Category Archives: Dental health

Q & A: Teeth Grinding

Question

 I need your help with my husband. He has been grinding his teeth at night and he is driving me crazy. Is it his nerves, parasites? What do you think it could be? What do you recommend? Thanks again for your ongoing help!

Answer

Teeth grinding, or bruxism, can be from several causes, two of which you already mentioned.

Parasites – teeth grinding can be a sign of pinworms , quite common, or roundworms, a bit less common. This is often more the case with children, but as all adults also have parasites, everyone is wise to do a parasite cleanse once or twice a year anyways, to keep these little critters in balance.

Some people think that we only pick up parasites when travelling; this is NOT true. I have had cases of roundworms, tapeworms and amoebas with clients who have never left Canada. But we DO encourage  a parasite cleanse after travelling to tropical countries. Historically, people did cleanses every spring, whether by choice or natural selection – edible plants (weeds) such as dandelion, nettles, burdock, yellow dock, and other bitters may have been the only food available in springtime. And most have heard of the castor oil treatment from Grandma – same idea – clean out that bowel! For ideas that are easier than either of these, please refer to past articles:

Success for Diarrhea and Parasites

Parasites, Pets and People

 

Nerves and Stress can cause teeth grinding. Stress depletes many vitamins and minerals such as Vitamins B’s & C’s,  Zinc & Magnesium, which are all required for healthy nervous system. Muscle tension is a result. When one sleeps, the muscles of the jaw will often express this stress, resulting in grinding. To test if this is the problem, one can use something like Stress Pak for 1 month and evaluate.

An exercise which a biological dentist gave me years ago to help prevent this is: before going to sleep clench your jaw together and hold for 5-10 seconds, then slowly release. Do this at least 3 times. In simplified terms, he said this sends a message to the brain that tells it you have done the clenching, now relax. I think it is a it like isometrics. As I did not like the feel of clenching my teeth without some protection, I purchased an inexpensive mouth guard, available in  a local hockey store. This is the type you put in boiling water and mold to your teeth. You can also go to sleep with this in place; it may not stay there long, but seemed to help.

Herbals treatments that help relax muscles and promote sleep can be taken before bedtime. Some that we find particularly helpful are: Magnesium, plus Nervous System Pack (US)/ or Eight (CA), OR Herbal Sleep (US) / HVP (CA). Contact us to order any of these with a direct discount.

 

TMJ or Temporomandiblular Joint being out of position can contribute to grinding. This may also be related to stress. Two certifications I have that help with this: CRA, Contact Reflex Analysis,  which some chiropractors have, is used to test and correct this. TMJ Re-set is another, which  makes a huge difference to people in overall posture, neck mobility, clarity of thinking and more. The TMJ has extensive implications for our health. Some body or energy workers, such as cranial sacral therapists may be helpful.

 

Dental misalignments can be another cause. I would check out the previous 3 possibilities first, unless you have a good dental plan.  Misalignments can be due to fillings or teeth being too high or low, underlying infections, root canals, jaw positioning, probably other things that only a dentist can tell you.  Dentists can also make a professionally fitted mouthguard that one wears all night. This can prevent further damage to teeth caused by the grinding, but may not be addressing the underlying cause(s).

Hope this helps; if not contact us for further information.

Silver Gel used for Dental Surgery

I received a question about the study in which Silver Gel was used to prevent infection in dental implants and have found some sites that show this research, as well as patents pending.

I found reference to the study that we learned about at a Conference:  http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/benediting-410295-silver-sol-technology-fda-gel-fina-final-entertainment-ppt-powerpoint/

Cibron Dental Consultants Report: “It is our … Silver Sol gel has been shown to disinfect topically and keep hands completely sanitized …

It is an extensive 90 slide Power Point; the relevant slides are #9-11, so I have taken this information from there:

Two Dentists, Dr. Willoughby and Dr. Clease performed 300 dental surgeries using Silver Gel and there were ZERO infections.

This is unprecedented rate of non-infection in oral surgery. Other uses in dentistry in addition to preventing infection, are to lessen after-effects of dental procedures, such as inflammation, pain, and to speed healing. This is what many people have found effective.

Liquid Silver Guard – 1 teaspoon (5 ml) 2-3 times per day (we suggest holding in the mouth 6 minutes if possible, then swallowing so the benefits are both topical and internal)

Silver Gel – apply top9ically to affected area, or rub on gums 12-3 times per day.

Other references you may want to check are:

http://www.freshpatents.com/-dt20101216ptan20100316685.php

http://www.silverforme.info/FDA%20Approves%20Dressing%20Gel.htm

We have also used Silver Gel as a tooth gel with excellent results in both improved gum health and reduced dental cavities. As Silver Gel is a strong natural anti-biotic, and as germs are the primary cause of decay and gum disease, this is no surprise. 

Please contact our office if you wish to order either of these.

Or to order online from the same supplier that we use, go to Nature’s Sunshine, and ask to get wholesale pricing, using our sponsor name: Benoit and account # 309344.

Silver Sol Uses – Why it IS Revolutionary

Dr. Gordon Pedersen’s Western Canada presentations on the Revolutionary New Silver were excellent! Well attended in every location, we had over 80 people in Victoria and 90 in Kelowna. He has been touring worldwide to share this remarkable product, the UK, Russia and…. ???

Learning protocols and successes for many more uses of these amazing products was very helpful for our modern day epidemic of antibiotic resistant diseases. Dr. Pedersen has been witness to cures for many microbe induced conditions- meaning those caused by bacteria, viruses, germs, fungus, parasites and mold, which is just about every human condition.

The Silver Guard Liquid can be used :

  • in eyes for infections and cataracts
  • in ears for infections
  • in mouth for internal infections such as cold, flu, bronchitis, pneumonia, Lyme’s, herpes, aids, cancer, candida, malaria – all infections.
  • as a douche for vaginitis, yeast, HPV and cervical cancer
  • sprayed on skin for burns, ulcerations, rashes
  • inhaled for lung conditions
  • nasal spray for sinus infections
  • facial steamers for acne, rosacea and other skin conditions

The Silver Shield Gel can be used :

  • for acne, rosacea
  • to heal wounds, abcesses, bed sores, rashes, psoriasis, excema, diabetic sores ( at phenomenol savings to medical systems, if they would use this natural product instead of the pharmaceutical silver preparations presently being used)
  • as a tooth gel to prevent cavities, plaquing, gum disease – Dr. Pedersen states that 80% of cardio vascular disease is caused by bacteria in the mouth. Added benefits – swallow gel after brushing
  • in dental surgery – a Canadian oral surgery group has shortened time of dental implants from 1 year to 1 day with NO infections in over 300 patients; other oral surgeries have shown NO infections using only Silver Gel as antibiotic in over 1300 cases
  • anti-wrinkle cream as the Silver Gel has strong anti-oxidant and anti-aging properties
  • MRSA infections
  • quicker healing of bruises, surgical stitches

Silver has been proven to activate growth of stem cells, which promotes quicker healing of any body tissue.
These uses have been patented already, or are in patent process, which means they have been proven.

Silver Sol is not the same as Colloidal Silver – contact Benoit Health to understand the differences.

All products are Health Canada, FDA and EPA approved.

If you are interested in more information, please contact me.