Did you know that “MOLD” can affect and cause you to have many dental issues? We spent over $8000 correcting the dental issues that mold caused my husband so far… We also had no idea that mold ,and the bacteria that likes to accompany mold, can colonize in many areas of your mouth. Causing continued discomfort, and acting as a continued source of continued symptoms, throughout your body caused by and from your original mold exposure.
Mold Can Cause Dental Issues
If we have sore, swollen or bleeding gums, most people would consider the cause to be poor dental care. This can certainly be the case. However, mold infestation of the delicate linings of the nose, mouth, throat and sinuses can also be a major cause.
Dentists may not consider the fact that mold in the home could be contributing to their patients’ oral health issues. According to the Cleveland Clinic, mold spores can become lodged in mucus membranes, irritating the mucus membranes and causing swelling and a burning sensation. Bleeding may also result.
Mold in the Sinus and Nasal Cavities Can Cause Dry Mouth
If mold is causing your nose to be stuffed up, causing you to breathe through your mouth, that can be bad for your teeth. That’s because breathing through your mouth dries out your mouth and decreases the production of saliva. Saliva helps wash away food particles and neutralizes acid in the mouth, so without adequate saliva, tooth decay and cavities may result. A dry mouth can also lead to gum disease and cause bad breath. (1)
Lets talk about Mouth breathing real quick. Mold caused us all to have severe sinus issues and stuffed up noses. Which led to us sleeping propped up, especially our son, in order to help us breathe at night. It also caused our son Sebastian to snore and grind his teeth. This most likely increased our son’s issues with his ears, tonsils and adenoid. We had a sleep study performed on our son at age 3, which determined he had sleep apnea from his severely infected adenoid and tonsils. Mouth breathing was a culprit to our son’s continued ENT infections, cognitive and social issues. After we had his infected adenoid and tonsils removed, our son stopped snoring, he stopped grinding his teeth at night; his sinus problems cleared up and we saw a huge improvement in his cognitive and social skills almost immediately post surgery.
If you are or your kids are suffering from continued mouth breathing, you should take it seriously.
Because mouth breathing can lead to health problems.(3)
Mouth breathing is very drying. A dry mouth means that saliva cannot wash bacteria from the mouth. This can lead to:
bad breath (halitosis)
periodontal disease, such as gingivitis and tooth cavities
throat and ear infections
Mouth breathing may result in low oxygen concentration in the blood. This is associated with high blood pressure and heart failure. Studies show mouth breathing may also decrease lung function, and worsen symptoms and exacerbations in people with asthma.
In children, mouth breathing can lead to physical abnormalities and cognitive challenges. Children who aren’t treated for mouth breathing can develop:(3)
long, narrow faces
dental malocclusion, including a large overbite and crowded teeth
A child may not be able to communicate their symptoms. Like adults, children who are mouth breathers will breathe with their mouth open and will snore at night. Children who breathe through their mouths for most of the day may also have the following symptoms:(3)
- slower than normal growth rate
- increased crying episodes at night
- large tonsils
- dry, cracked lips
- problems concentrating at school
- daytime sleepiness
Children who exhibit problems concentrating at school are often misdiagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD) or hyperactivity.
Additionally, children who breathe through their mouths often don’t sleep well at night. Poor sleep can lead to:(3)
poor academic performance
inability to concentrate
Lets get back to how mold can create dental issues. When my family realized that mold could be colonizing in our dental area and thus be a source to continued symptoms, we knew that we needed a dentist that was knowledgeable about environmental toxins to help diagnose the source (root cause) correctly, and provide our family with the best “Non Toxic” treatment and solution.
Did you know about Environmental Dentists? Also known as Holistic Dentists? Neither did we! We will never go back to regular, mainstream dentists, after learning and personally experiencing the night and day differences in their treatment. I would highly recommend that everyone look into this kind of dentist for their dental needs moving forward. You will not regret it.
What is biological dentistry, and what makes a biological dentist a good one? Your traditional dentist won’t tell you that dental treatments like root canals and amalgam fillings are linked to chronic illnesses. A biological dentist will avoid these procedures and other toxic materials and practices to heal your teeth.
What Is a Biological Dentist?
A biological dentist (also called a “holistic,” “natural,” or “functional” dentist) is a type of dentist who treats dental problems as part of a person’s overall health and well-being.
Biological dentists look for the root causes of why something is going wrong in your mouth. They study far beyond what was taught in dental school. They dare to be different, looking for ways to serve you that won’t also harm you over time.
They’re high-integrity dentists who’ve done deeper research than a typical dentist has. They refuse to give you standard treatments they know put your long-term health at risk. Instead, they offer you alternatives and educate you about them. And, they’ve had to invest in different, expensive equipment and get extra training.
They do it because they care about their patients. They’re the kind of people who dig deep, aren’t afraid to question authority, and take the road less traveled.(2) Click here to continue reading more and learn “How To Find A Good Biological Dentist: 17 Questions To Ask”
We used Teresa M. Scott, DDS to help our family. She is located in the Houston area in case you were wondering. She is exceptional!
About the Author
Emily Rachal is co-owner of Texas Mold Inspectors, (or TMI), along with her husband, in the Houston, TX area. After her family’s devastating experience that not only injured her whole family, but also resulted in the loss of their youngest son Malachi, she and her husband have dedicated their lives to now educating and assisting families affected by toxic mold with their state-licensed mold inspection company.
Emily is the founder and owner of MAM. Additionally, she has recently started a non-profit organization in the name of her youngest son, called Malachi’s Message Foundation, to aid in financial support and offer hope to families who feel isolated and are unable to afford all the complex obstacles of overcoming a toxic mold exposure.