4 steps to stop gum disease from causing an autoimmune disease in your life

Here at OraWellness, one of the recurring themes we write about is the relationship between oral health and whole body health.
Being holistically minded, this mouth/body connection has always made sense to us, especially since the mouth is the main point of entry we use to put new ‘stuff’ into our bodies on a daily basis.

We know that things that are happening in our bodies, like stress or nutrient deficiencies, can affect our oral health.

We’ve also touched on how taking action in the mouth can help lower our risk for a heart attack as well as some simple, mouth-based habits we can cultivate to help heal other whole body issues like leaky gut.

But can our oral health actually cause whole body health issues?

Can poor oral health actually cause a breakdown in our whole body wellness? And if so, what can we do to stop this disease process?

The short answer to both questions is, yes.

Several studies in recent years continue to strongly suggest that a decline in our oral health can cause whole body disease. First, we’ll take a look at what’s going on with this. Then, we’ll take a look at what we can do to prevent or address the gum disease that’s creating these other, whole body problems.

Meet the microbial thugs…
In particular, researchers have found that two microbes strongly implicated with gum disease can actually cause rheumatoid arthritis.(1)

The thug bugs, P. Gingivalis and A. Actinomycetemcomitans (or PG and AA for short), produce an enzyme that can cause certain proteins in our bodies to change shape. If this gum-disease-induced cycle of protein damage is left unchecked and becomes chronic, our immune system becomes hyper-sensitized to these altered proteins, starts to identify them as invaders and attack them.

Unfortunately, these proteins are commonly found in our connective tissues. Over time, this immune system attack on our own connective tissues results in the joint damage we see in both periodontal disease and rheumatoid arthritis.

Both of these diseases are essentially the same thing; progressive damage of connective tissues near bone implant machine. (2)

For rheumatoid arthritis, the outcome is painful joint damage. In the mouth, the outcome is a loss of the connective tissue that holds our teeth firmly rooted in our jaw bone, which is why periodontal disease is the #1 cause of tooth loss in adults.

According to one study, “Converging and reproducible evidence now makes a clear case for the role of specific periodontal infective pathogens in initiating, amplifying and perpetuating rheumatoid arthritis.”

Why would the ‘thug bugs’ that colonize in oral gum pockets be found all over the body?
Unfortunately, the microbes implicated with gum disease don’t stay in the mouth contra angle handpiece. They can (and do) make their way into the entire blood system via the capillaries in our gum tissue.

If we allow these thug bugs to establish themselves in our mouths and colonize in our gum pockets, they will undermine our health. And for anyone with a genetic tendency toward joint issues, chronic, unaddressed gum disease can actually cause rheumatoid arthritis.

This is why we consider bleeding gums (from gentle flossing) to be the iconic warning sign. If your gums bleed when gently flossed, this means that thug bugs have access to your entire body via the bloodstream. dental implant machine

Smoking attributes to around 5,000 oral cancers in the UK every year

Unfortunately, kicking the habit will not completely absolve the chances of being diagnosed with mouth cancer but ex-smokers reduce their risk by a third compared to current smokers.

This means that around 1,700 people could be sparred this awful ordeal every year. It’s a significant number and one we as a profession should be aiming to achieve

One way we can do this is by talking with patients about the effects of mouth cancer. Many cases of mouth cancer are diagnosed too late to be treated effectively, when cases do not lead to death it can affect things we take for granted such as eating, drinking, speaking and even breathing micro motors australia.

This undoubtedly has a huge psychological effect on a person.

We are also in a position to help recognise the risk factors in patients to make a difference. For example, mouth cancer is diagnosed in more than twice as many men than women in the UK. Making patients aware of this means the right people are given the most effective information.

Dental professionals can go further then prevention too. Since some tumours are often hidden dentists, dental hygienists and DHT’s are becoming the first line of attack in the fight against mouth cancer, we are perfectly placed to catch mouth cancers early enough to make a difference to a person’s survival and quality of life.

