Unlocking Optimal Health: Exploring the Link Between Oral Health and Chronic Conditions

At TCLM, we are dedicated to unraveling the complexities of chronic health issues and discovering their origins. Today, we delve into a fascinating and often overlooked connection—the profound impact of oral health on conditions such as chronic pain, fibromyalgia, digestive issues, chronic fatigue syndrome, autoimmune disorders, and more.

The Oral-Systemic Link: In our ever-evolving world, changes in food, environmental factors, and lifestyle have led to transformations in dental and mouth structures. Surprisingly, these shifts have occurred without adequate preventative measures, giving rise to structural issues that extend beyond the oral cavity. The result? A surge in obstructive sleep apnea, upper airway resistance syndrome, and other airway-related challenges that significantly impact overall health.

TCLM's Approach: At TCLM, we stand firm in our commitment to addressing the root causes of health issues rather than merely masking symptoms. To achieve this, we've fostered...

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Unveiling the Connection: Trigeminal Nerves and Their Role in Anxiety and Panic

Today, during the illuminating Brain Train Group Visit Session at the Texas Center for Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Ruan delved into a captivating topic: the Trigeminocardiac Reflex (TCR). This fascinating neurological phenomenon, also known as TCR, sheds light on the intricate relationship between the trigeminal nerves and our mental well-being. In this article, we'll explore the insights shared during the session and understand the implications of TCR on anxiety and panic.

The Trigeminal Nerves: A Gateway to Understanding

One compelling theory discussed at the session suggests that head injuries can trigger PTSD by manipulating the trigeminal nerve. The trigeminal nerve, responsible for transmitting sensory information from the face and head, has a profound impact on our emotional responses. This connection between traumatic head injuries and PTSD opens a window to understanding how the trigeminal nerve might influence our mental health.

The Lingual Nerve and the Trigeminocardiac...

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Discover Hope and Healing at the Demystifying Fibromyalgia Conference

We understand the challenges you face in dealing with fibromyalgia and related conditions, and we want you to know that you're not alone on this journey. We're excited to extend an invitation that could bring about positive change in your life – the Demystifying Fibromyalgia Conference, hosted by the Physician Transformation Institute.

Join Us for a Transformational Experience:

Date: October 5th-7th 
Location: Virtual Event

Secure your spot!: Click HERE and select the VIRTUAL Ticket 

Empowering You with Knowledge:

Fibromyalgia is a complex condition that can often leave you feeling frustrated and isolated. The Demystifying Fibromyalgia Conference is designed to provide you with hope, insights, and practical strategies for managing your condition more effectively. Our esteemed speakers, including medical professionals, researchers, and patient advocates, are dedicated to shedding light on the latest advancements in fibromyalgia care.

What to Expect:


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Oral Health: Uncovering the Surprising Link Between Dental Issues, Infections, and Brain Health

Did you know that your dental health is intricately linked to your overall well-being? While most of us understand the importance of brushing, flossing, and regular dental check-ups, there's a whole realm of dental health that often goes unnoticed. Hidden infections, toxins, and poor oral hygiene practices can lead to chronic health issues that affect not only your mouth but your entire body. This is where the power of holistic and biological dentistry comes into play.


Understanding Holistic and Biological Dentistry:

Holistic and biological dentistry approaches oral health from a comprehensive perspective, considering the interconnections between the teeth, gums, airway, and the rest of the body. These approaches recognize that the health of our mouth affects the health of our entire system. They emphasize treating the root causes of dental issues rather than just addressing the symptoms.


The Role of Dental Infections and Toxins:

Gum infections and oral microbiome...

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How Brain Mapping Can Improve Your Mental Health

Most of us know that our mental health is drastically impacted by physiological as well as psychological triggers. While we may do our best to manage stress, develop resiliency, and incorporate spiritual and mental healing practices, there may be other organic factors at play, contributing to our mental and emotional state. The sad truth is, people may spend months or years attempting to get to the root of these issues and often have no clue where to begin in their search. They may not even know what options and diagnostic tools are available.


Brainview uses a combination of EEG, functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), and quantitative electroencephalogram (qEEG) to create a detailed map of brain activity. This allows us to pinpoint specific areas in the brain that may be causing cognitive issues and tailor treatment plans accordingly. Not only have we been able to detect sleep related issues, but inflammation from traumatic brain injuries, PTSD, sinus issues, and even...

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How Oral Health Impacts our Overall Health

What is the difference between biological and holistic dentistry versus conventional dentistry? This is an important question that many of our patients ask when referred to a dental/upper airway specialist. More research has shown that there is indeed a drastic connection between our oral health, mouth structure, jaw and skull structure, and the development of chronic illnesses.

Periodontal disease has been connected to heart disease, cardiovascular issues, metabolic issues, increased, inflammatory responses, poor immune function, hormone imbalances, and blocked lymphatic drainage, pathways. There have been even research studies, showing a connection between infected teeth and development of inflammatory diseases. We do not wish to add a sense of fear to our patients, but we do always want to ensure that we are providing our patients with education related to disease, prevention and treatment options.

Therefore, our providers may ask you questions related to your oral history and...
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