Your amazing mouth

Your amazing mouth

Treating our bodies well by using this knowledge helps support the ever-amazing mouth continue to perform its duties, from chewing and ingesting to smiling and talking.

Treating our bodies well by using this knowledge helps support the ever-amazing mouth continue to perform its duties, from chewing and ingesting to smiling and talking.

by Dr. Nicholas Meyer — 

The mouth is an amazing part of the body’s anatomy. We explore our world for the first year of life with our mouths. It is a major source of seeding the microbiome that will become a part of us for both good and bad. We chew our food with our teeth. We attract our mates with our words and smiles.

We take it for granted when everything is working well. But did you ever stop to think about the other attributes to our oral structures than those just mentioned?  We all need to reflect for a moment to get a deeper appreciation for the diversity of functions that can occur within the mouth.

The tissues of the mouth are endowed with a rich network of readily accessible capillaries. When looked upon in this manner, they make an ideal point of delivery for a wide variety of substances. These substances can be pharmaceutical drugs (e.g., nitroglycerin for the heart); homeopathic remedies (e.g., Arnica montana, or any other for that matter); Bach flower remedies (e.g., Rescue® Remedy); and liposomally encapsulated nutrients (e.g., glutathione, B vitamins, vitamin C and others).

But it is not just the capillaries that allow these substances to enter the body so quickly. Liposomal delivery is a high-potency delivery system that can bypass the GI system in common use. The delivery occurs because of the fat component of the cell membrane. All outer cell layers are composed of fats.

We must add good fats to our diet to make healthy cell membranes, which are necessary for the body to function optimally. The fats of the membrane see the liposome as a like material and welcome it into the cell with very little extra work to absorb it.

Treating our bodies well by using this knowledge helps support the ever-amazing mouth continue to perform its duties, from chewing and ingesting to smiling and talking.  Take a moment to appreciate all your mouth does for you.

 

Nicholas Meyer, D.D.S., D.N.M., is a general dentist in Scottsdale, Ariz., who has a special interest in developmental disturbances of the facial complex that contribute to such maladies as TMJ, snoring and sleep apnea. milldental.com, drmeyer@milldental.com or 480-948-0560.

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 34, Number 6, December 2015/January 2016.

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