We all need to take what we know and use the right opportunities, such as No Smoking Day, to make a real difference dental lab equipment.

No smoking day is a springboard
The BSDHT is wholeheartedly supporting the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) annual No Smoking Day campaign and is encouraging people to quit on Wednesday March 9, 2016. No Smoking Day is a wonderful opportunity for dental professionals to use as a springboard to make patients aware of the impact of smoking on their oral health.

We need to make sure that patients are aware that quitting smoking dramatically reduces their chances of developing mouth cancer and a large range of other potentially fatal health problems.

Even though the serious health implications of smoking are known far and wide, ten million people in the UK still smoke, leading to roughly 100,000 deaths every year.How To Keep Your Child From Being Anxious About The Dentist? for more information.

We want you to urge your patients to speak to their GP, local smoking cessation services or simply get them to tell family and friends about their ambitions to quit; ensuring they are surrounded by encouragement and support to help maintain motivation.

Last year the campaign helped to inspire thousands of people to embark on their quitting journey and we hope this year’s No Smoking Day will see dental professionals help many more proud quitters come out the other side dental vibrator.

I have previously described dental professionals as being at the point of the spear in the fight against mouth cancer and in helping people quit smoking this is exactly what we can be.

The complete guide to great oral health

Take a moment to think about your own oral health. It’s something which far too many of us often overlook but this shouldn’t be the case. Developing and maintaining good oral health and hygiene doesn’t have to be expensive, time-consuming or difficult but can lead to so many worthwhile benefits for the mouth and our overall wellbeing water picker.

To keep your mouth healthy and your smile beautiful, the team at Southcommon Dental have put together their Complete Guide to Oral Hygiene.

Simply follow these four steps and you will be on your way to a life of good oral hygiene….

Brushing
Regularly and thoroughly brushing your teeth is an important step in preventing tooth decay and gum disease. When you brush your teeth, you remove the bacteria that promotes tooth decay and the plaque that can cause gum disease.

How to brush your teeth
Angle your brush at 45 degrees relative to where your gums and teeth meet. Brush up and down with a gentle and circular massaging motion. Don’t scrub your teeth as gums that recede are often a result of years of brushing too hard.
Clean the entire surface of every tooth. Make sure you get the chewing surface, the cheek side, and the tongue side.
Don’t rush the process. A thorough cleaning should take at least two minutes. Time yourself occasionally to make sure you are meeting the mark.
Pick a soft brush with rounded bristles. The exact size and shape should let you reach the teeth at the very back of your mouth. There are many different types of brushes, so ask your dentist to suggest the best one for you.
Replace your toothbrush every three months.
Interdental cleaning
Interdental cleaning removes plaque and bacteria that cannot be reached with tooth brushing alone. If you don’t regularly clean between your teeth you are missing more than one-third of your tooth surfaces, this allows plaque to build up.

Clean between your teeth at least once a day, either with dental floss or tape, interdental brushes or an electric water flosser, to ensure that plaque never gets the chance to harden into tartar.

