Great tips from Berkeley Wellness: (you will have to search for the article oral health – below is a brief synopsis.
Of all the things we know we should do, one of the more under rated and overlooked about is Oral Health our “Window to Overall Health”.
– Peridontal (gum) disease is a harbinger and/or may play a role in other health issues (heart disease, diabetes, etc). The bacteria in our mouth can also rise with medications (decongestants, antihistamines, painkillers, diuretics and antidepressants) that reduce saliva flow. Saliva is important in protecting from bacteria buildup.
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Protect your Oral Health:
- Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste
- Floss daily
- Replace your toothbrush at least every 3 months (yuck… bacteria builds on that toothbrush)
- See your dentist
- Easy on the sugar
- Check with your physician or dentist if you are on medications that can reduce saliva