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What is the Huggins Protocol?

In biological dentistry it is possible to evaluate the connectivity of oral health with the rest of the body, offering important advances in what is known as traditional dentistry. The Huggins Protocol is part of the innovative research carried out in biological dentistry with the objective of preserving the dental and general health of patients. That is why it is important to be careful in the amount of toxins and bacteria that can be retracted when undergoing certain dental treatments and opt for the implementation of a Huggins Protocol.

Complete dental check-up
This procedure is the main basis of the Huggins Protocol, it focuses on the detailed evaluation of toxins generated by dental treatments, mainly in dental filling procedures, since over time there have been health problems due to treatments like this. This occurs due to the excessive accumulation of toxins that is generated during and after dental procedures that are carried out with potentially toxic substances.

Today there are several alternatives to perform dental treatments in a less invasive way and that seek to promote the health of patients, avoiding the use of toxic materials and treatments. If you didn’t know about the impact of dental fillings on health, it is important to identify if a dental clinic is familiar with the Huggins Protocol and offer a complete dental check-up.

Toxic materials
In order to achieve better oral health, it is necessary to identify the materials that are cataloged as the most harmful to people’s health and avoid them completely.

Mercury is one of the most common materials used to fight cavities, its use is necessary for the elaboration of amalgams since it is estimated that it represents around 50% of the amalgam, however, people are rarely aware of the long-term negative effect that it can cause. As mercury toxins increase, the nervous, digestive and immune systems are affected, in turn damaging both the lungs and kidneys.

Fluoride also plays a role in the treatment of dental cavities, because in dentistry fluoride is used as a repairer of worn tooth enamel, although little is said that it is considered a neurotoxin, which can cause problems in the body such as thyroid disease, reduced IQ and pineal gland disorders, it should be noted that fluoride can also be found in certain types of toothpastes and mouthwashes.

Benefits of holistic dentistry
Holistic dentistry since its early days has been in search of the well being of patients who undergo dental treatments, based on the philosophy that our entire system is connected and therefore; we should not only focus on one part of the body, but in all and possible affectations, besides also being linked to the care of the environment. Holistic dentistry procedures are minimally invasive, avoid the use of metals prone to generate toxins, both recovery treatments and the disposal of toxic materials is done in a responsible and careful manner, no polluting compounds are used, in addition to using tools that do not affect the other tissues of the mouth.

Things to consider
It is clear that there are treatments that affect our health, but this does not mean that we should underestimate the importance of our own oral care, because when undergoing any of these treatments there must have been an initial problem such as tooth decay, which comes from poor oral hygiene and the consumption of foods that are harmful to the teeth. Some of the recommendations for the prevention of diseases such as cavities is the consumption of products that are linked to dental cleaning such as xylitol, application of iodine and ozone. These types of substances are found in products such as toothpaste, chewing gum, drops and mouthwash.

If you previously underwent an amalgam treatment and you have suffered problems due to intoxication, in Odontomedik we are ready to provide you with the care and treatment you need. Our Tijuana dentists have the knowledge and experience necessary to analyze and combat the toxins that are severely affecting your dental and general health.