Political Teeth

Political Teeth

What do Nazis have to do with your teeth?

A holistic approach to oral health doesn’t stop at the boundaries of our bodies (or even at the edge of our aura). 

We exist in communities that are connected globally in real time and our mouths are not separate from what is going on in the world.

If you feel like current events are setting your teeth on edge, that is not just a turn of phrase.

The political is personal and our teeth can respond rapidly and catastrophically to subconscious thoughts and feelings about what is going on around us.

Today I am sharing an email I sent to the Holistic Tooth Fairy Circle on 17 August 2017.

As well as international bombings, climate change disasters, refugee crises, apparently endless examples of corporate crime, misogyny, racism and homophobia, three recent events in particular have almost paralyzed me this week.

  • The threat of nuclear war suddenly became more urgent than I can remember since my teens.
  • In New Zealand where I live a Maori woman politician I deeply admire was hounded out of office for trying to speak out about poverty.
  • Nazis and the KKK marching without hoods in Charlottesville

Each of these three events has deep emotional resonance with my own life experiences: growing up in the Cold War 1980s, single parenting on a government benefit through the 1990s, and my family history of poverty and pogroms in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

I have been riding a rollercoaster of emotional and physical responses to the news, using all the metaphysical resources at my disposal to avoid retreating into numbness. I am determined that I will not silently acquiesce to the world going to hell in a handbasket on my watch.

Not only because I want to be on the right side of history but because my teeth won’t let me stand by. One of my teeth is loose in its socket and I have a little cavity which is niggling and I believe these are connected to a deep-seated (ancestral) fear of speaking out.

When we don’t speak our authentic truth we undermine our teeth.

When we are silent in the face of injustice we undermine our teeth.

When we are too fearful to stand up for what we believe in, we undermine our teeth.

In trying to find ways that I can add my voice to those speaking out against racist, sexist bullies I’ve made this video, and ‘grafittied’ this billboard. I’ve hijacked my own personal Facebook Profile and my Holistic Tooth Fairy Twitter feed with political posts. It feels terrifying (and exhilarating).

Register now to watch the Holistic Tooth Fairy's FREE online workshop recording on how to maintain oral health at home. Learn how to:

  • Prevent dental emergencies with teeth & gum nourishing foods, herbs and supplements
  • Protect your gums by fine tuning your oral hygiene habits 
  • Relieve jaw tension to avoid breaking enamel or fillings
  • Do your own oral health self assessments to identify any issues
  • Evaluate whether an issue needs a dentist urgently or can wait
  • Manage issues with holistic home remedies until normal dental services resume

Feeling the fear

It feels particularly risky to my livelihood to use this platform to speak out against racist, sexist, planet-destroying bullies. So I found myself unable to write anything- this draft stayed open and almost blank on my desktop for two whole days while I spun my wheels (or rather scrolled my FB feed, which is the digital equivalent).

Reading this article today woke me up. I have a responsibility to share what I know about the connection between your teeth, prejudice, inequality and bullying.

I need to let you know that even if you don’t feel the external effects of prejudice (because you are cushioned by white/class/cis privilege) feeling numb undermines your well-being, and in this particular context, undermines your teeth.

I encourage you to find ways to process your feelings in response to the current events most disturbing to you.

I encourage you to be honest with yourself about what you feel as you witness others being attacked for speaking up.

I encourage you to find ways to speak your truth while keeping yourself safe from attack.

I have adopted the Obama family motto to help guide my activism: ‘When they go low, we go high.’

My Nazi root canal

I’m not encouraging you to put yourself in the middle of a mob, or tell secrets that make you vulnerable to attack. But I’m telling my secret because it will help explain why I’m writing this today.

My first root canal was triggered by a shame-filled period of homelessness on the run from Nazi-punk bullies who turned on me when I challenged their anti-semitism.

It was not a co-incidence. The connection between the Nazi bullying and my root canal is obvious even if the exact mechanism isn’t clear.

It could be that the experience ‘turned on’ an epi-genetic predisposition to weak teeth which can be traced to ancestral traumas of impoverishment and anti-semitism.

Or maybe my terror tipped the balance in an accumulation of stressors built up from conception through to my teens.

