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Dental Appliance Used to Treat Symptoms of Parkinsons Disease

Question:

My wife with works with a woman who has Parkinson’s disease. Apparently this women is going to be going through some sort of treatment with a dental appliance.  It originated in LA, but she is one of 26 receiving it out of Purdue.  Who manufactures this mouthpiece?

Barney

Response:

The mouthpiece is an appliance that is “custom made” by a dentist who has been trained to diagnose and adjust  a jaw misalignment. It is not a device that is manufactured. There is no wholesale off the shelf “standard” appliance that is available currently.

A dentist (who must have special training and equipment to diagnose a jaw misalignment) does a diagnosis to determine if a misalgnment exists. In rare cases surgery is recommended. If a misalignment is found, an appliance is made which the user wears during the day. The dentist does regular adjustments every week in the beginning. The treatment is similar to getting braces.

You can find more information by visiting the October 22nd posting here on the Parkinsons Recovery blog. I have posted a link to a video that explains the nature of the misalignment and a link to a listing of dentists qualified to perform the diagnosis and treatment on that post. You have to scroll down this page – then click previous to access the page.

You can also listen to my radio show interview with Cheryl which aired last month. Cheryl talks in detail about the immediate relief of symptoms she has experienced from wearing the appliance which she obtained from a dentist in California. You can visit the Parkinsons Recovery radio show page by visiting:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/parkinsons-recovery

Scroll back to my show with Cheryl.

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Cheryl’s Miracle

My name is Cheryl. I’m 52 and have been living with Parkinson’s for 10 years now. I will get right to the point. As of 1 month ago, my symptoms are reversing, diminishing, going away. I am healing every day.”

After 10 years of searching, Cheryl has at long last found a therapy which she describes as a miracle. Want to learn more about the miracle that has made a huge difference to the quality of Cheryl’s life? Tune into my radio show Thursday (tomorrow), October 21st, at 11:00 am pacific time (2 pm eastern time).

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/parkinsons-recovery

You can also call the following toll free number to talk with Cheryl: 877- 590-0733. Cheryl will tell her incredible story and answer questions from listeners.

I can promise you one thing: You will not be able to predict the therapy that has transformed her life.

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
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Dental Detox and Parkinsons

What follows is a rich explanation of dental health as a critical factor in the overal health and well being of persons with Parkinson’s which was submitted by Brad:

Much has been written about the presence of toxic metals in dental work, but there is another  source of toxins in our mouths that should not be overlooked.  Naturally occuring bacteria are present between the teeth and gums that can cause bleeding gums and in severe cases, loss of teeth.  The bacteria produce potent foul-smelling toxins.  As the toxicity becomes chronic, the gums become inflamed and recede over time.  This is known as “gingivitis” or “periodontal disease”.  If your gums bleed, even a tiny bit, you have it.  As the condition worsens, “pockets” form deep around the tooth, further harboring the toxin-producing bacteria and absorbing the toxins directly into the bloodstream.  I have not seen research linking these toxins to Parkinson’s, however, the mouth is very close to the brain and any toxic stress is bad for PD.  There IS research linking periodontal disease to heart disease and other maladies.

Gingivitis can be mild and persist for years without pain or obvious symptoms.  Regular dentists do not usually treat this condition, referring patients to periodontists who specialize in gum conditions.  If the condition is advanced and the pockets are deep, the periodontist may recommend gum surgery, which is obviously costly and more traumatic than prevention.  Prevention or recovery from mild cases is simple and inexpensive.  Merely following routine oral health practices (brushing, flossing, rinsing, use of anti-bacterial mouthwashes, etc.) religiously will destroy the bacteria and toxins before they can reach your bloodstream.  This must be done at least once or twice daily, though.  Regular dentists or periodontists can give advice and judge the effectiveness in this regard.

Brad

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