21st century medicine

The general state of health largely determines the quality of life. Who doesn’t want to be healthy, stay healthy or become healthy?
An essential element for a healthy body and therefore also for healthy teeth is a balanced intake of high-quality nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and trace elements.

Hippocrates, considered the father of modern medicine, pointed out the importance of proper nutritional intake more than 2000 years ago with his quote: “Food should be your medicine and medicine should be your food”.

Unfortunately, in our current society, nutrient deficiencies are very common, even if we have enough food: quantity before quality! Depleted arable land, toxic pesticides, negative environmental influences and industrial processing of staple foods, to name just a few factors, cause the loss or denaturation of vital nutrients in our food. This is often accompanied by an unbalanced diet that acidifies the body. The individual digestive situation also plays an important role, since the absorption of the necessary substances can vary greatly from person to person: supposedly healthy foods are not always optimally utilized!

Two-time Nobel Prize winner Dr. Linus Pauling undertook extensive research in the field of vital substance medicine in the 1960s and discovered that vital substances can be used in optimal doses and combinations for health prevention, health care and disease treatment. Of course, this also applies to teeth and gums.

Dental care from the inside out: support your dental health with vitamins and nutrients
Good home dental care and regular professional dental cleaning are extremely important, but they do not guarantee healthy teeth and gums. Lack of nutrients and minerals can affect not only your overall health, but also your dental health. Teeth, gums and jaws also need vital substances to remain healthy and to be able to fulfill their optimal functions. Vitamins, minerals and trace elements not only protect against disease, but also promote oral health.

Vitamins, minerals and vital substances for healthy teeth and gums
The following vitamins and minerals are of particular importance to your dental health:
(For more information on substances vital to your dental health, click here).

Vitamin A promotes the growth and regeneration of the oral mucosa and prevents gum inflammation.
Vitamin C plays a key role in dentin structure and an optimal dose can prevent gum inflammation.
Vitamin D is necessary for storing important minerals such as calcium and phosphorus in bones and teeth and therefore has a positive effect on tooth growth and the hardness of tooth enamel.
Vitamin E plays a positive role in the healing of gum disease.
Vitamin H (biotin) is not only good for the skin, but also helps prevent mucous membranes from drying out.
Vitamin K promotes healthy bone formation and helps inhibit acid production by caries bacteria.
Folic acid : gums affected by periodontitis have an increased need for folic acid.
Coenzyme Q10 is an important nutrient for providing energy to the body’s cells and therefore supports the healing process of periodontal diseases. Q10 increases cellular oxygen, promotes capillary blood flow and ATP generation.
Calcium is important for hardening tooth enamel and protecting it from acid attacks and has a positive effect on gum and jawbone loss.
Magnesium , present in sufficient quantities in the blood, can prevent gum inflammation and, consequently, tooth loss.
Zinc has an antibacterial effect and prevents plaque formation.

Support wound healing after dental surgery with vital substances.
After a surgical intervention on the periodontium (e.g. removal of wisdom teeth or placement of implants), vitamins, minerals and vital substances can be used to promote better wound healing and thus faster healing. Zinc, vitamin A, vitamin C and folic acid are the most important vital substances for wound healing, as they directly influence the immune system and the formation of new skin cells. But substances such as the amino acid L-arginine, MSM (methylsulfonylmethane), vitamin K, coenzyme Q10 as well as Omega 3, RPR (enzymes for postoperative regeneration) and probiotics to strengthen the intestinal flora support the healing process.
(For more information on vital substances that promote wound healing, click hereclick here).

The holistic approach: healthy mouth, healthy body
The health of our teeth, gums and periodontium is intimately linked to the health of the whole body. A diseased organ can have a negative impact on a tooth and, conversely, diseases can be caused by unhealthy or inflamed teeth.
That is why it is important not to view diseases of the mouth and body as separate symptoms, but to treat them as a whole. A healthy and balanced diet with the right vital substances promotes both a healthy mouth and a healthy body.