View it in your browser SEPTEMBER Newsletter 2017
True Or False: Can Stress Cause Your Teeth To Fall Out?
Your smile is how you feel. As holistic dentists, we understand your body is the sum of all its parts. If one part is failing, it can affect what seems a completely unrelated part.

We know the impact of stress transcends emotional health. But when people consider physical effects, they tend to think of hypertension and heart disease. As your health partner, we’re on the frontlines of seeing the subtle effects of stress. These subtle effects offer an opportunity for intervention before they become catastrophic illnesses.

For example, stress is associated with changes in oral bacteria, the same type of bacteria linked to both gum disease and heart disease. Advanced gum disease alone is a leading cause of tooth loss. We often see how stress affects our patients’ oral health in other ways, including:
  • Chips, damage caused by subconscious daytime or night-time teeth-grinding
  • Facial and jaw pain caused by stressed joints and muscles
  • Cold sores, stress-induced ulcers, and infections
Keeping routine visits allows an opportunity to identify problems early and discuss solutions. Providing relief for symptoms is a Band-Aid; we’ll get you on the road to wellness that relieves a potential source of your problems: stress.
Mercury Toxicity Concerns Drive The Biological Dentistry Approach To Care In NC
Since amalgam-derived mercury may be distributed throughout the body by way of fillings, Dr. Virtue and other biological dentists advocate for their replacement. Virtue Dental Care places biocompatible, attractive, and durable porcelain fillings, inlays, onlays, and crowns. Due to toxicity, Dr. Virtue and his team follow guidelines established by the International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology for the safe removal of fillings that contain mercury. Patients and staff alike can be exposed to mercury through vapors and amalgam particulates released during the procedure.

As a biological dentist, Dr. Virtue is also a conservative dentist. Generally, a filling is preferred to an inlay or onlay and an inlay or onlay is preferred to a crown. The idea is to offer minimally invasive procedures tailored to each patient. These types of procedures preserve as much of the natural tooth as possible for the best outcome – the most natural appearance, function, and feel.

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Telephone: (336) 600-1179
301 East Lee Avenue, Yadkinville, NC 27055.
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