Hold the interdental brush between your thumb and forefinger. Gently place the brush through the gap between your teeth.
Do not force the brush head through the gap. If the brush splays or bends then it is too big – a smaller brush head will be needed.
Interdental brushes come in various sizes. It may be helpful to ask your dentist or hygienist to show you the correct sizes for your mouth.
Avoid certain substances
Harmful oral bacteria feeds on sugar. By reducing sugar intake, you can reduce the amount of bacteria in your mouth. If you insist on eating sugary foods, try to keep it to mealtimes and do not brush immediately after.
Be wary of acidic foods and drinks. Acid strips tooth enamel of its minerals implant machine. Over time, enamel damage leaves the sensitive interior structure of teeth unprotected against cavity-causing bacteria.
Excessive alcohol consumption can lead to irritations of the tissues inside the mouth, including the tongue and slower healing and poor healing after dental or oral surgery.
Smoking also has harmful effects on your teeth. When you smoke, you interfere with the normal function of gum tissue cells and affect the attachment of bone and soft tissue to your teeth. This leaves you more susceptible to infections and impairs blood flow to the gums.
Visit your dentist regularly
The body naturally builds up plaque and calculus and if it’s not removed, it embeds underneath the gum tissues and quietly causes periodontal disease. It doesn’t hurt but it silently produces enzymes that dissolve away the bones.
A little cavity can be managed with a simple filling. A big cavity becomes a big problem. In its biggest stage, it can cause suffering and swelling but also the loss of a tooth turbine air compressor. Regular checkups with your dentist allow you to catch cavities before they turn into big problems.
There is a strong correlation between gum disease and heart disease. Sugar and starch on the teeth produces billions of bacteria that ends up in the blood stream. While bacteria normally exists in the mouth, gum disease increases the level of bacteria dramatically and it gets carried through the blood and can end up lodged in the heart and clog blood vessels.

Beware of sugary foods and drinks

Every single time we have anything containing sugar, our teeth are under attack for around an hour. Now, imagine giving a child a sugary treat or drink every few hours during the day. Their teeth would constantly be under attack dental vacuum forming machine! A big mistake that many parents make is letting their children have a sugary drink or snack right before they brush their teeth and go to sleep. Our saliva flow reduces when we sleep and teeth will remain under attack for even longer. It may seem to make sense to brush straight away but try to avoid this. Since the acid formed when sugar meets the bacteria in dental plaque weakens the enamel (top surface of the teeth) of a child’s gnashers, brushing straight away can cause even more damage because you’d be brushing away the weakened surface. Give their teeth time to recover and then allow them to brush with a fluoride toothpaste right before they go to sleep dental curing light. In fairness, having sugary drinks at any time during the day can be hugely detrimental to a child’s health. Still water and milk are the best things any of us can have throughout the day. Sugary drinks, including fruit juices, should be restricted to meal times only. Again, this reduces the amount of sugar attacks a child’s teeth will go through each day. It may be tempting to give your children sweets and sugary snacks as a form of reward for good behaviour, but this should really be avoided. Growing up being used to having a sugary treat frequently will not do them any good and there are much more healthy and nutritious things that children should be eating on a regular basis. When you’re out shopping for food, try and have a closer look at the labels of products you’re about to put in your basket. Many of them contain more sugar than you think and it’s understandable to think that products that claim to have “no added sugar” are sugar-free but a quick look at the label will allow you to find out! Alternatively, you could download the Change4Life Food Scanner app on your smartphone. It’s designed to show you how much sugar, fat and salt is inside your food and drink. All you have to do is scan the barcode. Generally, a diet that is rich in vitamins, minerals, fresh fruit and vegetables will give children the best chance of preventing oral health problems like gum disease later on in life. Day to day, children should be having three meals and no more than two snacks. This is far better than frequent snacking between meals! When all is said and done, the best way to help children look after their oral health is to make sure they follow three simple steps: Make sure they brush their teeth last thing at night and at least one other time during the day with a fluoride toothpaste.How Can I Help My Child Prevent Tooth Decay? for more information. It’s best to supervise children’s brushing up until they’re seven years old. Just to make sure they’re doing so safely and effectively. Cut down on the quantity of sugar containing foods and drinks they have and how often they have them. No child is born with a ‘sweet tooth’ but they will develop a craving for it if eaten at an early age so stick to fruit, vegetables, water and milk. Make sure they visit the dentist regularly, as often as recommended.

To accomplish being a good conductor

Only use products that are safe for the whole body and that were formulated from a holistic mindset, taking the whole body into consideration. (Note, if an oral hygiene product’s packaging contains a warning to call the poison control center, you can be pretty sure that the formula wasn’t made from a holistic mindset.)
use products that help us balance our oral flora
learn strategies on how to be a good conductor of the symphony in our mouth Dental Chair.

