Changing the Face of Dentistry
- relating to an early stage in evolutionary development
synonyms: original, initial, earliest, first
- essential; fundamental
synonyms: basic, elemental, vital, central, intrinsic, inherent
If you don’t KNOW you have dental health choices, then you don’t have them!
Primal is about rediscovering the basics of bygone eons when there was almost no need for dentistry because of course, the best dentistry is no dentistry. Our hunter gathering ancestors didn’t have to think about how to maintain a healthy mouth. Their lifestyles made it a natural, but our conveniences dictate counterbalances we need to know about and implement. You’re in control. It’s time for Primal Dentistry!
Who doesn’t want less dentistry but wants to keep their stunning smile for a lifetime? Here, less is definitely more, but you have to know how to flip the switches that make that work for you! Primal Dentistry delivers industry-disruptive medical/dental information we all need!
This revolutionary book reveals:
- Simple solutions to decay, gum disease and even snoring and nighttime breathing problems
- Tips for developing and maintaining a great airway
- Energy medicine principles; how to remove health roadblocks so all your cells can operate efficiently both individually and together
- Six fundamental ways to stoke each of your cell’s energy furnaces, their mitochondria, so cells throughout your body are primed for ultimate healing. Mitochondrial dysfunction, a biomarker of aging, is linked to virtually all killer diseases of aging including gum disease.
- Gut and brain health strategies
- Heavy metal detoxification strategies
- How to open methylation pathways (MTHFR) – and why you should!
- The cost of the “dental death spiral” – minimalist dental techniques that preserve rather than destroy teeth while saving you significant healthcare dollars
…and so much more!
Foreword by John Laughlin, DDS
“Dr. Charles Mayo, a founder of the famed Mayo clinic, spoke presciently in 1918 to the Minnesota State Dental Association about “The Relation of General Mouth Conditions to General Health” during which he urged dentistry to take their essential place in preventive medicine. One hundred years later we still struggle to move that understanding forward.
In Primal Dentistry, an educational masterpiece, Carol continues to enlighten readers about the interconnectivity between the mouth and all other organs. This book belongs in the hands of any person with teeth, natural or artificial. It’s unfortunate that those responsible for educating our health care professionals can’t envision the power of functional medicine and holistic dentistry’s role within it.
I am blown away by the scope of material presented in “Primal Dentistry”, which should benefit generations to come. Her general knowledge of biology, chemistry, physiology, anatomy and energy medicine explains how they all affect health and disease. This book goes far beyond the popular catch phrase “Evidence based dentistry/medicine”. It represents an excellent combination of science and experience based dentistry/medicine.
I will continue to recommend Carol’s writings to all of my patients. The wealth of knowledge within “Mouth Matters” and “Primal Dentistry” will change people and hopefully, the professionals of health care. It should be required reading for all health care students and faculty, especially the profession of Dentistry. All state boards of Dentistry and Medicine would be well served to use “Primal Dentistry” as their guiding light. Read the table of contents and get hooked!”
John Laughlin, DDS
Cranial Academy, Holistic Dental Association (Past President) Academy of General Dentistry
American Association of Gnathologic Orthopedics
American Association of Cranio Facial Pain
Founding Member of the American Academy for Functional Orthodontics
Founding Member of International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology.
William Garner Sutherland Temporomandibulo-Cranial Group
The doctor who wrote the foreword of this book recommended it to me. I enjoyed reading it and I learned much from it. I’m a dental student, so this book made me rethink everything that I’m learning in school. I highly recommend it. If you care about optimizing your health systemically, or even just orally, then this is one great way to open up new doors toward that goal.
Amazon – Louie M
“How’s that working for you?” is the question to pose when attempting to solve problems in a way that has repeatedly failed in the past. Evidence of “laws” such as the law of gravity is irrefutable. If you’re a skydiver and your parachute doesn’t open, there is no going back up. Gravity will take you. No science, no twist on the story, no pitch can make that parachute look successful. It doesn’t matter what we “believe” about parachutes, what we “know” about parachutes, who “paid” for the parachute, who “made” the parachute, who “folded” it, where the pilot got his “license,” how many years of experience the skydiver had or how good his life insurance is! Gravity wins!
Cavities and gum disease are systemic diseases with systemic answers; oral health should be a cornerstone of functional medicine.
1 What Is Primal Dentistry?
Our hunter gathering ancestors made enjoying a healthy mouth natural, but today’s conveniences dictate counter-balances we need to know about and implement.