It could be that the unbalancing of my root chakra (related to safety, home and ancestry) undermined the root of my tooth.

Or maybe it was simply poor diet, physical tension, self-medicating with drugs and alcohol and an irregular lifestyle that caused that particular tooth to die. Poor people are particularly vulnerable to these easily measurable factors that undermine teeth and gum health.

Probably it was a combination of all these things. Looking at the bigger picture behind and around your teeth troubles is part of the healing we need to do, for ourselves and each other.

You and your teeth are not separate from the rest of society. We are all connected. Taking charge of our own oral health also means taking responsibility as global citizens.

Arohanui,

Meliors

Register now to watch the Holistic Tooth Fairy's FREE online workshop recording on how to maintain oral health at home. Learn how to:

  • Prevent dental emergencies with teeth & gum nourishing foods, herbs and supplements
  • Protect your gums by fine tuning your oral hygiene habits 
  • Relieve jaw tension to avoid breaking enamel or fillings
  • Do your own oral health self assessments to identify any issues
  • Evaluate whether an issue needs a dentist urgently or can wait
  • Manage issues with holistic home remedies until normal dental services resume

Has a dentist told you that your cavities or receding gums are your fault because you are drinking too much Coke, you don’t floss enough or you need to stop breastfeeding your baby? And you know that isn’t true!

I’m not going to blame you or shame you.
The underlying causes of your oral health issues are not your fault!

Nature or nurture, ancestry or environment, free will or systemic oppression, unconscious emotions or the degraded food system

These are the factors that make your teeth and gums vulnerable to disease.

Even though your tooth decay and gum disease is not your fault, it is within your power to change.

You can turn your oral health around with natural strategies and healthy habits.

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Metaphysical teeth: Self-help strategies for oral health

Metaphysical teeth: Self-help strategies for oral health

Metaphysics is the study of abstract ideas, concepts and systems.  There is more to teeth and gums than their existence as physical objects within our bodies. Economics, aesthetics, psychology, spirituality, meridians, family stories and cultural myths are just a few of the metaphysical systems that can influence our teeth and gums.

Metaphysical influences are experienced consciously or subconsciously in how we think, feel and act in relation to our mouths. Metaphysical influences also affect the unconscious biological systems of our bodies at a cellular level.

The metaphysics of the mouth is a fascinating, potent, under-documented arena which I think may have the potential to explain many of the frustrating mysteries of oral ill-health.

Metaphysical teeth and gum self-help

I incorporate a number of metaphysical practices into both my personal teeth and gum care, and my coaching practice. This infographic summarizes some of the common metaphysical associations with oral health along with some of the most easily accessible non-physical self-help strategies.  This is a snapshot of my current thinking, which is constantly evolving in response to my own experiences and those of my coaching clients.

Register now to watch the Holistic Tooth Fairy's FREE online workshop recording on how to maintain oral health at home. Learn how to:

  • Prevent dental emergencies with teeth & gum nourishing foods, herbs and supplements
  • Protect your gums by fine tuning your oral hygiene habits 
  • Relieve jaw tension to avoid breaking enamel or fillings
  • Do your own oral health self assessments to identify any issues
  • Evaluate whether an issue needs a dentist urgently or can wait
  • Manage issues with holistic home remedies until normal dental services resume

How to use metaphysical teeth and gum self help

Metaphysical teeth and gum strategies complement physical strategies such as diet, exercise and oral hygiene. By incorporating these non-physical approaches that address underlying issues, it is possible extend the scope of holistic teeth healing which is particularly helpful in cases where the physical strategies, including mainstream dental interventions and advice fail to prevent continuing tooth decay and gum disease.

I do not recommend attempting to heal your teeth with metaphysical self-help only. This approach should be part of a multi-faceted plan that incorporates diet, exercise, oral hygiene and professional dental advice. The chakra framework is my own way of organizing these ideas as a sort of mnemonic (aid to memory). Please don’t consider the chakras as boundaries that limit the interplay of these metaphysical associations and strategies. For example, feel free to use grounding as a strategy for responding to dreams about teeth; or use forgiveness/self-forgiveness to help with feelings of shame relating to teeth.

Learn more about the metaphysical themes associated with different teeth by downloading the FREE Psychosocial Teeth Chart.

