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Biological dentistry is a method of practicing dentistry that considers three very important aspects of the oral systemic connection:                                                                                                                                                                                              1- biocompatible dental materials                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           2 –the bio-energetic or meridian system used in Chinese medicine and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       3-the focal infection theory  

Biocompatible or bio-friendly materials are materials that are not toxic or stressful for the body. There are hundreds of materials used in dentistry, and some are more compatible with the body than others.  For example, Bisphenol-A is found in plastics and can leach into the body through drinking water stored in plastic.  It is found in many dental composite materials however it is in a form that is bound up and will therefore not leak into the body.  However when drilling occurs, as when a filling is being replaced, then it would be advisable to have protection in place so that none of the filling material is swallowed or breathed in as,particulate matter.   Monomers are other forms of plastics used in dentistry that can be found in splints or mouth guards, and which are better not ingested into the body.       

Mercury found in fillings and fluoride used in sealants are known toxins, despite any controversy surrounding their usage. Nickel is another known toxin that used to be more commonly used under crowns.  It still is in use, and can also be found in wires and brackets used for braces.  Anesthetics can also be stressors for the body, as some are more difficult for the body to process than others. 

Additionally, dissimilar metals used in the body can set up a ‘galvanic response’ or battery effect, since a charge can be created as a result of them being near each other within the moist environment of the mouth,                                                                                                             

 Following is a Biological tooth map that illustrates some correlations between different areas of the body and specific teeth:         tooth map 1                                                                                        tooth map 2