But is it really worth the effort?
Having to go into the bathroom, open the toothpaste tube, squirt toothpaste on the toothbrush, then brush all those teeth until they’re clean…
I mean, it’s exhausting!
So, exhausting that according to a recent study of 20 million people, most wouldn’t change their oral health habits even if it meant preventing mouth cancer, heart disease, kidney problems and yes, even asthma.
In fact, a recent study featured in the Journal of Periodontology stated that people with gum disease are five times more likely to develop asthma, than those who maintain good oral health.
What makes this information so vital is that half of the world’s population DO NOT maintain good oral health. In third world countries, it can be up to 90%.
And because science has proven that most illnesses can be avoided by simply brushing one’s teeth twice a day, using an oral irrigator to blast away hidden food particles and rinsing with a fluoride mouthwash can save you from having to undergo chemotherapy, heart bypasses, and dialysis, just to name a few.
What most people don’t realize is that the condition of your teeth is often the condition of your entire body. And by visiting your dentist twice a year permits your dentist to search for conditions that may lead to health complications. Your mouth can tell your dentist about your nutritional habits, show lesions that can lead to blood disorders and gland swelling which is often an indication of infection and inflammation.
But there is good news on the horizon regarding oral health. For the millions who suffer from tooth sensitivity, you might be in for a pleasant surprise.
It appears that chocolate contains a naturally occurring extract called Rennou, which according to studies done at the University of Texas Health Center in San Antonio, does a better job of restoring and repairing enamel than fluoride. Eighty patients compared the enamel strengthening and remineralizing abilities of both fluoride-based toothpastes and Theodent, the Rennou based toothpaste, and the results showed that Theodent remineralized and repaired the dental tubules which alleviated the dental sensitivity.
Yes, it appears great strides are being made in dentistry, but to ensure strong dental health, brush twice a day, use an oral irrigator like the Oral Breeze, and rinse with a fluoride-based mouthwash.Your whole body will thank you for it!