In this interview, Dr. Dominik Nischwitz, author of “It’s All in Your Mouth: Biological Dentistry and the Surprising Impact of Oral Health on Whole Body Wellness,” discusses his “all-in-one” holistic treatment program, and why addressing your oral health can have far-reaching whole body benefits.
Nischwitz is a biological dentist, like his father before him, and has served as president of the International Society of Metal Free Implantology (ISMI) since 2019.
As a child, Nischwitz “was always a little bit sick” and was frequently treated with antibiotics for recurrent throat infections. At the age of 14, his wisdom teeth were extracted. Age 15 brought on appendicitis and severe acne, which were also treated with antibiotics for months at a time.
“I thought it was normal to be just a little sick and then a little healthy … Then they wanted to take out my tonsils when I was 16. My mom said, ‘Ah, let’s get a second opinion. Go to this naturopathic doctor’ … He tested me with kinesiology and … told me, ‘You’re just allergic to milk … This is an allergy.’
[Removing milk] helped. My tonsils are still in there and it took me a few more years to actually look into dentistry. I was [doing] civil service at a Red Cross as a paramedic … and you have to do an internship in the clinic.
Maybe it’s coincidence. They put me in dental clinic … I applied to university, made the cut, and started without knowing anything. Finally, I got interested [in health] … because at the same time, I was starting to work out. I just wanted to perform better.”