How to get started with your upgraded map

1. Find the ‘you are here’ on the map

Take 20 minutes of your life to find out what’s going on in your mouth today–fill out an OraWellness Mouth Map and keep this dated record of your findings. After all, how are we to know whether or not we’re heading in the right direction if we don’t first know our current location?

2. Upgrade your knowledge base

Here’s a FREE place to start… Download the OraWellness ebook “How to stop tooth decay and remineralize your teeth”. It’s free!

3. Learn how to balance your oral flora

Learn strategies and techniques that help you manage your plaque/biofilm. Here are some good places to start.

How to brush your teeth to reduce gum disease
How to floss consciously to disrupt and disorganize colonies between teeth
How to use holistic oral hygiene products for quorum sensing (to ‘scramble’ communications of any pathogenic microbes lurking around the mouth)
How to make it more difficult for plaque colonies to thicken on the teeth
How to activate your saliva with a powerful (free) technique called ‘mouth probiotics’
Learn what nutrients help naturally lower plaque counts

In the end, what matters is that we have confidence that we’re heading in the right direction.

Understanding (and rethinking) the oral health myths that we’ve been taught, having tools that take the whole body into consideration, and charting your oral health progress will guarantee that your map is sound and you’re heading in the right direction dental equipment.

What other steps do you apply to make sure you’re using an accurate ‘roadmap to greater health’ for your family? implant machine

The ideal game plan

The ideal path is to find medical practitioners who realize that it’s best to work with their patients as a collaborative team to identify a goal, review the information together, and devise a plan of action based on a combination of the information that the patient provides and the tests and know-how that the medical practitioner brings to the table.

Remember, you can interview, hire, and fire these professional helpers.

In other words, you can choose who you are willing to work with, and mutual respect can be a key deciding factor.

If this team doesn’t feel like a good match for you, it may be time to look elsewhere for a medical professional who will work with you (instead of dictating to you).

Finding a great dentist
We here at OraWellness are not medical or dental professionals, but we have been taking responsibility for our own health for years (and for some of us here, for decades), so we have definitely realized that we are the MVP (most valuable person) on our health journey.

And, we often get asked how to find a dentist dental vibrator.

A good dentist can be hard to find, but once you do find one, they can really be a dream to work with.

Here’s a helpful tip: If you find a holistic practitioner (doctor, chiropractor, nutritionist, etc micro motor.) who you like and respect, ask them who their dentist is or if they know of any dentists that they approve of in your area.

Here are our links that explain how to find a dentist:

Helpful Resources to Find a Qualified Dentist to Assist You
7 Key Components of a ‘Dream Dentist’
Guide to Safe Dentistry eBook – explains the questions to ask a potential dentist to ‘interview’ them and help determine if the dental team is optimally trained to assist you in navigating to greater oral and whole body health
How to find awesome emergency dental help while traveling

It can also be helpful to search online for reviews on the different holistic practitioners, dentists, and organizations that you encounter so you can see what kinds of experiences other folks have had with them.Can Tooth Decay Affect Infants? for more information.

“So what exactly is ‘holistic oral health’ anyway”

The internet is abuzz with holistic oral health information these days.

But has anyone set down a clear definition of what exactly ‘holistic oral health’ means?

After all, unless we have a clear understanding of what holistic oral health is (and isn’t), we risk just throwing around buzzwords and having a conversation that only leads to more confusion.

So, in today’s article we’ll explore the two main foundations that make up holistic oral health.

As a baseline, holistic oral health means that we are very aware of the direct impact that mouth health has on the health of the whole being.

And it all starts with this core foundation of holistic oral health…

We must heal the mental disconnect with our mouth.
Those of you who have been with us for any time know this already, but healing the mental disconnect with our mouth is so fundamental, it’s worth repeating.

