Redox biochemistry is the basis of life and illness within the body. Disease is caused by either too much oxidation or inflammation – or both. Health is created and maintained with a proper balance between reduction and oxidation (“Redox”). Proper cellular communication assures good cell functioning and gene expression. This is at the heart of the new field of epigenetics – how environment and ‘signaling’ affects DNA and core cell-health functions.
Redox molecules are made by mitochondria using the Kreb’s cycle – the respiratory chain. Redox signaling molecules direct gene expression, the immune system, cellular health, healing and regeneration. They selectively kill pathogens (bad bugs) and restore cell functioning to the way the cell was designed to function. Age, toxicity, and oxidative stress diminish and degrade mitochondria and signaling molecules over time – producing further illness, accelerated aging and cell death.
Recently scientists succeeded in stabilizing Redox signaling molecules. This creates new opportunities in medicine to use Redox supplements to improve cell health at the root-cause foundation level, as well as offer a new option for controlling bacterial pathogens. This is a perfect fit for dental healthcare – selective biocidal action against pathogens and enhanced cell and tissue health.
Redox dentistry is an advancement made possible through Redox Signaling Molecules applied to clinical dentisty. A growing number of dentists and hygienists concerned about the impact and effects of oral-systemic disease, are utilizing bioactive Redox molecules to improve bacterial reduction and cellular healing in the mouth, and to support health in the oral enviroment – and beyond.
Dr. Lee Ostler is the founder and developer of Redox Dentistry©. He and a growing team of like-minded health professionals encourage you to learn how the application of these new discoveries in your practice may help you advance oral health in your patients and provide them with new tools in their efforts to maintain good oral and general health.
“Redox signaling is a fundamental process inside our body that reduces and oxidizes (redox’s) the salt water and biomolecules inside us. It plays a fundamental role in cellular communication, helping the cells to optimally do what they are already programmed to do. It helps the body locate the damaged cells inside us, kill them or replace them and to better regenerate healthy tissue. Balanced compositions of reactive oxygen species (ROS) have shown … no negative side effects after 20 years of studies and can actually enhance the ability of the body’s antioxidants to protect healthy normal cells from damage and accelerate normal cellular regeneration.”
Dr. Gary Samuelson PhD – Medical Atomic Physicist and inventor of stabilized redox molecules