An effective daily oral health routine includes brushing, flossing, and limiting the amounts of sugar you eat. If used properly, all types of toothbrushes are effective. Whether you choose electric or manual, what is important is that you choose one that works well in your hands and that you will use it at least twice a day. If followed daily, this simple routine will help you to eliminate cavity causing bacteria, to reduce the occurrence of tooth decay, and to help you keep your teeth for a lifetime.
Did you know that gum disease can lead to a heart attack? Did you know that the bacteria in dental plaque can enter into your blood stream through bleeding gums and stick to your heart valves? Do I have your attention? I hope so! When you spit after brushing your teeth, does your saliva appear to […]
The best way to avoid periodontal disease and tooth loss is prevention through proper dental health and mouth care. Believe it or not, periodontal disease can be considered a complication of diabetes. Diabetes lowers your body’s resistance to infection, leaving your gum tissue vulnerable to developing chronic bacterial infections.
In a recent study from Denmark, scientists found what they believe to be an unfavorable link between periodontal disease and pre-diabetes. This 2007 study suggests that having periodontal disease may contribute to the progression of pre-diabetic conditions – and even to Type 2 diabetes itself.