A Complete Guide to Understanding the Impact of Dentistry on Total Health. 2011.
Price, Weston A., DDS. Nutrition and Physical Degeneration. 2009.
Thom, Dickson, DDS ND, et al. Bioregulatory Medicine: An Innovative Holistic Approach to Self-Healing. Chelsea Green Publishing, 2018.