Floss Every Day
Posted Sat Jul 16, 2011 04:19 PM
Posted Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:17 PM
Posted Fri Jul 22, 2011 06:16 PM
I knew that oral hygiene is linked to heart health. However, I disagree that flossing is the BEST way to protect one's heart. You also need to try to maintain a healthy blood pressure by watching your diet (especially your intake of salt and saturated fat) and getting regular physicals to make sure - especially as you get older - that plaque isn't building up in your arteries. Regular screenings for things like your cholesterol level are important. Exercise is important. Also, smoking can negatively affect your heart. Without these other things, just flossing every day will not keep your heart healthy.
Posted Sat Jul 30, 2011 08:08 PM
Posted Mon Aug 01, 2011 04:31 AM
Posted Tue Aug 02, 2011 08:19 AM
You see a healthy heart and healthy blood vessels will be nearly completely unresponsive to the effects of plague bacteria consumed by the body and the chemicals that leech into the blood stream through the oral blood vessels and through consumption.
However as with any inflammatory (for instance red meat or high salt contents) a heart or blood vessel that is vulnerable to inflammation can be tipped over the edge by the inflammatory effect of chemicals that get into the blood stream from dirty teeth.
For instance, if you have a heart that is vulnerable, for instance has an atherosclerotic plug then any inflammatory, plague caused chemicals, high blood salt, sulphur rich diet etc can all cause that fatal heart reaction.
The only other side to this is that certain chemicals that get into the blood stream from plague bacteria have been suggested to be linked to the micro fissures that provide a place for lipid chains to bind to the surface of blood vessels increasing the likelihood of atherosclerosis, but then again all sorts of things from ageing, to exercise, to meat, to genetics have been linked to these blood vessel micro fissures.
Posted Fri Aug 05, 2011 07:41 PM
Posted Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:05 PM
Posted Tue Aug 23, 2011 08:46 AM
Posted Mon Oct 03, 2011 01:43 AM
Going more then a day makes my teeth feel odd....
When you see the gunk and bits of meat, that floss dislodges, imagine how your breath must smell.....
Posted Sat Oct 08, 2011 03:38 PM
Posted Sun Oct 16, 2011 05:47 PM
Posted Sun Nov 27, 2011 02:55 PM
Posted Mon Feb 13, 2012 08:00 PM
What do you all brush your teeth with, I change between toothpaste and salt (I don't use salt in any of my cooking and cook 95% of the food here from fresh). Why I ask is my Dad used salt all his life to brush his teeth, never had a filling and only ever needed to get one tooth removed after an abcess. When he died he had all his own teeth.
Posted Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:14 AM
I also would like to add some information that I got recently when I went to an oral specialist. Apparently dental offices that offer cleaning services only do superficial cleaning at or just slightly below the gum line and do not allow enough time for a good cleaning to happen. They wont typically refer you to a specialist who can really clean below the gum line where disease begins until after they notice you have something going on like that. My question is what's up with this? I had gum issues and didn't even know it till it was too late and had to go to the specialist. And its not for lack of good hygiene either as that has always been my goal, but it still happened none the less. Specialists will also tell you that a lot of people have gum disorders and don't even know it...or know it until its too late in many cases. Gum disorders lead to erosion of the jaw bone material around the teeth so its not something you will notice until issues arise. Probably not until loose teeth are noticed or some discomfort sets in.
My advice to anyone even oral fanatics is to schedule a deep cleaning session with a specialist. You can have your dentist refer you. These people can and will clean each tooth all the way down the root if necessary and prevent you from having to get dentures in a lot of cases even if some issues have already set in. A deep cleaning can also involve up to four visits to complete since they prefer to maintain a comfort level by only doing one quadrant at a time.
Think you have clean teeth and gums...think again. What the dentist might say and what is really going on might be two different things.