Register now to watch the Holistic Tooth Fairy's FREE online workshop recording on how to maintain oral health at home. Learn how to:

  • Prevent dental emergencies with teeth & gum nourishing foods, herbs and supplements
  • Protect your gums by fine tuning your oral hygiene habits 
  • Relieve jaw tension to avoid breaking enamel or fillings
  • Do your own oral health self assessments to identify any issues
  • Evaluate whether an issue needs a dentist urgently or can wait
  • Manage issues with holistic home remedies until normal dental services resume

Has a dentist told you that your cavities or receding gums are your fault because you are drinking too much Coke, you don’t floss enough or you need to stop breastfeeding your baby? And you know that isn’t true!

I’m not going to blame you or shame you.
The underlying causes of your oral health issues are not your fault!

Nature or nurture, ancestry or environment, free will or systemic oppression, unconscious emotions or the degraded food system

These are the factors that make your teeth and gums vulnerable to disease.

Even though your tooth decay and gum disease is not your fault, it is within your power to change.

You can turn your oral health around with natural strategies and healthy habits.

Metaphysical teeth: Self-help strategies for oral health

Metaphysics is the study of abstract ideas, concepts and systems.  There is more to teeth and gums than their existence as physical objects within our bodies. Economics, aesthetics, psychology, spirituality, meridians, family stories and cultural myths are just a few...

How to get rid of cavities naturally, for FREE

I believe in empowering you to be your own teeth healer, no matter how much cash you've got left after visiting the dentist. I'm not holding back some powerful secret behind the paywall of my coaching services. It is completely feasible that you can learn how to heal...

How long does it take to remineralize cavities?

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Political Teeth

What do Nazis have to do with your teeth? A holistic approach to oral health doesn't stop at the boundaries of our bodies (or even at the edge of our aura).  We exist in communities that are connected globally in real time and our mouths are not separate from what is...

A simple guide to online coaching

Any timezone, any place A consultation with the Holistic Tooth Fairy is nothing like going to the dentist! It's easy, empowering and even fun! All my consultations are done in online video calls which means that you can work with me no matter what country or what time...

Spiritual Reasons for Gum Disease

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This is a guest post written by my good friend Trisha Wren from Equine Energetics. If you don’t have a horse, or haven’t spent much time around them, you may not have given much thought to their teeth and how they differ from human teeth. There’s the obvious of course...

Seeking within for toothache meaning

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Seeking within for toothache meaning

Seeking within for toothache meaning

Asking your intuition about your toothache meaning can put you in touch with the subconscious feelings and thoughts that influence your oral health.

The metaphysics of the mouth can also include meridians, chakras, dreams, ancestral influences, family and cultural stories, popular culture, emotions and mindset.

One way to tune in to find your signal amongst the noise is through stilling the mind with relaxed curiosity.

My intuition

Intuition plays a significant role in my holistic teeth healing coaching practice.

Since my own experience of dramatically healing my own teeth five years ago I have read widely about alternative approaches to dental health.  I’ve experimented on myself, then friends and family, and eventually I started sharing my knowledge with clients.

When working with clients I not only draw on my years of research and experience, I will also allow my intuition guide my recommendations.

In practice this means a few minutes quiet meditation before the session starts. I try to set aside my ego and open myself so that I can respond to your toothache meaning.

I listen not only to what you say but also what you don’t say. I respond not only what I know, but with what you don’t yet know that you know.

Your intuition

More importantly, I encourage my clients to learn to tune into your own intuition around what your teeth and gums need.

If you already have ways of listening in to your intuition we will work with those.

If not, I often encourage meditation and/or journalling as a starting point.

Try listening to your body- the twinges, the nausea, the aches and the pleasures.

You might be surprised at the ideas that come to you when you allow yourself space to tune in to your intuition for your mouth, or you might think ‘of course!’

Asking your intuition about your toothache meaning can put you in touch with the subconscious feelings and thoughts that influence your oral health.

The metaphysics of the mouth can also include meridians, chakras, dreams, ancestral influences, family and cultural stories, popular culture, emotions and mindset.

One way to tune in to find your signal amongst the noise is through stilling the mind with relaxed curiosity.