2 Staging Yourself: Healing From the Inside Out
Six ways to keep your gut – your “second brain” happy!
3 Your Second Brain: Going Primal
Wake up taste receptors body-wide for better health.
4 Gardening Your Mouth
Choose from a smörgåsbord of enjoyable localized options to keep your mouth near a neutral pH and prevent damaging biofilms from adhering to teeth.
5 When Negative Ions Deliver Positive Health!
Energy medicine is the future. Your nervous system, circulatory system and muscles are examples of electrically- driven sub-systems operating within a bioelectrical body.
6 Health Reboot! Oxygen Therapies Recharge Your Batteries
All serious disease states share a low oxygen state within tissues. Oxygen therapies kick healing systems into high gear!
7 A Magic Silver Bullet?
Does silver live up to its aeons-old reputation for warding off disease?
8 Why Hemp? Of Locks and Keys
Hemp (cannabis minus its one psychoactive compound) is one of the most versatile medicinal herbs in terms of phytochemistry. Mythology should not limit its use.
9 New Health BuZzz: MTHFR Gene Variations
Every body cell must methylate well full-time to function well full-time. Heavy metals and nitrous oxide shut methylation down. How do you restart the pathways?
10 DENTISTRY’S LEGACY: YOU EAT YOUR DENTISTRY ALL DAY, EVERY DAY
Vaporization from mercury-laden fillings is incompatible with optimal health. Who’s most at risk? Should you remove them? If so, what is a basic protocol?
11 Mercury Detoxification
Sample protocols for eliminating mercury from body tissues
12 Life and death decisions: developing a healthy airway
Three specific oral postures help your child maximize airway development and attractiveness. What is myofunctional therapy? The hazards of being tongue-tied. How snoring can ruin your love life!
13 Is Sleep a Waste of Time or is Time a Waste Without Sleep?
Repercussions of sleep disordered breathing – and dental solutions.
14 The Best Dentistry is No Dentistry; Less Drilling Feels Great!
Early, repeatable, accurate decay diagnosis and understanding subtle tooth structures that keep a tooth from breaking later is key to keeping teeth a lifetime, yet traditional dentists are generally not well-versed. What you should know.
15 The Best Dentistry is No Dentistry; Biomimetic dentistry
Tooth repair should mimic nature as closely as possible, structurally, mechanically and in beauty. Biomimetic dentists rebuild teeth without crowns and safely replace traditional fillings in ways that help a tooth survive. Guest chapter by Wendell Robertson, DDS
16 BioLOGICAL Dentistry
Mercury, fluoride and root canals – OH MY! What’s all the fuss?
17 Dentistry’s Legacy Part 2 (Thyroid)
An introduction to thyroid function and why you should protect this hormone powerhouse.
18 Fee for service is Killing Us!
An insightful examination of fee for service dental insurance and how it rewards mediocre dentists that place dental work that cyclically fails. Guest chapter by Matthew Gillespie, DDS.
19 Final Words: Prescription for Change
A call for active participation to improve outcomes for all individuals and for society as a whole.
Appendix A. Understanding Good Fats and Oils
Appendix B. Spirochetes
Appendix C. Choosing a Dentist (Guest commentary by Wendell Robertson, DDS)
Appendix D. Mercury Detoxification Sample Protocol
Appendix E. The Potential for Brain Dysfunction: No More Routinely Putting Kids to Sleep
Appendix F. Burning Mouth
Appendix G. “Berlin Declaration Shows Amalgam Has Entered Its Twilight Years” Reprinted Courtesy of Dentistry Today.
Appendix H. Ketogenic Eating Style For Optimal Weight, Mental and Physical Performance
Limited Availability: apologies in advance for the impossibility of answering/researching all personal e-mail queries or comments posted to various blogs. I will however selectively answer those of a general nature so readers can benefit from other’s questions. Please note: Carol Vander Stoep is a dental hygienist. Just as a dentist may not legally diagnose or offer personalized dental treatment advice via the Internet, neither may she. Carol will not dispense dental/medical advice via email – if you have dental concerns, please schedule a consultation with a dental professional whose philosophy most closely aligns with yours. Mouth Matters and Primal Dentistry books and database as well as this website is an offering to help enlighten you about possible considerations and choices.
Content on this website, in Primal Dentistry: Less is More and Mouth Matters is not considered medical or dental advice. Please see a physician before making any medical or lifestyle changes and a dentist if you need help with oral conditions.
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