The bottom line is, we can talk and talk around the concept of holistic oral health, but until we really heal the disconnect most of us have with our mouth, it’s just superficial talk and won’t provide any lasting positive change.

This mental disconnect shows up in our lives in so many ways and it can undermine our oral and whole-body health.

Here’s a quick quiz for you

Let’s see how you’re doing with healing your own mental disconnect with your mouth…

Without counting, how many teeth do you have in your mouth?

Notice we didn’t ask how many teeth are in a human mouth; we asked how many teeth are in YOUR mouth?

If you weren’t able to answer this off the top of your head, don’t feel bad. You’re definitely not alone.

In fact, most people we ask aren’t able to quickly answer this.

Here’s another, tougher question…

Do you have any crowns, root canals or implants in your mouth vacuum forming machine dental? If so, can you point to which teeth they are?

This one is tougher because it really takes healing this mental disconnect with our mouths to a deeper place. To be able to answer this question, you need to have spent some time getting to know your mouth.

If you want to massively improve your oral health, here’s the very best way to get started. No, it’s not buying some products or information water picker. It’s just a tool for supporting your oral health by getting to know your mouth. And the best part is that it’s FREE!

Here’s a link to the article and FREE download to get you heading in the right direction.

As we distill all this down, we come to a very popular MYTH that’s at the core of this mental disconnect dental scaling machine.

One version of this myth is…

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As I wrote last February the Swinomish tribe decided to employ a dental therapist even though the state hadn’t yet passed the legislation Governor Inslee into law a few weeks ago. In explaining the bold move, Swinomish tribal chairman Brian Cladoosby told me, “We cannot stand by any longer and allow native people to continue to suffer tooth decay at a rate three times the national average.” He added that employing a dental therapist was “a tribal approach to solve a tribal issue.”

Dental therapists provide routine and preventive services, like dental exams. But they also can do cleanings and fillings, place sealants and perform uncomplicated tooth extractions dental lab supplies australia. They actually receive more training in their scope of practice than dentists and are evaluated more frequently.

The dental therapist the Swinomish tribe hired, Daniel Kennedy, began treating patients in the community on January 4 of last year, working under the supervision of Dr. Rachael Hogan, a dentist, at the Swinomish Dental Clinic.

During his first year, he saw 718 patients, which is especially impressive when you consider that the total Swinomish population is approximately 1,000. Adding him to the dental team not only meant that tribal members wouldn’t have to wait nearly so long to get an appointment, it also enabled the clinic to see 20 percent more patients than in 2015.

It also freed up Hogan to deal with more serious problems.

“Because Daniel is able to do fillings and preventive care, I have more time to do crowns and other more complex procedures,” Hogan told me.

In addition to treating patients, Kennedy also spends at least a half day a week visiting schools and daycare centers portable dental unit. Those visits, says Hogan, “are extremely valuable in terms of decay prevention in our most vulnerable youth” and in building trust and relationships with the children and their families and caretakers.

“Overall, the addition of Daniel as a dental therapist has been wonderfully beneficial, some in terms of numbers but a lot in terms of the connection and hope he brings to our community,” Hogan said. She added that his presence on the team has inspired at least five members of the tribe to consider dental therapy as a profession and as a way to deliver “high quality, consistent, and culturally competent care.”

Kennedy was employed by the Swinomish tribe as part of a demonstration project partially supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation through the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board.

“We celebrate the action taken by Washington State to expand oral health care in every tribal community,” said Kellogg Foundation President and CEO La June Montgomery Tabron. “The Foundation appreciates the leadership of Governor Inslee, State Senator John McCoy, State Representative David Sawyer, Swinomish Tribal Chairman Brian Cladoosby, and countless others who have tirelessly worked to advance racial equity, create new workforce opportunities and improve dental care among sovereign tribal nations.”

The Kellogg Foundation is also providing support for a dental therapy demonstration project in Oregon at the request of tribes in that state.Cavity Prevention Tips For Preschoolers? for more information.