Register now to watch the Holistic Tooth Fairy's FREE online workshop recording on how to maintain oral health at home. Learn how to:

  • Prevent dental emergencies with teeth & gum nourishing foods, herbs and supplements
  • Protect your gums by fine tuning your oral hygiene habits 
  • Relieve jaw tension to avoid breaking enamel or fillings
  • Do your own oral health self assessments to identify any issues
  • Evaluate whether an issue needs a dentist urgently or can wait
  • Manage issues with holistic home remedies until normal dental services resume

Metaphyscial influences

I believe that our feelings and thoughts are among the metaphysical influences on the health of our teeth and gums as adults.  Many of us have been disempowered, (or worse traumatised), by past dental experiences. We carry feelings of helplessness, pain, grief, shame and fear that affect our body’s ability to heal itself naturally. We often have difficulty identifying, let alone communicating to dentists, what our boundaries and personal priorities are for our own bodies.

Intuition and your dentist

Trusting your intuition may mean

  • requesting tests,
  • getting a second opinion from another dentist, or
  • consulting an complementary therapist
  • exploring new ways of eating, or cleaning your teeth, or holding your jaw.

What does your intuition tell you now?

Register now to watch the Holistic Tooth Fairy's FREE online workshop recording on how to maintain oral health at home. Learn how to:

  • Prevent dental emergencies with teeth & gum nourishing foods, herbs and supplements
  • Protect your gums by fine tuning your oral hygiene habits 
  • Relieve jaw tension to avoid breaking enamel or fillings
  • Do your own oral health self assessments to identify any issues
  • Evaluate whether an issue needs a dentist urgently or can wait
  • Manage issues with holistic home remedies until normal dental services resume

Has a dentist told you that your cavities or receding gums are your fault because you are drinking too much Coke, you don’t floss enough or you need to stop breastfeeding your baby? And you know that isn’t true!

I’m not going to blame you or shame you.
The underlying causes of your oral health issues are not your fault!

Nature or nurture, ancestry or environment, free will or systemic oppression, unconscious emotions or the degraded food system

These are the factors that make your teeth and gums vulnerable to disease.

Even though your tooth decay and gum disease is not your fault, it is within your power to change.

You can turn your oral health around with natural strategies and healthy habits.

How long does it take to remineralize cavities?

How long does it take to remineralise cavities?    How long it takes to remineralise cavities, reverse decay or regrow receding gums depends on three factors. Your symptoms, how severe they are and how long you've had them for How wholeheartedly you are able to...

Metaphysical teeth: Self-help strategies for oral health

Metaphysics is the study of abstract ideas, concepts and systems.  There is more to teeth and gums than their existence as physical objects within our bodies. Economics, aesthetics, psychology, spirituality, meridians, family stories and cultural myths are just a few...

Horse teeth vs human teeth

This is a guest post written by my good friend Trisha Wren from Equine Energetics. If you don’t have a horse, or haven’t spent much time around them, you may not have given much thought to their teeth and how they differ from human teeth. There’s the obvious of course...

Seeking within for toothache meaning

Asking your intuition about your toothache meaning can put you in touch with the subconscious feelings and thoughts that influence your oral health. The metaphysics of the mouth can also include meridians, chakras, dreams, ancestral influences, family and cultural...

My 5 Best Websites for Natural Oral Health

As soon as you start searching for information about oral health on the internet you can quickly become overwhelmed by thousands of choices, most of them fronting small dental practices or large toothpaste manufacturers. Almost all offer the same tired mainstream...

Spiritual Reasons for Gum Disease

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How to get rid of cavities naturally, for FREE

I believe in empowering you to be your own teeth healer, no matter how much cash you've got left after visiting the dentist. I'm not holding back some powerful secret behind the paywall of my coaching services. It is completely feasible that you can learn how to heal...

How to heal decaying baby teeth

As a parent you want to do whatever is right to keep your baby healthy. You can feel so guilty to see brown spots or cavities developing on your baby's teeth. Yet, discoloration and dental decay can start very young, sometimes within hours of a new tooth erupting!...

Is your jaw clenched right now?

If you had to stop to evaluate whether or not it was clenched, noticed that it was, and then had to manually un-clench it – this article is for you!We are in an unprecedented moment.  Not only are we adapting to a complete change in daily life, but we are in a time...

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