Tuğba Duymaz

Dentist

Hello,

 

I started writing this site in order to share the information I have synthesized from what I have read about functional / holistic medicine, which has become increasingly popular in our country in recent years, and to meet with people like me who are trying to take control of their health.

During these readings, I came across biological dentistry and began to see the role of dentistry in general health much better, both the way I work and the content of the site began to change. Therefore, you can find articles on general health and functional medicine as well as on how oral health and general health intersect in my articles.

Let me talk a little bit about my education and business life in order to explain my point better. I studied middle school and high school in Beyoğlu Anatolian High School. Later, I won Marmara University Faculty of Dentistry. After graduating in 2006, I started working in my own practice. When I was a five-year dentist, the automated progress of our work bothers me and wasn’t intellectually satisfied. Although I know that oral diseases in general worsen the course of many diseases, I was not aware of the true value of my practices. I was also unaware of many of the topics of interest in biological dentistry at that moment. For example, although I never made amalgam filling, I did not know that I had to take precautions while removing it. I did not feel the need to question what was taught in school about fluorine practice. I was introduced to many other biological dentistry approaches that I am currently practicing, much later.

Almost every topic of interest in science has always attracted me. One of my long-standing interests was the brain and how it works. During this period, I came across the “Cognitive Science” program at Boğaziçi University. Since I could not apply here as a dentist, I thought of entering a department where I could at least take courses on the subject by taking the university entrance exam, in this period when I started a new search … I got into the Department of Western Languages ​​and Literatures at Boğaziçi University. Since a versatile education was supported here, I was able to take courses that I was interested in such as “Psychology”, “Neuroscience”, “Brain and Language”. During this period, I tried to manage my practice part-time, and then I took a break from work for a while.

After 3 years at Bogazici University, I left in 2013 after my daughter’s birth (who knows, maybe one day:) …) While I was researching how I should introduce foods to my daughter diet, I came across the information that Hasimato can be healed by nutritions , which have been with me for many years but I have not questioned before ! Moreover, I have learned that the vitiligo, which I have on my hands for a few years, may actually be related to Hashimoto and that a third autoimmune disease may occur! First a gluten-free diet, then intolerance testing, different diet trials, supplements… Then I realized that it’s not just about removing some foods. Hidden infections in the body, toxic heavy metal burden, sleep, stress, sunlight, breathing… There were many topics to work on.

By that time, I had resumed work, but I still had not fully met biological dentistry yet.

Then there was a short period in our life that we lived in Plovdiv in Bulgaria because of my husband’s job, that I could say I found my true self. It was the time I started writing this site. Meanwhile, in Turkey functional medicine was still too little known and Turkish sources were very limited or superficial. Thanks to my articles, I met many new people with similar interests.

It was also during this period that I got to know biological dentistry better and took the first steps for the changes I will make when I return. I started doing research on many subjects such as amalgam fillings, toxicity, ceramic implants, oral microbiome, teeth with canal treatment, and the physical causes of oral diseases.

Thanks to what I have read and applied, I first got many good results in my own health. I have made a great improvement in my vitiligo lesions that should not heal according to classical medicine. I managed to reduce the amount of thyroid medication I needed and my thyroid antibodies. My energy and motivation have increased. I got rid of many ailments such as rosacea, bloating, sinusitis, depression, headaches, weakness and irritability, which reduced my quality of life.

In early 2018 after returning to Turkey, I adopted purely biological dentistry practice by changing the way I work. I was the first dentist in Turkey who was removing amalgam fillings with 100% compliance to the SMART protocol. I became one of the first practitioners in Turkey who use ceramic implants as part of my biological dentistry approach. I started to attend international congresses and courses in order to learn more about different applications of biological dentistry. In the advice I give to my patients, I try to go beyond oral hygiene and underline that the body is a whole. I also have to say that we generally have a great harmony with my patients because we are interested in similar issues, and now I look at my profession very differently because I feel that I can be more beneficial to them. I am also learning a lot from them!

Even though I am a “practitioner” who inevitably works with his hands in the clinic, my main goal is to contribute to a better understanding that oral and body health are intertwined. For this, I will talk about the negative effects that oral health can cause in the body when necessary, why it is not enough to take shelter in brush and paste when necessary. But most of all, I will talk about what we can do before the problems arise so that the next generation will be more fortunate than us about oral health problems …

Although I cannot always give quick answers to your questions, I try to answer them in some way. For this, you can reach me from my e-mail address iletisim@tduymaz.com or my social media accounts. Apart from the articles I posted on the site, you can also follow my short daily posts on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.