At the Tokyo RYO DENTAL CLINIC, our philosophy is based on the principles of Anti-Aging Medicine.
What is Anti-Aging medicine?
Conventional medical care focuses on treating ailments. However, our focus is to further the health of an already healthy person. We strive to prevent disease and contribute towards your wellbeing and longevity.
What is Anti-Aging oral medicine?
The mouth is an integral part of our bodies; it enables us to speak, breathe, feed ourselves and express emotions. The connections between the mouth and the rest of the body are multiple, and our holistic approach sees them as being connected and reflective of each other. For example, chewing and swallowing are connected to the cerebral cortex, and recent research suggests that there is a connection between chewing and forming memories. Similarly, chewing and swallowing promote increased blood flow to the brain and increases the body's overall metabolism. The connections between dentistry and other areas of medicine continue to be uncovered; for example, doctors have recently started testing cells from the mucous membranes that line our mouths to look for signs of cancer, Alzheimer's and other diseases.
Practitioners of oral anti-aging medicine like to say that the path to longevity starts with a healthy mouth, and this is no exaggeration. A body cannot work to its fullest potential if the mouth is not healthy. A person's quality of life will invariably be affected if there are untreated problems. But, we go a step further, taking precautions to make sure these complications do not arise in the first place, thus improving the quality of life of our patients. We go to great lengths to prevent potential tooth issues such as tooth loss, diseases, bad breath, taste disorders, etc. If your mouth starts to age, the rest of your body will notice, and we strive to promote longevity by keeping the mouth healthy.
Heavy metal and Aging
At the Tokyo RYO DENTAL CLINIC, we are concerned about heavy metal pollution. Heavy metals, such as platinum, gold, silver, copper and mercury, are potentially harmful to the body and can accumulate, even in small quantities.
For over 100 years, dentists used mercury and other metals as part of the materials with which they treated patients. Unfortunately, we now know that these metals oxidize easily and may dissolve in saliva, turning into free radicals and leading to lifestyle-related problems.
Modern dentistry no longer uses these materials, but there are still numerous patients wearing older fillings who may be experiencing problems without knowing that the root cause is in their mouths.
To address this issue, we look at a patient's hair for traces of heavy metals. If we find imbalances, we recommend a special diet and/or dietary supplements to help restore the body's natural balance. At the same time, we will help the body get rid of these metals via urine with a combination of a special diet and aminoacids, lactoferrin and chelation therapy, all of which help eliminate heavy metals. Finally, we will also change older fillings for ceramics and hybrids, which are perfectly safe.