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UK Against Fluoridation

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

What Dentists Want You to Know About Your Thyroid

According to Dr. Izabella Wentz, a doctor of pharmacy, the same bacteria that contribute to gum disease or periodontitis produce an inflammatory response associated with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Most patients with this autoimmune disease also have periodontitis. 

While fluoride is often regarded as a route to good dental health, it can make the condition worse for people with thyroid disorders, Wentz noted. 

Thyroid disorders of any kind can also lead to specific challenges for your dentist. Assure a Smile, a leading holistic dentistry practice in south Florida, says thyroid disorders can cause dry mouth, or decreased production of saliva in the mouth. 

Saliva is essential to good oral health because it helps prevent cavities by dissolving foods and preventing sticky foods from adhering to tooth enamel. It also helps deliver important minerals to teeth, improving their structure and strength. ........................

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