How can you prevent a tooth abscess

A tooth abscess is an infection that might be of important significance. It usually starts from either a tooth or the gums that surround a tooth. If the abscess comes from the gums, the abscess would have followed advanced gum disease which cause is mostly tartar and plaque that have irritated and inflated the gums vacuum forming machine dental. If the infection comes from the tooth itself, then it would have originated from a cavity that grew slowly and eventually reached the dental pulp (centre of the tooth) where the nerves and blood vessels are located.

Such an infection can be very uncomfortable, painful, and causing serious problems to a person’s health. Having a dental abscess is therefore not a pleasant experience and something to stay away from. Here are several ways to avoid it:

Daily dental hygiene is very important. You must brush your teeth 3 times a day or after each meal, and floss at least twice a day.
Seeing your dentist for regular dental checkups is important, preferably twice a year, in order to verify your teeth for cavities and your gums for gum disease water picker.
Regular dental scalings and cleanings, preferably every three or six months depending on the gums’ condition, in order to remove any accumulating plaque or tartar.
Reducing the use of tobacco products, or stopping altogether. Smoking worsens gum disease if present, and makes it very hard to heal.
The information above should be used as a reference only. Any medical decision should not be taken before consulting a health care professional turbine air compressor.

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How can you treat teeth grinding?

Bruxism is an anomaly where the person involved grinds his or her teeth. Bruxism happens in most people, but is often mild, or occasional, and does not affect someone’s health. But when tooth grinding becomes more frequent, it may initiate significant complications, leading to severe damage towards the jaws and teeth.

In most cases, when bruxism is mild, no treatment is necessary. It’s when teeth grinding becomes severe and causes damage or pain that it should be treated. Here’s what you can do:

Reduce stress.
Reduce eating or drinking foods that contain caffeine such as coffee, chocolate or soft drinks.
Avoid chewing on objects that are not foods, such as pencils.
Stop yourself from grinding your teeth, if of course you are aware it, and if it happens during daytime.
Relax your jaw muscles in the evening, before sleeping, by using a damp and warm cloth applied against your face in front of your ear.
If none of these methods works, your dentist can make you a bite splint that can be worn night time while you sleep; that’s when most episodes of teeth grinding occur.

The information above should be used as a reference only. Any medical decision should not be taken before consulting a health care professional.

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How many teeth are there in the mouth

An adult person who has all his or her adult teeth should have a total of 32 teeth. These include 8 incisor teeth (four upper and four lower), 4 canine teeth (two upper and two lower), 8 premolars (four upper and four lower), and 12 molars (six upper and six lower). The 4 wisdom teeth are among the molars.

A child, who is younger than 6 years old, usually has 20 deciduous teeth Dental Chair. These include 8 primary incisor teeth (four upper and four lower), 4 primary canine teeth (two upper and two lower) and 8 primary molars (four upper and four lower).

The information above should be used as a reference only. Any medical decision should not be taken before consulting a health care professional.

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Does chewing gum eliminate bad breath?

Bad breath can be caused by many things. The most common reason is food debris and dental plaque that remain in the mouth after having a meal. Chewing gum can be a quick way to reduce the bad smell in your mouth after eating, but the effect won’t last for a long time.

To make sure that you won’t suffer from bad breath after a meal, it’s important to brush well and to floss in order to get rid of all dental plaque that can remain around and in between your teeth, as well as the plaque above the gums. It’s also important to brush your tongue because a lot of food residue can stock up there and cause a hideous smell in your mouth.

If you follow all those hygiene measures and you still have bad breath, you can consult a dentist to talk about it. You might be suffering from gum disease or dry mouth, which often cause bad breath. Also, if you have tartar around your teeth, only a dental cleaning can eliminate it.

The information above should be used as a reference only. Any medical decision should not be taken before consulting a health care professional.

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