Your Teeth and Gums are Important to your health!

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No one likes to go to the dentist, but taking care of your teeth can be significant in your overall health.

Periodontal disease is an inflammatory condition that may be a manifestation of other systemic conditions such as:   Diabetes, anemia, vitamin deficiency, leukemia, and other white blood cell conditions.  It can also be a cause of hardening of the arteries, which is a risk of having heart disease.  Tooth loss caused from Periodontal disease, makes it harder for us to chew our food properly.

The microorganisms that grows in diseased gums are swallowed, and the inflammatory effects of gum disease in the mouth has a direct affect to our our arteries.  This provides a direct link between our mouth and general disease.

Our immune system and our nutrition determines the defense mechanisms that normalize and act in defense of this disease.

Oral hygiene is a mandatory practice, at least every 6 months to the dentist for cleaning and checking to ensure that you have healthy gums and teeth.  Most insurances will cover a regular appointment.

A good diet is necessary for promoting periodontal healthcare.  Chewing is invaluable to gum health.  A diet rich in raw vegetables, al dente cooking, and fibrous foods are all good for our gums.

Vitamins and Supplements:

  • Vitamin C, aids in the formation of blood vessels which stimulates our gums
  • Vitamin A, associated with inflammation
  • Zinc, works with vitamin A, plaque growth can be inhibited with a mouthwash that contains Zinc
  • Vitamin E, helps with healing
  • Glutathione and other antioxidants treat and protect periodontal disease.

Follow these healthy tips:

  • Do not smoke tobacco.  Smoking, is associated to increased tooth loss.
  • Cut Sugar from your diet, it is known to increase or promote plaque and it also decreases the production of white blood cell function.  Steer clear of hidden sugars and added sugars. Check the labels.
  • Floss regularly
  • Use a soft bristle toothbrush when brushing
  • Use a Water-pik regularly
  • Visit a dentist at least every 6 months and brush and floss twice per day.  Follow a diet of high fiber and avoid smoking, sugar and refined carbohydrates.
  • Mouth washes themselves may do more harm than good , as they kill off protective bacteria.

Poor dental hygiene shortens your life.  Its just that simple.  Tooth loss makes it harder for us to chew properly, which turns into chewing and digesting our food.  The microorganisms that grow in our gums are swallowed.  This leads to constantly feeding our bodies disease.

Gum disease is clearly related to Diabetes, and weakens our immune system.

“Make a memory every day, and don’t apologize for who you are…”   Rebecca

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