Our oral health and overall health are inextricably linked. In fact, many believe the great majority of dis-ease can be traced back to problems arising in the mouth.

Our mouth serves as both a gateway to the body – and a mirror, reflecting back our body’s overall health.

 In short, one would be remiss to treat “medical” and “dental” as though there were a Chinese Wall between them. (Unless, of course, that wall were rooted in ancient Chinese medicine, recognizing that each tooth is situated on its own meridian – and each of those meridians connects to different organs in the body – much as traditional ancient medicine holds that each section of the tongue is connected to different organs.)

Gum disease can lead to inflammation throughout the body. Root canals (which, by definition, leave dead tissue in the body) have been linked to chronic dis-ease. And “silver” fillings are often a leading source of heavy metal toxicity – despite their name, their largest component is actually mercury, one of the most toxic materials known to man.

We know that at the end of the day, bodies are often identified based on their dental records. But why wait until then to consider such unique bio-markers?

Click below to read Dr. Odell’s chapters on the dangers of mercury in amalgam fillings – and the link between oral microbiome toxins and systemic diseases. And scroll through our multimedia library below for more on bioregulatory dentistry – including a video demonstration of IAOMT‘s SMART protocol for removing “silver” fillings.




(also known as
Biological Dentistry,
or Holistic Dentistry)

“The Mouth is the Mirror to the Body.”- Sir William Osler

Interactive Tooth

Meridian Chart



Dr. Odell's Chapter on the Dangers of Mercury in Amalgam Fillings


Dr. Odell's Chapter on the Link Between Oral Microbiome Toxins and Systemic Diseases


Click Here for More Articles on Bioregulatory Dentistry

Bioregulatory Dentistry;
Periodontal Disease,
Endodontical Treated Teeth
& Oral Toxicology


Medicine and Dentistry: Undoing an Illogical 150-Year Divide

Sachin H. Jain

Forbes Magazine Contributor


Oral Microbiome Homeostasis: The New Frontier in Oral Care Therapies

Gerald P. Curatola


Toxins, Foci, Interfering fields, teeth – importance and integration into the concept – What is essential ?

Josef Vizkelety & Ralf Oettmeier and Team
Alpstein Clinic, Gais (AR), Switzerland


"The role of dental field of disturbances (foci) in systemic cancer formation“ Myth or fact ?

Dr. Josef Vizkelety

Alpstein Clinic


Understanding the Microbiome in Your Mouth

Gerry Curatola, DDS

Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART)

SMART was developed by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT).

The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology


Click here to see how each tooth relates to the rest of the body.