Episode 17

Dental Dangers of Mercury, Root Canals, and Fluoride

With Dr. Rouzita Rashtian

Your mouth is a part of the body that is often overlooked as the gateway to health problems. By educating ourselves, we can make better choices that will impact our health right now—and for years to come. The Broken Brain Podcast is a place where you can come to listen about any and all topics that impact your brain and your overall health.

Today, my partner and host of The Broken Brain Podcast, Dhru Purohit, talks to biological dentist and surgeon Dr. Rouzita Rashtian about topics that are controversial and misunderstood such as silver fillings, root canals, and fluoride.

What is really happening as you chew or grind your teeth that have silver fillings? When you kill the nerve in your tooth by doing a root canal, are you really removing the risk for future trouble, or are there other ways to treat persistent tooth pain? What about fluoride? Why does the ADA still promote fluoride usage even though we have data showing it’s a neurotoxin—and there is no developmental need for it?

In addition to these big topics, Dhru and Dr. Rashtian discuss the proper way to brush and floss, the deal on mouthwash, and if breastmilk from overnight feedings causes tooth decay.

I know you’ll love all the educational information from this episode of The Broken Brain Podcast as much as I did.

PS – If you would like to get in touch with Dr. Rashtian, please visit her website or find a biological dentist in your local area. And for more information on vitamin D, please read this article I wrote.

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I hope you enjoyed this conversation as much as I did.
Wishing you health and happiness.
Dhru Purohit

In this Episode, you will learn

  1. Differences between a biological and conventional dentist
  2. What are silver fillings made of?
  3. What happens with silver fillings over time?
  4. How to safely remove mercury fillings
  5. Recommended filling materials
  6. Dr. Rashtian’s dental path
  7. Root canals – why are they done?
  8. Alternatives to root canals
  9. What to do after a root canal
  10. Fluoride—what you need to know
  11. Why is fluoride still used?
  12. Is mouthwash helpful?
  13. Nutrients for healthy teeth
  14. Breastfeeding at night
  15. Oil pulling
  16. Flossing the right way
  17. Working with Dr. Rashtian


Dhru Purohit

Dhru is the host of the Dhru Purohit Podcast, a top 30 health podcast with over 30 million downloads.

As an entrepreneur, Dhru is also the CEO Dr. Hyman Enterprises, Farmacy and the UltraWellness Center, a functional medicine based clinic that specializes in treating chronic disease through personalized medicine.

Dr. Rouzita Rashtian

Dr. Rouzita Rashtian earned her undergraduate degree at University of California Los Angeles with high honors in Neuroscience and went on to attend University of Southern California completing her degree in doctor of dental surgery. Striving for excellence, she maintained the Dean’s list throughout her curriculum and graduated top 5 % of her class. She believes that every individual deserves the highest quality in dental care. She places much effort in bringing state-of-the-art dentistry in her Santa Monica practice utilizing modern health as a platform in helping patients understand the relationship between their mouth and overall health. Dr. Rashtian focuses on Holistic dentistry; the philosophy recognizing the teeth and associated structures as part of the whole body. Because of this important relationship, she offers a plethora of healthy treatment options, stressing the use of non-toxic materials focusing on the impact that toxins and hidden bacteria can have on cumulative health.

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